Hiromi Oikawa is a New York based Japanese born artist who identifies as an immigrant. Her work revolves around issues that arise from her political and social status. She explores the different realities of people who have been displaced from their homelands/territories for religion, war and/or politics.
Photography is Oikawa’s medium of preference - she employs it as a resource to archive experiences from articles related to her investigations and then intervenes with painting to create a beguilingly simple work with layers of meaning. Oikawa's own hardships have resulted in her intellectual and creative outputs and her desire to touch people’s emotions.
“This is my prayer for everything, when it’s all purified and returns to white…Does my journey ever end? I just have to pray for peace.”