Maho Kino - Printmaking (Etching)
I began my studies at Musashino Art University, Tokyo.
While there I developed an interest in Printmaking and my Graduate work was devoted to Silk Screen Printing, for which I received the 1986 Studio Award.
I then attended BI GAKKO Art School where I began my study of Intaglio Printmaking techniques and went on to work at Water Printmaking Studio Tokyo.
During this period I supported myself by working for Graphic Design companies, including projects for Yamaha and for Toyota Motors, magazine and commercial illustration.
I began showing my prints in various Tokyo galleries beginning with my first solo show at G'Art Gallery in 1989. My first exhibition outside of Japan was a 1986 group show at Del Bello Gallery Toronto, and I have maintained an interest in showing my work internationally ever since.
Moving to NYC in 1991 I enrolled in The Art Student League. While at the League I earned the Merit Scholarship in 1995 and The Nessa Cohen Memorial Fund Grant in 1996.
On the summer of 2000 I set up my own printmaking studio in Brooklyn, NY 'Kino Editions', where I gave etching classes and sometimes rented space to other artists. I recently moved to a smaller space where I can enjoy a more personal involvement with my work process.
I attended, as an intern, The Center for Book Arts and the Robert Blackburn printmaking workshop.
I have had group and solo shows at the Figureworks gallery Brooklyn, IPCNY, Corridor Gallery, Christie’s NY, Artist Space etc. And maintain an on going relationship with Pinpoint Gallery, Tokyo and the Kameyama Gallery, Shizuoka Japan.
My prints appear in various collections including The library of Congress, Washington DC.