Kimi Maeda is a theatre artist based in South Carolina and Japan. Her ephemera trilogy, a collection of sand drawing and shadow performances that deal with memory, home, and trans-cultural identity, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2017. Maeda received a Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship from the Japan-US Friendship Commission in 2017. She was selected by Ford Foundation Just Films to participate in Open Immersion Lab at the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto in 2017. She was the recipient of the 2015 Jasper Magazine Visual Artist of the Year Award, the 2005 Rose Brand Award in Scenic Design from USITT, and her costume design for Polaroid Stories was chosen for display in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial.