Yumiko Hirokawa was born and grew up in Osaka, Japan. Yumiko is a 2003 graduate of the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. She also graduated from the Doshisha University in Kyoto. She has exhibited her art in Japan, China, Korea, and the US.
During and after the tragic events of 9/11, I was a student of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. To commemorate the loss and sadness several fellow students and I did a mural size drawing on a wall of the campus. When we finished the drawing, after many hours of work, we lit candles and prayed for world peace. I realized now that 9/11 made a deep impression on me and became the guiding inspiration for my work. My hope is that my art will, in some small way, contribute to world peace.
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Sabiha Iqbal was born in Pakistan, but has spent most of her life in the Washington DC area. She earned her Ph.D in economics from the University of Maryland and has been a professor of economics for twenty five years. She studies painting and drawing at the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University and at Winterpalace Studio in Georgetown. Her primary work is oil on canvas and her interests includes floral abstracts, landscapes and portraits. Sabiha has shown her work in solo and group shows at the Glenview Mansion, The Writers Center, the Corcoran Gallery, and Brookside Garden. Her paintings are housed in many private collections. She now devotes herself full time to art.
Recently my interest in drawing has inspired new work in the form of abstract figuration. These paintings are a unique avenue of expression for me about the human condition. Abstraction has allowed me great freedom to express the essence of things….in particular, light, energy and movement. I hope my work translates the joy of making and the joy of living onto the canvas or paper and calls the viewer to slow down and see.
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