Reiko Lauper is a graphic designer / illustrator and has been living in New York City since 2006.
She received her BFA in sculpture from Tokyo Zokei University in Tokyo, Japan.
Reiko was offered a position in working at a textile design studio in 2007.
She sold to designers, as a hand-painted watercolor textile designer, such as Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, among others.
In 2008, she was hired as a personal graphic designer for Patricia Field, who is recognized as an Emmy Award winning costume designer for Sex and The City and Devil Wears Prada etc.
Among that, Reiko was a head graphic designer for her boutique, "Patricia Field”, and eventually evolved into the website’s visual manager; working there until the end of 2015.
She received an opportunity to work for Wendigo Productions NY / Art on A Gallery in 2016, taking on the role as website manager / graphic designer. She also involved herself in all creative aspects of the company events such as music concerts and art exhibitions.
Reiko then started to pursue her art that was inspired by all genres of rock music and her Japanese cultural roots. She draws traditional Japanese motifs with stippling which is the drawing technique that is often used in the punk scene. Assimilating these concepts, she considers her drawing style, "Neo Japanese art" and "hand-drawn graphic design".
She became a commission-based freelancer in Aug, 2019.
2018 Solo Exhibition, "Japonisque", Art on A Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Collaborative Exhibition, Bar LSD, Tokyo, JAPAN
2019 Collaborative Exhibition, Art on A Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Dec "Trading Card Art Show", Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2020 Jan The 22nd annual "Postcards from the Edge" benefit for Visual AIDS, Bortolami, New York, NY