"The idea of forging a new kind of art, about hope, healing, redemption, refuge, while maintaining visual sophistication and intellectual integrity is a growing movement, one which finds Makoto Fujimura's work at the vanguard."
Makoto Fujimura is a Japanese-American painter and the founder of the International Arts Movement, one of the leading Christian arts organizations in the world. Living in close proximity to Ground Zero, Fujimura was one of the first artist’s to respond to the events of 9/11. Out of this American crisis Fujimura forged “a new kind of art about hope, healing and redemption.” His ambitious goal is to see “more evidence of the world that ought to be, a world where all corners of culture—museums to malls, galleries to grocery stores—are filled with good, true and beautiful works of art.”
Biola University will be delighted to welcome Mako Fujimura in May as our Spring 2012 Commencement Speaker. For more information on Biola's Commencement Ceremonies, visit commencement.biola.edu.