Local Artist In Residence
1653 18th Street #2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Using a variety of materials, including beads, buttons, sequins, acrylic paint and ink Aska Irie constructs fantastical, abstract and geometric landscapes and portraits that reflect upon urban and popular culture, and her own personal life experiences. Born and raised in Japan, Irie completed her undergraduate coursework at the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking (La Esmeralda). Solo shows include La Estacion Arte Contemporane in Chihuahua, Mexico and Gallery LARA in Tokyo. Her work has been in group shows at MUCA Roma in Mexico City, Geisai #13 in Japan, GR2 and JAUS in Los Angeles, and Axis, Sacramento in California. She is currently a resident at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica.