Born and raised in Japan, Kikuko Tanaka is a frantic thinker and practitioner currently based in New York. Her ongoing series of work, tragicomic epic “A Tragic Bambi” is an open-ended investigation of psychical histories that inform and condition the present. She has performed and exhibited in various venues, including Smack Mellon, Momenta Art, NARS Foundation, Center for Performance Research, Amelie A.Wallace gallery at SUNY Old Westbury, Vox Populi, Arario Gallery and Panoply Performance Laboratory among others. Her work has been favorably reviewed in Art in America, Art Info, and Hyperallergic. She was a nominatee for a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant in 2010. She has an interdisciplinary background in her education. She holds a BS in Landscape Design from Chiba University, and has briefly studied fine art at School of Visual Arts, and have engaged in interdisciplinary studies at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, New York. She is currently Administrative + Program Director at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York.
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