BIO: 

Makiko’s artwork takes a critical view of social and cultural issues in gender identity / feminism, consumerism, and the medical industries. Using material to lend meaning to the work, she explores how everyday objects looked at through the lens of fine art can symbolize much larger cultural concepts. The goal is to provoke the viewer into reconsidering a concept they may have taken for granted and bringing to light potentially dark undercurrents of the status quo.