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Kaori Fukuyama Biography
Kaori Fukuyama was born and raised in Kumamoto, Japan. As a child, Kaori enjoyed exploring the nearby bamboo forests, running through the rice fields, and collecting brightly-colored maple leaves from the hillsides. Her mother, grandmothers and aunts often taught her traditional crafts, while her father introduced her to the world of fine art during trips to museums. Her paintings explore 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. She has also delved into creating three-dimensional constructs. Kaori lives in San Diego, teaches and studies art with local artists. Her artwork has been displayed at multiple galleries and juried exhibitions throughout California, and has become a part of private collections in America and overseas. Her paintings have recently become a part of Healing Arts Collection at UCSD Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, CA.