Mai MiyakeArtist

PROFILE

Mai Miyake is an artist who questions the true nature of things and the universality of expression, by seamlessly connecting the past, present, and future, through the intricacy and depth of the traditional arts and crafts of Japan and with her own esprit.
She has been highly praised for her lithe works, which challenge the viewer’s preconceptions and exercises the subconscious. Her unique yet somehow nostalgic and poetical works are timeless and contain symbols and stories that create a unique world that envelops the viewer with its multiple layers. Unrestrained by the straightjacket of genre, Mai fuses together antiques and craftwork with contemporary art, design, and cutting-edge technology, such as artificial intelligence, from the perspective that they are all objects made by the hands of man and thus on the same plane. Her expression freely cuts across mediums, to overcome the cramped divisions of antique, craftwork, contemporary art and design, flawlessly moving between tradition and innovation with her humor and unique interpretation of the context of Japanese art. Art director of the window art works for the renewal opened SHISEIDO THE STORE.
She studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris, France) from 2008. Her 4th art book “Everybody’s Girl is Nobody’s Girl” has been published in 2017.

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018 Solo Exhibition “The Salt of the Earth” Shibuya Kuroda Touen (Tokyo, Japan)
“Everybody's Girl is Nobody’s Girl” Morioka Shoten Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
2017 Vestiges” Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto Gallery (Kyoto, Japan)
Tobi Art Fair 2017 “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)
"Duodecimal" Nihombashi Takashimaya, 6F Art Gallery X (Tokyo, Japan)
"Time Flies" TRI GALLERY OCHANOMIZU (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 "The Shape of Prayer" (Tokyo, Japan)
2015 “Thing that Reminds” at the EM District Japan Week (Bangkok, Thailand)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2015 "Heaven and Earth" Tokyo International Forum / Gallery Murakoshi booth (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 “A Sign” Gallery Kochukyo (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 "Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves." Pola Museum of Art (Hakone, Japan)
"Little Lily - White Lie" Pola Museum Annex (Tokyo, Japan)
"Obaitori" (cherry, plum, peach, and apricot trees), Hiroshima Mitsukoshi 7F (Hiroshima, Japan)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2013 "March drifting clouds bring forth April flowers" Tokyo International Forum / Gallery Murakoshi booth (Tokyo, Japan)
"THE SEVEN TALES OF A CAT" Gallery Murakoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2013 “March drifting clouds bring forth April flowers” Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall / 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 (Hakone, Japan)
2011 “Down the Rabbit Hole” Bunkamura Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
FINE ART ASIA 2011 “OPEN WINDOW” (Hong Kong)
2010 “NEXT vol.1 Sparkling Days” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
2008 “Auspicious” Gallery Kochukyo (Tokyo, Japan)
“A Little Prayer” Matsuzakaya Nagoya Art Gallery (Nagoya, Japan)
2007 ART FAIR TOKYO 2007 "Luna Park" Tokyo International Forum / Gallery Murakoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
“When U Wish Upon a Star” sake KYOKA (Tokyo, Japan) Art Fair Tokyo
2005 “Pudding Rather than Praise” Murakoshi Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Art Fair Tokyo 2005 “Tokyo International Forum” Gallery Kogure (Tokyo, Japan)
Umi-Mori Art Museum (Private Museum at Hiroshima, Japan)
“Criterium 65″ Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito (Ibaraki, Japan)”
2004 “Miyake My Room” Laforet Lapnet (Tokyo, Japan)
“Time for Tea” Bunkamura Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2003 Solo Exhibition Printemps Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
2001 Solo Exhibition Beaux-art Mieux (Tokyo, Japan)

GROUP EXHIBITION

2018 "Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa: Altering Home" Neighborhoods in Kanazawa city (Toyama, Japan)
Busan Museum of Art ‟BOTANICA" (Korea)
"Tea Ceremony Fascination of Art and Design -Marcel Wanders, Sudo Reiko, Miyake Mai" Oita Prefectural Art Museum (Oita, Japan)
Group Exhibition Yokohama Takashimaya 7F Gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
2017 "Kakegawa Chaennale" Shiseido Art House (Shizuoka, Japan)
"VOLTA 13" GALLERY KOGURE Booth, MARKTHALLE (BASEL, Switzerland)
2015 「Peninsular Practices: The New Faces of Realism」Asian Art in London
(Purple) : Women of Mankind (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/Nihonbashi (Kyoto/Tokyo, Japan)
Mai Miyake participating in Imago Mundi, a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice, Italy)
“SUMMER SHOW 2013” Takashimaya Nihonbashi/Shinjuku (Tokyo, Japan)
2012 "Dead Angle" ICN Gallery (London, UK)
"Queen Projects by Ishibashi" Gora Kadan (Hakone, Japan)
2011 “NEXT vol.1 Sparkling Days” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
September 30 – October, 2011
Charity Art Auction for the Great Earthquake Disaster in Eastern Japan
October 5 – 9, 2011
“Japanese Art Today” Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo, Japan)
“Spiritutainment” 100 Tonson Gallery (Bangkok, Thailand)
The Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Art, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
ART HK11, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hong Kong)
“Ohako” icn Gallery (London, UK)
September 8 – October 19, 2011
2010 Art Fair Tokyo 2010 “3 Sanpuku-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)
2005 “[express] Shanghai” Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai, China)

INSTALLATION

2018 Culture Cities of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa ‟Altering Home” Co-organized by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan)
2015 “Can Not See the Forest for the Trees” Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2015 (Tokyo, Japan)
Oita Sightseeing Wall“Mai Miyake’s World Cuckoo-Clock – WORLD could bea safer place CLOCK” Oita Prefectural Art Museum (OPAM)
2012 "Aqua x Ignis" in Mie prefecture (near Ise Jingu)
"Forest of words” Keio University (Kanagawa, Japan)
2011 「FINE ART ASIA 2011」Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
2010 “Oriente ed occidente uniti da un filo di carta washi” with Torafu Architects Inc. Villa Necchi Campiglio (Milano, Italy)
“East and West, linked by a washi paper thread” with Torafu Architects Inc. The Italian Cultural Institute (Tokyo, Japan)
2008 KOGANECHO BAZAR (Yokohama, Japan)
Dan/Dans “The House” Nihon Homes (Tokyo, Japan)
2007 Window Display “COME RAIN OR SHINE” Maison Hermès, Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
2006 “Inside Out” And A (Osaka/Yokohama/Fukuoka, Japan)

CONTRACTED WORKS

2018 SHISEIDO THE STORE Window Display (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 BEAMS JAPAN (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 “HOTEL RYUMEIKAN OCHANOMIZU HONTEN” (Tokyo, Japan)
“Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills” (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 TOTO “NEOREST x 4 CREATORS” TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2013 / ROPPONGI HILLS (Tokyo, Japan)
2012 “AQUA x IGUNIS” (Mie, Japan)
2007 Window Display “COME RAIN OR SHINE” Maison Hermès, Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
2006 “Inside Out” And A (Osaka/Yokohama/Fukuoka, Japan)

WORKSHOP

2012 “Forest of words” Open work shop at Keio University with Mai Miyake.
Date: November 15 – 21, 2012 (closed on sunday)
Venue: Hiyoshi campus Keio University, Raiosha Gallery
Talk show (music and art on Claude Achille Debussy)
Yasuhide Shimbata, Chief Curator of the Bridgestone museum with Mai Miyake Artist
M.C: Masaya Suzuki, manager of “Harold”
Date: September 8, 2012 starts 7pm
Venue: Rokujigen in Ogikubo
2010 Yokohama Art University ( Yokohama Japan)
2007 Setagaya Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

COLLECTION

2016 BEAMS JAPAN (Tokyo, Japan)
2015 HOTEL RYUMEIKAN OCHANOMIZU HONTEN (Tokyo, Japan)
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 Pola Museum of Art (Hakone, 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
Machida KumiNoguchi
Rika Murayama
Ruriko Yanagi
Miwa Fujishiro
Namiko Tezuka
AikoMori Mariko
Aoki Katsuyo
Yasumoto Masako
Miyake Mai
2003 Special Jury Prize, Amuse Artist Audition in Kyoto

JURY in AWARDS

2015 Terrada Art Award 2015
2014 1st Terrada Art Award
2013 Art Award “THE DEBUT 2014”
KONICA MINOLTA eco & art AWARD 2012
art_icle Award vol.5
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)
2015 HOTEL RYUMEIKAN OCHANOMIZU HONTEN (Tokyo, Japan)
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 Pola Museum of Art (Hakone, 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)

Photography : Satoshi Shigeta