Bamboo Craftsman, Papier-mâché Artist, Illustrator and Fashion Designer
Jinno Neko graduated from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. During this period, she became interested in bamboo crafting, a traditional craft that was inherited from the Chinese culture. In 2007, she began to use papier-mâché as a medium, and Japanese folk toy dog “Inu Hariko” as her inspiration to create Jinno dog, also known as “Jinno Inu” in different forms. She integrated bamboo crafting techniques into her creation, together with her passion for Hong Kong folklore and culture.
Jinno Neko had held several individual and joint exhibitions while collaborating with different art and commercial organizations. In 2011, she took part in Dispatchwork Worldwide organized by Berlin artist Jan Ironman to restore Hong Kong’s historical buildings with Lego bricks. In the following year, Jinno Neko combined traditional bamboo crafting techniques with her fashion design, and participated in a joint exhibition organized by Groovisions, a design studio based in Japan, and LCX, a fashion store in Hong Kong. In 2014, Jinno Neko collaborated with Sony Music and used stray cats as the theme of her painting to bring out the connection between humans and the environment.