So much to mend, so little time

I’ve got an actual pile of broken ceramics that need mending, that has been sitting patiently through the new year holiday for me to get to it. I haven’t had the time. I’d like to get all of these items done so they can leave the shelf, go on to good homes, and I can focus.

For a while I was in a good flow; it was all going so smoothly. But then other things needed my attention and Christmas came and went, and now feels like the right time to get to them. On these last days of my COVID-19 days off from work, I hope I’ll get to them. I’ve got through everything else, so it feels like the right time.

And then all I’ll have on my plate is the work for Florence!

Wish me luck ❤

Feature: Milked Magazine, Issue 5!

Hello friends,

I am pleased to share that Mother and Child will be featured in issue no. 5 of Milked Magazine.

21. Mother and Child, 1/8/2020 (B2 size)

First and foremost, I’m thrilled to be working with a Baltimore-based publication run by fellow MICA grads! Second, I’m so happy that Mother and Child, and my lovely friend Candace Fujii (the ‘mother’) is getting so much love this year. This really will be her year, I think. That is what I hope for her.

From their website: Containing an intentionally curated body of work, conceptually driven, and visually focused, MILKED is a new publication that examines the undertones of the maternal figure. With each issue’s theme centered around a pre-existing topic within art history, MILKED takes narratives of old and filters them through the lens of the maternal nature.

The publication date of no. 5 hasn’t been decided yet, but it’s been said that it should come out during the month of November. You can follow them on instagram if you’re interested or want some kind of hard copy of the publication – I will not be the only artist featured!

Final Home: Center for Hope

I am pleased and honored to share that two of my pieces, 21. Mother and Child and 43. Yoga no Tori, have been accepted as donations to adorn the walls of the new Lifebridge Center for Hope in Baltimore, Maryland.

From the Lifebridge website: Advancing hope, healing, and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse, and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, education, and prevention. Creating a center of excellence and new response model LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope provides intervention & prevention for: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Street Violence, Safe Streets, and Elder Justice for survivors, caregivers, and communities.

I am positively thrilled to send my art to such a worthy and necessary facility in the city that nurtured and educated me as an emerging artist. Baltimore, you’re home to me. This feels like giving back.

A Room of One’s Own: Open Studio show, Sept. 21 – 25, 2022

I will be hosting an Open Studio show at my space in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, during the Silver Week holiday from September 21 – 25, 2022. Open hours are 12:00 – 18:00, and drinks and snacks will most certainly be available.

The show will also feature the work of my good friend and collaborator, Candace Breakell Fujii.

All of our Tokyo friends and followers are welcome to come and hang out in the space, listen to records and talk about art. Perhaps I’ll even do some demos if the cats can behave themselves!

Swing by and maybe pick up an original collage, postcard, sticker, or photo print. All proceeds will go towards funding Florence, 2023.

Love you thank you see you soon!

XIV Florence Biennale, October 14-22, 2023

The Chiyogami portraits are going to Florence! I am so excited to share my work internationally on the EU stage. While I guess technically as an artist from the United States all of my recent shows have been international, I am excited to physically take the collages out of Tokyo to show them in another place that is not the USA.

The XIV Florence Biennale will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy from October 14 – 23, 2023. I’ve got a 2-meter space to show as many pieces as I can fit. Now the arting and selection begins!

VISCERAL at M.A.D.S Art Gallery

Friends, supporters, et al.:

My collage, 63.Rage, is currently featured in an international art exhibition at M.A.D.S. Art gallery, which has two locations in Milan, Italy, and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. This is a digital and virtual reality show that can be viewed in both physical spaces or online. I am extremely happy to be a part of this exhibition and to show this collage now, given the recent state of affairs in the U.S.A.

You can visit the site here. The show is live on the site from June 28 to July 4, 2022.

From M.A.D.S.’s website:

Gina-Marie Cincinnati is an American artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Born in West Islip, New York in 1981, she grew up in Bel Air, Maryland before attending college in Baltimore, Maryland at Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Design, and concentrations in Photography and Digital Media Art.

She lived and worked in Germany from 2009 until 2013. After six months in Lewes, UK, she landed in Tokyo in 2014, where she currently resides. She has illustrated two books and exhibited her work internationally.

Gina’s art has always been mixed-media and collage-based, with subject matter often considering or confronting the darker, unspoken underside of life and existence. While her journey began with mastering Adobe Photoshop and film Photography, her work later evolved to be more physical and tangible.

Early obsessions with photography, silk-screening, and paper production eventually led to her natural affinity for Japanese Chiyogami and Yuzen papers, which she utilizes in her current collage series, ‘The Chiyogami Portraits’. These collages in their physical form are the intersection of the permanent and the fragile, the temporary and the immortal. What was, what is, and what will be.

The show was a raging success

Thank you for your support!

I’m finally able to sit down and write about it. I’m exhausted, and it was wonderful.


  • Many people came.
  • I was never bored.
  • I created seven collages as demonstrations over six days.
  • All of the Maneki Neko sold, three of which were bought by the gallery. I’m in a permanent collection!
  • Setup and takedown were quick and painless, thanks to a dedicated team of friends (and my husband).
  • I’ve got so many new ideas I want to try next now.
  • I learned how to better speak about my art from doing just that for six days.
  • I’ve got two more offers/invitations for future shows.

All great things.

To see photos from the event, please check out the album on my Flickr page.