Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser


Accredited Professional Member

Japanese born artist, Amenomori-Schmeisser, spent her childhood in Germany and in 1979 graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Hamburg with a degree in Textile Design. She has lived in Australia for more than twenty years, dividing her time between Canberra and Kyoto. As a designer, she engages in collaborative commissions that offer a high standard of modern design. In 1995 Amenomori-Schmeisser attended a workshop taught by a Japanese indigo artist, Hiroyuko Shindo, and became fascinated with the shibori technique. Amenomori-Schmeisser currently produces large hanging installation works and three-dimensional pieces that incorporate traditional craft with a contemporary art practice.

National collections include: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT; University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD.
International collections include: Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Tokyo Technical Institute. 

Online resources

Folding IndigoVisonaries

Above: Resting, Blue Crystal, Wind fold, 2017. Photo: Steve Keough
Feature image: In the Fold, 2011. Triptych, shibori, Japanese natural indigo dye on linen. 160 x 168 x 20cm