​Liku Maria

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Liku Maria

Contemporary Artist

President, The World Diversity Art Society

President, Maris Art Project

Member of the International Association of Art

​Biography

Born in Yaotsu Town, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, with a major in Sculpture; studied under the supervision of Churyo Sato.

Studied naginata under Sadako Yoshida, former president of the All Japan Naginata Federation.

Won national school naginata championships.

Studied naginata under Takeko Mitamura, head of the Tendo-ryu school of naginata.

Made many contemporary art sculptures.

Conceived Maris, the world's first mode of expression for creating paintings accessible to everyone.

Completed invention of Maris, applied for patent on December 28.

Started the Maris Art Project and began producing works and exhibitions as the project’s leader.

Maris was listed in "A Chronological Survey of Work for the Blind" (edited by Fumio Obara).

Held a special lecture at Perkins School for the Blind in Boston, USA.

Published the "Maris World Standard Table©."

Studied at the Art Students League of New York, with a major in Painting, under the supervision of Charles B. Hinman in New York City, USA.

Maris Art Project in NY: Exhibition in front of seven museums in New York City, USA.

Participated in the Times Warner art program “NoriVision – Creative Art and Culture TV” in New York City, USA.

Started the "Maris National Flag Project" tour of Japan.

Revised the "Maris World Standard Table©."

Works put on permanent display at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

Held "A Brand-new World Day" exhibition in conjunction with the IBSA Blind Football World Championships 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

Won second prize in the Supporting Group division of the 13th Onkyo International Braille Essay Contest.

Founded the Japan Diversity Art Society (later renamed World Diversity Art Society) and became the society’s president.

Visited Instituto Benjamin Constant school for the blind in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Presented informational materials and paintings to Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles school for the blind in Paris, France.

Held Maris exhibition and special class at Instituto Benjamin Constant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2016 Paralympics. The event was covered on TV Brasil’s evening news and in O Globo’s Rio Show.

Held Maris exhibition at the World Blind Union Officers and Committee Meetings in Tokyo, Japan.

Maris exhibition in Hanoi was covered in two spots on Vietnam Television’s Hanoi News, as well as in a Japanese-language radio news program for Japanese expats, and in three online news articles.

Changed the name of the Japan Diversity Art Society to the World Diversity Art Society and became the society’s president.

Won a Gold Cup special award for Maris at the international invention competition Concours Lépine International Paris 2019 in Paris, France.

Invited to the XIIth Florence Biennale: Marking the 500th Anniversary of da Vinci’s Death in Florence, Italy, as a Guest Artist of Honor, and awarded the Menzione Speciale del Presidente “Lorenzo Il Magnifico.”

Gave speech at 11th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO:

Challenging Inequalities in Paris France, becoming the first Japanese artist to speak at the forum as a representative of the International Association of Art

Joined in centennial event of the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted in Sicily, Italy, as an invited artist.

Visited association for the blind in Marrakesh, Morocco.

1963.8.14

1993

1970

1973-1979

1989-2008

2009.4

2009.12

2010.1

3

4

5

2011

4.15-5.20

5.13

2012.8

2014

11.6

11.22-24

2015.7

2016.1.29

2.18

3.3

9.8-23

2017.11.7-10

2018.11.1-9

2019.1.1

2019.5.7

10.27

12.16

2020.2.21-22

​3.12

​Liku Maria

B-3F 7-19-15 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 158-0083
TEL:+81-3-6809-7233

phone:+81-9-2098-3694
marisartproject@gmail.com

 

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