Maki Hajikano received her MFA degree in sculpture from the University of Oregon where she taught part-time for a number of years. She was the area head in Sculpture at Stephen F. Austin State University for nine years before arriving at York College in 2014. In her recent work, she investigates human cognition and visual illusion. By utilizing multiple materials such as glass, metal and digital images, she creates richly layered environments in her installations. Her work is somewhat unadorned in its ascetic depiction where she also strives to maintain the materials’ integrity in the overall design. She was awarded a residency program at the Pilchuck Glass School where she began using glass. Furthermore, she has been the recipient of a number of residencies, foremost of which include the Bemis Contemporary Arts, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center; she also received a prestigious Pollock–Krasner Foundation grant. She frequently exhibits her work in the U.S.A and Asia.
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