Makie Hino is a painter-printmaker born in Tokyo in 1942, and she has been living in the United States for more than 30 years. She studied oil painting and etching at the School of Visual Arts (1973-74), oil painting, watercolor painting and lithography at the Art Student’s League of New York (1974-78, 1984), etching at the New School of Social Research (1974), and lithography at the Pratt Graphic Center (1984). She studied etching, mezzotint and drypoint at the Manhattan Graphics Center (1993).
Her painting career started in 1984 at the Newmark Gallery in Manhattan with a series of sold out shows in 1985, '87 and '89. At Gallery 71, she has had two one-woman shows in 1996 and 1998. Meanwhile, she has been busy showing both in the United States and Japan. Her works have also been shown in Italy, UK and Canada.
Her pastel pieces have been included in The Best of Pastels (1996) / Rockport Publishers, Inc., Floral Inspiration (1997) / Rockport Publishers, Inc., Gekkan Bijyutsu (Art Monthly) (June 1998) / Jitsugyo no Nippon-Sha, Bijyutsu no Mado (Window of Art) (May 2000) / Seikatsu no Tomo-Sha, and Pastel Artists International (Sept-Oct 2002) / Artists International, among others.
She was awarded the Silver Medal of Honor for a portrait painting in oil at The Allied Artists of America 64th Annual Exhibition (1977), The Vadley Frame Award for a still life painting in oil (1982), The Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal (1982 & 87), Artists Societies for a Traditional Painting Award (1990), The Corporate Award (1993) at The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Exhibition, and others.