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喜多  木ノ実  Konomi Kita

1961年  東京生まれ。
2000~2015年 ミネアポリス日本語補習授業校で数学を教える。
2013年 ボローニャ国際絵本原画展入選、西宮にて個展。
2014年 東京、西宮にて個展。
2015年 集英社文庫 ポケットマスターピース「ゲーテ」挿画、
2016-2017年 集英社文庫 「明智小五郎事件簿」シリーズ(江戸川乱歩著、全12巻)装画を担当。
2019年 実用フランス語検定1級合格。

Born in 1961 in Tokyo, Japan.
Earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in German Language and Literature from the University of Tokyo.
Worked in Europe as a German-Japanese-English translator/interpreter in the 1980’s and 1990’s,
while also illustrating some books and magazines.
Moved to the United States in 1995, and
taught mathematics at the Minneapolis Japanese School from 2000 to 2015.
Was an artist selected for recognition at the 2013 Bologna International Children’s Book Illustrators’ Competition.
Exhibited artwork in Nishinomiya and Tokyo in 2013 and 2014.
Illustrated the book “Johann  Wolfgang von Goethe”, Pocket Masterpiece Series, published by Shueisya in 2015.
Created the front cover art for the twelve-book series “Kogoro Akechi Case Files”, published by Shueisya in 2016-2017.
Starting in 2019, my artwork has been continually featured on the brochures and envelopes of Saitama prefecture’s Mutual Insurance Cooperative.