Discipline: Visual Art

Kristine Aono

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Silver Spring, MD
MacDowell fellowships: 1990
Kristine Yuki Aono is a sculptor and installation artist. She has a B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In addition, she has been granted residencies at MacDowell and the Virginia Center for the Arts. The materials that she uses in her art consist of everyday items which she uses to communicate the issues of lost heritage and identity that is faced by Japanese-Americans. Her installation Relics from Camp enlisted Japanese-American communities in Los Angeles (at the Japanese American National Museum), Washington, D.C. (National Museum of Women in the Arts), and Chicago (Harold Washington Library). In addition, she has had solo shows and installations at the International Sculpture Center (Washington, DC), University of Maryland (College Park), the Long Beach Museum of Art (CA), and the Washington Project for the Arts (DC).

Studios

Eastman (formerly Shop)

Kristine Aono worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

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