Life is like a journey; we are all sojourners on the earth.
I am originally from Japan and moved to the U.S. about 25 years ago. Moving from one place to another, leaving things behind, and facing a new landscape and culture makes me feel like a traveler and a sojourner. As a sojourner, I have a belief that life is like a journey; we are all sojourners on the earth. At the same time, I have a constant longing for the place that I can fully call home. My artworks explore various perspectives into my search for the meaning of "home" within a sojourner's journey. Through the art forms which are primarily paintings and installations, I mainly explore cultural, social, philosophical, and spiritual aspects.
Chiyoko Myose is originally from Japan, and now lives and works in Wichita, Kansas. She holds a BA in English Literature from Doshisha Women’s College in Kyoto, Japan and a BFA in painting from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. Her works are primarily painting and installation arts. Chiyoko has been showing her works through exhibitions and commissions regionally, nationally, and internationally, while participating in artist residencies, artist workshops, and community collaborations from classical music to contemporary dance. Her recent solo exhibitions are typically large scale, including the one at CityArt, Wichita, KS, Mid America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, MO, and Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. She was awarded several awards and recognitions including a Koch Cultural Trust Enabling Grant, a Wichita Arts Council Artist Grant, and KMUW NPR Artist Series Featured Artist for 2021. She is married and has two children.