Tomiyama Taeko (富山妙子, born in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, November 6, 1921) is a Japanese visual artist whose work addresses themes relating to war and the complicated moral, emotional and social issues of colonial and post-colonial history in East Asia. Her works range from paintings and prints to multimedia slide presentations and more recently, installations.
Tomiyama spent her youth in Dalian and Harbin in Manchuria. She studied at Joshibi Women's School of Art and Design (now Joshibi University of Art and Design) in Tokyo from 1938 to 1945, her studies were interrupted by war.Since the 1950s she has been traveling both inside and outside of Japan, using her art to express her commitment to social and political problems in the areas she visited. Her first experience was in the early 1950s when she went to work in the Chikuho mining region in Kyushu and from that experience she produced several drawings and lithographs and exhibited the works a few years later in Japan. She is mostly known for dedicating her work to the victims of Japanese imperialism, in particular depicting the struggle of women sexually exploited by the Japanese army, known as comfort women.
Miyamoto Yuriko was a Japanese novelist, short-story writer, social activist, and literary critic active during the Taishō and early Shōwa periods of Japan. She is best known for her autobiographical fiction and involvement in proletarian and women's liberation movements.
Postcolonial feminism is a form of feminism that developed as a response to feminism focusing solely on the experiences of women in Western cultures. Postcolonial feminism seeks to account for the way that racism and the long-lasting political, economic, and cultural effects of colonialism affect non-white, non-Western women in the postcolonial world. Postcolonial feminism originated in the 1980s as a critique of feminist theorists in developed countries pointing out the universalizing tendencies of mainstream feminist ideas and argues that women living in non-Western countries are misrepresented.
Louise Abbéma was a French painter, sculptor, and designer of the Belle Époque.
Laurie Toby Edison is an internationally exhibited American artist, photographer, and visual activist. Much of Edison's photography is black-and-white fine art portraits. Her current project is Memory Landscapes: A Visual Memoir. Her lifelong commitment to social justice informs all her work. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including New York City, Tokyo, Kyoto, Toronto, Boston, London, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Beijing, Seoul, Budapest, and San Francisco.
Chizuko Yoshida was a Japanese artist. She was a modernist, whose work reflected the development of art in Japan following World War II. She is noted for providing a connective link between widespread modern art movements and traditional Japanese imagery.
Anita E. Kunz, OC, DFA, RCA is a Canadian-born artist and illustrator. She was the first woman and first Canadian to have a solo exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Yoshiko Shimada is a Japanese video artist and performance artist who has been called "Japan’s premier feminist and antiwar artist."
Joshibi University of Art and Design is a private women's art school in Suginami and Sagamihara in Japan.
Michiko Suganuma is a leading Japanese Kamakura-bori artist using a technique she calls Wagae-nuri. She is the only Japanese female to have presented her collection at exhibitions of National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Her works are held in the collection of the gallery.
Rebecca Solomon was a British painter.
Otaku no Musume-san(おたくの娘さん, lit. "Otaku's Daughter" or "Your Daughter") is a manga series by Japanese author Stu-Hiro. It tells about a young 26-year-old otaku, who is suddenly visited by a young girl claiming to be his daughter. It was first serialized in Fujimi Shobo's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age in 2006. The last chapter has been released in the 11th issue of Monthly Dragon Age on October 8, 2011.
Laura Kina is an American artist, academic and contributor to the emergent field of Critical Mixed Race Studies. Kina was born in Riverside, California. and raised in Poulsbo, Washington. She moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1991 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied with Michiko Itatani and Ray Yoshida, earning her B.F.A. in 1994. Moreover, in 2001, Kina received her M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she studied under noted painters Kerry James Marshall and Phyllis Bramson.
Laura Aguilar was an American photographer. She was born with auditory dyslexia and attributes her start in photography to her brother who showed her how to develop in dark rooms. She was mostly self-taught although she took some photography courses at East Los Angeles College where her second solo exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell was held. She is well known for her portraits, mostly of herself and also focused upon people in marginalized communities including LGBT and Latino subjects and obese people.
Arahmaiani is an Indonesian artist born in Bandung and based in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Arahmaiani is considered by many to be one of the most respected and iconic contemporary artists, specifically in pioneering performance art in Southeast Asia. Arahmaiani frequently uses art as a means of critical commentary on social, religion, and cultural issues.
Tomie Arai is an Asian American artist and community activist who was born, raised, and is still active in New York City.
Taeko Tomioka is an award-winning Japanese writer.
Shimizu Shikin, pen name of Shimizu Toyoko, was a Japanese novelist and women's rights activist of the Meiji period in Japan. A lecturer on equality and social issues, she was forced to turn to writing when the law changed to bar women from political assembly. She became one of the first women professional journalists in Japan.
Keiko Fukazawa is an Issei Japanese ceramicist and professor. She is known for her whimsical yet poignant sculptures that often incorporate traditional Asian motifs, while also addressing cultural and social issues. Fukazawa's recent work is incorporates graffiti-like styles that reference violence and modern issues such as globalization, consumerism, and capitalism. Her "functional, though impractical...interpretations of traditional forms serve as a personal vehicle of expression to integrate her heritage with her American environment." She states "I want to share something as an immigrant artist." After moving to the United States to escape the limited opportunities for women artists in Japan, she studied at Otis and Parsons School of Art and has since established her art career.
Imelda Cajipe-Endayais a Filipino printmaker, painter, mixed-media, and installation artist, curator and art project organiser. She is also an author of various texts and books, as well as the co-founder of KASIBULAN, an artist collective in the Philippines. She also initiated the PANANAW Philippine Journal of Visual Arts, of which she was the first editor. Imelda Cajipe-Endaya has become a main figure Filipino feminist and national liberation movements and Philippine art. Her advocacy of women centers around Philippine history and culture.
Migishi Setsuko was a prominent Japanese Yōga painter. Migishi is known as a pioneer of the Japanese western style of oil painting.