- Artist, www.Drue.Net, USA
Drue Kataoka is a contemporary artist based in Silicon Valley, California. Her artwork has integrated Asian brush painting techniques with mirrors, time dilation, hospital beds, alpine snow water and storm recordings. New forms developed include magic boxes, where a painting is hidden inside a box, visible only in fragments through reflections in mirror shards, and membranes, where the artwork creates a semi-reflective, semi-transparent lens for the viewer to look at. Kataoka has done numerous corporate and private commissions. Her work was featured in the first art exhibit in zero gravity at the International Space Station and at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos, Switzerland. Recent work has been featured on CNN, CBS and ABC, and in Stanford Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and others. Honours include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute Award for extensive community service. She established the Drue Kataoka Art Scholarship for Youth since 2001. Kataoka has a BA from Stanford University.