Aiko Discusses Her 1xRUN x Juxtapoz x Scope Release, Murakami, Faile, Her Japanese Roots + More
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Aiko was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan before moving to New York City in 1997. Moving to the city without speaking any English her art career began when she started working for fellow Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. She apprenticed in Murakami\'s Brooklyn studio and documented his 1998\'s solo exhibition Superflat. Aiko continued to practice her own art, and after leaving Murakami\'s studio graduated from The New School in New York City where she received her MFA in Media Studies. In 1999 she would meet Pat McNeil and Pat Miller and the three would go to establish the group now known as Faile. Creating work within the collective until 2006, she has since went on to establish herself as a solo artist with gallery shows and murals around the world.