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Motoko Furuhashi

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Las Cruses, New Mexico
Curriculum Vitae

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Artist Statement

Motoko Furuhashi’s work is a result of an investigation in global locations that highlight the significance of a site by elevating and de-contextualizing materials that would otherwise not be recognized. She identifies a site by its origin, history, geological and geographical analysis. She then collects segments from the streets to show physical evidence of the passage of time and specificity of a location with clear packing tape. Motoko imagines these particles as a precious piece of evidence that recall the nostalgia or history of the specific place.

Material Revelation Exhibit



Steel, Brass, Modeling Sponge
3.5 x 2 x 2 inches


Steel, Brass, Modeling Sponge
7 x 1.5 x 2 inches


Spring, Steel, Brass, Modeling Sponge
3.5 x 2 x 2 inches, 9 x 5 x 5 cm
Past and Present$700

Past and Present

Brass, Wood, Artificial Plants
4 x 7 x 1.5 inches

Brass, Road Paint
3 x 3 x 2 inches, 7 x 7 x 5 cm

Petrified Wood$300

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood, Brass, Nylon
2.75 x 13 x 1 inches


Motoko Furuhashi received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently work as an Associate Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Oakland Museum of California, Alliages in Lilly, France, Joya Barcelona in Spain and Publications include 500 Plastic Jewelry design by Lark Books, New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada, and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin. Her creative research has been influenced by the locations in which she has lived or visited.


Thank you to Hilliard Family Foundation Inc. for sponsoring Material Revelation


The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
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Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
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