Akiko Kotani’s art embodies the surprising power and attraction of simplicity. The diversity of her influences and her training comes together in her distinctive imagination, which enables her to create original works. With whatever materials and whether the images are playful, serene or serious, her work contains a depth of feeling within an economy of means.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
 
Akiko Kotani born in Waipahu, Hawaii received her BFA in painting from the University of Hawaii and her MFA in textiles from the Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. Now residing in Gulfport, FL she spent her former years as Professor Emerita of Art at Slippery Rock University, PA and two years at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her work is in the permanent collections of several private and public museums including the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Akiko Kotani
ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani graphite on paper
March in Vermont 1-4
2006
graphite on paper
30 x 22" each

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani graphite on paper
Wind in Vermont 1-4
2006
graphite on paper
30 x 22" each

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installation view of the Black on White series

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani drawing with silk on silk canvas (framed)
Black on White #5
drawing with silk on silk canvas (framed)
Art: 29 x 21" / Frame: 36 x 28"

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani drawing with silk on silk canvas (framed)
Black on White #8
2004
drawing with silk on silk canvas (framed)
Art: 29 x 21" / Frame: 36 x 28"

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani silk threads stitched on paper
installation view of The Black Sea (right)
2010
silk threads stitched on paper
30 x 120"

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani silk threads stitched on paper mounted on wood
First Light
silk threads stitched on paper mounted on wood
4 x 22 x 6"
ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani bamboo stitched on paper
Views of the Bosphorus: Bebek
2013 to present
bamboo stitched on paper
23 ¼" h x 43 ¼" w (framed)

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani bamboo stitched on paper
Views of the Bosphorus: Kadiköy
2013 to present
bamboo stitched on paper
23 ¼" h x 43 ¼" w (framed)

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani bamboo stitched on paper
Views of the Bosphorus: Sea of Marmara
2013 to present
bamboo stitched on paper
23 ¼" h x 43 ¼" w (framed)

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani bamboo stitched on paper
Views of the Bosphorus: Istinye
2013 to present
bamboo stitched on paper
23 ¼" h x 43 ¼" w (framed)
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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani bamboo stitched on paper
Views of the Bosphorus: Sariyer
2013 to present
bamboo stitched on paper
23 ¼" h x 43 ¼" w (framed)

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani graphite on paper
Sold DotReeds in Vermont 1-4
2006
graphite on paper
30 x 22" each

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani
Sold Dotinstallation view of Reeds in Vermont series

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani ink brushed on paper
Sold Dotinstallation view of the Below Zero series
ink brushed on paper
22 x 22"

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ARTicles Art Gallery Akiko Kotani silk threads stitched on paper
Sold DotRoll
2010
silk threads stitched on paper
80"h x 45"w x 10"d

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