Kuno’s (b. Los Angeles) great grandparents moved from Japan to
Los Angeles over 80 years ago – the family have lived in LA for
longer than most Angelinos today. His great grandmother, Michiko
Hashimoto, was one of the first art students at UCLA (1924). She led a
successful career as a painter, eventually landing a solo show at LACMA
(originally the Los Angeles Museum) in the 1940s.
75 years and 3
generations later, Gil Kuno also received his MFA from UCLA. In his
art, he experiments with sound and audio-visual synergy. By
re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life, Gil's aim is to
push people away from paradigmatic thinking. He takes a whimsical
approach in subverting common perception of reality; exaggerated
perception and derailed reality are central themes to his work.