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2020 IMA Board of Directors

IMA Board Members 2018 to 2020

ChairAnnu Vertanen, Artist and Professor Academy of Fine Arts/Finland

Vice ChairRalph Kiggell, Independent artist and lecturer, UK/Thailand

Japanese/English Bilingual Secretaries:

Katsutoshi Yuasa, Artist, MI-LAB Special Advisor, Japan

Jacqueline Gribbin, Artist, Master Printer, Australia/UK

New Members:

Florence Neal, Artist and Executive Director Kentler International Drawing Space, US

Ruth Pelzer-MontadaArtist and scholar, Edinburgh College of Art, Germany/UK

Frank Trueba, Independent artist, US

Alternate Member:

Mara Cozzolino, Independent artist, Italy


IMA Advisory Board Members

Mel Cheong (Cheong Hoi I), Macau (Asian Development Coordinator)

Claire Cuccio, Independent scholar and lecturer, US

Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US

Kari Laitinen, Independent artist, Finland

Mike Lyon, Independent artist, US (Technical Advisor)

Tuula Moilanen, PhD, Independent artist and lecturer, Finland

Setsuko Morinoue, Artistic Director of Donkey Mill Art Center, US

Michael Schneider, Lecturer Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan/Austria

April Vollmer, Independent artist, writer and lecturer, US (Communications)


IMA Tokyo Head Office Members

Director: Yasuyuki Sato, Chair of Center for the Science of Human Endeavor/CfSHE

Administrative Assistant: Yoko Kanahama

Communications Attaché: April Vollmer

Head Office Advisor: Hayato Fujioka


IMA Japan

Chair: Yasuyuki Sato

Vice Chair: Hiroko Furuya (Professor, Tama Art University), Katsutoshi Yuasa

Board Members: 

Niccolo Barbagli
, Italy/Japan

Hayato Fujioka, UK/Japan

Hidehiko Goto (Kikuhide), Japan

Shoichi Kitamura, Japan

Yoko Kanahama, Italy/Japan (Bilingual Secretary)

Auditors: Hiroshi Takagi (Holbein), Satoru Tanaka (Michi Hamono)


Pictured at IMCHawaii at Donkey Mill Art Center, the 2017 Board members include Jacqueline Gribbin, Yasuyuki Sato, Claire Cuccio, Hiroki and Setsuko Morinoue, Katsu Yuasa, and Ralph Kiggell. Not pictured: Tuula Moilanen and Michael Schneider.

2017 IMA Board

Claire Cuccio (Chair, USA)

Ralph Kiggell (Vice Chair, UK)

Jacqueline Gribbin (Australia)

Tuula Moilanen (Finland)

Hiroki Morinoue (USA)

Yasuyuki Sato, (Japan)

Michael Schneider (Austria)

Katsutoshi Yuasa (Japan) 湯浅 克俊