According to the biography of Mari Inukai, she was born in Nagoya, Japan and did not appear in the United States until 1995. To me, she represents ‘the Asian future.’ I wrote about this earlier in “Careful Remarks about ‘Her Banana’ by Mari Inukai.” Her many cherished portraits of her daughter, Sena, makes her literally the mother of one ‘Asian future.’

Fellow artist Amarpal Khanna interviewed Mari Inukai at the 2007 Gallery Nucleus show and we have the pleasure of presenting the streaming video for you right now. In case my introductions are not enough here is the Gallery Nucleus intro: “Born in Nagoya, Japan, Inukai moved to the US in 1995. She has worked at Cartoon Network and Mattel. Her Professional works include Nickelodeon and NGTV. Her short animated film, Blue and Orange, has been an official selection at numerous national and international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival 2003 and was the Japanese Grand Prix winner at Short Shorts Film Festival EXPO 2005.”


Interview by  . . . . . . . Amarpal Khanna

Original Video Coverage by . . . . . . . R/Kain Blaze, Production Line by . . . . . . . R/Kain Blaze,

Interaction Design  by . . . . . . . Bryan Wilhite