I trust my art works more than my act and words to reveal my perceptions and feelings. Printing and painting are the key to open my mind; the way to seek myself. I admire the creative power that they provide me.
The process begins with an idea of subject matter either real or imaginary. Then I sketch my ideas, which is transferred to the plates or canvas. My technique for the print is lithograph, etching, aquatint, sugar lift, monotype and chin clolle to achieve vibrant color effects. I create my art works based upon beauty of the subject itself.
Atsuko Kawai was born in Osaka, Japan. She studied at the art Student League of New York (ASL). In 2012, she won a scholarship from ASL. She received multiple awards such as Chairman’s Award for Graphics from Salmagundi Club and 116th annual exhibition award from Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. Atsuko Kawai has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at the Taller Galeria Fort in Spain, the Salmagundi Club in NY, the National Arts Club in NY, and Grace Institute in NY. Atsuko Kawai lives and works in New York.