Waking Oni

Contemporary artist with African American & Japanese cultural influences.




Artist Statement

The work of Derrick Fields draws from complex narratives based on African American and Japanese media, culture, and nostalgia. Fields utilizes these influences to generate contemporary works while conducting themselves as an illustrator, 3D artist, and game designer. With each piece, Fields is challenged to produce layered stories that engage the viewer and empower underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Fields has collaborated with game designers, board game companies, and film productions. Currently, they are on their fourth development year of the upcoming indie game, Onsen Master. Fields has earned a B.S. in 3D Animation and Game Design, and has a background in Illustration and Japanese.