isoko Onodera : marble run
September 3 - 28, 2017
In her September exhibition, Marble Run, Isoko Onodera’s imagery captures the symbolic, metaphysical narrative of human nature. By painting figures as motif, Onodera examines what lies in the core of human beings. Furthermore, she is motivated by the contemplation on the similarity between a person’s life and the process of painting. Onodera observes an interesting parallel between how humans are formed throughout their lifetime and how her own paintings are created: they both are composed of multiple layers and each layer is an important and significant part of the whole.
Onodera came to the United States at the age of 22 from her native home in Iwate, Japan. After receiving her BFA in Painting from the University of Central Arkansas in 2006, she earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing at Louisiana State University in 2011.
In addition to numerous exhibitions in Louisiana, Onodera’s work has been seen from Philadelphia, PA to Pasadena, CA. She currently serves as an instructor at the LSU School of Art where she has taught a variety of courses related to figure painting.