March 29- April 1, 2019
line M012.100.2017, 60.6x40.9cm
Miyuki YOKOMIZO (1968~)
Yokomizo was born in Tokyo. In 1994, she received a BFA from the Department of Sculpture at Tama Art University in Tokyo.
Her unique installation work has been shown in many galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama in 2000, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo in 2002, and the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Chiba in 2003.
Yokomizo won a scholarship from the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2001 and the same year participated in a residency programof the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NYC. Other residency programs included the Taipei Artist Village in 2003 and the Aomori Art Contemporary Art Center in 2004.
She won a fellowship from the International Research Center for The Arts in Kyoto in 2005.
She has also exhibited in the “D.U.M.B.O Art under the Bridge Festival,” in Brooklyn, NY in 2002, “Camouflash/Disappear in ART” at the Unoactu in Dresden, Germany in 2008 and the Mediations Biennale, Mona Inner Spaces in Poznan, Poland in 2008.
Her installation piece entitled “Please Wash Away” is currently part of the Japan Foundation’s collection which has been traveling worldwide since 2005 in the “Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation” exhibition.
Formed by the repetitive action of the flicking of lines, these series are not aimed at creating picturesque images. This method is sculptural and has a strong materialistic aspect, consisting of extreme repetition, a visual event. It exploits ultimate visual capabilities, recalling and arousing uncertainty of what is being looked at. Repetition in quantity, such as geometric patterns, vertical and horizontal lines are essential. She prefers industrial, rather than natural materials, due to growing up in the 60’s, in downtown Tokyo.
“I wish to engage other people into the ambience of vast, “multiple-simplicity” She says.
Her works have been shown as public art, being included in the collections of several companies and institutions such as: the Kansai Medical University Hirakata Hospital (Osaka), SkyperfectTV! (Tokyo), the Palace Hotel (Tokyo), the Domain Mall (Hong Kong), the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Kyoto), Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto) and the Four Seasons Hotel (Kyoto).
She currently lives and works in Kyoto
2005 Fellow Artist, International Research Center for The Arts
2001 Fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Arts, The Agency for Cultural Affairs
1994 BFA, Tama Art University, Tokyo
Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2018 “Invisuble Shape” , Art Issue Project (Taipei)
2017 “synchronicity” , 18th Street Arts Center (Los Angels)
“Box of light/GRID” , Operation Table (Fukuoka)
“accumulation ・ ” , Gallery RIN (Tokyo)
2016 “accumulation ・ ” , ozasakyoto (Kyoto)
2015 “DWELL” , ozasahayashi_kyoto (Kyoto) “in red” , gallery 77 (Tokyo)
2005 “invisibility” , Galerie Aube (Kyoto)
2002 “Please Wash Away” , Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New house Center for Contemporary Art (NY)
2001 “Blue - Sky, Air, Empty “, Park Tower Gallery (Tokyo)
2000 “a scene of the respite” , Saison Art Program (Tokyo)
“Respite of Light” , Za Gallery (Tokyo)
“Please Wash Away” , Za Gallery (Yokohama)
1999 “Green - Wander from Place to Place” , Sou Gallery (Tokyo)
1998 “Raining” , Criterium 37, Contemporary Art Center Art Tower Mito (Ibaragi)
1997 “Please Wash Away” , Gallery Q (Tokyo)
“Tranquility” , Akagi Kogen Gallery MOVE (Gunma)
1995 “Bath Room” , Gallery Q (Tokyo)
Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2005~ “Passage to the Future:Art form a New Generation in Japan" by Japan Foundations, traveling in the world 《now on world tour》
2017 “QuintetⅢ Five-Star Artists” , Sompo Japan Museum of Art (Tokyo)
2015 “Floating Figure” , ozasahayashi_project (Kyoto)
“INAUGURAL EXHIBITION” , ozasahayashi_kyoto (Kyoto)
“Forest of Exponentials” , Paul Loya Gallery (Los Angels)
2013 “FACE 2013” , Sompo Japan Museum of Art (Tokyo)
“KYOTO STUDIO” , @KCUA, Kyoto City Unversity of Arts Art Gallery (Kyoto)
“KYOTO OPEN STUDIO 2013” , A.S.K (Kyoto)
2012 “Rokko Meets Art 2012” , Rokko Hotel (Kobe)
“KYOTO OPEN STUDIO 2012” , A.S.K (Kyoto)
2011 “KYOTO APERTO 2011” , A.S.K (Kyoto)
“multiple” , prinz (Kyoto)
“A flower and dragon on the operating table” , Operation Table (Fukuoka)
2010 “Explore” , Tama University of Arts Museum (Tokyo)
2008 “Mediations Biennale” , MONA INNER SPACES (Poznan, Poland)
“CAMOUFLASH/Disappear in ART” , Unoactu, Dresden (Germany)
2007 “International Artists meeting” , CAMOUFLASH, Patio Art Center, The Academy of Humanities and Economics (Lodz, Poland)
“Remembrance of things passing” , CASO (Osaka)
2006 “DOMANI” , Sompo Japan, Museum of Art (Tokyo)
2005 “Ma” , Nac Gallery (Novara, Itary)
2004 “Conversation with Nature” , Aomori Comtemporary Art Center (Aomori)
“Chateau De La Napoule” (France)
2003 “Bodies+Space” , Taipei Artist Village (Taipei, Taiwan)
“Purlorined Nature” , Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art (Chiba
2002 “Slanting House” , Museume of Comtemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo)
“D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival” (NY, USA)
“Art front/Waterfront~Site-Ations, The Staten Island North Shore",
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New house Center for Contemporary Art (NY, USA)
2001 “Noriki Tokuda and Miyuki Yokomizo” , CAS Contemporary Art and Spirits (Osaka)
2000 “Plastic Age, ART AND DESIGN” , The museum of Modern Art Saitama (Saitama)
1998 “Subterranean-The Consciousness of the Inside” , Gallery NIKKO (Tokyo)
“Samazama na me” , IBM-Kawasaki City Gallery (Kanagawa)
1995 “The Whole Heart-1995” , Gallery Q (Tokyo)
2017 18th Street Arts Center (LA, USA)
2005 International Research Center for the Arts (Kyoto, Japan)
2004 Chateau De La Napoule (France)
Aomori Comtemporary Art Center (Aomori, Japan)
2003 Taipei Artists Villagem Taipei (Taiwan)
2001 The Agency for Cultural Affairs Snug Habor Cultural Center (NY, USA)