ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Art for Thought is proud to present the solo exhibition of Shinno Miura, a bamboo artist who seeks to redefine the limits of bamboo's potential as an artistic medium. From November 28th to December 10th, 2016, visitors can explore the exquisite works of this talented artist, showcasing his technical mastery and creativity. In addition to his signature bamboo crafts and household items, Miura presents his latest works that experiment with the flat surface of bamboo, which he uses as a canvas to create stunning artworks that challenge the boundaries of traditional bamboo art.
Born in Chiba Prefecture in 1968, Miura graduated from Japan University's Faculty of Science and Engineering in 1990. After attending a workshop in Arizona in 1991, he joined Tekken Construction Co., Ltd. but left the company in 1993 to pursue further education at Japan University's Graduate School of Art. After completing his studies in 1995, Miura joined Manabe Architecture Design Office and later relocated to Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, where he studied under the late Katsutaro Iwao (pseudonym: Hounan) in 1999. In 2000, Miura enrolled in Oita Prefectural Beppu Technical High School and graduated in 2001. He then moved to Izu Kogen in 2002 and began his creative work with bamboo. Miura's talent and hard work paid off when he won the Grand Prix at the 44th Bamboo Design Competition in the same year.
Miura's works have been recognized and showcased in various exhibitions and events, including the Izu Kogen Art Fest, the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition, and the Tokyo Traditional Crafts Exhibition. He was also invited to participate in the lighting production for Hotel Shoumei, a hotel managed by Sanza Co., Ltd., and the construction of the new house of actress Shigeko Muroi. Miura's works have garnered high praise and are highly sought after by art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Do not miss this rare opportunity to witness the exceptional creations of Shinno Miura at Art for Thought.
2011 Participated in Izu Kogen Art Festival. Exhibited at the Tokai Traditional Crafts Exhibition
2010 Participated in Izu Kogen Art Festival. Had a solo exhibition, "Hanakago and Bamboo Light Exhibition" (10/29-11/4) at Ginzanohanashi
2009 Exhibited at the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition
2008 Participated in Izu Kogen Art Festival. Exhibited at the Traditional Crafts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition
2005 Selected for the "Senryuto" at the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition "Komachi," where the late Japanese painter Chusaku Oyama donated his "Senryu-to" floor lamp
2004 Participated in Izu Kogen Art Festival. Selected for the "Senryu-to" at the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition "Komachi." Also selected for the 46th "Bamboo Design Competition."
2003 Worked on lighting production for Sanza's directly managed hotel. Also produced lighting for actress Shigeko Muroi's new home construction
2002 Moved to Izu Kogen and started own creative activities. Received the Grand Prix Award at the 44th "Bamboo Design Competition."
2001 Graduated from the same school
2000 Enrolled at Oita Prefectural Beppu Technical High School
1999 Trained under the late Katsutaro Iwao (pseudonym: Hounan) in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture
1995 Completed graduate school at the same university. Joined Manabe Architectural Design Office
1993 Resigned from the same company. Enrolled in the graduate program at the Art Department of Nihon University
1991 Joined Tekken Construction Co., Ltd.
1991 Completed a workshop at Arcosanti, Arizona
1990 Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Nihon University
1968 Born in Chiba Prefecture