Born in Rochester, New York, and today working in both Japan and the U.S., Sarah Brayer is widely acclaimed for her aquatints, woodblock prints, and poured washi paper works. She studied etching under Yoshiko Fukuda and traditional woodblock printmaking under renowned master Toshi Yoshida. In 1992, she was the first artist to ever be honored with an exhibition at the Byodoin Temple, a Heian-era World Heritage site. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Commissioner's Award by the Bunka-cho, Japan's Ministry of Culture, in recognition of her role disseminating Japanese culture abroad through washi paper art. Her recent series "Luminosity: Night Paperworks" infuses washi paper with photoluminescent pigments to explore differences in daytime and nighttime perception.
Series: Luminosity: Night Paperworks
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist
About Sarah Brayer
American, b. 1957, based in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan