Live from the Studio: Chieko Murasugi
Virtually join Chieko Murasugi in her studio as she demonstrates how to create a work that combines abstract painting and collage. Murasugi works with precise edges, flat shapes, and visual illusions in her works, which require many sketches and meticulous painting. She encourages others to collage, design, and paint according to their own sensibilities and vision.
About the artist
Chieko Murasugi was born in Tokyo, raised in Toronto, and based in San Francisco for 20 years before moving to North Carolina in 2012. She has degrees in experimental psychology and studio art. Murasugi has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and museums, and her paintings reside in the public collections of the City of Raleigh and Duke University. Recently, she was awarded a Hambidge Center residency and a North Carolina Arts Council artist support grant. She is a cofounder and cocurator of BASEMENT, a provisional, artist-run project space in Chapel Hill.
Suggested supply list
- Substrate (e.g., paper, canvas, panel) of medium size (about 18 × 24)
- Collage elements, ideally that have personal significance and are abstract when cut up (e.g., old drawings/paintings on paper, fabric pieces, photos)
- Glue or acrylic medium for applying collage pieces to the substrate
- Acrylic (or other water-based) paint and brushes
- Container of water
Image courtesy of Chieko Murasugi