Laundryman’s Daughter is in the Pennell Print Collection at the Library of Congress and the Japanese American National Museum. It was highly visible in The Decade Show at the New Museum.
Tomie Arai is a third-generation Japanese American and a very active New Yorker. Her work as an artist considers the past, explores issues of identity and acculturation, and guides the community forward creating culture.
Tomie has exhibited extensively, designed numerous public art works, and contributed to children’s literature and arts education. Her awards include Anonymous Was a Woman, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a Joan Mitchell Visual Arts Grant, a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Visual Artist Residency, and a NEA Visual Arts Fellowship.