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With my art I want you to connect to the mother earth

We must wake up and change 

We can do it if we want

Use the universal language

Life is art!


–Miki Katagiri

A native New Yorker since 1989, Miki Katagiri has over 16 years of designing and making topical hats. Her subject matter focuses on environment, nature, politics, and the universe. All connected to one…

Her work has been shown in galleries in New York and Japan.

After many years of working with renowned artist Patricia Underwood, she is now teaching millinery class at Parsons The New School for Design, doing workshop in her studio in Williamsburg, and taking custom orders.


Artist Resume


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015        Avant Jungle, GGrippo,New York,NY

2013        Head to Heart, Globus Washitsu, New York, NY

2010        Spirit Tide, Rabbit Hole,Brooklyn,NY

2007        Be Happy, NY Design Studio,Brooklyn,NY


Selected Group show


2013        Mirai,  Consulate General of Japan,New York,NY

2012        Bloom time,  Holiday inn,LIC,NY 

2012        Fabrics,  Medialia,New york,NY  

2007        Cuchifritos, New York, NY

2005        Assemblage, Collage, Construction, O.I.A.,New York, NY

2004        Living a Culture of Peace, Victory Hall, NJ

2004        Emancipation, Fusion Art Musuem, New York, NY

2004        Tokyo*New York, Galeria Miejska, Poland

2004        In Fusion, Fusion Arts Museum, New York, NY

2003        Decade of Art,  Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

2002        Peace Art, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

2001        Peace Art, Felissimo, New York, NY

2000        B.U.M.F. Expo, Morgan Industrial Center, NJ

1999        Plan for Peace, Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

1999        Power of One, NYC Port Authority, New York, NY

1998        The Art of Change, Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

1997        The Nature of Our Environment, Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

1996        The Humor Show, Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

1993        Urban Jungle, Elston Fine Arts, New York, NY

1992        2nd Annual Aids Benefit, Bell Cafe, New York, NY

1991        Rite of Spring, Downtown Garden, New York, NY

1991        Urban Jungle, Living theater, New York, NY

1991        The Earth Day, Downtown, New York, NY

1991        Urban Jungle, Cafe Unique, New York, NY

1991        Urban Jungle, Saireido, New York, NY

1990        Reflux Show, Soho, New York, NY

1989        Tropical Rain Forest, Sundered Ground, New York, NY




1986     YMCA Design School, Tokyo, Japan


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