Miwa Neishi

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Artist's Statement

Based on my personal memory growing up among western popular culture and traditional Japanese culture in Tokyo, I explore to find the form of art as free space of expression without cultural meanings. Abstract drawings and shapes I create are inspired by my imaginative form of body that deforms and grows, metamorphosing the growth of thoughts, emotions that are affected by surrounding cultures. I seek to break through the boundaries of visual differences between different cultures and find the deep connections in nature. I use some of Japanese writings/letters because of its pictographic element and my personal referrence. I deeply relate to this as sign/code which I can find in any other cultures. I am interested in introducing and combining those traditional and pop art into contemporary art.



Born in Tokyo (1990)

2016 MFA Kent State University
2013 BFA Niigata University

2016 Sep- present: Translator/ Studio Assistant Administrator at Kaikai Kiki NY LLC
2016 Nov: Assistant to Matthew Ward (Ceramic artist)
2016 Nov-Dec: Internship at Sculpture Space NYC

2016 Jun-Aug: Artist in Residency at Paul Artspace, MO

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2016 03/14-03/19 “The Formless Self” MFA Thesis Show at Sculpture Gallery, Kent
2015 09/30-11/12 Works by Kent State MFA Graduate Students at MCMF Gallery, OH
2015 09/28 “Throw Down Show Down” Group show, 425 Gallery, OH
2015 05/01-05/03 Contemplations in Diversity, Group show, Montclair NJ
2015 01/14-02/13 M.F.A 2015, School of Art Gallery at Kent State University
2015 01/12-01/25 Juried Small Works, Upstream Gallery, NY (selected)