June 11–15: Rotten grass becomes fireflies
Rotten grass becomes fireflies
2021, digital book
This little book reimagines the essence of bioluminescent existence - fireflies. They come out to play and light their path, then I, myself become one of them. - aricoco
aricoco (Ari Tabei) is an interdisciplinary artist, living and working in NYC. Born and raised in Tokyo, she received a BA in International Legal Studies from Sophia University, Tokyo, and went to study studio art at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, and later earned an MFA from University of Connecticut in sculpture and video performance art in 2007. She moved to NYC after graduation and was awarded the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship for 2008-09. aricoco has since participated in numerous artists in residencies including: LMCC Swing Space, Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, Sculpture Space, Blue Sky Project, Triangle Workshop, AAI Rotating Studio Program, Museum of Art and Design Open Studios, BRIC Media Fellowship, RBPMW Studio Immersion Project, AIM program, Institute for Electronic Arts, Anderson Center, Target Margin Theater Institute Fellowship, BRIC Visual Artist Residency and Culture Push. She has exhibited and performed extensively in New York City. Her solo exhibitions were at A.I.R. gallery in 2008, New York Studio Gallery in 2010, Real Art Ways in 2011, Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill in 2015 and at La MaMa Galleria in 2018. In 2013, she went back to Japan to participate in a group exhibition and performed at Kawasaki City Museum in Japan. She was a recipient of NYFA Artist’s Fellowship in the category of Interdisciplinary work in 2015 and Franklin Furnace Fund in 2016-17. Most recently, she was awarded LMCC Creative Engagement Fund in 2020.