Miki Kato-Starr

Miki Kato-Starr considers the creation of artwork to be a life-long investigation and art as a visual voice that can communicate without boundaries. Growing up, she constantly questioned where she belongs and who she is. Born to a Japanese father and Polish mother in Sweden and raised in Japan, her childhood was a continuous journey of searching for identity. Working with elements that both comfort and challenge her leads to exploration of emotional boundaries. Kato-Starr experiments with different materials to establish physical connections to her work. Miki Kato-Starr completed her undergraduate degree in Studio Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts Cracow, Poland and received the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota. She has exhibited worldwide including: Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Turkey; Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno, Tokyo; World Art Delft, Delft, Netherlands; and York College Galleries, York College of Pennsylvania. Her works are in the public collections of the Estonian National Museum of Art; Poznan Museum of Fine Arts in Poland; and Akiruno City, Tokyo, Japan. Miki Kato-Starr currently lives and works in Davidson, North Carolina.