Kumi Nakajima x Ayano Kawabe


2019.06.24 - 2019.07.04
EXHIBITION HOURS: 11:00 - 23:00
OPENING RECEPTION: June 29 (Saturday) 16:00 - 18:00
*Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays
*Please check the website for reservations after 18:00


From June 24 (Monday) to July 6 (Saturday), 2019, we are pleased to present "GARDEN," an exhibition by Kumi Nakajima and Ayano Kawabe. We hope you will enjoy the works of each of the two artists, which are full of their own charm.
There is no other word that is as common as the word GARDEN, yet generates such a wide variety of associations.
The word "GARDEN" is so common, yet it creates a wide variety of associations.
The variety of styles, access, uses, and even the seasonal changes in appearance, are all part of the GARDEN.
The word "GARDEN" is also used in the same way.
Glass, like the word "garden," has infinite possibilities
from realistic forms to abstract expressions.
Transition of space and time.
The various expressions that can be developed using the common material of glass.
The word "GARDEN" expresses our thoughts and feelings.
                            Kumi Nakajima, Ayano Kawabe


■ Profile of Kumi Nakajima
Moved to the United States in 1996. He encounters glass art influenced by the Studio Glass Movement.
While studying at a university, he participated in several workshops at the Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Art.
After graduating from graduate school, he continues his artistic activities while teaching glass art at local universities and high schools.
In 2014, he returned to Japan.
2006 San Francisco State University Ceramics/Glass Major Fine Arts
2012 Master of Arts in Glass, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2010 solo exhibition “Wagokoro: Harmonious Mind” (Honolulu, Hawaii)
2011 “Accession: Recent Acquisitions from the Art in Public Places Collection”
   Hawaii State Museum of Art (Honolulu he Hawaii)
2012 Solo exhibition “Encounters” (Honolulu, Hawaii)
   "Pilchuck Glass School 34th Annual Auction" (Seattle, Washington)
2013 "Where Dreams Unfold" Core Gallery (Honolulu Hawaii)
2016 Duo Exhibition “OSMOSIS” ART FOR THOUGHT (Ginza)
2018 Duo Exhibition “RESONANCE” ART FOR THOUGHT (Ginza)
   "The 5th Exhibition of Works that Leap into the City" Tokyo Mita Architecture Hall 1F Gallery (Shiba)
Many other special exhibitions and group exhibitions

■ Profile of Ayano Kawabe
2000 Graduated from Tama Art University, Faculty of Fine Arts, majoring in glass
Selected for the Japan Craft Exhibition
2002 Duo exhibition “Lʼeʼclat de neige Winter Shine” (Aoyama)
2004 Attended Pilchuck Glass School
2005 Attended Pilchuck Glass School
   Two-person exhibition "Koharubiyori" Galilei Kirsch (National)
2006 Solo exhibition PIGA Gallery (Omotesando)
2007 Tableware Festival Jury Special Award
   Two-person exhibition (Yebisu Mitsukoshi)
2008 Early summer glass 4 person exhibition (Ikebukuro Seibu)
    3 glass exhibition (Yebisu Mitsukoshi)
2010 Duo Exhibition “Natsu no Kizashi” Gallery Umi (Yamanashi)
2015 Living in Edo (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
2017 Summer chopstick rest exhibition (Shinjuku Isetan)
2018 Ayano Kawabe x Masako Masukata Duo Exhibition ART FOR THOUGHT (Ginza)
Many other special exhibitions and group exhibitions

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