Seven Stars
Eriko Maki

Seven Stars

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Eriko Maki has reinterpreted traditional Japanese printmaking to develop her own personal way of working. The dots that appear in her work are created from household glue and the warm glow that emanates from her prints comes from the application of watercolour to the paper as a monoprint before the detailed collagraph is printed as a separate layer on top.  Work by Maki was selected to be shown at International Print Biennale 2009.

Edition of 12.


22cm x 22cm (image size)


Eriko Maki lives and works in Japan.

Northern Print first became familiar with Eriko’s work when she took part in a print exchange between artists in Nagoya, Japan and artists at Northern Print when based on Fish Quay, North Shields in 1999.

Eriko came to Northern Print in 2003 to take part in a residency alongside two other artists from Japan, including Fusako Yoshikawa. All three artists created a new body of work which then went on a touring exhibition of galleries in the North of England. Eriko’s work was selected for Northern Print Biennale in 2009.

Eriko Maki (b. 1969, Nagoya, Japan) studied Aichi Prefectural University of Arts and Music, Japan (1995). Solo exhibitions include ATALIER HOSANNA, Kasugai, Japan (2008); ACS Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (2003/05); Zainul Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1998). Group exhibitions include: history of Japanese Modern Woodcut Prints 1904-2004, Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan (2004); East North East 2001, Northern Print Studio (2001); Two kinds different, The Place of Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (1997). Collections include: Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan; Oriental Museum, Durham, UK.

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If you would like to pay for this print in ten manageable monthly instalments of £21.00 then why not make your purchase through the national Own Art scheme? Own Art interest free loans are awarded subject to status and you can find out more about the initiative HERE. Own Art applications can be made by telephone as well as in person so call us on 0191 261 7000 and soon Eriko's print could be all yours to enjoy.

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