Born in Japan and raised in the Bay Area, Maya Fuji is inspired by both her cultural heritage as well as the local microcosms of the SF Bay Area. She is fascinated by themes of traditional Japanese mythology and folklore, and blends these with her own experiences of being issei (first generation) in the United States. A recurring theme in her work is the exploration of what creates our sense of identity, and how that can shift over ones life. Soft feminine figures float through her work, encompassing abstraction, texture, vulnerability, and mystique. She layers pops of color and shape to explore themes of passing time, and to contemplate hidden meanings in the lore of her ancestors. Each piece has a story to tell â historical legends, lessons and ghost stories of the floating world era, reimagined through the lens of the digital age.
Alex K. Krueger, a Chicago-based artist is known for works that acts as a diary of emotional responses to the highs and lows of daily stimulations and consumption. Although his main art medium is glass and painting on found objects, he continues to grow strong characteristics on canvas and paper. Alex K. Kruegerâs practice is characterised by buildup of layers, lines, color, form and abstractions. Through his unique methodology and abstract, deeply intuitive technique, Alex K. Krueger completely transforms his mediums, rendering newfangled forms. Constantly balancing between light and dark, ghostly and loud, until the layers and lines feel complete, the process can be described as an adventure of sorts.
Blake Jones is a Chicago-based fine artist. His playful characters and bold, color-drenched aesthetic lend his work a cartoon-like quality that is instantly appealing. In addition to his fine art and outdoor murals, Blake Jones has worked for numerous businesses and major companies including Soho House, Threadless, Budweiser, and Mountain Dew. Blake Jones was selected by a panel of judges for both Line Dot's Second and Third Annual Juried Shows.
Working as an artist for two decades, REVOLUE has developed recognizable personal style which can be characterized as a mixture between the urban street art and the classical artistic approach with the observation of human behavior and habits as the emphasis of his work.
Sayuri, the founder of SHISHIDOMIA is a Japanese artist with strong Latin American roots. Her childhood swayed within the beauty and richness of the Japanese and Colombian cultures; a mixture of flavors and colors that awoke a true passion for art and its power to convey deep social and personal feelings. This effervescent drive led to her enrollment at the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School of Fine Arts, culminating in her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Textile Art & Design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. While still in college, Sayuri was awarded The Barbara Shapiro Award for excellence by the New Beat International textile art competition in Oaxaca, Mexico. Shortly after graduation, Sayuri moved to the US to pursue a career as a pop art artist and textile designer. She is currently fully dedicated to the creation of modern culture relevant art and the launch of her clothing line.