Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA)

Artwork by Miyuki Akai Cook (


Miyuki Akai Cook, an instructor at Marshall University, was born and raised in Japan. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Osaka University of Arts in Japan. In 2000, Cook took a journey to the U.S. to explore a different culture. In 2006, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiber/Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In her artwork, she tries to express the coexistence and dilemma between human society and nature’s gift of life, and works to find and visualize cohesiveness between the two.