"Reflecting a life which is both culturally Japanese and American, my graphite drawings hybridize influences from traditional Japanese calligraphy combined with Western drawing practices and aesthetics."
Mayuko Ono Gray is a Houston, Texas-based artist whose main medium is graphite drawing. Born in Gifu, Japan, she was trained in traditional Japanese calligraphy in her young childhood and later in her teenage years, she was trained in classical Western drawing.
After graduating from high school in Japan, Mayuko moved to the U.S. She earned her MFA in Painting from the University of Houston in 2007.
Her works are represented by Hooks-Epstein galleries in Houston, TX and Galeria 910 in Oaxaca, Mexico, and her works have been exhibited internationally in Tokyo, Japan, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Rome, Italy.
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