Makoto Fujimura

What is Art? This question has been tossed around often in modern times.
This question may be one of the signatures of modernity:
art has become all about the question of what it is and what it is not.

(Makoto Fujimura)

Makoto Fujimura Silence



Makoto Fujimura, recently appointed Director of Fuller’s Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Makoto Fujimura as its 2014 Religion and the Arts award recipient. This award is presented annually to an artist, performer, critic, curator, or scholar who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and the religions, both for the academy and for a broader public.

Fujimura’s second book, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing together people of all backgrounds in a conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity. In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, Crossway Publishing commissioned and published The Four Holy Gospels, featuring Fujimura’s illuminations of the sacred texts.

The Four Gospels

From left to right:

Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ)
Matthew – Consider The Lilies
Mark – Water Flames
Luke – Prodigal God
John – In The Beginning


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