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About the Artist

Rumi Koshino (Seattle) works in a variety of media. Her work ranges from sculpture, installation, video to watercolor on paper. She grew up in Japan and holds both a BFA and MFA from the University of Washington. Her work derives from the everyday life experiences, thoughts and emotions. Her most recent project is a public art designing a garden and creating sculptures for the Higo Garden in the International District of Seattle. The garden will be completed in early 2014.

Rumi received a 2013 GAP to support an artwork installation as part of the Higo Garden Hub Project. Rumi's scupltural concept was selected by the Wing Luke Museum to complement the architectural landscape design by Yuko Kunugi. The design explores the connection between the Japanese and Japanese-American community, and tells the story of the Murakami family. The transformation of the garden will allow for public events and everyday use.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.