ニューヨーク州ブルックリン地区在住。武蔵野美術大学空間演出デザイン学科卒業後、2009年に渡米。Platt Institute (NYC)にてファインアートを学び、MFA(美術学修士)を取得。現実と非現実の境にある白昼夢を様々な表現方法を通して作ることを日々模索しつつ、2013年よりパペット・パフォーマンス、コラージュ、イラストレーション、アニメーションなど幅広いジャンルでアーティスト活動を展開している。
Maiko Kikuchi (b.1983, Tokyo, Japan) received her B.A in Theater Arts and Fashion Design from Musashino Art University, Japan in 2008, her M.F.A in Sculpture from Pratt Institute, in 2012. Extensive multi-faceted professional experience in the areas of Illustration, painting, drawing, collages,sculpture,animation and puppetry/performance. Her recent self direction object theatre piece “Daydream Tutorial” has shown at LaMaMa(NY) The Wild Project(NY) and FiveMyles Gallery(NY), ”On The Other Side Of The Fence.” at Dixon Place (NY) as their 2016 artist in residency, “PINK BUNNY” at Japan Society(NY), “Daydream Antology” at Five Myles(NY) as an opening performance in their performance festival “IN FLUX”. As well as self directed theatre pieces, Kikuchi has been working as a puppeteer, object builder and visual designer for other director’s shows such as “Co. Venture” by Brooklyn Touring Outfit at Baryshnikov Art Center(NY), “Six Characters” by Theodora Skipitares at LaMaMa(NY), “ The Chairs” by Theodora Skipitares at Whitney Museum(NY). As Visual artist, she presented her collage animation in “Crown Heights Film Festival”,group exhibition“NO PARKING” at Ca’d’ Oro Gallery(NY), “Unwritten stories” at HERE art center(NY), Jamestown Artcenter(RI). Her drawing/collage works are commissioned to some online art galleries such as Tuuum, Walls Tokyo, also provides collage animation music videos for vary musicians. Kikuchi is currently an artist in residency at HERE Art Center’s HARP program, collaborating with multidisciplinary artist & puppeteer, Spencer Lott.