Kaori Fukuyama was born and raised in Kumamoto, Japan where she first realized the magic of color and light in her surrounding natural environments. Her recent work explores a visual experience that is rooted in the Southern California light and space art movement, embracing vibrant colors, creating a sense of light, depth, volume, and playing with perception. Fukuyama’s process involves a careful and patient blending of multiple paint layers and has its origin in the meditative craft-making tradition of her Japanese heritage.
'Moments of Wonder' features Kaori Fukuyama's recent abstract oil paintings, inspired by the beauty she finds in everyday objects, patterns, and places. Fukuyama investigates our perception of color and light, exploring variations on surface, depth, spatial tension and volume in her works.
Kaori currently lives and works in San Diego, while maintaining her studio practice at Glashaus in Barrio Arts District. Her artwork has been displayed at multiple galleries and juried shows in Southern California including Oceanside Museum of Art, William D. Cannon Gallery, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, San Diego Art Institute, LA Artcore and Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825. Her work is currently represented by Artamo Gallery in Santa Barbara and Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in Laguna Beach and has become a part of private and corporate collections.