Headshot of artist Ako Casteura

Ako Castuera

Ako Castuera's sculptures combine animal, human, landscape and architectural elements suggesting an interwoven profusion of life that calls into question the hierarchies we apply to human, non-human, animate and inanimate subjects. The hybrid forms in her work suggest a world of fluid borders in which intangible connections between living or dead entities, place, self and other are expressed in the material language of clay, fiber, and mixed media.A Southern California native also known for her work as a storyboard artist and writer on animated television shows such as, ‘Adventure Time’, Ako has sustained a concurrent independent art practice, exhibiting in galleries and museums throughout the United States.