Aya Kakeda is an artist, illustrator and sculptor working in multi-media whether it’s brush pen, gouache, silkscreen, embroidery or clay. Aya was born and raised in Tokyo and divides her time between her Brooklyn studios—an illustration studio with five studiomates, a home studio where she does her personal work, and a ceramic studio—and Tokyo. She earned a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, and is currently teaching at Fashion Institute of Technology in their MFA illustration program. She also performs workshops and lectures at universities and museums.
In addition to her commercial illustration work, Aya exhibits her work at galleries nationally and internationally as a fine artist. As a performance artist she appears as part of the Moustache Sisters, having performed at the Brooklyn Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The High Museum in Atlanta and a display installation at Macy’s, New York.
Deadline: March 25, 2016