Fine Bronze Sculptures by Aiko Morioka Artist
is an award winning bronze sculptor whose work is defined by graceful lines
and a meditative quality. After a long and successful career in the private
sector, Aiko returned quite serendipitously to the artistic persuasions of
After discovering that she had a rare gift for sculpting, Aiko immersed
herself fully in anything and everything about sculpture. Study included
extensive private tutelage with both notable American sculptors, as well as
work abroad in the legendary sculpture center of the world, Peitrasanta,
In addition to her expertise in the technique modeling of clay and
bronze casting, Aiko is also accomplished sculpting in marble and welding in
Aiko`s classical training is reflected in the broad scope of her
three-dimensional expression. Nature, the human form and themes based in
ancient wisdom are a recurring inspiration and presence in her sculptures.
"I love the grace of all things in nature and the human form above all
remains the most versatile and tangible expression of emotion," Aiko
explains. Currently pursuing three separate bodies of work, her elegant
sculptures can be representational, modern or earthy abstractions.
Aiko`s sculpture has broadly published, including in the
American Art Collector,
American Art Collectors West
Art of Northern California.
In July 2006,
Southwest Art Magazine
highlighted Aiko as "a young artist to watch." Most recently, her sculpture
"Balanced Vision," was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of
Fourth Annual Art & Literary Competition on the theme of Universal Peace. It
was featured on the magazine`s cover with an in-depth article in the January
2008 issue. Aiko`s sculpture was also featured on the cover of Southwest
Art Magazine`s Sculpture issue in August 2008 with an additional
In February 2009 Aiko`s poem "The Return" is published
as the First Prize Winner in Sculptural Pursuit Magazine`s
competition on the theme of A Journey of the Mind.
Aiko`s work is widely collected, and informs both private and corporate
collections nationwide. Aiko is represented by Desert Art Collection in
Palm Desert, CA. and The Churchill Gallery in Newburyport, MA.
Her studio in Sausalito is open by appointment and she
participates in Marin Open Studios in May and the ICB Winter Open Studios in
ICB, Gate 5 Road, Studio
232, Sausalito, CA 94965 Phone: 415-867-5033