(1941 - )
Silkscreen printmaker; 1966 graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts; 1966-68 studied at Pratt Graphic Center, New York. Mayumi Oda is a contemporary Japanese-born American printmaker whose artistic vision focuses on images of goddesses. Some are traditional, and some she invents from Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, Christian and ancient Greek spirituality and folklore. Her subject matter is often environmental and she herself is a founder of Plutonium-Free Future, an organization dedicated to safe energy and the elimination of nuclear weapons. She is often described as the "Japanese Matisse" because her works are full of verve, color, and free-flowing lines. She enjoys working in a series. Humor and a kind of naive charm characterize her work. The brilliant silkscreen colors have an unusual transparancy because they are printed on handmade Japanese paper.
March 31st to April 30, 2017
Fluid and spontaneous, Mayumi Oda’s artwork reflects her genuine and generous spirit. In her personal life, the Buddhist figure of Kannon has been a powerful inspiration and has led to the creation of many of her prints and paintings.
Please join us as we celebrate her new works and her 50 years as an acclaimed artist, author, activist, organic farmer, and Zen teacher!
Friday, March 31st
3pm to 6pm Book Signing of Sarasvati’s Gift
Meet Mayumi & see her new book
Saturday, April 1st
2pm to 4pm Meet the Artist
2:30pm Kannon’s Compassion
Sunday, April 2nd
Click here to learn more
10am to 12 noon Meet the Artist
10:30am 50 Years of Printmaking: Serigraphs & *New* Etchings