ARTIST INFO

Saki KIRIZUKI

Kirizuki is a talented young artist who got a student award “Art Award Tokyo 2011”, the prize from which many hot artists have turned out. Having graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, she now pursues further experiences.

Kirizuki’s work is a print with the same motif repeatedly engraved on a wooden board. What catches our eyes is the grain of wood so clear that it prevents pattern from colouring, or even cuts out a part of the motif, or sometimes decorates that.

This effect of the grain that hides and reveals the motif creates the elusive image of something like a dancer who disappears and reappears again and again to and from a gauze hung on the stage. It seems that her artworks apparently tossed by the natural product, she at the same time collaborates with it. 

“I am interested in the space between things. It is not the center of two separated points, but the way something go to and fro in between or something flows there.” (Words by Kirizuki)

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Works

  • Title
    A dancer to and fro
    Size
    60×60cm
    Year
    2010
    Medium
    Wood printed on paper
  • Title
    A dancer to and fro
    Size
    60×60cm
    Year
    2010
    Medium
    Wood printed on paper

CV

1985
Born in Hyogo
2009
Tokyo Zokei University Graduated from Department of Fine Arts
2011
Kyoto City University of Art, Matered at Graduate School, majoring printing
2008
UWE Bristol, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
Kirizuki Saki Exhibition, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2019
Saki Kirizuki Exhibition, Art Zone Kagurazaka, Kyoto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Ms. Doto, Mis. Kirizuki and Ms. Miyata about July, about Seven and Blue, Gallery Keihu, Kyoto
2013
Kyo Exhibition 2013 Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto
2019
Smooth Accident, Exhibition of Printed works that were stepped out vol.1
2019
Art Culture Kyo Exhibition, Unite
2019
Graphics of west wind Ⅲ
2019
'Taipei Dangdai Art &Ideas', Gallery Yamaki Fine Art booth, Taiwan

Awards

2009
The 2nd silk-screen International Printing Biennale, Honorable mention
2010
The 16th Kanuma Kanuma Municipal Art Museum of Kawakami Sumio Wood Printing Award
2010
College Printmaking Exhibition Purchasing Award