Regent College and the Dal Schindell Gallery are excited to welcome Makoto Fujimura for the launch of his new book, Art and Faith: A Theology of Making. In this book, Fujimura attends to both the spiritual and creative aspects of making. Interviewed by Dr. Iwan Russell-Jones, this integrative conversation will be of interest to theologians and artists alike. Hailed as “a real tonic for our atomized time,” by Christian Wiman, Fujimura’s book offers wisdom and knowledge born of a thirty year period as artist and cultural carer.
Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts.
Fujimura’s work is exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum. He is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall as part of an ongoing collaboration with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra. In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, Crossway Publishing commissioned and published “The Four Holy Gospels“, featuring Fujimura’s illuminations of the sacred texts. In addition to Art and Faith, he is also the author of Refractions and Culture Care.
Art and Faith is available through the Regent College Bookstore here.
The art prints shown in the image above are available for purchase through Culture Care Creative to benefit Embers International.