MIYAMORI Keiko

 

1964 Born in Yokohama, Japan.
Master of Fine Arts, University of Tsukuba, Japan(1995). Recipient of the Miki Tamon Award (1994); attended graduate program at University of Pennsylvania through the Ministry of Culture's Overseas Study Program for Artists (1998). From 2000, produced art while based in Philadelphia, then New York from 2011. Recipient of the TAMON Award at the 6th Kashiwa City Culture Forum 104 Award Exhibtion (1995), Grand Prize at the 16th Imadate Works on Paper - Contemporary Art Exhibition (1997), Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Award (2003), The Meijer Sculpture Competetion Grand Prize (2004), Leeway Foundation Transformation Award (2008), Center For Emerging Visual Artists Travel Grant (2009), The Independence Foundation Fellowships in the Arts Award (2010), Asahi Shimbun Foundation Fellowship (2018).

 

Major exhibitions include The Vision of Contemporary Art '97, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan(1997), Art Expansion + Sign ’97, Tsukuba Museum, Ibaraki, Japan(1997), PD (Distribution) x Earth, Kasumi Tsukuba Center, Ibaraki, Japan(1998). With Philadelphia, New York, and Pittsburgh as her base, she participated in many exhibitions in Japan, Germany, and Korea.

Her works range from paintings and sculptures to large size installations, and she is currently active between Japan and the US. She creates works using materials like Japanese paper and charcoal, juxtaposing nature and manmade objects from different times and places, bringing attention to the connection between individual and whole.

 



“Imagine - Here and There”

2020
Two toddlers Beds, flowerpot, washi, charcoal, wire,flower petals
Installation


“Portrait of Myself, no.3”

2019
Washi, charcoal, acrylic, chalk, shell powder on linen
185.0×323.0×5.0cm
Signed


from〈Rewinding the Time of Life〉

2019
cloth, washi, charcoal, chalk, whitewash
195.0×395.0cm
Signed



“Typewriter - Ultra”

2000
Objet (Typewriter, washi, charcoal)
32.0×30.5×12.0cm
Signed


“Typewriter - Rose”

2000
Objet (Typewriter, washi, charcoal)
L35.6×W30.5×H15.2cm
Signed


“Typewriter - Witness”

2001
Objet (Typewriter, washi, charcoal)
L28.0×W23.0×H13.0cm
Signed



“Transparent House with Emergency Water Reserve S-1”

2016
Glass, lead, wood, resin, washi, charcoal, shell powder
13.3×6.0×9.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Harmonica 4094 West Philly 2”

2005
Harmonica, washi, charcoal
9.8X2.7X2.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Harmonica 04090 West Philly 1”

2005
Harmonica, washi, charcoal
9.8X2.7X2.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Sandglass 4103”

2005
Sandglass, washi, charcoal
10.5X3.5X3.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Bird House 20/25 2001 Hamilton SE corner Philadelphia 20/25”

2008
Recycled plastic, washi, charcoal
20.0X15.0X19.0cm
Signed


“book”

2008
Book, washi, charcoal
19.5X13.5X2.0cm
Signed



“Birdcage Without Roof #4”

2009
Birdcage, resin, grain, washi, charcoal
30.0X21.5X35.0cm
Signed


“My old studio”

1998
Book, plastic, oil, wax
8.5X5.5X8.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Box_Table Talk”

2015
Used household box, charcoal on washi, tree branches,acrylic, whitewash, gold leaf (23.75K)
11.0X10.5X3.7cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Box_GRANADAISA ANCHOVIES”

2015
Used household box, charcoal on washi, tree branches,acrylic, whitewash, gold leaf (23.75K)
10.5X5.0X2.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Box_JELL-O (Red)”

2015
Used household box, charcoal on washi, tree branches,acrylic, whitewash, gold leaf (23.75K)
8.3X7.0X2.7cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Box_Maggi Beef Flavor Bouillon ”

2015
Used household box, charcoal on washi, tree branches,acrylic, whitewash, gold leaf (23.75K)
10.0X5.0X1.5
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Tree rubbing in Recession in 2008”

2016
Wood panel, washi, charcoal
13.0X8.2X2.4cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“I am still in NY”

2020
Charcoal on washi
approx. 7.0X5.0cm each
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Layers of Time Komagome #1”

2020
Wooden frame, washi, charcoal
22.0X17.0X4.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Reindeer Horn”

2018
Reindeer horn, acrylic, shell powder, charcoal, washi
89.0X51.0X29.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Videotape”

2020
Videotape, washi, charcoal
10.2X18.8X2.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“handset”

2018
Plastic telephone handset, washi, charcoal
22.0X6.0X5.7cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Cassette tape "I want" 2/2”

2018
Cassette tape, washi, charcoal
6.3X10.2X1.2cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Portrait of a Novelist”

2019
Wooden frame, washi, charcoal
47.0X38.0X5.0cm
Signed


“Cane”

2020
Cane, washi, charcoal
12X2.5X92cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Forend Gun Stock”

2020
Forend gun stock, washi, charcoal
25.5×4.5×5.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Plastic Baby Bottle #2”

2020
Plastic baby bottle, washi, charcoal
5.5X14.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“ARIZONA DREAM #3”

2014
Charcoal tree rubbing owashi, charcoal, branches and stones near mountain, river, cave, and old church, copper plate, wash- leather, synthetic cotton
14.0X19.1X2.8cm (in box)
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Stone”

2020
Stone, washi, charcoal
5.0×3.5×2.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Small Kaleidoscope”

2020
Kaleidoscope, washi, charcoal
7.0×1.7cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Floppy disk”

2018
Floppy disk, washi, charcoal
7.0×7.0×0.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Globe 4110”

2007
Globe, washi, charcoal
37 (diameter)×91 (h) cm
Signed


“Telescope 4109”

2007
Telescope, washi, charcoal
70×96×140 (h) cm
Signed

 



“Layers of Time Komagome #2”

Washi, charcoal, wooden frame, acrylic, shell powder
60.0×43.0×10.0cm (Including washi)


“Layers of Time Pandemic NY #1”

Washi, charcoal, wooden frame, acrylic, shell powder
45.0×32.5×7.0cm (Including washi)


“Layers of Time Pandemic NY #2”

Washi, charcoal, wooden frame, acrylic, shell powder
45.0×32.5×7.0cm (Including washi)



“Sandglass Hiroshima New York”

2016
Sandglass, charcoal, washi
9.5×9.5×25.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Frame”

2016
35.0×20.0×2.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Branch”

2016
charcoal, washi, branch
30.0×20.0×7.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Hook”

2015
charcoal, washi, fish hook
7.0×3.5×1.0cm (each)
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Shoe Tree –woman-”

2000
wood,  washi,  charcoal
28.0×16.5×7.5cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Flower Pot”

2000
Flower pot, washi,  charcoal
11.0(diameter)×10.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed



“Saw”

1999
washi, charcoal show tree
39.5×12.0×2.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Mug”

1999
Mug, washi,  charcoal
13.0×8.0×10.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


“Lathed wood/Turning wood”

1999
wood, washi,  charcoal
45.0×4.0×4.0cm
Comes with glass case
Signed


 


Exhibitions
2020
323th Gallery exhibition: Miyamori Keiko — Surfaces of Time, Sep 25 - Otc 17, 2020


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