mariko jesse

a little about me...

My name translates literally as ‘ten thousand mile child’ as it was thought that I would always be far from my birthplace, caught in the space between different cultures. I was born in Japan, spent my childhood in Hong Kong, and was educated in the UK.

I studied at Central St. Martins in London, where I’m currently an Associate Lecturer. I run my own business, and spend as much personal time in the print studio as I can. I’ve attended various international artists’ residencies throughout the world, and was recently awarded a scholarship to study Japanese woodblock printing in Japan.

I happily work from wherever I am, and now live between HK, Tokyo and London, depending largely on the weather.