Deaf illustrator exhibits her works in Tokyo

Sugimoto Marina says she would like to convey the exciting feeling through her art works at the Teramachi art museum in Tokyo.

March 31, 2013

Sugimoto Marina, 26, a Deaf illustrator living in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, expresses the scenery of a town that a train and people go back and forth, and children's expression as well in a three-dimensional art. Her personal exhibition is held in the Teramachi art museum in Taito-ku, Tokyo on March 30 through April 7.

Marina was diagnosed as congenital auditory difficulties at the age of three. Until she was 9 years old, she changed the school
for the Deaf to another school 4 times. She was poor at the Japanese language drills using uniform teaching materials, unable to communicate with a classmate, too.

Only she concentrated on an thing that
interested her; she refused to pay attention to what the teacher said in the classroom.

Marina changed after she began attending the free school in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Her mother Kanae, 52, recalled, saying "They accepted Marina as a whole person."

Marina studied at the fine-arts modeling vocational school in Toshima-ku and graduated March, last year, following her dream of being an illustrator.

Marina invented the three-dimensional art in response to the stimulus in the work of an American pop artist James Rizzi which she saw by her mother's recommendation.

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1 comment:

Jiayi Zhou said...

Can I know her email address that I can contact for arranging a deaf artwork exhibition in Shanghai?