Masako Onodera graduated with an MFA in metals from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in 2008 and currently is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI. Through her artwork, Masako strives to emotionally connect the viewer with the craft materials and practices she employs. Her creations suggest an experience of the body that is altered by the tactile and visual characteristics of the object.
Masako is the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a Mid-Career Educational Endowment Scholarship from the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Her work is published in journals and books, such as Metalsmith Magazine, the Art Jewelry Today series from Schiffer Publishing, the 500 series from Lark Crafts, and ACTIVA from Design Diffusion Edizioni in Milan, Italy. Masako’s art is exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many private and public collections, such as the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio, and the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. To learn more about Masako, visit https://www.masakoonodera.com/
Masako’s residency is generously underwritten by Carolyn Covault.