The Gallery: Michiko Itatani

The Gallery: Michiko Itatani

Sarah Coffey
Feb 6, 2008
Cosmic Sleepwalk by Michiko Itatani, 2007, oil on canvas, 96 x 78 inches

Michiko Itatani has been working in Chicago since the 1970s, but her current body of work is our favorite so far. The images from her new series are filled with glowing orbs and walls of books...

Michiko is a well established artist and her large-scale paintings fall within the category of higher-end investment art, but she also has more affordable drawings and works on paper available through Printworks Gallery. Even if you can't afford her original artwork, her paintings are worth checking out for their inspiring sense of space.

Reading Room - Quiet, 2007, 96 x156 inches, oil on canvas
Untitled, 2006, 96 x154, oil on canvas
Reading Room (left), 2007, Gouache, Ink and Prismacolor, 12 x 9 inches
Cosmic Sleepwalk (right), 2007, Gouache, Ink and Prismacolor, 20 x 15 inches
Redon's Garden, 2007, 96 x 156 inches, oil on canvas

Born in Japan, she moved to Chicago in the seventies to attend the School of the Art Institute, where she later became a professor. She's been living and working in Chicago for the last thirty-some years, and her work can be viewed at Flatfile and Printworks Galleries in Chicago. To visit Michiko's webpage, click here.

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