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Chie Fueki - who was born in Japan, grew up in Brazil, and now lives in the United States - utilizes far-ranging imagery in her paintings, from chrysanthemums, owls, and cranes to professional athletes and symbols of popular culture. Although anchored by specific cultural histories, she twists traditional imagery into novel creations with dazzling color and luscious ornamental surfaces. Fueki builds her paintings' quilt-like surfaces by staining Japanese Mulberry paper with colored inks and embellishing them with washes of pigment and graphite rubbings. The paper is then collaged onto wooden panels over which she continues to apply colored pencil, iridescent materials, and acrylic paint to create dense and colorful works. With the final layer of paint, she builds forms using a type of neo-Pointillism: thousands of tiny dabs create a palpable Braille-like surface across her paintings. Her work has been featured in exhibitions across the country, most recently in solo exhibitions in California and New York.