Mayu Shiomi

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Work1 Title: Silvery Harty and Please play this song on the Radio Year: 2015 Materials: aluminum foil Dimensions: H  W  D Work2 Title: Fairytale of Tokio Year: 2014 Materials: I photograph the sculpture which I made with aluminum foil Dimensions: H  W  D Work3 Title: FOR SALE Year: 2014 Materials: aluminum foil Dimensions: H  W  D Work4 Title: Roll-up jeans (GIANT SIZE) Year: 2014 Materials: aluminum foil Dimensions: H 450 W 210 D 20 Work5 Title: Leather jacket (KIDS SIZE) Year: 2014 Materials: aluminum foil Dimensions: H 75 W 51 D 6

Statement:

Mayu Shiomi mainly makes sculptures, paintings and drawings.

Her motifs are existing anime characters and ready-made products.
Things around us in our everyday life are considered as second nature for us.

And human being is her central motivation to produce her art works.
She persists in the human existence. It is like if she wants to become every 4,500 million people in the world.
To approach this theme, she often uses imaginary people and characters as her medium.

Recently, she has presented sculptures using aluminium foil which is a familiar material.

Aluminum foil in the kitchen.
She curled up and crumpled them. She treats them like clay.
Her shiny silver sculptures are sometimes very large and sometimes very tiny which give us a strange feeling.

She expresses such works as “Beauty and Wilfulness of the World” and ” The Joy of being alive and The surprise to come”.

Resume:

1982
Born in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo and Aichi Japan.
2011
BA in Sculpture, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo.
2014
In Aichi Prefectural Graduate school of Fine Arts and Music.
2015
NASUNOGAHARA MUSEUM
2013
Toshikazu Iura Prize/TAGBOAT ART FES 2013/Tokyo Metropolitan-Industry And Trade Center (Tokyo)
ISE Cultural Foundation Prize/ISE NY Art Search/ISE CULTURAL-FOUNDATION (New York)

2014
Adult Picture Book/NANATASU GALLERY (Tokyo)
2012
FANTASIA!-SKINNY FATHER CHRISTMAS AND ALICE THE TRANS-VESTITE/ASK?P (Tokyo)

2013
Onward – Navigating the Japanese Future 2013, Part.1, Part.2/The Hive Gallery (Los Angels)
TAGBOAT ART FES 2013 / Tokyo Metropolitan Industry And Trade Center (Tokyo)
ISE NY Art Search/ISE Cultural Foundation (New York)
Selected Works From Japan 2013 Exhibition
/Michi Gallery (New York)

2009
Punkrock bar Hair Of the Dogs “H.O.D” (Tokyo)

Place: Tokyo, Japan

Contact: mypartyboots6@yahoo.co.jp

Website: http://mayushiomi.wix.com/mayushiomi