In my work, I create quiet, abstract, meditative environments with metal. Ultimately I am interested in the study of subtraction to the point of purity, simplicity and refinement.
I am Japanese and Russian, a descendant of Bizen swordmaker Ando Yoshiro Masakatsu and was raised among sword smiths-turned Buddhist priests in a Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan. My spiritual, familial, and academic experiences deeply inform every aspect of my work.
2010 “I’m Beautiful Night” 10 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Meditation Center“ The Healing Place / Louisville, KY
2009 "Meditation Center" Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society / Los Angeles, CA
2009 "Wellness Room" St. John's Bread & Life / New York, NY
“Meditations” Art Ecology,Louisville, KY
“Small Meditative Works", Lora Schlesinger Gallery / Santa Monica CA
“Post No Bills: Art is Not A Crime” Art Ecology Gallery, Louisville KY
“"Luminous Transcendent" Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto CA
"Meditative Fields", Michael Ingbar Gallery / New York NY
"Next Post: 18 Solo Projects", Rupert Ravens Contemporary / Newark NJ
99 Apprentice to Master Metal Smith, Hattori Studio / Okayama, Japan
98 Yale University, East Asian Studies / New Haven, CT
96 UC Berkeley, East Asian Studies BS degree Magna Cum Laude / Berkeley, CA ,Phi Beta Kappa