Roger Shimomura is an American artist and a retired professor at the University of Kansas Lawrence, having taught there from 1969 to 2004. His art, showcased across the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Israel, often combines American popular culture, traditional Asian tropes, and stereotypical racial imagery to provoke thought and debate on issues of identity and social perception.
Jeff Chiba Stearns is an Emmy® nominated and multi award-winning animation and documentary filmmaker. He is also an accomplished illustrator and artist.
Born in Kelowna, BC, of Japanese and European heritage, he graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a degree in Film Animation in 2001. Soon after, he founded Vancouver-based boutique animation studio Meditating Bunny Studio Inc., which specializes in the creation of animation and documentary films aimed at both children and adults that combine different philosophical and social elements together to create humorous, entertaining, and inspiring stories.
Artwork is the still from the documentary “One Big Hapa Family”.
申 芳礼(Yoshirei Shin)
Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1970.
Moved to my homeland, Korea after finished the high school. Received BA in Mass Communication at Yonsei University. After back to Japan, became self-taught artist after many years of diverse social experiences.
Lived in Japan, Korea, France, now residing in London, UK.
Painting, sculpture, installation and video arts