JUNE162020_III, 2020 Toru Ishii

TORU ISHII

TORU ISHII

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BIOGRAPHY

Toru Ishii (born in 1981 in Shizuoka) is a Japanese artist. He received his BA (2006), MA (2010), and Ph.D (2014) from Tokyo University of the Arts, as well as an MA (2008) from Chelsea College of Arts and Design.

In his work, he depicts news and images taken from the internet on specific dates, and proceeds to paint them from memory.

TIMELINE

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

  • 2018    Metropolitan Moment, Sokyo Gallery- Kyoto, Japan
  • 2018    BIJINGA, Fitzrovia Gallery- London, UK
  • 2014    Delirious Metropolis, Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation- London, UK
  • 2012    Contemporary Life, Ise Cultural Foundation Front Space Gallery- NY, USA
  • 2011    Toru Ishii, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Project N46- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010    Metropolitan Momen, Mizuma Action- Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

  • 2021    Young Dreams, Août Gallery- Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2018    Trans National Tokyo- Valleta, Malta
  • 2018    TOUCH, Atelier Blancs Manteaux- Paris, France
  • 2017    LIGHT SGRAFFITO, Victoria and Albert Museum- London, UK
  • 2016    IMAYO, The Shoto Art Museum- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016    IMAYO, Honolulu Museum of Art- Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2016    IMAYO, University of Hawaii- Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2016    NEO NIPPONICA, Victoria and Albert Museum- London, UK
  • 2014    KIZASHI, POLA MUSEUM ANNEX- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2013    EDO POP, Japan Society Gallery- NY, USA
  • 2013    Weird World, ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery- NY, USA
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EDUCATION

  • 2014    Ph.D in Textile Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010    M.A in Textile Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2008    M.A in Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts and Design- Chelsea, UK (Exchange Program)
  • 2006    B.A in Textile Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts- Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS/ GRANTS

  • 2015    Oversea Programme Agency for Cultural Affair, Government of Japan
  • 2014    Asahi Shinbun Foundation, Asahi Newspaper
  • 2013    Doctoral Program Final Exhibition, Nomura Art Prize
  • 2011    Nomura Foundation Grant, Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program Grant
  • 2011    Ise Cultural Foundation Exhibition, David Solo Award

PUBLIC COLLECTION

  • 2019    Victoria and Albert Museum- London, UK
  • 2019    Morikami Museum- Miami, Florida, USA
  • 2014    Tokyo University of the Arts Museum- Tokyo, Japan

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