Makoto Fujimura, Artist
Makoto Fujimura is founder of the International Arts Movement. He exhibits, publishes, and lectures widely. Fujimura studied Nihonga
– traditional Japanese painting – at Tokyo University of the Arts, and was the first non-native to participate in the Japanese Painting Doctorate Program, which dates back to the 15
th century. He is represented by Dillon Gallery in New York and Tokyo. His work can be seen at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Saint Louis Museum, and the Cincinnati Museum. He served on the National Council on the Arts as a Presidential appointee 2003
. The American Academy of Religion, named Makoto Fujimura as its "2014
Religion and the Arts" award recipient.