I enjoy the fragility and intricacy of paper. A frail medium, it is strong when connected by lines. The act of cutting paper transforms a two-dimensional image into something more sculptural. Using paper as my material, especially in hand-cut form, adds an essence to the private and warm world I would like to create in my artwork.
The intricacy of the images I create holds hidden narratives that extend the life of the work beyond the initial impression, and invites the viewer to continue on their journey of discovery.
Shiho K. Rice was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. From a very young age, she has been interested in observation and creative visual storytelling.
When she was 15, she moved to Canada by herself, and attended to the boarding school in Qu bec. This is when she began to paint and give life to her imagination. After graduating from high school, Shiho studied Fine Arts in Toronto for a couple of years, and transferred to study Theatre and Fine Arts in New York City.
Then, she moved to Washington D.C. where she found Kiri- (paper cutting) as her art medium in which a single piece of paper is cut by hand. Now, she resides in upstate NY. Her artwork has been shown in Japan, Canada, and across the US. She loves adventure both in her imagination and in her real life. She enjoys every part of creating her imaginative world. The process of creating each piece slowly reveals a different flavor of her original drawings and imagination.