NANA SHIOMI   contemporary Japanese woodcut prints
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Education

1989-1991 Royal College of Art (MA) London UK
1979-1981 Tama Art University (MA) Tokyo JAPAN
1975-1979 Tama Art University (BA) Tokyo JAPAN

Member of

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE)
Japan Artists Association, inc.

Solo Exhibitions

2014: "Reverse: Universe" Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland UK
          "Eternal Gaze" Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough UK
2011: "A Fan with a View" Oriental Club, London UK
2010: "One Hundred Views of Mitate" Malek National Library Museum, Tehran, Iran
          "Looking into the Mirror Pond" Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London
2009: "Nana Shiomi -One Hundred Views of MITATE-" Editions Limited, Liverpool UK
2007: "Nana Shiomi Solo Exhibition" Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, London UK
2005: "Nana Shiomi - MITATE - Contemporary Japanese Woodcuts" Oriental Museum, Durham UK
          "Nana Shiomi - MITATE - Contemporary Japanese Woodcuts" 20-21, Scunthorpe UK
2004: "Nana Shiomi - A ROOM ON THE OTHER SHORE -" Studio Sienko Gallery, London
2003: "The First Studio Open" Nana's Studio, London
2002: "Contemporary Japanese Woodcuts" Beldam Gallery Brunel University, Uxbridge
          "MITATE -Contemporary Japanese Woodcuts" MAC the centre for Birmingham, Birmingham
2001: "Contemporary Japanese Woodcuts" Lyttelton House Gallery, Malvern
          "One Hundred Views of MITATE" Eltham College, London
          "One Hundred Views of MITATE" Kawagoe Gallery, Saitama Japan
1999: "Nana Shiomi Recent Works" Hornton Place Gallery, London
          "One Hundred Views of MITATE" Kawagoe Gallery, Saitama Japan
1998: "Double Faced Theatre" Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London
1993: "Mary and Maries" Stable Gallery, London
          "Nana Shiomi Recent Works" Galerie Pousse, Tokyo
1983: "With the Ball's Bounding Rhythm" Kaneko Art G1 Gallery, Tokyo
1981: "Double Faced Theatre" Gallery Yamaguchi, Tokyo

Art Fairs

"London Original Print Fair" London
"Multiplied Art Fair" at Christie's London
"Works on Paper Art Fair" London
"AAF NY" New York
"AAF London" Battersea Park, London
"20/21 International Art Fair" London
"Glasgow Art Fair" Glasgo, UK
"Chelsea Art Fair" London
"Dulwich Art Fair" London
"Contemporary Print Fair" London
"Contemporary Print Show" London

Annual Exhibitions

"Summer Exhibition" Royal Academy of Arts, London 1997 - 2000, 2002, 2005 - 2014
"RE Annual Exhibition" Bankside Gallery, London, Every year since 2005
"National Original Print Exhibition" Bankside Gallery, London 2015
"ORIGINALS" Mall Galleries, London, Every year since 2004 - 2008
"Art for Life" A contemporary Art Event, Christie's, London, 2002 - 2007

Group Exhibitions

2015: "Xiaoxiang Exhibition" Mei Lun Gallery at Hunan Fine Art Institute, Changsha CHINA
          "The Masters/Relief Prints" Bankside Gallery, London UK
2011: "ING Discerning Eye Exhibition" Mall Galleries, London UK
          "In Japan" Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh UK
2010: "Japanese Prints" Brook Gallery, Devon UK
          "Leaving Japan Behind -The Moon at the Window" with Akiko Fujikawa, The Ice House Gallery, London
2009: "Matrix: An Unstable Reality",28th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, SLOVENIJA
          "Northern Print Biennale" Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
          "RWA Open Exhibition" The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
          "Daughters of Sun Goddess -Japanese Femininity-" Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki FINLAND
          "Inside Out" Art and Architecture Shop, Richmond UK
2008: "Summer and the City" Bankside Gallery, London
          "Group Show" Tolman Collection, Shanghai CHINA
2007: "Leaving Japan Behind" Ice House Gallery, London
          "Art in Action" Waterperry House, Waterperry, Oxon UK
2006: "Open" Will's Art Warehouse, London
          "Art in Action" Waterperry House, Waterperry, Oxon UK
          "100 at 100" Bankside Gallery, London
          "Hommage to Yoshiaki Tono -Water runs always in plural-" Gallery Tom, Tokyo
2005: "Yugyo" The Embassy of Japan, London
          "RE Summer Exhibition 05" Bankside Gallery, London
          "The 26th Ljubljana International Print Biennial" Ljubljana, SLOVENIJA
          "NATURE" Will's Art Warehouse, London
2004: "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-" Grays Print Museum, Northern Ireland UK
          "6th Open Print Exhibition" Royal West of England Academy, Bristol UK
2003: "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-" Ohio Northern University, Ohio, USA
          "Contemporary Woodcut Prints: Four" Gallery Fukuyama, Tokyo
          "Print Exhibition!, Inspirations Contemporary Art" Petts Wood UK
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-" Cavan Courthouse, Co. Cavan, IRELAND
          "Seize the Moment" Six Chapel Row, Bath UK
          "WATER" Will's Art Warehouse, London
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-"
          Armagh County Museum, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland UK
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-"
          Ballymena Museum, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland UK
2002: "Acts of Renewal: Japanese Art Re-Interpreted, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-",
          the University of Ulster, School of Art and Design, Belfast, Northern Ireland UK
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-"
          Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IRELAND
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-"
          Riverside Theatre, University of Ulster, Coleraine Campas, Belfast, Northern Ireland UK
          "Japanese Woodcut Prints -at insight into contemporary practice-" Collyer-Bristow Gallery, London
          "Made In Japan" Bankside Gallery, London
2001: "A Festival of Japanese Culture" Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth UK
          "Out of Japan" Beldam Gallery at Brunel University, Uxbridge UK
1999: "Under the Cherry Blossom" Mantua and Verona in ITALY.
          "Contemporary Prints" curated by Harriet Green, Highgate Gallery, London
1998: “Ten Woodcut Printmakers” Ginza Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
          “Under the Cherry Blossom” Sala della Pescheria Vecchia, Este ITALY
1997: "Document & Art" Art Museum Ginza, Tokyo
          "The Spirit of the Staircase" Victoria and Albert Museum, London
          "Ten Woodcut Printmakers" Ginza Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
1996: "East London Open Studios" London
          "Philip Morris Art Award 1996" Tokyo
          "Four Japanese Printmakers" Harriet Green Gallery, London
          "Ten Woodcut Printmakers" Ginza Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
1994: "East London Open Studios" London
1993: "Bradford Print Exhibition" Bradford UK
          "1992 SIX ARTISTS PORTFOLIO" Gulbenkian Gallery at Royal College of Art, London
1992: "The Spirit of the Staircase" Marlborough Graphics, London
1991: "Japan at the Smith's" Smith's Gallery, London
1987: "KAMAE" South London Art Gallery, London

Awards + Topics

2015
Invited to "Xiaoxiang Exhibition" and the Portfolio "Language and Future" at Mei Lun Gallery at
Hunan Fine Art Institute(Changsha, CHINA)
East London Printmakers Prize at the National Original Print Exhibition 2015
Wyndham Purchase Prize at the RE Original Prints 2015
2014
"Talk and Demonstration" at Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, UK
"Talk and Demonstration" at Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK
"Nana Shiomi Talk and Demonstration" at Sidney Nolan Trust, Powys, UK
2011
"Nana Shiomi Talk" at Ochre Print Studio, Woking, UK
Aberystwyth University, School of Art Museum and Gallery Purchase Prize
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition 2011, London
2010
"Talk and Demonstration" at Double Elephant Print Workshop
"7th May 1956, 8th May 1956" and "Mirror Room -Katsura-" were included to the permanent collection at
the Victoria & Albert Museum
"Talk" with Paul Coldwell at Daiwa Foundation, London
The Japan Foundation organized the solo show in Tehran, Iran
"Talk" with Gill Saunders at Daiwa Foundation, London
"Talk and Demonstration" at Daiwa Foundation, London
Published own (24 page) catalogue "Looking into the Mirror Pond"
2009

Invited again to the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Slovenia
Acted as a Judge at the Japan Society exhibition, The Embassy of Japan, London
Talk at the Bluecoat, Liverpool UK
2008
Elected RE member at the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London
Printing Demonstration at the Bankside Gallery, London
2006
"Basic Room -Zan Getsu-" was shortlisted for the "Insight -Image of the Year Award-" at the Summer Exhibiti,
the Royal Academy of Arts, London
"Mirror Room -Katsura-" received "The Summer Exhibition Curwen Studio Prize" from Curwen Studio, Cambridge UK
2005
Selected by the Sezon Museum of Modern Art (Japan) as a re-presented Artist for the "The 26th Ljubljana International Print Biennial" together with Keisuke YAMAGUCHI, Mitsuo KANO, Naoyoshi HIKOSAKA and Fumihiko NISHIOKA, Ljubljana SLOVENIJA
2004
Elected ARE member at the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London UK
Nominated "Artichoke Print Workshop Prize" at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol UK
2002
Introduced on BBC2/BBC4 TV Program, "Painting the Weather - RAIN -"
2001
Three Solo Exhibitions were selected for subsidy of "JAPAN 2001", London UK
1992
Selected as a representative in the "1992 SIX ARTISTS PORTFOLIO", Royal College of Art, London
1991
The Dalar - Rowney Award, RCA Degree Show, London
1981
The Third Prize, Seibu Print Grand - prix, Tokyo JAPAN

Teaching Experiences as a Visiting Lecturer

The Art University in Tehran, Iran (BA:2010)
"Talk" at Daiwa Foundation, Brighton School of Art (BA:2010)
"Talk" at SOAS, London (Oriental Study course:2010)
National College of Art & Design, Printmaking, Dublin IRELAND (BA:2003)
Tama Art University, Printmaking, Tokyo (MA:1995, BA:1996)
Royal College of Art (MA), Printmaking, London (1994, 1996)
University of East London (BA), Painting, London (1995)
Two Mile Ash Grand Maintained Middle School, Milton Keynes (Artist in Residence:1995)
Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School, Towcester (Artist in Residence:1994)

Publications

"Looking into the Mirror Pond" by Nana Shiomi, London 2010
"Impressive - Printmaking, Letterpress& Graphic Design" by Gestalten, Berlin 2010
(ISBN:978-3-89955-288-1) www.gestalten.com
"Printmaking - A Contemporary Perspective" by Paul Coldwell, Black Dog Publishing, London 2010
(ISBN:978-1-906155-43-8) www.blackdogonline.com
New Catalogue "Looking into the Mirror Pond" by Nana Shiomi (1/3 of A4 size / 24page / £5)
*Find at the bookshop in the Bankside Gallery www.bansidegallery.com, or give me an Email on nana@madasafish.com
or click here to see the Catalogue PDF
"Northern Print Biennale 2009 Print Awards" Catalogue 2009
(ISBN:978-0-9555846-4-0) www.northernprint.org.uk/biennale
"Printmakers' secrets" by Anthony Dyson, A&C Black, London 2009
(ISBN:978-0-7136-8911-2) www.acblack.com
"View, Clockwise", appeared on the 'Royal Academy Illustrated 2007', UK
"Mirror Room -Katsura-", appeared on the 'Royal Academy Illustrated 2006', UK
"Mirror image reflections"(0ne page essay by Nana about "Mirror Room -Katsura-",
P34 Artist's Eye on 'Printmaking Today' (Winter 2006), UK
Announcement from the Curwen Studio about 'The Summer Exhibition Curwen Studio Prize' on
RA magazine (Winter 2006), UK
"Printmakers -the directory" A&C Black, UK (ISBN:0-7136-7387-7) www.acblack.com
"An Artist's self-depiction -Shiomi Nana -in her own words-" Daruma magazine, JAPAN
"NANA SHIOMI" 2003 First Catalogue published by Artist, Mr Basil Alkazzi, MONACO
"Acts of Renewal: Japanese Art Re-Interpreted" 2001 by Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
"Japanese Woodcut Prints" 2001 by University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
"Hanga Geijutsu" 2000 No. 110, JAPAN
"Here or There, BRIDGE", appeared on the 'Royal Academy Illustrated 1999', UK
"ALL' OMBRA DEI CILIEGI: arte contemporanea giapponese" 1998 by ESTE, ITALY
"Document & ART: Inter-penetration" 1997 by XEROX, JAPAN
"Wood Engraving & The Woodcut in Britain 1890-1990" By James Hamilton, 1993 (Published by Barrie & Jenkins), UK
"Arts Review" 1991 June, JAPAN

Literary Works

"News from London" for "BT/BIJUTSU Techo", Japanese Monthly Art Magazine
(Article about The Turner Prize/Nicola Tyson/Artists' Book Fair) 1996 February issue
"News from London" for "BT/Bijutsu Techo"
(Article about Gilbert & George/Tatsuo Miyajima) 1996 January issue
"British Art Education System and Its Business Study"
for "BT/Bijutsu Techo"1995 April issue
"Art Colleges in London" Interview to: Michael Claig-Martin, Professor,
Goldsmiths College University London, Tim Mara, The Head of Fine Art,
The Royal Callege of Art for "BT/Bijutsu Techo" 1994 May issue

Public Collections

Victoria Albert Museum (London)
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, UK)
Oriental Museum, Durham University (Durham, UK)
National Museum, Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland)
Brunel University (Middlesex, UK)
Aberystwyth University, School of Art Museum and Gallery (Aberystwyth,UK)
Pallant House Gallery (Chichester, UK) The Golder - Thompson Gift
Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY, USA) The Basil H. Alkazzi Foundation Gift
Royal College of Art (London)
Winbledon School of Art (London)
Tama Art University Museum (Tokyo)

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