Setsuko Maho is a self-taught Japanese artist and printmaker based in Rotterdam.

Her artworks are characterised by bold, playful and colourful elements. She works with collages and hand-drawn brush to abstract forms on paper, wood and textile in combination with her own developed screen printing technique. This gives each piece having its own unique expression. Her works evoke a sense of embarking on an adventure.

Sudden intuition and fleeting emotions from everyday life inspires her work; these artworks are a “diary of memories”. Expressing the three-dimensional world by layering blurred memories and scenes that gradually creates a shape, and this process is her creative spark. Importantly, the screen is her communication tool between her artwork and inspirations, with the secret conversation through the screen leads to an epiphany of new techniques with choice of colours.

Setsuko’s recent works ‘Cinema paper & chronicle’ are an art print series influenced by Eastern European vintage posters. These series are a record of a certain occurrence that was displayed in her imaginary cinema. With Setsuko’s taste for colours and shape, these artworks are constantly using motifs such as Cyrillic alphabet and numbers. Her print posters are a medium that allows all visitors to exchange and communicate about they see and their vision of art.



Print Club London

Artist In Residence

2018  World of Co, Bulgaria


‘CHOOSE LOVE x PRINT CLUB LONDON’ Exhibition @Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)

‘Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2021’ @Woolwich Works (London, UK)
‘CHOOSE LOVE 2021 Exhibition @Soho Revue Gallery (London, UK)

‘Cinema paper & chronicle’ chapter Ⅲ @Rock Star Hotel (Osaka, Japan)

‘Cinema paper & chronicle’ chapter Ⅱ @somewhere (Tokyo, Japan)
‘Cinema paper & chronicle’ chapter Ⅰ @yack yack books (Tokyo, Japan)

‘ART SHOWS’ Group Exhibition @SODA (Sofia, Bulgaria)

‘What Is A Print?’ Solo Exhibition @EDIT.TOKYO (London, UK)
‘Art Hub Print Open’ @Art Hub Gallery (London, UK)
‘Central St Giles Exhibition’ @Central St Giles Covent Garden (London, UK)

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2021 / Selected
6th NBC International Biennale Silk Screen / Prize

Art Hub Print Open / Selected