Maho Kino

You-May-Be-My-Crystal Beautiful-Thing Boat-Man Banana-Therapy Dance-With-Dandelion

Work1 Title: You may be my crystal Year: 2015 Material: Line Etching, Crystal Grains, Japanese Handmade Paper Dimensions: H 7″ W 5” Work2 Title: Beautiful Thing Year: 2015 Material: Line Etching, Crystal Grains, Japanese Handmade Paper Dimensions: H 7″ W 5″ Work3 Title: boat man Year: 2015 Material: Line Etching, Dry point, Crystal Grains, Japanese Handmade Paper Dimensions: H 7″ W 5″ Work4 Title: Banana Therapy Year: 2015 Material: Line Etching, Aquatint Spit-bite, Crystal Grains, Japanese Handmade Paper Dimensions: H 7″ W 5″ Work5 Title: Dance with dandelion Year: 2013 Material: Line Etching, Mezotint, Japanese Handmade Paper Dimensions: H 7 1/2″ W 4 1/2″


I am deeply engaged in the process and technique of etching as a tool to realize my art,
It is part of my theme and subject.
I identify with it. I am a printmaker.

From preparing and drawing on the plate, to mixing inks and making the final prints,
transferring thoughts and ideas to the paper for me is a continuum of the creative idea.

Mostly I use peanut figures. The sealed untouched dual seed, speaks of the duality in all things.

My figures work and play out the games of their life, and mine.

I draw inspiration for this idea from the mid 12 century Japanese Animal person Charicatures “Choju-Jinbutsu- Giga”.

And move forward, bringing my characters up to date.



Maho Kino was born and Educated in Tokyo Japan
and now lives and works in New York, USA

Exhibitions :

[Solo ]
ISE Cultural Foundation / Front Space (Peanuts in Wonderland). NYC, USA 2014
KAMEYAMA Gallery. Shizuoka, Japan. Biannual Solo Shows 1996/98/00/02/04/06
Pinpoint Gallery. Tokyo, Japan. Biannual Solo Shows 2001/2003/2005/2007/2009/2011/2013
Galerie 1816. Bretenoux, France  2006
Limner Gallery. NYC, USA 1994
Gallery David. NYC, USA 1991

Figureworks Gallery (“Crystal “). Brooklyn, NY, USA 2015
CFASS (Panorama). Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA 2015
Skrl Art Prjct (flat file show). NYC, USA 2015
The Bunker (for get me nots). Brooklyn, NY, USA 2015
Figureworks Gallery (MY SISTER’S DOLL). Brooklyn, NY, USA 2014
Figureworks Gallery (It’s in the Detail). Brooklyn, NY, USA 2014
ISE Cultural Foundation (NY Art Search Exhibition). NYC, USA 2013
Gallery Sansquoi. (Paper Plate Art Show), Okayama, Japan 2013
LITHOGRAPHY: here & now, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop by The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC 2013
18th Japanese Association Arts, NYC 2013
Incisioni al femminile – Edizione by Atelier Controsegno, Naples Italy 2013
6th International Printmaking Biennial – Douro 2012, Portugal 2012
Christie’s. NYC, USA 2012/13/14
Resobox, Japanese Art Gallery ( musabi ), Long Island City, NY, USA 2012
Library of the Educational Sciences Faculty / Uniiversity of A Coruna. (Wounded memory : remembrance and oblivion ), Galicia, Spain 2012
Central Library, Campus of Pontevedra / University of Vigo, Spain 2012
Galerie Fifth People. (Oh, My God!). Berlin, German 2011
16th Biennial of Cerveira . portugal, 2011
ISE Cultural Foundation (Between Ink and Paper). NYC, USA 2011
IPCNY (New Prints/Summer- Heat ! – Selections). NYC, USA  2010
ISE Cultural Foundation (Happy Hour!!). NYC, USA 2009
Bloomsbury Gallery Auctions. NYC, USA 2009
IPCNY (Benefit Exhibition & Auction). NYC, USA  2008/2010
IPCNY (New Prints/Winter Selections). NYC, USA  2007

Place: Brooklyn, NY