ARTIST INFO

Kimiyo MISHIMA

Kimiyo MISHIMA (1932-) is a female Japanese postwar artist who built her career in parallel with the Gutai Art Association during the 1960s and 70s in Kansai (Osaka), Japan.
From the late 1950s and into the 1960s, When movements such as Art Informel, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art exerted a significant influence on Japanese artists, Mishima, responding to these movements, established her own style and invoked techniques such as collage and repetitive imagery to create signature works. Living in the Kansai area, where the Gutai movement flourished, she was deeply related with its members, however chose the Dokuritsu Art Association as her platform. She received numerous awards in their competitions, some in which she competed with Jiro Takamatsu. Recently her paintings have been reevaluated and collected in international museums, attracting further attention.
From 1970s she developed three-dimensional works and installations, capturing how information is turned into rubbish and discarded immediately, which includes the renowned huge rubbish bin installation exhibited permanently in Naoshima.
Throughout her career, Mishima has expressed “the fear and anxiety of drowning in information”, the notion she experienced during Japanese postwar economic growth.

Works

  • Title
    Push
    Size
    (日本語) 163×132cm
    Year
    1965
    Medium
    newspaper, magazine, acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    a
    Size
    (日本語) 180×130cm
    Year
    1963
    Medium
    (日本語) armyblanket newspaper magazine print
  • Title
    Transfiguration Ⅱ
    Size
    162x130.5cm
    Year
    1962
    Medium
    magazine, acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    a
    Year
    1965
  • Title
    《Newspaper 95-B 》
    Size
    20x30x33cm
    Year
    1995
    Medium
    ceramic
  • Title
    a
    Year
    2017
  • Title
    Push
    Size
    (日本語) 163×132cm
    Year
    1965
    Medium
    newspaper, magazine, acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    a
    Size
    (日本語) 180×130cm
    Year
    1963
    Medium
    (日本語) armyblanket newspaper magazine print
  • Title
    Transfiguration Ⅱ
    Size
    162x130.5cm
    Year
    1962
    Medium
    magazine, acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    a
    Year
    1965
  • Title
    《Newspaper 95-B 》
    Size
    20x30x33cm
    Year
    1995
    Medium
    ceramic
  • Title
    a
    Year
    2017

CV

1932
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1951
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1965
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1966
(日本語) 毎日美術コンクール賞(京都市美術館)
1974
(日本語) ファエンツァ国際陶芸展(ファエンツァ、イタリア) ゴールドメダル受賞
1986
(日本語) ロックフェラー財団(ACC)によりアメリカ・ニューヨークに留学(87年まで)