Mari Shibuya

I am a painter, a draftsperson, a muralist, and a facilitator. I am a multi-medium Creative that revels in being boundless when it comes to my creations and mediums.

Central to my artistic mission is the creation of space. I create three-dimensional space within a two-dimensional plane. I create interpersonal space through facilitating group dynamics. I enhance public space through mural painting. Further, I create flow and aesthetics in interior space through art and design.

I graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelors in Psychology and Philosophy. I utilize my artwork as an avenue to explore central questions about the origin of consciousness and how to organize our individual experience within the collective to impact humanity in ways that align with our values and goals.

I am committed to creative empowerment, specifically, with young people. After studying contemporary painting at Gage Academy for three years in one of their Atelier programs, I am now an instructor for the teen programs at Gage. In addition to fine art instruction, I facilitate and work with organizations such as Partners of Youth Empowerment to empower young people through creativity.