Artist and Woodbury adjunct faculty member Miki Iwasaki has been commissioned by the city of San Diego to create a public artwork for Children’s Park in the Marina District of downtown San Diego.
Iwasaki has created public art for the San Diego International Airport and the New Children’s Museum. He has invited the public to meet with him and talk about what kind of art they want to see in the park. “The public art component is a small subset of a very difficult, big task of activating the park,” Iwasaki said. “I want the art to be engaging. I don’t’ want to have just an object or a statue that people just look at, I think there’s a more powerful experience when people can respond physically.”
Miki Iwasaki is an artist and designer raised in Southern California and currently living in San Diego. His curiosity in making and building things eventually led him to pursue a career in architecture, and attend California State Polytechnic University in Pomona California. Miki also studied for a year at the Kyushu Institute of Design in Fukuoka, Japan and received his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His architectural experience includes work in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego firms, and spans a variety of project types including residential, office, restaurant, retail, and gallery work. Miki is currently adjunct faculty at Woodbury University San Diego, School of Architecture.