Maetake, known for monumental sculptures and installations, creates life-like forms from industrial-consumer waste transformed through a decay cycle of nature and time. Prior to moving to New York, Maetake attended vocational schools in Japan and the Czech Republic, and apprenticed with a private glass foundry in southern Germany. Today, Maetake’s practice spans sculpture, fiber, collage, and video. Maetake’s work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad at venues including Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Harris Lieberman, New York, ; Espacio 1414, The Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Queens Art Museum, Queens, NY; and Fredric Snitzer, Miami, FL. Maetake has been a resident artist in the studio of El Anatsui in Ghana; and has received awards and fellowships including from the Agency for Japanese Cultural Affairs. In 2017, In 2018, Maetake has been involved in Posthuman Aesthetic research and became a Featured Artist to present her work at 3rd Posthuman Global Symposium at New York University held by Philosophy Department. She earned her MFA from Columbia University, New York, and is a faculty member of the Fine Art Department at SUNY FIT; and currently lives and works in Queens, NY. She is originally from Tokyo, Japan.

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