Yuki Miyazaki may be one of the busiest artists in Los Angeles. Her art, a mix of animation, pop-culture, and pop-surrealism, Japanese cultural heritage can be seen at galleries, charity events, and live art & music cultural events to share her creative process. She has been a resident artist at the HIVE Gallery & studios for 4 years & an exhibiting artist for over 7 years in galleries in Los Angeles as well as galleries abroad.
With her background in animation, Yuki has a story for each one of her pieces. "I'm interested in narratives. I see things almost like storyboards," she says. Like a shot from a scene. One of my painting teachers, a serious painter, asked "what is it, exactly, that you're trying to communicate to your viewer through your visual expression? I always ask myself that.... What do I want to say to people? So, I try to tell them a story in a single image, a sentiment, a state of our human conditions as I experience my own life.... I believe that a picture should not only be seen, but felt... I want people to be able to identify with my work and share sentiments through narrative oriented images... how the viewer identifies with the image without explanation is what I hope to achieve... the interpretation has no importance to myself, but what is important is that it communicated a truth that resonates with another individual... To me, that is what art making is... My work, i'm hoping will live beyond my own life..."
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Yuki.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Yuki has lent her design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Piece(s) for The Tentacle Love Show, 2012
- Skully - custom for the Custom Skully Show, 2009
- Custom for the Plastique Fantastique show, 2008