Photograph by Sarah Soquel Morhaim
Akiko is a nine time Key Art / CLIO Award winner, a two time SXSW Best Film Poster Award winner, a Golden Trailer Award winner and an International Epica Award winner. In November 2014, she was invited to do an installation at The Standard Hotel. Her “Bad Milo” poster was featured on the Conan Show, she was handpicked by Roman Polanski for a carte blanche illustrated poster exploration for his latest film, she was the judge of PRINT Magazine’s 2012 Annual Hand Drawn Competition, was a 2012 SXSW panelist for “Art & Advertising : Two Sides of the One Sheet”, was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview Magazine, Creative Review Magazine dedicated their January 2011 Monograph zine solely to her illustrated movie posters after naming her as “Ones to Watch in 2011”, her work was featured in PRINT Magazine’s “Movie Pictures” article showcasing celebrated modern movie poster designers, her participation in Spain’s Avalon Blu-Ray DVD Artists Series was personally approved and celebrated by directors Michael Haneke and David Lynch, she was grouped into Cole Haan’s 2010 “Inspired Life” fashion story showcasing artists in New York and Los Angeles, and her illustrated poster for “Funny Games” was a Key Art Award finalist for best horror poster, was featured at the Annual Type Convention, and took both #1 spots on The Auteurs Movie Posters of the Decade list, and Australia’s Stale Popcorn Top Posters of the Decade.
You may check out Akiko’s website by clicking on the following link: http://akikomatic.com
“Serendipity began as a book, published on the occasion of Prune Nourry’s solo show at the Guimet National Asian Art Museum in Paris in 2017. The French-born, New York–based artist has spent the majority of her artistic career creating work that deals with women’s bodies and female fertility. A recent breast cancer diagnosis led Nourry to create Serendipity—now in the form of a stunning first-person documentary—which captures the subsequent evolution of her body, her work, her soul, and her mind. This impassioned, beautiful film embodies the artist’s belief that everything is connected, coincidence is an illusion, and “the essentials to life really are health, love, and art.”