Kyoko Bass is a painter and paper artist and painter currently based in Fort Worth, TX.      

She was born in Japan and moved to the United States when she was 18 years old with her family.  After earning her BFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia and Master of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Kyoko has worked in the engineering and 2D/3D digital art field for many years while continuing visual art practice.

Her artworks have been included in private collections around the United States, Japan and Europe.


Growing up in rural Japan near mountains and ocean, I have always been fascinated with the natural organic forms and patterns nature creates. My artworks explore these delicate patterns of nature and natural phenomena such as wave and wind movements through painting and paper sculpture.

 My work is inspired by the process and aesthetics of Japanese traditional art such as Kirie (papercut art), Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and Sumi-e (ink wash painting).

 3D papercut sculpture is composed of a combination of different mediums and methods such as drawing, Kirie, painting and sculpture. It consists of 3 papercut layers (on tree-free yupo paper) and 1 watercolor or acrylic painting background. The floating effect is created by archival films.

 My artistic goal is to provide a sense of calmness and peace through my work.