Kaori Miyayama

Kaori Miyayama

The Roots of Heaven -le radici del cielo- 2

woodcut, thread, organdy, wooden frame
2013
80 × 80 × 4.5 cm

The Roots of Heaven -le radici del cielo- 3

woodcut, thread, organdy, wooden frame
2013
80 × 80 × 4.5 cm

What is in between -Ciò che è in mezzo -

woodcut, organdy, wooden frame
2013
120 × 120 × 4.5 cm

Sky under the Earth -Cielo sotto la Terra-

woodcut, Japanese paper
2013
30 x 30 cm

Land over the Sky -Terra sopra il Cielo-

woodcut, Japanese paper
2013
30 x 30 cm

The Hidden Dimension

mixed media installation
2011
variable dimension

between Here and There

mixed media installation
2010
variable dimension

between Inside and Outside

oil, gesso, collage, canvas
2010
150 x 100 cm

Biography

1975 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1998 B.A. Letters (Cultural Anthropology), Keio University, Tokyo
2001 - 2007 M.F.A. Painting, National Fine Art Academy of Brera, Milano, Italy
2008 - 2009 Grants for Overseas Study, POLA ART FOUNDATION
2010 - 2011 Grants for Overseas Study, AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Lives and works in Milano

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2001 "Klaushiere : a view - Kaori Miyayama" curated by M.Kaneko, gallery SPACE 11, Tokyo
2008 "soda" General Consulate of Japan in Milano, Italy
2010 "soda" curated by Giuseppe Lischio, Galleria La Nassa, Lecco, Italy
"tra Qua e La' -between Here and There-" curated by Carla Roncato,
Critical essay by Tommaso Trini, DERBYLIUS Gallery, Milano, Italy
2011 "La Dimensione Nascosta -The Hidden Dimention-" curated by M.Galbiati, M. Rancan, Pinacoteca Villa Soranzo, Varallo Pombia, Italy
2013 "Scendendo verso il cielo -Falling towards the sky-" 3001Lab-Rossosegnale, Milan, Italy
"The way down to the sky -il modo di scendere al cielo-" Base Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004 "Carte d'Arte" Floriano Bodini & Andrea Beuchat & Maria Jannelli & Kaori Miyayama, curated by Association Monsignor Luciano Quartieri, Historic Archive of Lodi, Italy
"Grafica Internazionale a Venezia" Palazzo Cecchini, Cordovado(PN), Italy
"BOOKS NEVER EVER SEEN (Libri mai mai visti)" curated by Association VACA, Russi(Ravenna), Italy
"5th Internazional Artist's Book Fair" curated by S.Missio, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, Italy (2004,05,07,08)
"Premio di Grafica Pietro Parigi 2004" (The First Prize) Town Council of Calenzano, Florence, Italy
2005 "Premio Nazionale delle Arti" curated by the Ministry of Education, Museum of musical instruments, Rome
"Corresponde^ncia"(Graphc bienniel Santo Andre) Centro Cultural de Diadema,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Vento di Scirocco -Wind of Scirocco-" Castle of Aragonese, Reggio Carabria, Italy
"Salon Primo 2005" curated by Brera Academy, Museo della Permanente, Milanno, Italy
"Premio Cavenaghi Arte -Pittura-" Gallery Cavenaghi Arte, Milano, Italy
"Student International Art Biennial SIAB 2005" Museum of the City of Skopje,
Republic of Macedonija
"Venti di Brera (20 artists from Brera)" Castello Visconteo di Pandino(Cr), Italy
"Views from Venice" The Center for Book Arts-New York, U.S.A.
"Premio Giorgio Teardo VII Edition"(The First Prize) Galleria il Sotoportego, Venice, Italy
2006 "4th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2006" Gallery Arca, Vilunius, Lithuania
"Urban Body" Palazzo Cominelli, San Felice del Benaco(BS), Italy
"PRIMAVERILE ROMANA A.R.G.A.M 2006" STUDIO S-ARTE CONTEMPORANEA,
Rome, Italy
"Emergent Italian Artists",Gallery of Teatro dell'Opera di Cairo, Egypt, curated by Association A.R.G.A.M,Italian Cultural Institute of Cairo,The Ministry of Culture of Egypt
2007 "AVISTA" curated by Tommaso Trini with AVIS and Brera, SPAZIO MILANO, Milano, Italy
"International Artist's Book Fair 2007" Leipzig, Germany
"L'esteriorita` dell'anima" il Chiostro Arte Contemporanea, Gallery, Saronno, Italy 
2008 "Il mondo a Brera" curated by Brera Academy, Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta,
Lainate (MI), Italy
"Richesses du livre pauvre" curated by D.Leuwers, Prieure' de Saint-Cosme, France
"ARTISTBOOK INTERNATIONAL", Centre Pompidou, France
"Lo Specchio dell'Arte" curated by P.L.Buglioni, Visconteo Castle of Trezzo sull'Adda (MI), Italy
"LIBRI D'ARTISTA" curated by N.Bonini, ST.ART.47, Ferrara, Italy
2009 "Leggere, non leggere" DERBYLIUS Gallery, Milano, Italy
"Premio Colomba” Casino di Commercio, Venice, Italy
"Works On Paper, A Global Perspective” NY Arts Venice Pavilion, Venice, Italy
"5th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2009" Gallery Arca, Vilunius, Lithuania
2010 "Premio Lissone 2010" Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, Italy
"STATEMENTS 2010" curated by Ivan Quaroni, Barbara Nahmad,
Galleria SPAZIOINMOSTRA, Milano, Italy
"Invasioni di Spazio -effetti desiderati-" with Lucia Sapienza, Casa Museo, Nicolosi, Catania, Italy
2011 "Biennale di Venezia" Padiglione Italia/Accademie, Arsenale Tese di San Cristoforo, Venice, Italy
"...e quindi, uscimmo rivedere le stelle" Galleria San Fedele, Milano, Italy
2012 "SP ESTAMPA 2012" Galeria Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Udineitalian. Italianitudine" Galleria Tina Modotti, Battistero Museo del Duomo,
Udine, Italy
"B x H x ME" Galleria A+A Centro Espositivo Sloveno, Venice, Italy
2013 "LEGGERE / non leggere: libro d'artista e oltre" DERBYLIUS Gallery, Milan, Italy
"IKI" curated by Matteo Galbiati, Kevin McManus, Galleria Nobili, Palazzo Comunale, Fortunago(Pavia), Italy
"La natura rigenerata" Villa Braghieri, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Piacenza, Italy

Awards

2004 The 1st Prize of "Premio di Grafica Pietro Parigi 2004" at Town Council of Calenzano, Firenze, Italy
The 1st Prize of "Premio Giorgio Teardo" Works on paper VII edition at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Italy
The Prize of "BOOKS NEVER EVER SEEN (Libri mai mai visti)" at Russi, Ravenna, Italy
2005 The Prize of Association "Arte Giovane Milano" Italy
The 1st Prize of graphic arts of "Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2005" by the Ministry of Education, Rome, Italy
2008 Grants of the POLA ART FOUNDATION
2009 The International Prize of Colomba, Venice, Italy
Grants of the NOMURA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
2010 Grants of the AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
2012 Sponsorship by the Japan Foundation for the project in Brazil

Public and Private Collections

AVIS, Milano, Italy

MIUR (Ministry of Education), Rome, Italy

Alviero Martini Prima Classe. SRL, Milano, Italy

Restaurant LA COLOMBA, Venice, Italy

Bokartas, Vilunius, Lithuania

Association "Arte Giovane Milano" Italy

VACA, Russi(Ravenna), Italy

Association Monsignor Luciano Quartieri, Lodi, Italy

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

Town Council of Calenzano(Florence), Italy

CASANATENSE Library, Rome, Italy

Workshop

2008 "Diary with five senses" "Making the map of my life" Japanese School of Milano, Italy
2010 "Laboratorio La'/Qua" Kaori Miyayama+A14 in collaboration with Corraini
2012 "Laboratorio La'/Qua" Kaori Miyayama+A14 for SP ESTAMPA, Santos, Brazil,
Sponsored by Japan Foundation
2013 "BOOK makers -Making books by hand-" coordinated by Corraini, organized by Paper & People
"Look to the future -wish 10 years later-" POLA MUSEUM OF ART, Hakone, Japan

Publishments

1997 "Douwa Monogatari (The Fairy Tale Chronicles)" from Studio Et Cetera, Tokyo
1999 "Douwa Monogatari (revised edition)" from Gentosha, Tokyo
2001 "Douwa Monogatari" the paperback edition from Gentosha, Tokyo
2004 "IX Portfolio" 100 editions
4 printmakings of Floriano Bodini & Andrea Beuchat & Maria Jannelli & Kaori Miyayama from Association Monsignor Luciano Quartieri, Lodi, Italy
2009 "Palore in liberta'" PulcinoElefante, Osnago, Italy
2011 "Kaori Miyayama'" Vanilla Edizioni, Italy