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Ai Makita is an artist working with oil painting and digital media. Her recent works have focused on making organic images by using inorganic motifs such as metal. She sometimes uses optical illusion in her painting.

Ai Makita lives and works in Tokyo, where she received a MFA from Tokyo Art University.
Ai Makita is a recipient of 18th Taro Okamoto Award 2015, she won a grant from Pola Art foundation and participated in Residency Unlimited 2017. Ai Makita has exhibited in Consulate General of Japan in New York in May 2017, she was featured in Fuji Sankei Communications at the time.

During her residency at the VAR program, Ai Makita will deepen the idea of the relationship between the organic and inorganic by combining the reflections of metallic objects and seascape in her painting.

You can read an interview featuring Ai Makita here: