Wellington artist Rieko moved to New Zealand from Japan in 1999. Her first exhibition was held in 2010 and since then she has had several solo shows and participated in group exhibitions nationally.
Rieko’s work is influenced by pop surrealism and the old masters of painting. However, Japanese pop cultural aesthetics such as ‘Kawaii’ elements still come throughout her work, but not without a sense of melancholy and innocence.
She is represented by Warwick Henderson Gallery in Auckland.