May 11th, 2009
an interview with Mayumi Oda
Known to many as the “Matisse of Japan”, Mayumi Oda has done extensive work with female goddess imagery. From 1969 to the present Mayumi has exhibited over 40 one-woman shows throughout the world. Her artwork is also part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and many others. Mayumi is also a global activist, participating in anti-nuclear campaigns worldwide. She has lectured and held workshops on Nuclear Patriarchy to Solar Communities at the United Nations NGO Forum and the Women of Vision Conference in Washington DC. In 2000 she started Ginger Hill, a farm and retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mayumi currently lives at Ginger Hill Farm and travels worldwide, teaching workshops in creativity and self-realization.