Haruko Okano

Haruko Okano (born in Toronto, ON, Canada; lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada) is a process-based, collaborative, multidisciplinary, mixed media artist whose practice aims to break away from traditional, Eurocentric genres to integrate elements of her Japanese ancestry as well as holistic traditions of hunter-gatherer cultures. Okano also guides her practice with her concerns for the natural environment and the planet’s preservation, often using recycled materials and organic matter in her work.