Education

2003 –2005     University of the Arts London
                        London College of Communication BA course 

         Graphic and Media Design Illustration

2002 – 2003    London Institute
                        London College of Printing Foundation course

         Graphic Design Pathway

1993 - 1995      Joshibi Junior College of Art and Design

         Associate Degree, Life Design Course, Major in Metal craft

 

Solo Exhibition 

2022     Prayer Travel / Former Shitsu AIid Center / Nagasaki

2022     April, Garden of Eden / cotorito...  Gallery Susu / Niigata 

2021     To the beginning of Prayer Travel / Former Shitsu AIid Center / Nagasaki

2019     Snowing Island / cotorito... / Niigata

2018     Contemplativa / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2018     Open Studio / Cité internationale des arts / Paris France

2016     Prayer Island / HB Gallery / Tokyo

2015     Twinkle Stars in the Shade of Night / Utakata Cafe and Gallery / Tokyo

2015     The Garden / GALLERY RUEVENT / Tokyo

2015     The Night in Assisi / Soleil Gallery / Tokyo

2013     When I Think Of  You / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo  

2012     Holy Night Silent Night / Soleil Gallery / Tokyo

2012     Another Life in London / Gallery Mizunosora / Tokyo

2011     ¡ Merry Christmas Mexico ! / Soleil Gallery / Tokyo

2011     atelier HIBARI  / cafe pause / Tokyo

2009      Some ideas for very Merry Christmas / Soleil Gallery / Tokyo 

Group Exhibition

2022     Miki Kuruhara and Kiri to Ribbon Hildegard von Bingen / Kiri to Ribbon / Tokyo

2021     8th Cadeau de Noël / WATERMARK arts & crafts / Tokyo

2021       Seasonal Greetings Print workshop   Sotome Bunka Ichi  / Nagasaki

2021     Telling stories with prints / Bumpodo Gallery / Tokyo

2019       Right Now (Tada Ima) OOMACHI GALLERY / Fukushima

2019       Joshibi University of Art and Design the 120 years,  Joshibi University of Art and Design  and

     Cité internationale des arts the the 20 years anniversary / Cité internationale des arts / Paris France

2019     Travelers / MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY/ Tokyo

2018     FANTASTIC DAYS 2018 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2017     5e Fête de l'estampe / Cité internationale des arts / Paris France

2017     LOVE FOR LOVE / silent music / Tokyo

2016     Shakesper THE SONETT / KIRI to RIBBON  / Tokyo

2016     Kenji Miyazawa 12 colour - picture book  exhibition / GALERIE Malle / Tokyo

2016     Winter Crystal / KUMU Tokyo / Tokyo

2016     FANTASTIC DAYS 2016 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo     

2016     MEMENT MORI / L'illustre Galerie LE MONDE / Tokyo

2016     Rêve de cygne / Silent Music / Tokyo

2016     yadorigi  light vessel  / yadorigi  light vessel / Ibaraki

2016     Human Museum 2016 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2015     The 7th Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial / Croatia

2015     Cristmas Exhibition / Oriental Heart Gallery / Tokyo

2015     Winter Crystal / KUMU Tokyo / Tokyo

2015     FANTASTIC DAYS 2015 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2015     LETTERS AS GIFT / 12 goshitsu / Tokyo

2015     Donkey Museum 2015 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2015     Printism / FABulous -Art gallery & English lounge / Tokyo

2015     The Kanae Yamamoto Print Grant Prix Competition vol.6 / Ueda City Museum Of Art / Nagano

2014     FANTASTIC DAYS 2014 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2014     Donkey Museum 2014 / Tambourin Gallery 2014 / Tokyo

2014     Kanuma Municipal Art Museum of Kawakami Sumio, Printmaking competition

2014     NEKO FES / Shakuji-koen Arcade / Tokyo

2013     FANTASTIC DAYS 2014 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2013     Souvenir from Paradise / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2013     Fragment : making me everyday / GALLERY ohhh!!!  / Tokyo

2013     Donkey Museum 2013 / Tambourin Gallery / Tokyo

2013     Charity and Craft Exhibition / Maronie Hall / Tokyo

2013     New Year Greetings vol.4 / Gallery Mizunosora / Tokyo

2011        31st Mini print international of CADAQUES 2011 /  aller Galeria Fort / Girona Spain

2010        9th LESSSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL /  Lessedra Gallery / Sophia Bulgaria

2007        Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair /  Bath UK

2007        Christmas Gift & Craft Fair /  Corsham UK

2007        Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair / London UK

2006        5th LESSSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL /  Lessedra Gallery / Sophia Bulgaria

2006        SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR Conway Hall / London UK

2005        SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR Conway Hall / London UK

2005        Not all who wander are lost / London UK

2003        Changed world / Riverside Gallery / London UK

Artist In Residence

2017      Cité internationale des arts / Paris France

2018        Goto City Nagasaki pref. Japan

Award

2019        Joshibi University of Art and Design Encouragement Creativity and Research prize (Japan)      

2016     Joshibi University of Art and Design Paris prize  (Japan)

2016     Tambourin Gallery Presents Human Museum  2016   (Japan)  Special jury prize (Mineko Ueda prize)

2015     The Kanae Yamamoto Print Grant Prix Competition  (Japan) Wining prize

2014     Illustnote Mazazine Presents NOTE prize  (Japan) The second prize     

2014     Kanuma Municipal art museum of Kawakami Sumio, Printmaking competition (Japan) Wining                         prize 2012 Tambourin Gallery Present Donkey Museum 2012 (Japan) Special jury prize

2010     Kanuma Municipal art Museum of Kawakami Sumio, Printmaking competition (Japan)  Wining                         prize 2011 Mini print international of CADAQUES 2011 (Spain) Won a wining prize

2010     LESSSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL 2010 (Bulgaria) Wining prize

2006       LESSSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL 2006 (Bulgaria) Wining prize

2005       AOZORA Environmental Picture Book Competition  (Japan) Special jury prize (C.W. Nicole)

1995     Kawasaki steel company Design Competition (Japan) Won a prize

 

Teaching Experience

2014 - 2017         Machino Nursery / Tokyo

2010 - Present    Kyoto University of Art and Design / Tokyo satellite

2009 - 2018        Vantan design institute / Tokyo

2009 - 2012        Tokyo Designer Gakuin College  / Tokyo

2007 - 2008        L’ecole Benjamin nursery school  / London   

2005 - 2006        Primrose Hill Primary School  / London

 

Other Activity

Summer 2017

Atlier Contrepoint / Atelier 17  / Paris

Nov 2012

Gave a one off lecture called ‘Design Note’  for  Kyoto University of Art and Design. Talked about how to gain skills of learning and introducing British way of learning with my old research-books which was used at University of the Arts London.

 

May 2011

Visited to Reggio Emilia city in Italy  for research of Reggio Emili approarch (early childhood education specialised art). I was a member of Ciocciola which is a voluntary based reserch group of Reggio Emilia edudation since 2009.

 

Feb 2009

Invited artist and art directors called dandelion & burdock to Tokyo Designers Gakuin college for an lecture and workshop. I produced this program, design work shop and also being a translator and interpreter.

 

Summer 2005

East London Printmaksers Internship

Public Collection

​2020  Joshibi University Art and Design Art Museum

Publication

2010    16th Kanuma Municipal art museum of Kawakami Sumio, Printmaking competition

2010    9th LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL MINI PRINT 2010

2011     31e MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL DE CADAQUES 2011

2014    20th Kanuma Municipal art museum of Kawakami Sumio, Printmaking competition

2015     6th YAMAMOTO KANAE PRINT GRAND PRIX COMPETITION TRIENNALE 2015

Publication Early Years Education

2011/10      KUYON / Crayonhouse

2011/12      KUYON / Special Issue on January / Crayonhouse

2015/03     KUYON / Crayonhouse

2016/07     That's where I was looking for / Crayonhouse