Visions is proud to be representing Claudia Kogachi. Her first exhibition with the gallery, Rugged Heart, brings together a selection of her tufted rugs, which have become a hallmark of her practice. In the works, Kogachi explores family ties and personal anxieties from her position as a loving granddaughter and an artist seeking stability during a period of heightened uncertainty.
Claudia Kogachi was born in Awaji-shima, Japan, in 1995. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts. In 2019, she won the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award. Recent exhibitions include: New Artists Show 2020, Artspace Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland; Obaachan during the lockdown, Wahiawā, Hawaiʻi, Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau; Uncle Gagi, play_station, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington; and Everyone Has a Horse Phase, Sanderson Contemporary, Tāmaki Makaurau (all 2020).