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I make mixed media paintings that incorporate textile and trash collage elements. My work, in both the making process and finished product, explores vulnerability, ecology, feminism, and the body.
The physical and sometimes aggressive process by which each piece is created through stretching, trampling, burning, scraping, flooding, covering, staining, and smearing tests the resilience and durability of the surface. The end result of a heavily impacted, wrinkled surface that is un-taught, loose, and not quite square calls to mind how the skin on our bodies reflects our internal and external experiences.
In my making process, I use tools such as makeup sponges, squeegees, and butane burners to impact the surface, all with the intention to leave the mark of the tool on the work. I also use nontraditional collage elements to keep the work feeling casual, loose, irreverent, and un-precious, and use upcycled plastic packaging as a nod to environmental concerns.
Makiko Harris is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Makiko was born in Breda, The Netherlands and has lived in Tokyo, Boston, New York and Sonoma, CA. She studied Philosophy and Studio Art at Tufts University, through which she considered feminism, philosophy of art, aesthetics, and textiles. After graduation, she worked as a costume design assistant on movie sets in New York and later worked in the fashion industry. Eventually, she transitioned to digital product design andnow runs a design consulting business, Silent Howl Studios, alongside her art practice.
In San Francisco, Makiko has continued her art practice through courses at the California College of the Arts and as a Studio Artist at Root Division.
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