Olfactory artist Maki Ueda (JP/NL) focuses the spectator’s attention on her fragrant gestures by minimizing the influence of the other senses. She has developed a unique combination of chemical and kitchen skills in order to extract the scents of daily life, including foods, ambient aromas, and bodily scents. The results of her experiments take the form of olfactory installations and workshops. She has inspired and influenced many olfactory artists for making her process and recipes "open source" on her blog.
Maki Ueda studied media art under Masaki Fujihata at The Environmental Information Department (B.A. 1997, M.A. 1999), Keio University, Japan. She learned perfumery at Grasse Institute of Perfumery in 2008.