Maria Tanikawa

phase cn-1 cn2 cn3 uchiwa2015

Work1 Title: phase Year: 2015 Materials: Metal leaf,Dry pigment on japanese paper Dimensions: H 90cm W 90cm D 2cm Work2 Title: color of note #1 Year: 2015 Materials: Metal leaf,Dry pigment on collagraph Dimensions: H 45cm W 45cm D 0.02cm Work3 Title: color of note #2 Year: 2015 Materials: Metal leaf,Dry pigment on japanese paper Dimensions: H 45cm W 45cm D 0.02cm Work4 Title: color of note #3 Year: 2015 Materials: Metal leaf,Dry pigment on japanese paper Dimensions: H 45cm W 45cm D 0.02 Work5 Title: uchiwa 2015 Year: 2015 Materials: Metal leaf,Dry pigment on japanese paper Dimensions: H 42cm W 28cm D 0.5cm

Statement:

Maria Tanikawa was born in 1978 and grew up in Tokyo. After obtaining a BFA at Tama Art University in Japanese Painting Fine Arts(NIHONGA) in 2005, moved to New York City 2007. 2014 Moved to TOKYO.
Her artwork is based on NIHONGA method. Primarily, She works with sumi-ink, dry jewel pigments and metal leaf (gold, silver, copper and aluminum). Even when working with a two-dimensional work, striving to create rich textures, reflection and space by using many layers of ink, metal leaf and pigment thus allowing her to capture the feeling of a three-dimensional piece. As a result of this process of layering materials. Another important aspect in her artwork is the composition of metal which creates shifting colors. The fact that metal can change color on its own as time goes by compliments the theme of her work. The theme of my art is “HUMAN FEELING: emotional life.” The roots of her art lies in organic abstraction – fascinated by human emotions – for example, hope, sadness, confusion and love. And interested in the relationships or connections that exist in our minds between ideas and images such as color, sound, rhythm and movement.

Resume:

EDUCATION
2007-2010 National Academy of Fine Arts
2007-2010 National Academu of Museum Workstudy, Curatorial Dept, Senior Curator Assistant.
2007 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Programs
2005 Tama Art University, BFA: Japanese Painting

EXPERIENCE
2014.6-7 Nihongart x ©WASARA x 東京十月2009.6 CASA MUSEO BENVENUTO CELLINI (goldsmith and sculpture), Toscana, Italy
2008.7 Edwin Austin Abbey Mural workshop 2008, NY

GROUP SHOWS
2013.9 “The Nippon Club Art Exhibition” Nippon Club
2013.9 HAFH IX, Tenri Gallery
2013.6 Wish You Were Here 12, A.I.R. Gallery
2012.5 The 6th Annual “The Nippon Club Art Exhibition” Nippon Club
2011.12 We Are One, Camel Art Space
2011.12 Art Showcase and Fundraiser for Japan by JETAANY, The Ambassador’s Residence
2011.9 Home Away From Home, Hammond Museum
2011.3 We Are One, Gallery 61
2011.3 I Love Japan More Than Ever, Graphite
2011.3 ART FOR JAPAN Art Exhibition to help the Earthquake and Tsunami victims, ISE Cultural Foundation
2010.12 2010 NY Coo Open Art Contest “An Exhibition of Selected Works” NY Coo Gallery
2010.9 Meeting with 4 Multiplicities, Blank Space Gallery
2010.6 Artists from Around the World, Alex Adam Gallery
2010.5 Stone Room Perspecttives, National Academy Museum
2010.2 THE GREAT POP-UP ART SALE, The Dumbo Arts Center
2010.2 “EARTH” Gallery HOUSE
2009.12 Annual Holiday Market, Clay Space1205
2009.12 Small Works Show, 440 gallery
2009.9 ‘The 5th HAFH Exhibition’, NY Coo Gallery
2009.3 Worker’s Paradise, C.C.C.P gallery
2009.2 EAST|WEST, d3
2008.11 ART, Me and the WORLD, Williamsburg Art Historical Center
2008.10 NURTURE art 2008, James Cohen Gallery

SOLO SHOWS
2015.8-10 Maria Tanikawa:Solo show at T.Y.HARBOR
2005.5 “maria tanikawa exhibition”, Ginza Galley Forest

PRESS
2015.9 Matropolis magazine
2014.4 JAPAN TODAY INSIGHT
2014.4 “PENCITIES” by The Peninsula Hotel Group
2014.1 Metropolis magazine (Issue: 1035)
Concept:Maria Tanikawa was born in 1978 and grew up in Tokyo. After obtaining a BFA at Tama Art University in Japanese Painting Fine Arts(NIHONGA) in 2005, moved to New York City 2007. 2014 Moved to TOKYO.
Her artwork is based on NIHONGA method. Primarily, She works with sumi-ink, dry jewel pigments and metal leaf (gold, silver, copper and aluminum). Even when working with a two-dimensional work, striving to create rich textures, reflection and space by using many layers of ink, metal leaf and pigment thus allowing her to capture the feeling of a three-dimensional piece. As a result of this process of layering materials. Another important aspect in her artwork is the composition of metal which creates shifting colors. The fact that metal can change color on its own as time goes by compliments the theme of her work. The theme of my art is “HUMAN FEELING: emotional life.” The roots of her art lies in organic abstraction – fascinated by human emotions – for example, hope, sadness, confusion and love. And interested in the relationships or connections that exist in our minds between ideas and images such as color, sound, rhythm and movement.

Place: Tokyo/Japan

Contact: info@mariatanikawa.com

Website: http://www.mariatanikawa.com/