Eiko Ishioka Biography

Eiko Ishioka is a multidisciplinary designer whose internationally acclaimed work has made her one of the premiere visual artists in contemporary world culture. Her awards include an Academy Award® for costume design for Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula, the Award for Artistic Contribution at the Cannes Film Festival for her production design of the film Mishima, Outer Critic Circle nominations and Tony® nominations for the sets and costumes of the Broadway play M. Butterfly, and a Grammy Award® for the artwork of Miles Davis' album Tutu. She directed a music video for the singer Björk and designed costumes for Cirque du Soleil's Varekai (Drama Desk nomination). Most recently, Ishioka was the director of costume design for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.