Year of Residency: 2023
Moe Wakai is a minimalist artist and BFA graduate of ‘21 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Through photography, weaving, and embroidery, she explores introspection and the subtleties of human experience. Influenced by stillness and perception, Moe’s works embody kindness and personability. Using limited colors and textures, she creates visually uncluttered spaces that amplify her ideas. Her labor-intensive techniques, such as weaving and embroidery, serve as meditative acts that enhance the thematic depth of her art. One notable piece, “Do/n’t Touch,” challenges viewers with conflicting messages, prompting contemplation on access and engagement. Moe’s series titled “Take a breath” features faded papers embedded with tea, symbolizing transitions and offering serenity. With her art, she aims to create a relatable and thought-provoking impact, inviting viewers into contemplative moments. Moe now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.