Born 1973 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Tokyo. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a BA in textiles in 1998. He then completed an MFA in fiber and material study from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Employing industrial-level sewing machines, his practice expands the frame of the embroidery medium by questioning the values inherent in humanity and labor that have continued to change since modernization.
Born 1975 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Lives and works in Kanagawa. Painter. He graduated with a degree in painting from Tama Art University in 2000, where he also completed postgraduate studies in 2002. He won the top prize at the open-call competition Tokyo Wonder Wall in 2001. From 2013 to 2017, he was a part-time lecturer in painting at Tama Art University. In 2018, he launched a series of art lectures and workshops in partnership with Satoru Aoyama and Yoichi Takebayashi. The theme of his works is turning humans and nature into two-dimensions.
Video interviews with SIAF2020 participating artists are uploaded consecutively.
The summarized interviews are also available as text in PDF files along with the video interviews.
These PDF files are to be compiled into “SIAF 2020 Index”, a documentation book to share the full spectrum of SIAF2020 which will be published after February, 2021.
[About PDF file]
It is the edited text of the comments from the artist in the video interview to convey the projects within SIAF2020.
The QR code on the PDF file is linked to the video interview of the artist.
Please note that the linked URL is subject to change without prior notice.