Chiho Ushio | 潮 千穂
Chiho Ushio is a Hawai'i based artist.
Ushio’s work is often characterized by its serene and sublime energy that draws inspiration from experiential interactions with nature. Her experiences in Hawai‘i, freediving and learning hula, have yielded a holistic view of the universe in that everything interacts with, affects, and resonates with each other: mutualistic relationships between humanity and nature, the invisible and visible, the microscopic and macroscopic.
Born and raised in Japan, Ushio studied Hawaiian Lifestyle in the Hula track at Hawai’i Community College in Hilo. She later earned BFA and MFA degrees in printmaking from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her artwork pondering ‘peace’ poetically interweaving diverse contexts, particularly the cultural, historical, mythological, and metaphysical viewpoints. Due to her multidisciplinary studies and varied life experiences, Ushio’s work conceptually bridges the Eastern, Western, and Pacific perspectives.