Kaori Ukaji (Hawai‘i Island, b. Japan 1964)
Bio: Born in Japan, and trained as a graphic designer, Hawai‘i Island artist Kaori Ukaji has had solo exhibitions in Hawai‘i, New York, Australia and Japan. She was a featured artist in the Fifth Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawai‘i artists. Kaori Ukaji is a faculty member in the art program at Hawai‘i Community College.
Statement: The process of peeling and assembling skin is a meditative process for me, the same as assembling the lines of graphite drawing on paper. Repetitive motion brings me to the deep inner side of myself, and brings me to a higher level of being. Maybe it’s time to find out where this journey through black graphite drawing to red colored assembled work will go next.
Return to Artists of Hawai‘i 2017