Gil Kuno

Gil 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.

He has received recognition from Timothy Leary, Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, Canon Digital Creators Contest, International Film Festival Rotterdam, LA Freewaves, World Wide Video Festival, Art of Digital, among others. Gil has exhibited or performed at Castillo de Rivoli (Italy), MuseumsQuartier Wien (Austria), The National Art Center Tokyo (Japan), The
Hammer Museum (L.A.), Torrance Art Museum (L.A.), The Melkweg (Amsterdam),
Schouwburg (Rotterdam), among many others.

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