Kaori Maeyama’s urban landscape paintings explore obscured vision, allure of the ordinary, and sense of movement in static images. Focusing on decay and isolation of the mundane as the primary subject matter, she uses a tonal palette and visual noise to amplify mood and atmosphere. Her work has been shown at Staple Goods, The Front, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and reviewed in Gambit Weekly and Pelican Bomb. Since arriving in New Orleans alone with one duffle bag in 1994, she has been a focus puller, an audio editor, and a plein air painter. She holds a BA in film production from the University of New Orleans, and a MFA in painting from Tulane University where she learned to paint without paintbrushes.