Kaori Fukuyama is a multi-disciplinary artist from Kumamoto, Japan, who currently lives and works in San Diego, California. Her practice spans paintings, drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations that explore the interactions of color, light and shadow. She works with a variety of materials including paint, ink, paper, textile, monofilament, acrylic, and resin in pursuit of a deeper understanding of our visual perception.
Fukuyama was an Artist-In-Residence at Bread & Salt in 2018 and at Art Produce in 2021, and completed a large-scale public art commission in North Park (San Diego, CA) in 2019, and is a recipient of San Diego Art Prize 2020. In 2021, she was awarded a professional development opportunity contract, Under the Wing Mentorship Program at the San Diego International Airport.
Her work is a part of private collections internationally and has been exhibited at multiple institutions including Laguna Art Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego Art Institute, The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, and William D.Cannon Art Gallery. Fukuyama enjoys teaching at UC San Diego Extension, The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, and LUX Art Institute, and continues to expand her artistic boundaries.