Regents LecturerMay 23, 2005, 6:00 pm »
Eiko Ishioka is a multidisciplinary designer whose internationally acclaimed work for stage, film, advertising and graphic design have made her one of the premiere visual artists in contemporary culture. Her long list of accolades includes an Academy Award for costume design for Coppola’s film Bram Stoker's Dracula, the Award for Artistic Contribution at the Cannes Film Festival for her production design of the film Mishima, Outer Critic Circle Awards for the sets and costumes of the Broadway play M. Butterfly, and a Grammy Award for the artwork of Miles Davis' Tutu album.
Ishioka’s creative vision has made its indelible mark on everything from Hollywood to the circus. She designed the costumes for the film The Cell, starring Jennifer Lopez, directed a music video for the singer Björk, designed the costumes for Pierre Audi’s production of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” at De Nederlandse Opera, created sportswear for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City, and designed the costumes for the new Cirque du Soleil production "Varekai, " for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Most recently, she designed the costumes for an operatic production of the works of Toru Takemitsu directed by Peter Mussbach staged in Berlin, Paris and Tokyo.
Ishioka is a laureate of the New York Art Director's Club Hall of Fame, and her work is included in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Ishioka has published two retrospectives of her work, Eiko by Eiko in 1983, and Eiko on Stage in 2000, both published by Callaway Editions in New York. Ishioka was born in Tokyo and resides in New York City.
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