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Exhibitions (solo and group)

Next Japan. Nippon Gallery, New York. 2016.

Kaen. Shibatacho Gallery, Osaka. 2014.

Kaen. Atos Gallery, Okinawa. 2014.

East Meets West. Poet’s Den Gallery, New York. 2012.

The Urban Environment Project. Flux Gallery, New York. 2012.

Design and Nature. Renaissance Fine Art, New York. 2011.

Migration & Expression. Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Okinawa. 2009.

Cityscape. Global Gallery, Okinawa. 2008.

The Tracks of Okinawan Culture, 1872-2007. Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Okinawa. 2007.

Island Stripe. Atos Gallery, Okinawa. 2007.

Hot House–Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook 1970-2007. Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Michigan. 2007.

Work experience

2007 – 2014

Okinawa Prefectural Art University, Japan

Adjunct Teacher

Teaches “Textile Design in Fashion and Home Design Industries” courses in graduate programs.

Print Artist

Creates art prints for galleries and public spaces in the US and Japan, including a series of prints for the Rihga Royal Gran Hotel in 2012, and Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort, opening in July 2014.

Creative Director/Partner 

Designed T-Shirt line for BE-NY, Bruce Elliott New York, produced by Tribal Clan LLC.

 Calvin Klein Inc., New York, NY, 1998-2007

Senior Designer 

Designed Calvin Klein Collection and CK accessory lines, including neckwear, scarf, umbrella, and handkerchief for U.S., Europe, and Japanese licenses.

Major responsibilities:

Created product lines from concept to market samples for Men’s Tie and Scarf for Calvin Klein Collection and CK U.S. Men’s Tie, Handkerchief and Umbrella Lines (including hardware) for CK Japan.

Worked with licensee companies and fabric mills in Europe andJapan on merchandising plan and developed the design including concept, presentations, preparation of line tech package, prototype correction, color and design editing, etc.

Researched for trends, qualities, and inspirational materials. Traveled oversea for market research and trade shows.

Other experience:

Nasett International Corp. , New York,NY

Designer

Designed men’s accessories, including neckwear lines and hosiery for Modules. Design Director for Modules Classics line.

Sassco Fashion/Leslie Fay, New York,NY

Designer

Designed and coordinated the Nolan Miller suit line. Also designed suits for other Sassco lines, including KASPAR for ASL and Albert Nippon Suits. Managed the sample room. Sampled piece goods—fabrics, buttons and trims.

Mary MacFadden, Inc., New York,NY

Designer

Mary MacFadden Couture Collection. Responsible for daywear, cocktail, and evening dresses. Designed and hand-painted silk for special evening gowns. Researched piece goods market for fabrics and trims. Graphic design for show programs and advertising.

Mary MacFadden Studio Collection. Designed new ready-to-wear line for dresses.

Mary MacFadden Licenses. Original textile designs for home furnishings, including sheets, wallpaper, and carpets. Other special projects included furs, lingerie, and accessories.

Education

Cranbrook Academy of Art , Bloomfield Hills,MI

M.F.A. in Fiber Art

Ryukyu UniversityNaha,Okinawa,Japan

B.F.A. in Traditional Japanese Textiles

Continuing Education

Business Law for Fashion Industry, FIT; Illustrator 10, FIT; Computer Designing (CDI/U4ia), Parsons School of Design; Patternmaking, Draping, and Tailoring, Parsons

Technical Skills

Pattern drafting, draping, tailoring and sewing, weaving, coloring, repeat, sketching, hand-painting, illustration, and graphic design.

CAD: CDI/U4ia (prints, knits, wovens), Scottweave (Dobby and Jacquard), CIS (Dobby), RAMSETE (prints), Photoshop, Illustrator

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