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Contemporary Voices: Ai Kijima

Brightly colored textile collage
Ai Kijima, "Burn It Up!" (detail), 2006.


Ai Kijima is an artist born in Tokyo and currently living in Brooklyn. Her distinctive works are chaotic collages, amalgamations of found material painstakingly stitched into evocative cross-cultural patchworks. In this talk, Kijima will discuss her artistic practice over the last 30 years, as she has developed her expertise in textiles as an immigrant in the United States and as an expat living in Istanbul, Turkey, for more than four years.

About Ai Kijima

Ai Kijima is a master quilter and full-time professional artist with bachelor's and master's degrees in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally across the United States, Canada, Austria, Germany, Spain, China and South Korea.

How to Participate

To participate, register online to get a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (6 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.

About the Contemporary Voices Series

Meet innovative artists and scholars whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques or knowledge. This series is presented in partnership with the Textile Society of America and is supported through the museum's Cynthia and Alton Boyer Fund for Education. Browse upcoming programs