Shiori Yajima's "Beyond the Forest"

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Shiori Yajima's "Beyond the Forest"

Time: April 29, 2014 at 7pm to May 4, 2014 at 6pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary St., Suite 105
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Phone: 347.987.4606
Event Type: artist, show, reception
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2014

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Event Description

Born in 1979, Nagano Japan. Yajima is a painter using a Japanese classic technique called “Nihonga” with the theme of "Light and Shadows."(Nihonga is a kind of painting using crushed mineral pigments mixed with a natural liquid adhesive on thick handmade paper.) Many colorful shapes are floating in her painting. These are bright light and dark shadows. "Light and Shadows" has two meanings. One is visible. The other is invisible. We can get the information from our eyes, and most of it is made of light. It is a phenomenon. Then, what are "light and shadows" which are not visible? It means two feelings everyone has in the heart. Speaking concretely, there are negative feelings and other feelings exist in memory. As for man, if anyone illuminates the inside of the heart with light, a bright portion and a dark portion will appear. Therefore, we feel pain. If we don’t feel pain, we can not feel joy. But a shadow is required in order to brighten light more. Consequently, She paints the scenery by a natural phenomenon and occasionally draws the "shadows" in the heart through the form of a house and a glass.


Yajima lives and works Cincinnati,OH.



2005 M.F.A Tama Art University, Tokyo

2003 B.F.A Tama Art University, Tokyo


Solo Exhibitions

2014 “Gazing into Fine Arts of Shinano#4 Shiori Yajima”,Chino City Museum of Art, Nagano

2013 “Mind Scope”, LIXIL Gallery, Tokyo

2010 “Full of Light and Wavering Shadows”, Gallery82, Nagano

2009 “Shiori Yajima Exhibition”, Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo

2008 “Bleeding Light”, Ohkasyorin, Nagano

2007 “Emotional Landscape”, Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo“Connecting Light and Light”, Ginza Surugadai Gallery, Tokyo

2005 “Shiori Yajima Exhibition”, Gallery Kei, Tokyo


Group Exhibitions

2013 “Hinokai” , Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo

2012 “The 100 Artists Exihibition”, Ouchi Gallery, N.Y, USA

2011 “Metamorphosis”, Gallery82, Nagano

“Misuzukaru light and wind”,Akane art gallery, Tokyo

“Jupiter”,Ginza Surugadai gallery,Tokyo

2010 “Contemporary Art Scene IV”, Koumi-machi kougen Museum of Art, Nagano

2008 “Field of Now Influence x Creation”, Ginza Yokyo hall, Tokyo

2006 “Hope 2006 Vol.2 Various Japanese Style Paintings”, Art space Rashinban, Tokyo

“Yoshie Uchida & Shiori Yajima Exhibition”, Gallery Kei, Tokyo

2005 “Rust fruit, Blue clothes and White painting”, Nabisu Gallery, Tokyo



2012 The Ueno Royal Museum Award, Tokyo [07’, 10’]

The Art Triennial Competition of Haruhi Art Museum, Aichi

2008 The Art Triennial Competition in Toyohashi, Seeking the artists of tomorrow,Aichi [05’]

2002 Sato Taisei Prize Art Exhibition in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto


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