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New York NY USA

Aomi Kikuchi

Aomi Kikuchi. Creator of innovative fine arts inspired by traditional Japanese Arts, Crafts, and Zen Philosophy.

A professional Yuzen kimono dyeing and expanding materials and techniques for a truly unique textile art.


BFA: Kyoto University Art and Design

MFA: Pratt Institute

Aomi Kikuchi is a creator of innovative fine arts inspired by Buddha’s Philosophy, impermanence, insubstantiality, and suffering of our life. She started her career as a fashion designer, and she has a professional Yuzen Kimono Dyeing skill with over twenty-five years career. While she has a strong obsession with silk fabrics, she tries other materials, which have femininity and fragility such as fiber, goose down, and cotton flower. Her artistic practice has been expanding from two- dimensional work to installation, sculpture, and film work

Artist Statemrnt


Yuzen Kimono Dye

Japanese Embroidery

When I work, I always embrace the idea of living “a mindful life.”
The source of my inspiration is Zen philosophy, specifically: impermanence, insubstantiality, and dissatisfaction or suffering—referred to in Japanese as Mujo(無常), Muga (無我), and

Ku,(苦),respectively. Through my artistic exploration, I aim to raise awareness that acceptance

of impermanence and insubstantiality can liberate us from dissatisfaction and suffering. These understanding can lead people to have “a mindful life.” My choice of materials and techniques are based on the recurring themes of finiteness and vulnerability.