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  • PUBLIC SPEAKINGS & LECTURES etc

    PUBLIC SPEAKING

    Adobe MAX Japan

    Haguruma Night

    Hiroshima FM Radio

    Today at Apple

    WORKSHOP

    Adobe MAX Mini Workshop

    Faber-Castell Coloring Workshop​​​​​​​

    EVENT

    Adobe Fresco Press Conference
    Graf Von Faber-Castell Pop-up Coloring Event

    Moleskine 2018SS Press Conference

    Today at Apple

    LECTURE

    Guest Lecturers at Fitchburg State University

    Guest Lecturers at Draw A Lot College

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    AIKO WHO?

    Hi! I am Aiko Fukuda, a Japanese Multidisciplinary Artist and Illustrator, and a recent member of Adobe Creative Residency, based in Tokyo. I was born and raised in Chiba, Japan and moved to Boston after finishing my high school. I graduated from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts with a B.A. in Graphic Design. After completing my studies in the U.S. I returned to Tokyo, I started working as the in-house Graphic Designer for luxury concepts stores, and as Art Director for a Japanese tech company. At the same time, I continued my love for drawing where I find peace and serenity. Subsequently, in 2014, I decided to become a full-time freelance illustrator.

     

    I mix analog and digital tools to create my work with hand drawn style. My works are mostly paper-based illustrations because I believe in the power of the papers. Paper is a timeless format that enable me to leave my sentiment through it compared to just sending information via emails. People don’t use papers as much as they used to, but I believe that paper will never die and there are still lots of possibilities we can use papers in a new way. My life-time research about "What's Possible With My Illustrations" is becoming a bridge between paper and technology and I integrate those two things together to create a new way of communication.

     

    福田愛子 イラストレーター & アーティスト
    ブリッジウォーター州立大学芸術学部グラフィックデザイン学科卒業。帰国後企業のインハウスグラフィックデザイナーとしてキャリアをスタートさせる。その後IT企業のアートディレクター・マニラ駐在員と激動の4年間を過ごし退社し、イラストレーターとして自身の未知なる挑戦と人生の冒険に舵を切った。愛子は幼少時代からファッションに興味を持ち、母や姉から譲り受けた洋服たちを自分流にアレンジして着るのが好きな子どもだった。ものに宿る「世代を超えたタイムレスな美」の価値観が、後にアーティストとして生きる彼女のクリエイションの基盤となる。

    近年ではAR(拡張現実)を導入し、イラストとテクノロジーを融合させた表現方法を追求中。現在は東京と海外の2拠点で活動し、2018年にニューヨークで個展、2019年には日本人女性で初めての「アドビクリエイティブレジデント」に選出された。また最近ではAdobe Aeroを駆使したAR作品「AR VIRTUAL GARDEN」が DESGIN TREND 2021に選ばれ、Fitchburg State Universityなどの海外大学や国内外のイベントでゲストスピーカー・特別講師も務める。

     

     

    AWARD

    2018 Nominated for Gmund Award, Germany

    2017 Winner for Make it on Mobile by Adobe, USA

     

     

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    2022 ANB Studio Program, Tokyo, Japan

    2019 Adobe Creative Residency, San Francisco, USA

     

     

    EXHIBITION

    2022 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Epilogue ⇄ Prologue Platform 29.8", ANB Gallery

    2022 Tokyo, Group exhibition "ANB Open Studio Vol.4", ANB Gallery

    2019 Tokyo, Adobe MAX JAPAN Installation "Wonder Chamber", Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center

    2019 New York, Charity Auction "Art for Tibet", Gallery 8 NYC

    2019 Los Angeles, Adobe MAX LA Solo Installation "Drawn Room", Los Angeles Convention Center

    2019 Tokyo, Live Art "Today at Apple x The Big Draw", Apple Marunouchi

    2019 New York, Group Exhibition "55Kids Day" by Copelus, SBC Art Gallery Brooklyn

    2019 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Year of the Boar" by NiyaNiya Studio, Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan

    2018 Tokyo, Collaboration Exhibition "Aiko Fukuda x Urban Research", Omotesando Hills

    2018 New York, Solo Exhibition "Shape of Love", SBC Art Gallery Brooklyn

    2017 Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "Cabinet of Curiosities" sponsored by Faber-Castell, Tokyo Midtown

    2017 Tokyo, Live Art "Today at Apple", Apple Ginza

    2017 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Karuta Ichi", Winged Wheel Aoyama Showroom

    2017 Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "New Standard Legacy", Clothier Shibuya

    2017 Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "Fashion Laboratory", L'illustre Galerie LE MONDE

    2016 Tokyo, Group Exhibition Fashion Trade Show "Rooms", National Yoyogi Studium

    2016 Tokyo, Collaboration Exhibition "Pas de Trois Dans le Salon" by repetto, Burnish Salon

    2016 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Atelie Ebi Omo", Meguro Museum of Art

    2015 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Love Drawing Vol.1", L'illustre Galerie LE MONDE

    2014 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Present Graphic Expression", Recto Verso Gallery

    2012 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Act Art Award 2012", The Art Complex Center of Tokyo

    2012 Tokyo, Charity Exhibition "Thumbhole", Hiroshige Gallery

    2011 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Atelier Omo3 Kawashima Dojo", Hiroshige Gallery, Tokyo

    2010 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Chiyoda Art 3331 Independents", 3331 Arts Chiyoda

    2010 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Atelier Ebi Omo", Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo

  • Featured in the Magazines

    2022 MAC FAN Magazine

    2022 bis Magazine

    2020 Hanatsubaki Column

    2020 Adobe Blog

    2019 Wired

    2019 Gigazine
    2019 Pro News
    2019 Creator Zine

    2019 Nikkei X Trend

    2018 Fashion Press

    2017 Adobe Create (USA)

    2017 Artnet News (USA)

    2017 Roland D.C. Imagine

    2016 Vogue Japan

    2016 Mac Fan magazine

    2016 Isuta web

    2014 KiDS magazine (FRANCE)

    Publication

    2020 Ballpoint Art 'Complexity from Simplicity' (CHINA)

    2020 iPadとSNSとクラウドの活用でイラストレーターの制作と仕事が変わる

    2018 Pictoria Volume No.1 (AUSTRALIA)

    2017 Fashion Illustration File

    2016 A Journey Through Monochrome Illustrations

     

     

    Press Kit will be available soon!
  • SELECTED CLIENTS

    Apple / Blurb / Bon Appétit Magazine / Caren / Elle Gourmet magazine / Hysteric Glamour / Madame Figaro Japon magazine / GQ Japan / Marine Layer / Melrose Store / Milapinou / Mitsukoshi Isetan department store / Panasonic Shiodome Museum / Subaru / repetto / Volvo / Vermillion / Wired magazine / WOWOW Plus TV / ...and many more.

  • LET'S TALK

    Feel free to get in touch with Aiko for commissions, collaborations, and other projects you have in mind.

    お仕事のご依頼・ご質問がありましたら下記よりお気軽にお問い合わせください。
    納期が近いものに関しましては、お引き受けできかねますことご理解いただきますよう何卒宜しくお願い致します。