Haruko Okano

Haruko Okano

Biography: 

Haruko Okano is a professional interdisciplinary artist with a practice that spans over 30 years. In her work Haruko integrates her concerns for the environment and our impact on the future of this planet, human rights and the notion of culture as an integral part of her lifestyle. Although her art education was Eurocentric, she has broken away from traditional genres and has started to integrate methods and means that include elements from her Japanese ancestry and holistic traditions common to many cultures in the world of hunters and gatherers. Haruko is a process-based artist and tends to use recycled materials, including organic matter and natural raw detritus, in her installations.