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b. 1963, Japan

Junko Oki Biography

With each stitch made meticulously by hand, Junko Oki engraves stories of life onto textiles. Without the guide of an under drawing, the artist free-handedly creates unique motifs and patterns by stitching her fabric, rejecting the structured tradition of embroidery. Although her works display seemingly simple techniques, their instinctive approach awakens a visceral reaction in viewers. Radiating energy, Okiʼs sculptures and their room-filling presence extend the boundaries of both textiles and art.

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Junko Oki was born in Urawa City, Japan in 1963 and is currently based in Kamakura. Oki's major solo exhibitions include Truly Indispensable (Office Baroque, 2019), JUNKO OKI (Office Baroque, 2017), and the 11th shiseido art egg (Shiseido Gallery, 2017). Her works were also featured in the group exhibition Nous–sewing and living (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2016). Her art book PUNK was published by Bungei Shunju in 2014. Okiʼs artworks have been acquired by the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

Text courtesy KOSAKU KANECHIKA.

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cyclamen 2 by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture
Junko Oki cyclamen 2, 2022 Cotton, hemp, silk, and bandage
45.2 x 40.3 x 9.7 cm
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GOLD by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture
Junko Oki GOLD, 2022 Cotton, hemp, and wood
63.8 x 30 x 8.5 cm
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mizukagami 1 by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture, mixed media
Junko Oki mizukagami 1, 2022 Cotton, hemp, silk, and bandage
41.5 x 32.5 x 4.6 cm
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nostalgia by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture, mixed media
Junko Oki nostalgia, 2022 Cotton, hemp, silk, wool, bandage, and iron
11.5 x 140.3 x 11.5 cm
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Mother by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture, mixed media
Junko Oki Mother, 2022 Cotton, hemp, silk, bandage, wood, and beeswax
100.2 x 70.3 x 8.2 cm
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cyclamen 1 by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture
Junko Oki cyclamen 1, 2022 Cotton, hemp, silk, and bandage
45.2 x 40.3 x 9.7 cm
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margaret by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture
Junko Oki margaret, 2022 Cotton, silk, and bandage
50.4 x 50.4 x 7 cm
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La dolce vita by Junko Oki contemporary artwork sculpture, mixed media
Junko Oki La dolce vita, 2022 Cotton, hemp, and silk
55 x 35.5 x 9.8 cm
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