Mayuko Ono Gray

"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."

出会いは別れのはじめ_Hello is the Beginning of Good-bye - Graphite on paper 102 x 64 in.

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.

見て分からんものは聞いても分からん_Bubbles - Graphite on paper 63 x 123 in.
芸術は長く人生は短し_Art is long, Life is short (George) - Graphite on paper 41 x 65 in.
目に入れても痛くない_Cat with feather - Graphite on paper 41 x 61 in.
笑う門には福来たる_Fortune Cookies - Graphite on paper 41 x 61.5 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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