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Artist Bio 


Mai Ide is an artist from Tokyo, now based in Portland, OR. Their multidisciplinary art investigates their own cultural intersectionality and deep ambivalence as an immigrant, mother, and woman. Ide's use of salvaged fabric and sashiko stitches conveys their simultaneous vulnerability, fragility and ferocity under a constrained and volatile society. Ide holds a BFA in Art Practice from Portland State University (OR) as well as degrees in sewing, pattern making, and textile design in Japan, where they worked for ten years as a material designer. Previous exhibitions and performances include at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Kyoto in  Japan, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum  in Oregon. Ide is a current MFA candidate in Visual Studies at PNCA in Portland.

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