Chung-Im Kim is an artist, designer and educator living near Cookstown. Born and educated in Korea, Kim taught Textiles at both Seoul Women's University and Induk Institute. She also worked as a freelance designer in Korea producing surface pattern designs for fabric as well as a series of children's magazine illustrations before she immigrated to Canada in 1990.
Akira Kurosaki is a world renowned printmaker and teacher who has attracted many international artists to Kyoto to study mokuhanga under his tutelage. While in college he combined woodblock with other printing techniques, such as silkscreen and photo relief. He later developed a collaborative approach with master printers producing works of great mastery. Kurosaki's work is in the collections of the British Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York, and Tokyo’s National Museum of Modern Art.