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Fine Bronze Sculptures by Aiko Morioka Artist
is an award winning bronze sculptor whose work is defined by graceful lines and
a meditative quality. After a long and successful career in the private sector,
Aiko returned quite serendipitously to the artistic persuasions of her youth.
Southwest Art Magazine`s Sculpture issue
in August 2008 with an additional article.
After discovering that she had a rare gift for sculpting, Aiko immersed herself
fully in anything and everything about sculpture. Study included extensive
private tutelage with both notable American sculptors, as well as work abroad in
the legendary sculpture center of the world, Peitrasanta, Italy.
In addition to her expertise in the technique modeling of clay and bronze
casting, Aiko is also accomplished sculpting in marble and welding in steel.
Aiko`s classical training is reflected in the broad scope of her
three-dimensional expression. Nature, the human form and themes based in ancient
wisdom are a recurring inspiration and presence in her sculptures. "I love the
grace of all things in nature and the human form above all remains the most
versatile and tangible expression of emotion," Aiko explains. Currently pursuing
three separate bodies of work, her elegant sculptures can be representational,
modern or earthy abstractions.
Aiko`s sculpture has broadly published, including in the
American Art Collector,
American Art Collectors West
Art of Northern California.
In July 2006,
Southwest Art Magazine
highlighted Aiko as "a young artist to watch." Most recently, her sculpture
"Balanced Vision," was selected as the
Grand Prize Winner
Sculptural Pursuit Magazine`s
Fourth Annual Art & Literary Competition on the theme of Universal Peace. It was
featured on the magazine`s cover with an in-depth article in the January 2008
issue. Aiko`s sculpture was also featured on the cover of
2009 Aiko`s poem "The Return" is published as the First Prize Winner in
Sculptural Pursuit Magazine`s competition on the theme of A Journey of the
Aiko`s work is widely collected, and informs both private and corporate
collections nationwide. Aiko is represented by Desert Art Collection in Palm
Desert, CA. and The Churchill Gallery in Newburyport, MA.
Her studio in
Sausalito is open by appointment and she participates in Marin Open Studios in
May and the ICB Winter Open Studios in December.
ICB, Gate 5
Road, Studio 232, Sausalito, CA 94965 Phone: 415-867-5033