Skip to Main Content
Hajikano, Maki

Hajikano, Maki

Curriculum Vitae
Professor of Sculpture
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.

Areas of Expertise

Sculpture and Installation

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Relational Elements " 2020: Solo Installation Exhibition, Viridian Assists, New York, NY.

" In the Abstract " 2020: National Juried Exhibition, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

" Abstract Mind " 2020: The 5th International Juried Exhibition, on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Korea.

" PERIPHERAL " 2020: An International Juried and Curated Exhibition on Works About Edges and Boundaries, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

" Small Works Show " 2019: National Juried Exhibition, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

" Little Sculpture Show " 2019: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon (Conjunction with the 29th International Sculpture Center Annual Conference), Portland OR.

" Shaping Form–Shaping Space: Sculpture’s 21st Century Challenge " 2019: 29th International Sculpture Center Annual Conference, Portland OR.

" Master of Remix " 2019: Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, National Juried group Exhibition.

" The Freedom of Abstraction " 2019: Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, International Juried group Exhibition, (Juror: Julia Halperin, Executive editor of artnet News).

" Abstractly Speaking " 2019: Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, National Juried Exhibition.

" “Transparent Factors (in Form and content)” National Juried Exhibition " 2018-19: Northern Illinois University, Art Museum, DeKalb, IL.

" 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) " 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.

" The Kinsey Institute National Juried Exhibition, " 2010: SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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

" Juried Exhibition " 2009: Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA.

" Solo Installation Exhibition, Portal Space " 2009: Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.

" Solo Installation Exhibition, Accumulation- Incompleteness of Completeness " 2008: Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX.

" Urban Art solo Installation project " 2007: Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA.

" Texas Juried Glass 2 " 2007: Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX, (Juried by Jane Adlin, Associate Curator, Department of 19th Century and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Cindi Strauss, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Decorative Art and Design, Houston Museum of Fine Art).

" Contained Art " 2007: Sei-Un-Do Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, International Juried Exhibition.

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

" Edge " 2004: Chappell Gallery, New York, NY.

" Two persons show " 2004: Augun Gallery, Portland, OR.

" Group show " 2004: Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA.

" The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition " 2003: University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu.

" Juried Exhibition " 2001: Gallery Korea, New York, NY.

" 16th National Cultural Festival Sculpture Exhibition " 2001: Gunma, Japan.

" 19th Juried Exhibition " 2001: Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, (Juror: Lisa Dennison, Chief Curator of Guggenheim Museum).

" Art at Portland Airport, art objects exhibit " 2001: Regional Arts Culture Council, Portland, OR.

" Solo Installation Exhibition " 2001: Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.

" Undelivered gift, Solo Installation Exhibition " 2000: Raw Space ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.

" Three Persons show " 2000: Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR.

" Clearly Brilliant, A Decade of Paycheck Glass School’s Emerging Artist in Residence " 2000: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Invitational Exhibition.

" ANA 29, National Juried Exhibit " 2000: Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Juror: Lucy Lippard.

" Group show " 1998: Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA.

" Group show " 1998: Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle.

" Exhibition " 1997: Fuji Art Space, Fuji Marine and Fire Insurance, Osaka, Japan.

" Solo Installation exhibition " 1997: Regional Art Council, Portland Building Public Space, OR.

" " : .

" Public Collection " 2013: William P Hobby Airport Artwork Collection, Houston, TX (Public art, in conjunction with the City of Houston).

" Public Collection " 2011: President Office, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

" Public Collection " 2002: Kohler Co, Kohler, WI.

" Public Collection " 2002: John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI.

" Public Collection " 1999: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

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, Installation project: “Elements of Relations”. April 2020, Awarded: $3500.

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

Committee member, Diversity Practice Committee, College Art Association (CAA): January 2020-2023.

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

“Where Nature ends” Artist talk and discussion, moderated by a curator, Melissa Steiger: Mrach 2017.

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

Visiting Artist Lecture and Glass Casting Workshop, Institutor de Bellas Artes, Chihuahua, Mexico: November 2013.

Public Lecture, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL: April 2010.

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop,"dentity & Diversity", Institutor de Bellas Artes, Chihuahua, Mexico: March 2008.

Public Lecture, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston, MA: April 2006.

Artist Talk, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI: Nobember 2002.

Artist Talk, University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan, WI: November 2002.

Artist Talk, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR: 2002.

Artist Talk, University of Hawai, Honolulu, Hawai: 1997.

Artist Talk, Utic Pubric Library, Utica, NY: December 1997.