Tomie Arai is a third-generation Japanese American whose art examines issues of cultural identity. Her work also explores the relation between art and history and the role that memory plays in the retelling of a collective past. Tomie lives and works in New York City. Her work has been exhibited nationally at such venues as The Library of Congress, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and MoMA. During her time at WSW she produced an artist book, Momotaro / Peach Boy, a Japanese American folktale about bravery, family and community.
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Momotaro / Peach Boy Portfolio (2003), Briefly (2010), Double Happiness (2000), The Crane Maiden (2015)