Makiko Harris is an abstract painter and multimedia artist from San Francisco, CA, and currently lives and works in London, UK. From 2018 - 2021 Makiko was a Studio Artist, Board Member, and Co-Chair of the DEI Committee at Root Division. Her work has been collected internationally and has been licensed to partners including Logitech and San Francisco Symphony. Currently, Makiko is a master’s candidate in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art in London.
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.