Makiko Harris
UX Designer, Artist, Musician

Art

Acrylic and found object mixed media on wood board and canvas.

What I'm working on right now


Places 

Neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Joshua Tree  

2017 | acrylic, gloss medium, paper, gold leaf, oil pastel on canvas | 40" x 30"

Mission  

2017 | acrylic, gloss medium, paper, gold leaf, oil pastel on canvas | 36" x 24"

Palm Springs   

2017 | acrylic, gloss medium, paper, gold leaf, oil pastel on canvas | 36" x 24"


Belonging 

Processing images of destruction around the globe and probing - what does it mean to belong in a place? 

Wabi Sabi  

2016 | acrylic, gloss medium, paper, plastic, fabric on wood panel | 12" x 9"

Mama  

2016 | acrylic, paper, pen, fiber on wood board | 16" x 12"

Jerusalem  

2016 | acrylic, gel medium, vintage maps, paper, plastic on canvas | 48" x 24"

Flood 

2016 | acrylic, vintage maps, gloss medium, pen on wood panel | 12" x 9"

Papa  

2016 | acrylic, paper, pen, fiber on wood board | 16" x 12"

In Pieces 

2016 | acrylic, gloss medium, fabric, plastic on wood board | 12" x 12"

 

Being Woman 

This work ruminates on the frequently hushed pain of the experience of women. I used found material like birth control pill packs and pharmaceutical painkillers and muted their impact. What at first glance may look like a painting, underneath is a pile of discarded evidence of a woman's daily experience. 

 

Lunar Fog 

2013 | acrylic, tree bark, birth control pill instructions on canvas | 48" x 72"

Don't Worry About It 

2014 | acrylic, marker, magazine clippings, Advil, Benadryl on canvas | 24" x 36"

Shaving Cream 

2012 | acrylic, texture medium on canvas | 20" x 24"

Bits & Pieces 

2013 | acrylic, thread, burlap, oil pastel on canvas | 30" x 30"

Memory  

2014 | acrylic, texture medium, x-ray proofs on canvas | 36" x 48" | Commissioned Work


Digital Natives

A nanosecond on the internet sliced and blown up to a life size IRL moment. 

 

Supercharge Me 

2012 | acrylic, marker on canvas | 30" x 30"

Exuberance 

2013 | acrylic on canvas | 40" x 30"

Untitled 

2015 | acrylic, paper, oil pastel on canvas | 36" x 48" | Commissioned Work

Glitch Sunrise 

2013 | acrylic, paper, tin foil on canvas | 48" x 24"

Richter

2012 | acrylic, plastic, pencil, oil pastel on canvas | 24" x 30"