Down Under and Beyond

ink and pen
42" x 45"

Hannah Ueno earned MFA in Graphic Design from Washington State University, and BFA in Visual Communications from Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. She has worked as a graphic designer for seven years before joining as a faculty member at Stockton University. Hannah teaches visual communications courses including 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Image and Typography, Interactive Media Design, and Web Design.
Her current project is an illustration series “Invisible Japan” — the lives, labor history, and controversy surrounding migrant Roji (Buraku) people in Japan. 
Her works have been included in various national and international group exhibitions, corporate and private collections.

This series is about the lives, labor history, and controversy surrounding Buraku (Roji tenement street) people in urban Japan. It is a visual story of the urban landscapes that were invisible while Japan enjoyed their post-WWII industrial era. The monochrome drawing is rendered in pen and ink.