Mai MiyakeArtist

PROFILE

Miyake Mai is an artist who questions the true nature of things by seamlessly connecting the past, present, and future through the intricacy and depth of the traditional arts and crafts of Japan and her own esprit. Her practice fuses together craftwork with cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, from the perspective that they are all objects made by the hands of man and are thus on the same plane. She studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 2008. Her expression, unlimited to a specific medium, flawlessly traverses different genres to encompass antique, craftwork, contemporary art, design, product making, and literature. In addition to publishing novels and essays from publishers such as Kodansha, she has engaged in a wide range of activities such as serving as a director of SHISEIDO THE STORE Window Gallery since 2018.
Her major exhibitions include, "Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa: Altering Home" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2018), "BOTANICA” Busan Museum of Art (2018), "Tea Ceremony Fascination of Art and Design – Marcel Wanders, Sudo Reiko, Miyake Mai" Oita Prefectural Art Museum (2018), "Throughout Time: The Sense of Beauty" ICOM Kyoto 2019 Commemorative / Nijo-jo Castle The 25th Anniversary of the World Heritage Listing (2019). She has held solo exhibitions including "The Salt of the Earth" Shibuya Kuroda Touen (Tokyo, 2018), "A Sign" Gallery Kochukyo (Tokyo, 2014), and "Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves" Pola Museum of Art (Kanagawa, 2013), among others. She has published a total of four artist books from publishers such as Hatori Shoten. Her latest book, "Everybody’s Girl is Nobody’s Girl" was published in 2017.

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018 The Salt of the Earth|Shibuya Kuroda Touen (Tokyo, Japan)
2017 2017 TOBI ART FAIR "Mai Miyake: The Breath of Dragonfly" |Tokyo Art Club, Murakoshi Gallery Booth (Tokyo, Japan)
Tenningosei (With the Force of Five Celestial Beings)|t.gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
"Everybody Girl is Nobody’s Girl" Book Launch Exhibition|Morioka Shoten Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
Duodecimal Nihombashi|Takashimaya, 6F Art Gallery X (Tokyo, Japan)
Time Flies|TRI Gallery Ochanomizu (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 The Shape of Prayer|Gallery Zushiya Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
2015 The EM District Japan Week 2015 “Thing that Reminds”|The EM District (Bangkok, Thailand)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2015 "Heaven and Earth"|Tokyo International Forum, Gallery Murakoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 A Sign|Gallery Kochukyo (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves.|Pola Museum of Art (Kanagawa. Japan)
Little Lily - White Lie|Pola Museum Annex (Tokyo, Japan)
Obaitori (cherry, plum, peach, and apricot trees)|Hiroshima Mitsukoshi (Hiroshima, Japan)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2013 "March drifting clouds bring forth April flowers"|Tokyo International Forum, Gallery Murakoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
THE SEVEN TALES OF A CAT|Gallery Murakoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
2012 Dead Angle|ICN Gallery (London, UK)
Queen Projects by Ishibashi|Gora Kadan (Kanagawa, Japan)
2011 Down the Rabbit Hole|Bunkamura Gallery (Tokyo, Shibuya)
FINE ART ASIA 2011 "OPEN WINDOW"|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Honkong, China)
Auspicious|Gallery Kochukyo (Tokyo, Japan)
NEXT vol.1 Sparkling Days|Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Kanagawa, Japan)
2007 When U Wish Upon a Star|sake KYOKA (Tokyo, Japan)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2007 "Luna Park"|Tokyo International Forum, Gallery Murakoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
2005 Criterium 65|Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito (Ibaraki, Japan)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2005|Tokyo International Forum, Gallery Kogure (Tokyo, Japan)
Pudding Rather than Praise|Murakoshi Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Umi-Mori Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
2004 Time for Tea|Bunkamura Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Miyake My Room|Laforet Lapnet (Tokyo, Japan)
2003 PRINTEMPS GINZA (Tokyo, Japan)

GROUP EXHIBITION

2021 ART BASEL HONG KONG 2021: UNLIMITED|HK Convention and Exhibition Centre(Chaina)
Collaborative Exhibition of the 6th Anniversary of the “World Bonsai Day” and “Saitama Triennale 2020,” Yoshihiro Suda & Mai Miyake|The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum(Saitama,Japan)
2020 2020 Christmas Smile Pola Museum,2020|POLA MUSEUM ANNEX (Tokyo,Japan)
Saitama Triennale 2020|Former Omiya ward office (Saitama,Japan)
The Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art|Meiji Shrine Museum (Tokyo,Japan)
2019 Throughout Time : The Sense of Beauty|World Heritage Site Nijo-jo Castle (Kyoto, Japan)
Mai Miyake / Aurore Thibout "Aurore Thibout Les Modesties"|Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto Gallery (Kyoto, Japan)
2018 Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa: Altering Home|Neighborhoods in Kanazawa city / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Toyama, Japan)
Busan Museum of Art "BOTANICA"|BUSAN MUSEUM OF ART (Busan, Korea)
"Tea Ceremony Fascination of Art and Design" Marcel Wanders, Sudo Reiko, Miyake Mai|Oita Prefectural Art Museum (Oita, Japan)
風詠抄 −常−(JOU)|Yokohama Takashimaya 7F Gallery (Kanagawa, Japan)
2017 KAKEGAWA CHAENNALE 2017|Shiseido Art House (Shizuoka, Japan)
VOLTA13|MARKTHALLE, Gallery Kogure (Basel, Switzerland)
2015 Peninsular Practices: The New Faces of Realism Asian Art|Asian Art (London, UK)
(Purple) : Women of Mankind|One East Asia ART Space (Singapore)
2013 Ukiyo-e POP|Shizuoka Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art (Shizuoka, Japan)
3rd Support for Reconstruction of The Great et Japan Earthquake Charity Art Bag Auction|Takashimaya, Kyoto/Nihonbash (Kyoto,Tokyo, Japan)
BENETTON COLLECTION: Imago Mundi|Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice, Italy)
TAGBOAT ART FES 2013: SUMMER SHOW 2013|Takashimaya, Kyoto/Nihonbash (Kyoto,Tokyo, Japan)
2012 The 57th (2012) CWAJ Print Show|Tokyo American Club (Tokyo, Japan)
2011 NEXT vol.1 Sparkling Days|Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Kanagawa, Japan)
The Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Art|Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
Spiritutainment|100 Tonson Gallery (Bangkok, Thailand)
ART HK11|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hong Kong, China)
OHAKO|Icn Gallery (London, UK)
2010 ART FAIR TOKYO 2010 "3 puku-tsui"|Tokyo International Forum, Murakoshi Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2009 LOWER AKIHABARA. 1st.|LOWER AKIHABARA (Tokyo, Japan)
2008 Kuchu Teien|Gallery Kogure (Tokyo, Japan)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 “Forget-me-not”|Tokyo International Forum, Masuho Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2007 Hako Ningen|Gallery Kogure (Tokyo, Japan)
Dan/Dans "Le Monde de Coco"|Chanel Nexus Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
EDO ISHO "Maister Meets Designer vol.1"|Gallery le bain (Tokyo, Japan)
2006 Toumei Ningen|Gallery Kogure (Tokyo, Japan)
[express] Shanghai|Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai, China)

INSTALLATION

2020 Saitama Triennale 2020|Former Omiya ward office (Saitama,Japan)
2018 Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa: Altering Home|Neighborhoods in Kanazawa city / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Toyama, Japan)
2015 Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2015 "Can Not See the Forest for the Trees"|Tokyo Midtown, Tsumiki no Hiroba (Tokyo, Japan)
Oita Sightseeing Wall "Mai Miyake’s World Cuckoo-Clock – WORLD could bea safer place CLOCK"|Oita Prefectural Art Museum (Oita, Japan)
2012 Forest of words|Keio University (Kanagawa, Japan)
Aqua x Ignis (Mie, Japan)
2011 FINE ART ASIA 2011 “OPEN WINDOW”|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hong Kong, China)
2010 "East and West, linked by a washi paper thread" with Torafu Architects Inc.|The Italian Cultural Institute (Tokyo, Japan)
"Oriente ed occidente uniti da un filo di carta washi" with Torafu Architects Inc.|Villa Necchi Campiglio (Milano, Italy)
2008 KOGANECHO BAZAR (Yokohama, Japan)
Dan/Dans "The House"|Nihon Homes (Tokyo, Japan)

CONTRACTED WORKS

2019 SHISEIDO WINDOW GALLERY 2019|SHISEIDO THE STORE (Tokyo, Japan)
2018 SHISEIDO WINDOW GALLERY 2018|SHISEIDO THE STORE (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 BEAMS JAPAN (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 HOTEL RYUMEIKAN OCHANOMIZU HONTEN (Tokyo, Japan)
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2013: TOTO “NEORESTx4CREATORS”|Roppongi Hills (Tokyo, Japan)
2012 AQUA x IGUNIS (Mie, Japan)
2007 Window Display "COME RAIN OR SHINE"|Maison Hermès (Tokyo, Japan)
2006 Inside Out|And A (Osaka/Kanagawa/Fukuoka, Japan)

WORKSHOP

2012 "Forest of words" Open work shop at Keio University with Mai Miyake (Kanagawa, Japan)
2010 Yokohama Art University (Kanagawa, Japan)
2007 Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

COLLECTION

2016 BEAMS JAPAN (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (Tokyo, Japan)
HOTEL RYUMEIKAN OCHANOMIZU HONTEN (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 Pola Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)
LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION (Italy)
2012 AQUA x IGUNIS (Mie, Japan)
2009 Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art (Shizuoka, Japan)
2005 Umi-Mori Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
Fujiyama-Museum (Yamanashi, Japan)

GRANTS

2016 BVLGARI AVRORA AWARDS
2010 DE LA MER 10th Anniversary Female Artist Award
2003 Special Jury Prize, Amuse Artist Audition in Kyoto

JURY in AWARDS

2015 Terrada Art Award 2015
2014 1st Terrada Art Award
2013 art_icle Award vol.5
2012 KONICA MINOLTA eco art AWARD 2012
2010 Kawaii Award 2010
2009 Maebashi Art Competition Live 2009, vol.13
2008 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award 2008

COLLECTION

2016 BEAMS JAPAN (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (Tokyo, Japan)
HOTEL RYUMEIKAN OCHANOMIZU HONTEN (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 Pola Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)
LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION (Italy)
2012 AQUA x IGUNIS (Mie, Japan)
2009 Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art (Shizuoka, Japan)
2005 Umi-Mori Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
Fujiyama-Museum (Yamanashi, Japan)