Artists

Mieko Hara

Born in Oita, Japan, Mieko Hara lived in Tokyo from 1987 to 1996, and freelanced as an illustrator for publishers such as Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan, Sony Music Magazines, Player, Rockin On, Latina and Sony Music and Toshiba EMI recording companies. She has provided art illustration, comics and short stories used in the promotion of prominent Japanese bands and created CD cover art for the U.S. based group Sentinel.

Hara’s process involves daubing and rubbing layers of paint onto a plastic paper surface. On top of that, she layers cut-outs from previous paintings, or found images. Once mounted to a wood panel, she coats the surface with resin to seal it. The result is a shimmering field of color, smears appearing like clouds against a glowing sky. Her circular cut-outs float like planets, or like macroscopic views of what lies beneath them.

Hara left Japan in 1996 and settled in Manhattan from 1998-2001, where she continued her art studies at The Art Students League. After travelling throughout Europe and South East Asia she moved to California in 2003 and studied at the California College of Art.

Valence 17
14 by 11 by 1.5 inches
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper mounted on panel
$1,000

Valence 1
12 by 9 by 1.5 inches
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper mounted on panel
$900

Valence 5
10 by 10 by 1.5 inches
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper mounted on panel
Sold

Valence 6
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper mounted on panel
10 by 10 by 1.5 inches
Sold

Valence 7
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper - framed
18 by 14 inches
$1,000

Valence 2
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper - framed
18 by 14 inches
$1,000

Valence 3
acrylic and oil collage on polypropylene paper - framed
18 by 14 inches
$1,000

Desert Calligraphy 16-1
18 by 14 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
Sold

Desert Calligraphy 16-2
18 by 14 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
Sold

Desert Calligraphy 16-3
18 by 14 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
Sold

Desert Calligraphy 16-4
21 by 18 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
$800

Desert Calligraphy 16-5
21 by 18 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
$800

Desert Calligraphy 16-6
21 by 18 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
$800

Desert Calligraphy 16-7
21 by 18 inches
acrylic and oil on polypropylene paper
$800

Ewingar 16
30 by 30 inches
mixed media on panel
$2,500

Ewingar 1
Mixed Media on Panel
12 x 12 inches
Sold

Ewingar 2
Mixed Media on Panel
12 x 12 inches
Sold

Aston 30
Mixed Media on Panel
10 x 10 inches
$600

Ludwig Combine 3
Mixed Media on Panel
14 x 11 inches
$900 each

Ludwig 4
Mixed Media on Panel
11 x 14 inches
$900

Ewinger 4
Mixed Media on Panel
8 x 8 inches
$500

Ludwig 1
Mixed Media on Panel
14 x 11 inches
$900

Ludwig 106
by Mieko Harra
Mixed Media on Panel
18 x 18 inches
Sold