| Biography | Artist Statement I Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Kiyoko Yamaguchi


Born in Japan
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of California Berkley, Berkley, USA
PhD in Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2006 - present Instructor, History Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Inventory Catalogue

2005 Ph.D. in Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

Asian Studies: History of Architecture and Urban Planning in Southeast Asia

Dissertation: "Philippines Urban Architectural History: Transformation of the Poblaciòn Architecture from the Late Spanish Period to the American Period"

Dissertation Committee: Tsuyoshi Kato, Caroline Sy Hau, Koji Tanaka, Patricio N. Abinales
1997 B.A. in Architecture (Honors), College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, USA (B.Sc-Eng, student in Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan,
academic credits transferred to University of California at Berkeley, attended April 1994 - August 1996). 

Selected Exhibitions
"City Narratives", Solo Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
"Memories", Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
"Kaleidoscope", Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
"Hong Kong Sketchbook", Solo Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Asia Hotel Art Fair, Marco Polo Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013, JW Marriott Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Small Is Good", Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Paris Summer", Solo Exhibition, Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"Cafes a Paris", Solo Exhibition, Nisimura's Caffe and Bar, Hong Kong

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2013, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Asia Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Architecture Sketch-book: Drawings by Kiyoko Yamaguchi", Solo Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
"Hong Kong and Kyoto", Solo Exhibition, Yueh Chiao Art Gallery, Shaw College, Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong Main Building Centennial

Postcard and Stationary Design, Tung Wah Hospital Museum 40th Anniversary, Hong Kong

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
Cafe Decoration and Stationary Design for NPOs (BonFire and Breakthrough)
Stationary Design for Shaw College, CUHK
Kiyoto Yamaguchi, Solo Exhibition: Watercolour Sketches, "Paris and Hong Kong", Yueh Chiao Art Gallery, Shaw College, Hong Kong
Annual Poster Design, Nippon Foundation Fellowship for the Asian Public Intellectuals (API)
Illustration of an Arabic Language Textbook, Osaka City University Extension Course

Painting of Meiji Period Cotton Factory, Prize, Kusunoki Painting Contest, Kyoto University

Postcard Design, Center for Southeast Asian Studies 40th Anniversary, Kyoto University

Kiyoko Yamaguchi, Solo Exhibition, "Paris d'ètè" (part of the 14-juillet French National Day Ceremony), Institut franco-japonaise du Kansai, Kyoto

Illustrations and Cover Design of a cookbook, Soothing Thai Cuisine (Lakkana Punwichai et al. Tokyo: Mekong Publishing)
Illustrations, Prize, "Scenery with books" annual contest, Japan Bookstore Association
Painting of Apartment in Yangon, Myanmar, Prize, Annual Art Competition, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

"Mojiko Station", Fukuoka Prefecture Urban Planning Department 21st "Beautiful Fukuoka Scenery" Competition, Silver Award

"Mt Fuji", Tokyo Postcard Award 2018 Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Customers' Award
"Kyoto Roof", UK Royal Watercolour Society 2016 Competition, Selected
"Rome", UK Royal Watercolour Society 2014 Competition, Selected
"Demachi-yanagi", Monmartre", Japan Bookstore Association Competition, Selected
"Apartment in Yangon", Ueno Royal Art Museum Competition, Selected

Artist Statement

Kiyoto Yamaguchi specializes in drawing historic buildings in watercolour.  While doing the detailed rendering and colouring each space, she always thinks and feels as if she is constructing the architecture or the scenery.

Born and raised in the historic Kyoto-Shiga area in Japan, Kiyoko derives inspiration for her works from the people and the architectural structures of her hometown.

She says, when drawing she captures the building structures first, then she adds in colours and life to the painting making it more realistic.  Her aim is to express a simplified happiness around the old streets, in the midst of contemporary changes.

Kiyoko Yamaguchi received her bachelor degree in Architecture from University of California at Berkeley and her doctorate degree from Kyoto University focusing on Southeast Asian architectural history.  She lived and worked in Japan, the United States, the Philippines, and France before arriving in Hong Kong in 2006.

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