SEQUOYAH AONO is a New York-based sculptor born in Naples and raised in Tokyo. He has an MFA in sculpture from Tokyo University of the Arts with continued education at the Art Students League of New York. His work is mainly representational and depicts the human figure in stone and wood. Recent commissions include permanent outdoor sculpture “Dexter Head” at the POLA Museum of Art and “Ken” at the Asago Art Village Museum, both in Japan. He has participated in several international stone sculpture symposiums in Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, and Japan. His work also appeared in the 2013 Florence Biennale. He was awarded third prize at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for his wood sculpture “Self-Portrait” in 2013-2014.