Andrew H. Kim

Makoto Fujimura

Art, Spirituality

Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose process-driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of The New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time.” Robert Kushner has characterized Fujimura's work as "a new kind of art, about hope, healing, redemption, refuge, while maintaining visual sophistication and intellectual integrity.” Fujimura is also an arts advocate, author, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion honored Fujimura with its Religion and the Arts Award.

Festival Years: 2006, 2016