November 13 to December 11

3525 Mt Diablo Blvd. Lafayette

Artists reception November 20, 3-5PM

Featuring Akiko Suzuki & Carl Heyward


Akiko Suzuki

I am a textile and mixed media artist living in San Francisco CA, USA and graduated in Visual Design at Kyoto Art Junior College in 1986, studied photograghy, video and 3D creation there. I began quilt making in 1990 and currently teach contemporary quilt practice; am recipient of numerous art quilt prizes and awards in Japan and internationally; am held in private and public collections worldwide. Since 2014 I have participated in Global Art Project produced by my partner Carl Heyward. As founding member I’ve participated in group exhibitions and workshops as well as collaborative studio settings in Italy, America, Mexico and Senegal.

My work expresses the invisible nature of thought, of skin sensation, the poetry of Love and Eros or the presentiments that occur prior to thought. Intuitive works are born from everyday life as are novels. The words borne out of the flood of my imagery become poetry and are visualized in works as abstractions through paint, collage, sewing and fiber works.

Carl Heyward

Carl Heyward is an NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Fellow and grant recipient, former MFA instructor at SF Academy of Art University, arts writer and founder of Global Art Project, a mixed-media collaborative cooperative with a membership in 17 countries. He has exhibited at Room Art Gallery, Mill Valley, The Fourth Wall Gallery in Oakland, CA, artist-in-residence at The Schools of The Sacred Heart at The Flood Mansion, San Francisco, and continues to exhibit internationally: Kranz, Slovenia; Mazatlan, Mexico; Venice, Italy; Senegal, and Ghent, Belgium, in 2017-2019. 2020 he has curated and/or exhibited in CrossingBorders USA at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Ca; Pulchri Gallery in The Netherlands; Gallerie Renee Marie in THE AMERICAN HEART OF WINTER through January 2021 (Benicia, Ca) His work resides in collections held by SF-MOMA, NY-MOMA, Yale University Art Library, the National Gallery of Australia, Wellsely Art Library and the Brooklyn Museum. He is associated with Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, CA; 10dence Gallery, Holland, Galerie Sobo Bade, Senegal and Gallerie Renee Marie, CA, East Village Art View Gallery, NYC