| Biography | Artist Statement I Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Tomoko Taniguchi


Biography
1940
Born in North Korea
Currently
Lives in Tokyo, Japan

Education
1960
Design, Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, Japan


Inventory Catalogue

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007
“Drawing Exhibition”, Gallery Tsubaki, Chiba, Japan
(Exhibition held every year between 1986 – 2007)

2006
“Tomoko Taniguchi”, Galleria Lleonart, Barcelona, Spain
2005
"Tomoko Taniguchi", Le Rouge Art Space, Shanghai, China

"Tomoko Taniguchi", Shanghai Shin Tian Chi 88, Shanghai, China
1996
"Antonio Gaudi Water Color Exhibition", Finca Guell, La Catedra Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain
1995
"Bonr in the 6th August", Seika Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1994
"Memory of brust and assimilation", Gallery Center Point, Tokyo, Japan
1993
"Drawing Exhibition", Ginza Surugadai Gallery, Tokyo
(Exhibition held following years: 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92)

1992
"Drawing Exhibition", Fujiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991
"Between Heated Air and Running Water", Fuji Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1987
"Drawing Exhibition", Wacoal Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
1985
"College Exhibition", Wacoal Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
"Colours and Forms", Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
2012
"Breathing", Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
2010
"MIYABI", Sunjin Galleries, Singapore

"Breathing", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2009
"Future Abstract, Art Exhibition Vol. 4", K's Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Asia Creative Art Exhibition", The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2008
"Ginza Icchome Gallery Group Show", H.P. France Window Gallery, NYC

"Asia Creative Art Exhibition", The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

"Group Show", Kobun Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
(Exhibiton held every year between 2003 - 2008)

"Japan, Korea, China Group Show", Korean Cultural Center, Shanghai, China
2007
"Collaboration with Music and Painting", Shakyo, Tokyo, Japan
2002
"Japan Contemporary Sumi-works Exhibition with Chinese Artists", Liu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, China
2000
"Sumi-works Exhibition", Chikyudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
(Exhibition held every year between 2000 and 2009)

1997
"Four Artists Show", Seonam Art Center Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

"Two Artists Show", Gallery Piga, Tokyo, Japan
1987
"Three Artists Show", Gallery Moteki, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Collections
2006
Really Good Seafood, Shanghai, China
2000
Hakuba Yamano-Hotel, Nagano, Japan
1990
Gamo Country Club House, Kagoshima, Japan
1986
Akadaira City Hall, Hokkaido, Japan

Selected Art Fairs / Expo / Art Festival / Prize / Contest / Magazine

2010 "The Affortable Art Fair", Sunjin Galleries (Singapore), Singapore
 
"Art Expo Malaysia", Sunjin Galleries (Singapore), Singapore

"Asia Art News Vol.20 May/June 2010", covered by Ian Findlay in the review
2003-05
"Shanghai Biennale", Master Arts Gallery, Shanghai, China
2003
"Lineart", Ginza Icchome Gallery Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium
2000
"Ryunomachi - Tsurugashima Art Festival", Tsurigashima, Japan
1985
"Holland Art Fair", Maastricht, Holland
1982-85
"Joan Miro International Drawing Console", Barcelona, Spain
1982-85
"SALON D" AUTOMNE", Paris, France

Artist Statement
I was born during the Second World War in what is now North Korea, near the border of the former Soviet Union.  Immediately following the end of the war, I moved to Hiroshima, where I spent my childhood amidst the devastation of the A-bomb.  As a child, I always lived with a sense of indescribable danger and uncertainty.  I believe that these feelings permeated my body and awakened my desire to create.  In my creative process, the reality of the moment or the fact of being alive and present emerges from my psyche and transforms into shapes, colors, inspirations.

Our survival depends on production, which inevitably brings about destruction.  The consequence is that nature, which is central to our existence, is becoming drastically unbalanced.  We must pay attention once more to life itself: interconnected, vibrant, and mysterious life.  My mission is to leave behind the beauty of life in my art.


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