Artists
  • プラスチックガール
  • 告白 #02
  • 盲目なボーイ
  • 苺になりたい
  • 苺のパンツ
プラスチックガール 告白 #02 盲目なボーイ 苺になりたい 苺のパンツ

I believe my work is to focus my mind and heart on the events and emotions I experience daily, in order to harvest the seeds of beauty that exist there.

My artwork often features dark themes, such as sadness, loneliness, and vague feelings of unease, but by filtering them through the adorable and guilelessly humorous qualities of dolls, I am able to incorporate laughter and a sense of fondness, perhaps helping to me to sublimate these disconsolate emotions.

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Born in Shimane, Japan in 1985
Lives and works in Shimane
 
【Education】
2017 Hiroshima City University ”Senbatsu Yoga-ten” (Akitakata Municipal Yachiyonooka Museum of Art, Hiroshima)
2013 Completed doctor’s degree at Hiroshima City University graduate school of Arts
2008 Graduated from Kyoto Saga University of Arts (former Kyoto Saga Junior College of Arts)
 
 【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2016 STAY GOLD (NSA, Hiroshima)
2012 G selection GUNZO: Tadanakani iru (gallery G, Hiroshima)
 
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2019 The 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)
Spuren des Wandels (Lortzing ART, Germany)
2018 Imago Mundi project “Hiroshima / Nagasaki” (Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy)
2017 Something precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2018)
2012 Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation 21st Scholar Art Exhibition (Sato museum, Tokyo)
 
【Awards】
2018 The 30th Exhibition of paintings by general public, IZUBI (Ikeda Museum of Art in 20th Century, Shizuoka)
The 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)
2016 Award for The 2nd Exhibition GEIBUNKYO 2016 (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto)
SHELL ART AWARD EXHIBITION 2016 (The National Art Center, Tokyo), Grand prize