Having grown up in Tokyo, Junko Mizuno is a self-taught artist recognized for her unique visual iconography of powerful and often sexy women. Although her art refuses to be categorized, much of it is based on Japanese pop culture from ‘70s and ‘80s with the sources of her inspiration stemming from fetish art, folk art, religious art, psychedelic art, pin-up art, advertising art, vintage toys, fashion, comic, food, nature, movies, TV shows, video games… almost everything that surrounds her. Currently residing in San Francisco, she is constantly working on new comics, paintings, illustrations, and product designs ranging from toy figures to T-shirts. Her work has been featured in stores, museums, and fine art galleries around the world. Motivated by the pure pleasure of creating art, she celebrates the power of women and creates a universe of them, full of energy, both positive and negative.
Kidrobot and Junko Mizuno have worked on a number of projects over the years including Dunny releases and custom art pieces. Most recently, Junko customized a Kidrobot Vladonna doll for the 2018 release. Some of the other projects include Violet Soda Lady 8" Dunny (2015), Berry Chocolate Lady 8" Dunny (2015), Junko Mizuno x Kidrobot Black Kuro Megami Figure (2012), Berry Soda Girl 3" Dunny from Dunny Series 2012 (2012), 3" Dunny from Dunny Fatale Series (2010) and many more.
Most recently Kidrobot dropped two editions of the La Flamme 8" Dunny Art Figures by Junko Mizuno and announced the DCON 2019 Exclusive Ice edition.