A scary picture book which attracted me a lot.
Bitter taste of yellow fluid from ladybird’s.
A dead cat under the hydrangea.
I create artworks through recollections of my childhood memories.
Thinking back and thinking things over and over, it seems like all memories transform into a kind of beautiful nightmare.
Small events in my life become new memories mixed into this “nightmare,” which is a cornerstone of my practice. As I employ the most appropriate way to present it, my work takes various mediums, such as manga, drawing, and oil painting. I have been living in Astoria, Queens and making new animation work “KiyaKiya” now.
I might attempt to create my own nightmares. I develop the work alternating between memories and everyday events.
1980 Born in Chiba, Japan
Lives and works in New York.
2008.12-2009.9 ISCP, New York
2003 Graduated from Tama Art University, BA in Graphic Design
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2008 “Flesh,” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 “hint,” Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Selected Group Exhibitions:
“Make Believe,” The Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, U.S.A.
“Enliven- In Between Realities and Fiction - Animamix Biennial 2009-2010,” Tokyo Art Museum, Beijing, China, curated by Victoria Lu
“VIDEOFORMES 2008,” Clermont-Ferrand, France
“Contemporary Outlook: Japan,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.
“Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves,” ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, curated by Wonil Rhee
“International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection,” Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, U.S.A.