Mimi Fujino grew up in Portland, OR where she earned a BFA degree in drawing/painting and various printmaking techniques at PNW College of Art. She has worked in remote areas of the world over the past 25 years and has traveled extensively. Mimi moved to Pender Island, BC in 2008. Her artwork has been shown in Poland, Antarctica, Malaysia, United States and Canada.
“I have made woodblock, linocut, and wood engraving prints for over 25 years. During my traveling years I made prints wherever I lived: in Antarctica, bobbing around the ocean on a sailboat, Malaysia, Maldives, and now at home in Canada. Remote areas, open spaces and nature are strong images in my prints. I search for the essence of places and things.
“The past year I revived my wire bending work. In the past I made little sculptures of friends and gave them away. Now I’m pursuing wire sculpturing more extensively. Going back to the basics of my art education and searching for the essence of moments and things in life is what my wire sculptures are about.
“To make these semi-3D sculptures I mostly limit myself to one piece of wire. I bend and draw with the wire seeing how the subject emerges and changing it where needed or use mistakes to my advantage.
“Where the wire pieces releases me from color and detail, my prints gives me the media to explore color, textures and details”. —Mimi Fujino
Pacific NW College of Art, Portland, OR 1984-86, BFA Drawing/Painting
Portland State University, Portland, OR 1979-81, Main study: ceramics & basic design
“Miscellaneous” - 3 person show at Sea Star Winery, Pender Island, BC, August 3-5, 2018
“Art Off the Fence” – Group show on South Pender Island, BC. July 21-22, 2018
“Small Package Show” – Group show at Talisman Bookstore & Gallery, Pender Island, BC, November. 2017
“South Pender Easter Art Walk” – S. Pender Island, BC, Easter Sunday 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
“Ink For Alaska” – Juried show. Traveling exhibit beginning at Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah USA, 2017
One-person show, Poets Cove Marina, Pender Island, BC, June 3 – July 3, 2014
“Press Gang” group show - Sea Star Winery, Pender Island, BC, June 27- July 1, 2014
“Ross Island, Antarctica Art Show” – Group show. December, 2010, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1987
Group show, Warsaw Poland, 1985
Talisman Books & Gallery – Linocut prints, handmade earrings, and wire sculptures for sale since 2013 until present
Compiled and illustrated the “Toolik Field Station Helicopter Safety Manual”, 2010
Illustrated, coordinated layout design, printing, and binding for the “Field Manual for the U.S. Antarctic Program”, 1992