Maho Kino

Exhibition “2021”

Began my studies at Musashino Art University, Tokyo.While there I developed an interest in Printmaking and my Graduate workwas devoted to Silk Screen Printing, for which I received the 1986 Studio Award.I then attended BI GAKKO Art School where I began my study of Intaglio Printmaking techniques and went on to work at Water Printmaking Studio Tokyo.

During this period I supported myself by working for Graphic Design companies, including projects for Yamaha and for Toyota Motors, magazine, and commercial illustration.I began showing my prints in various Tokyo galleries beginning with my first solo show at G’Art Gallery in 1989. My first exhibition outside of Japan was a 1986 group show at Del Bello Gallery Toronto, and I have maintained an interest in showing my work internationally ever since.

Moving to NYC in 1991 I enrolled in The Art Student League. While at the League I earned the Merit Scholarship in 1995 and The Nessa Cohen Memorial Fund Grant in 1996.

In the summer of 2000, I set up my own printmaking studio in Brooklyn, NY ‘Kino Editions’, where I gave etching classes and sometimes rented space to other artists. I recently moved to a smaller space where I can enjoy a more personal involvement with my work process.

I attended, as an intern, The Center for Book Arts and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop.I have had group and solo shows at the Figureworks Gallery Brooklyn, IPCNY, Corridor Gallery, Christie’s NY, Artist Space, etc. And maintain an ongoing relationship with Pinpoint Gallery, Tokyo, and the Kameyama Gallery, Shizuoka Japan.My prints appear in various collections including The Library of Congress, Washington DC.


In my work I am trying to walk a new road. Each time I make a print I am exploring ever expanding possibilities and learning new parts of the technique along the way. As the edition progresses subtle changes occur and each impression adds to the story.

My copper plates is the maps that I am drawing through my waking life and the images that come are my dreams.


Year: 2021

Materials: Etching, Mezotint, Color Pencil, Japanese handmade paper (Mino-Washi)

Size: 26.5 x 38 inches


Year: 2021

Materials: Etching, Aquatint, Japanese handmade paper (Mino-Washi)

Size: 8 ½” X 14 ½” inches

Exhibition “2021”

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

Elizabeth Gilfilen
Soonae Tark
Norma Greenwood