Hajikano, Maki

Hajikano, Maki

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Performing and Fine Arts

Phone: 718-262-2409
Office Location: AC-1A12B


Degree Institution Field Dates
MFA  University of Oregon  Sculpture  1997 
Maki Hajikano received her MFA degree in sculpture from the University of Oregon where she taught part-time for a number of years before being appointed as the area head in Sculpture at Stephen F. Austin State University for 9 years before coming to York College. 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.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The 29th International Juried Exhibition " 2018: Viridian Artists, New York, NY International Juried group Exhibition, Juror: Johanna Burton, Curator at the New Museum NY.

" A Political/Apolitical " 2017: Viridian Artists, New York, NY Invitational group Exhibition.

" Director’s Choice Exhibition " 2017: Viridian Artists, New York, NY, Juried group Exhibition.

" Blue Show " 2017: Core- New Art Space, Denver, CO, International Juried Exhibition.

" Where Nature ends " 2017: Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn Art Cluster, Brooklyn NY, National Juried Exhibition.

" Faculty Exhibition " 2017: Fine Art Gallery, York College CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" 27th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Director’s Choice " 2016: Viridian Artist, New York, NY.

" Wide Open " 2016: BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, National Juried exhibition.

" Memory of the Future " 2016: Fine Art Gallery, York College, Solo exhibition.

" The New Unconscious " 2015: Creations Gallery, New York, NY, International juried group exhibition.

" From There to Here " 2014: Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ,National Juried Group Exhibition.

" Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, fortieth anniversary of the Arts/Industry residency program " 2014: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Invitational Group Exhibition.

" New Glass Review 35 " 2014: Corning Museum of Glass, Annual International Juried Publication Competition.

" TARGET " 2014: The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, Invitational Group Exhibition.

" Solo Installation exhibition (Juried) " 2014: 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Solo Exhibition.

" Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art exhibition " 2014: LuXun Academy of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Shenyang, China, National Juried Exhibition.

" Stories We Tell " 2014: Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, National Juried Exhibition.

" Solo Installation exhibition (Juried), Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX " 2013: Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX, Solo Exhibition.

" Solo Installation exhibition (Juried) " 2010: International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK, Solo Exhibition.

" Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI " 2009: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, National Juried Exhibition.

" Chicago SOFA, The International Exposition of Sculpture & Functional Art, Chicago, IL " 2004: Invitational Group Exhibition.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant ($17000): 2011.

Residency at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI: 2002.

Residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE: 1999.

Full Fellowship Artist in Residency Program, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT: 1998.

Emerging Artist in Residency Program, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA: 1997.


PSC-CUNY, Dichotomy in Japanese art and culture,. April 2017, Awarded: $1598.52.

PSC-CUNY, Art In A Transient World. April 2016 Awarded: $2350.

PSC-CUNY, Art In A Transient World. April 2015, Awarded: $3500.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Attending the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium “Curriculum and Career”, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York: October 2017.

Serve as one of the Jurors for the International Sculpture Center Student Award: May 2015.