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My practice focuses on the exchange of social, economic and cultural capital within art, and explores alternative metrics of value that are based on service rather than scarcity.

My CV can be found here.


Cecilia Masuko Iwata was born May 1992 in Seattle, WA. In 2000, at the age of 7, she was told by Robin Sadinsky's mom that she was good at drawing. "Look," said Robin Sadinsky's mom in a low voice, "I'm supposed to tell all the kids that their drawings are good, but yours is actually good." Equipped with a profound sense of confidence, Iwata began making good drawings, and later, good paintings. 

In 2010, Iwata was admitted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, at which point her idea of "good" shifted to accommodate the institution.  

In 2013, she started to realize that nobody knows anything about goodness, but that some people are better at leveraging capital to prove their point. 

Last we heard, she decorates birthday cakes for a living.




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