Aiko Suzuki was a remarkable, prolific visual artist, who worked in a wide variety of media, ranging from textiles, to spray paint, to acrylic and oils, and monoprints. Her work extended beyond the canvas to include three-dimensional sculptures, such as dance sets and smaller multimedia works. She was a long-time collaborator with Toronto Dance Theatre co-founder and choreographer Patricia Beatty, and was involved in arts education through direct, hands-on film animation, and other art workshops, with countless students throughout Toronto for more than 25 years.

Suzuki's personal dynamism was both stunning and inspiring. Her final exhibition at ASpace, Toronto, in 2005, was a poetic presentation through four installations, of the treatment and process of living with breast cancer.
  This slideshow features the wide variety of Aiko Suzuki's artwork throughout her life, and is interspersed with photographs from Suzuki's studio, and personal life. It was created by Troy Suzuki for presentation at a memorial service, on January 14th, 2005, at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

October 22, 1937-December 31, 2005


Photo Credit: Kazuyoshi Ehara

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