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Rouketsuzome 

I make artwork with rouketsuzome.  Rouketsuzome is one of techniques used to dye cloth. For rouketsuzome, we make use of the characteristic of wax: the wax on cloth resists the penetration of dye. Rouketsuzome is created with brushes, wax and dye. We  control wax and use it prevent the cloth being dyed.

Statement

I was born in Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima. It has a lot of beautiful nature. I feel close to nature, and I think nothing is more beautiful than nature. I am fully aware that neither my artwork nor my imagination can exceed the beauty of nature; nature presents us with a different beauty every single day.

The reason why I use dying techniques is because I feel that dyes drifting with the current in water can recreate the current of particles in the water and the air. The-out-of-control moves of dyes can give my artworks a natural expression on cloth.

I pursue a new art style by combining my imagination and a natural phenomenon, utilizing the power of nature.

Biography                

Born:

1993 Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.

Education:

2012-2016 Hiroshima City University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Design and Applied

Arts, Division of Textiles (BFA)

2018  Hiroshima City University, Department of Design and Applied Arts,

Division of Textiles (MFA)

2017 I was selected Scholarship member from Mitsubishi Corporation.

Solo Exhibition:

2022 ■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition -Pluralistic Biotope-’ at Ginza Gallery Seek, Tokyo (11/12~11/20)

2022■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition -A Sliver of Sparkle-’ at Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas Art Gallery, Osaka (10/19~10/25)

2022 ■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition -A Sliver of Sparkle-’ at Tobu Funabashi art gallery, Chiba(10/6~10/12)

2022 ■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition -In a Trance-’ at Matsuzakaya Ueno art gallery, Tokyo (2/2~2/8)

2021 ■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition -In a Trance-’ at The seventh floor of Fukuya Hatchobori Main Store art gallery, Hiroshima (12/9~12/14)

2019 ■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition -Last Flower-’ at GALLRY ART POINT, Tokyo  (12/9~12/14)

2018 ■ ‘AYAKA UMEDA solo exhibition’, at GALLRY ART POINT, Tokyo  (12/10~12/15)

2018 ■ ‘Undying Trees’ at mm project gallery, Hiroshima (10/27~11/17)

2016 ■ ‘SOMEIRO Aquarium’ at mm project gallery , Hiroshima (9/3~10/25)

Group Exhibition:

2022■ ‘KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2022’ at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa, Ishikawa

2022■ ‘Amakakaeru Ryu ni Tokimeki 2nd’ at Artglorieux, Tokyo

2022■ ‘Port Yokohama Summer Marche’ at FEI Art Museum Yokohama, Kanagawa

2022■ ‘LOS-PINTXOS’ at Lapis Gallery, Hiroshima

2022■ ‘Beyond Spring vol.4’ at Hideharu Fukasaku Gallery Roppongi, Tokyo

2022■ ‘The Cat Size of SM’ at Gallery Seek, Tokyo

2021■ ‘Shimotuki ni Asobu’ at art space morgenrot, Tokyo

2022■ ‘Amakakaeru Ryu ni Tokimeki 1st’ at Artglorieux, Tokyo

2021■ ‘The 2nd Exhibition of dyeing works recommended by universities nationwide’ at SOME Seiryukan, Kyoto

2021■ ‘The 1st Artist New Gate’ at Gallery Seek, Tokyo

2020■ ‘Mojiko Art Wharf’ Former Dalian route terminal, Fukuoka

2020■ ‘Kusanotuyu Hananoka’, art space morgenrot, Tokyo

2019 ■‘Art Gaia@ jonanjima’, at ART FACTORY jonanjima, Tokyo

2019■ ‘Hatsune, Hanakage, Harunotuyu’, art space morgenrot, Tokyo

2018■ ‘Independent Tokyo2018’, at Asakusa Hulic Holl, Tokyo

2018■ ‘The 1st Exhibition of dyeing works recommended by universities nationwide’ at SOME Seiryukan, Kyoto

2018 ■‘The 21th Graduation Exhibition Hiroshima City University Faculty of Arts and Graduate School of Arts’ at Hiroshima City University Art Museum(2/14~2/18)

2017 ■ ‘Wide Angles of Dying, Sharpe Angles from Dying’ at Some Seiryukan, Kyoto (11/3~11/26)

2017 ■ ‘Auction in Kanazawa for Kogei and Art(AKKA)‘ at PIAS gallery, Osaka (10/10~10/12) at dining gallery Kanazawa of Ginza, Tokyo (10/14~10/15) at Kanazawa Art Gummi gallery, Ishikawa (10/19~10/31)

2017 ■ ‘The 72th new Takumi Crafts Exhibition’ at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (10/8~10/14) at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (10/18~10/22)

2017 ■ ‘The 71th Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Exhibition’ at Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum (9/16~10/1)

2017 ■ ‘The life in Satoyama ! The Artists – Into the Streets’ at mm project gallery and the shopping street in Kake, Akiota, Hiroshima(9/2~10/1)

2017 ■ ‘The 34th Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program’, at GYRE gallery in Shibuya ( My works was also accepted for The 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45th this competitions and exhibited at MC FOREST in Marunouthi)

2017 ■ ‘The New World’, at Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima (2/22~2/26)

2017 ■ ‘The ultramarine of spring’, at Honmaru Coffee gallery (1/31~2/12)

2016 ■ ‘The exhibition of Seifukai’, at Itsukaichi Memorial Hospital(11/30~12/7)

2016 ■ ‘The 4th New Kenbiten’, at Annual Competition of Art in Hiroshima Prefecture (7/2~7/17)

2016 ■ ‘The 19th Graduation Exhibition Hiroshima City University Faculty of Arts and Graduate School of Arts’ at Hiroshima MOCA (2/17~2/21)

2015 ■ ‘The 70th new Takumi Crafts Exhibition’ at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (10/22~10/28) at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (11/4~11/8)

2015 ■ ‘The 8th Snow Design Competition’ at Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice (1029~2/16/2016)

2015 ■‘The 3ed New Kenbiten’ at Annual Competition of Art in Hiroshima Prefecture (6/20~7/5)

2015 ■ ‘METAPHOR’ at GOJINSHA Wendy Hito-Machi Plaza gallery(1/9~1/13)

2014 ■ ‘The 2nd New Kenbiten’, at Annual Competition of Art in Hiroshima Prefecture (6/28~7/23)

2013 ■ ‘Art in Wine Cellar’ at Saijyou, Hiroshima (8/24~9/1)

Award:

2021 ■ Accepted to Venture community for Arts

2021 ■ Gallery Seek Prize at the 1st Artist New Gate

2020 ■ Minato Oasis Mojiko Prize at Mojiko Art Wharf

2018 ■ Independent tokyo 2018   Judges’ Special Award

2018 ■ Artmore Award  Award for a fine work

2018 ■ The 21th Art Museum Acquisitions Exhibition /Award for Outstanding Work

2017 ■ The 72th new Takumi Crafts Exhibition / Award for effort Work

2017 ■ The 34th Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program*

*My works was also accepted for The 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45th this competitions and all my winning works were purchased by Mitsubishi Corporation.

2016 ■ The exhibition of Seifukai

             My work was purchased for Itsukaiti Memorial Hospital.

2015 ■ The 19th Art Museum Acquisitions Exhibition /Award for Outstanding Work

             My work was purchased for Hiroshima University Art Museum.

2015 ■ International Orchid Festival 2015, Art Competition

             Award for Outstanding Work

Collection:

■ Charm Care Corporation

■ Hiroshima City University Art Museum

■ Mm project gallery

■ Itsukaiti Memorial Hospital

Workshop:

2016 ■ ’ROSOME’ workshop at mm project gallery (9/25)

Contact : urrrim1176@gmail.com