100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Jason Edmiston

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated the Miyazaki in Los Angeles Art Show, an endearing presentation that features over 100 hundred artists celebrating the films that have made us laugh, cry, and believe in the power of creativity.

Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli was the inspiration for this showcase. Its films including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke are just some of the source material used by artists and illustrators across the globe. They have employed painting, embroidery, and sculpture in their tributes to these works. Some of the homages are recreations of classic film posters or scenes while others take a more conceptual path and focus on a single idea or character. Regardless of the pictorial approach, the deep reverence for their adventure-loving subjects is evident.

Miyazaki in Los Angeles Art Show is a pop-up exhibition that’s on view for just three days. Catch the work from August 17 to August 19, 2018 at Bergamot – Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica, California.

Over 100 artists and illustrators are paying tribute to the Studio Ghibli films in a special Hayao Miyazaki art show.

Hayao Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Alina Chau

Curated by SPOKE ART, the exhibition features painting, embroidery, and sculpture.

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Justin Hillgrove

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Kate Snow

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Pippa Dyrlaga

The three-day pop-up exhibition is on view in Santa Monica, California starting August 17, 2018.

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Guillaume Morellec

Hayao Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Bruce Yan

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Tracie Ching

Hayao Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Camilla d'Errico

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Tom Eglington

Hayao Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Concepción Studios

Miyazaki Art Show in Los Angeles

Jonathan Edwards

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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