Kikuko Morimoto

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
This is not Water. Brooklyn Zen Center installation
The Long Lost, Mixed Media, 20"x 16"
Al Di La, Mixed Media, 50"x72"
Stir up Autumn Water, Mixed Media, 22" x 36"
Moderato, Mixed Media, 32"x39"
Artist's Statement

When I meditate I connect with what I consider to be the great mystery. That mystery is the stillness and the silence within.
Through my art, I apply luminosity of color, light, and flow to this mystery. My hope is that the painting allows viewers to connect with that space within themselves. I derive my inspiration and creativity not only from my inner space but also from my surrounding world; the lights in the corridor of the Fulton Street subway station, a young man's iPad screen I happened to glance at, the dining scene from the movie, “The Band’s Visit”.
My art is based on shapes and colors and my goal is that the viewer loses him/herself in the color, and merges with the art itself. To achieve this, I create large spaces of color in which the viewer can immerse him/herself. The color is produced by repeated applications of thin paint. My process is intuitive and accepting of chance. View more works at


Kikuko Morimoto was born in Kobe, Japan. She studied Film and visual art at Osaka University of Art, California College of Arts Columbia University and Art Students League of New York.
She received Vaclav Vytlacil Memorial Scholarship in 2012 from Art Students League of New York. Her works have been shown in a number of group exhibitions, including The 2nd Annual Summer Exhibition - Manhattan Borough President's Offices, 2013; NYU Langone Medical Center HJD, 2014; The Conference Board 2014; New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and Artist’s Proof Gallery in Washington D.C. 2015. She had her first solo show at No Eyes Viewing Wall (NEVW) Brooklyn Zen Center, NY, March 2014. She participated Affordable Art Fair Spring in 2014. Some of her works are viewable at Artist’s Proof Gallery in Washington D.C. For more information, please visit