三宅砂織
Saori MIYAKE
1975 Born in Gifu, Japan
Currently lives and works in Osaka
WORKS EXHIBITIONS NEWS STATEMENT CV

WORKS

  • Group Exhibition [αM+ vol. 2 My Hole: Hole in Art: Subterraneans and Mirrorless Mirror, Part Ⅱ: Mirrorless Mirror]
    2022
    Installation view

    Venue: gallery αM (Tokyo)
  • Group Exhibition [The Practice of Everyday Practice]
    2021
    Installation view

    Venue: Nagoya University of The Arts Art & Design Center East / West (Aichi) / Photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Untitled
    2021
    Cyanotype on watercolor paper, 290 x 205 mm
  • Untitled
    2021
    Cyanotype on watercolor paper, 290 x 205 mm
  • Art Fastibal [Oku-Noto Triennale 2020+]
    2021
    Installation view

    Venue:Suzu Theater Museum (Ishikawa) / Photo by Keizo Kioku
  • The missing shade 59-1
    2021
    gelatin silver print, 260 x 335 mm
  • Residence program・solo exhibition [Artist in Museum Vol.9 Saori Miyake]
    2021
    Installation view

    Venue:The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu(Gifu, Japan)/Photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Residence program・solo exhibition [Artist in Museum Vol.9 Saori Miyake]
    2021
    Installation view

    Venue: The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu(Gifu, Japan)/Photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • The missing shade58-1
    2021
    gelatin silver print, 475 x 385 mm
  • Solo Exhibition "Garden | POTSDAM"
    2019
    Installation view

    Venue:SPACE TGC(Tokyo)
  • The missing shade52-1
    2019
    gelatin silver print, 475 x 385 mm
  • The missing shade53-1
    2019
    gelatin silver print, 475 x 385 mm
  • Group Exhibition “MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo : Summoned Voices, New Shadow”
    2019
    installation view
    Venue: The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo) / Photo by Kenji Morita
  • The missing shade 51-1
    2019
    gelatin silver print, 475 x 385 mm
  • The missing shade 32-3
    2019
    gelatin silver print, 1050 x 790 mm
  • The missing shade 55-1
    2019
    gelatin silver print, 360 x 478 mm
  • The missing shade 56-1
    2019
    gelatin silver print, 395 x 475 mm
  • Garden (Potsdam)
    2019
    Single channel video, 49min.
  • Group Exhibition “20th DOMANI : The Art of Tomorrow”
    2018
    installation view
    Venue: The National Art Center (Tokyo) / Photo by Shiigi Shizune
  • The missing shade 40-2
    2017
    gelatin silver print, 572 x 478 mm
  • “Art Meets 04 Koichi Tabata / Saori Miyake”
    2017
    installation view
    Venue: Arts Maebashi (Gunma) / Photo by Shinya Kigure
  • The missing shade 24-2
    2017
    gelatin silver print, 508 x 496 mm
  • The missing shade 9-1
    2015
    gelatin silver print, 695 x 1050 mm
  • The missing shade 10-1
    2015
    gelatin silver print, 1940 x 1310 mm
  • The missing shade26-1
    2017
    gelatin silver print, 710 x 1000 mm
  • The missing shade 2-1
    2015
    gelatin silver print, 860 x 1080 mm
  • People of voices, I hear again.
    2013
    Installation, mixed media, gelatin silver print, antique furniture, dimension variable
    photo by Toru UEHARA
  • Something hidden in A
    2012
    installation, Gelatin silver print, Wood panel, Stone, Dimension variable
  • The missing shade25-2
    2017
    gelatin silver print, 495 x 385 mm
  • The missing shade 5-1
    2015
    gelatin silver print, 393 x 590 mm
  • Cats(3)
    2012
    gelatin silver print, 478 x 672 mm
  • Corkscrew Staircases
    2012
    gelatin silver print, 800 x 587 mm
  • Liquid falling
    2013
    gelatin silver print, 343 x 267 mm each (set of 2 works)
  • Two birds
    2013
    gelatin silver print, 267 x 343 mm
  • A woman and birds in television
    2013
    gelatin silver print, 267 x 343 mm
  • Brother
    2012
    Mixed media, collage, 304 x 390 mm
  • Interest
    2011
    gelatin silver print, 540 x 770 mm each (set of 2 works)
  • A story (a man sleeping)
    2011
    gelatin silver print, 457 x 560 mm
  • A story (smoke)
    2011
    gelatin silver print, 457 x 560 mm
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NEWS

STATEMENT

Saori Miyake is interested in how humans direct their gazes towards all kinds of tangible and intangible phenomena, which they then attempt to visualize as images and subsequently share in their realities. Her work is inspired by the daily repetition of this process, in which someone sees an image that has already been seen by someone else. She refers to images that are brewed through such a chain of gazes as “painterly imagery,” with reference to all its multilayered meanings. With the vast number of images flooding our contemporary spaces of living, a large part of our cognition and experience is influenced by painterly imagery. Painterly imagery is, in this sense, something always in flux, influenced by the desires and circumstances of each moment. Her practice of using these phenomena as the source of her work, does not merely reproduce images seen in the past, but rather reflects and questions life in the present in a way that weaves into it the uncertainties of the future.

The photogram is a method that Miyake has been working with for many years as a means of “touching” the countless images that people have shared with each other. Most of the works use existing images that she encountered in various ways as motifs. They are created by drawing multiple drawings on a transparent sheet of paper, which are then superimposed on photographic paper and exposed to develop the shadows of the drawings. This group of works, conceived through a method that traces back to the origin of the shadow as an image, while also investigating the composition of an image from the back side, presents an ambiguous expansion of media, coupled with a depth that invites the viewer to the nether expanses of the image. In recent years, Miyake has also been working on video works that reflect her thinking that has developed through her engagement with photograms and works involving the positioning of found objects. Her attempt to extract the “painterly imagery” inherent in everyone’s gazes has found expanded scope with new forms of expression, allowing our existence, which is at the same time private and social, to emerge polyphonically.

CV

EDUCATION
2000

Kyoto City University of Arts, Master's Degree, Major in Faculty of Fine Arts

1999

Exchange Program : ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, UK

1998

Kyoto City University of Arts, Bachelor's Degree, Major in Faculty of Fine Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021

Artist in Museum AiM Vol.9 Saori MIYAKE, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu

2019

Garden | POTSDAM, SPACE TGC, Tokyo

2018

White Night, haku, Kyoto
THE MISSING SHADE 3, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2017

THE MISSING SHADE 2, SAI GALLERY, Osaka

2015

THE MISSING SHADE, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka

2013

Found, TAUMARIS/SPACE, Tokyo
Abstract dislocation, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka
Saori MIYAKE Solo Exhibition, ART OSAKA (Art Fair, Osaka)

2011

realities or artifacts, Gallery Nomart, Osaka

2010

image castings 2, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka
image castings, GALLERY at lammfromm, Tokyo

2009

CONSTELLATION 2, Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo

2007

Prickle, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka
CONSTELLATION, Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo

2006

Twinkle, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka

2004

NAZONAZORAI, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka

2003

Switch on / off, Nomart Edition, Osaka

2002

Gallery Coco, Kyoto
FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka

2001

Looking for, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka
Gallery Coco, Kyoto

2000

Gallery Coco, Kyoto

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022

Mirrorless Mirror, gallery αM, Tokyo

2021

The Practice of Everyday Practice, Nagoya University of the Arts Art & Design Center, Aichi
Oku-Noto Triennale 2020, Suzu city, Ishikawa
MOT Collection: Journals, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
DELTA, KAYOKOYUKI & Komagome SOKO, Tokyo
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2021 "E-MOTION GRAPHICS - Mami KOSEMURA × Saori MIYAKE", MA2 Gallery, Tokyo

2020

10TH, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo
task, ART LAB AICHI, Aichi
TEN THEMES TO MATCH UP ART, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma

2019

MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo : Summoned Voices, New Shadows, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
The Voices of Time, Kizunaya Building, Kyoto
Stone Letter Project #2 Dialogs through the limestones, ESPAI NAU U, Escola Llotja Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Spain
real SOU #2, Ibaraki Honcho Center, Osaka

2018

SOU Art Project, JR Sojiji Station, Osaka
MUSUBI, GALERIE DA-END, Paris, France
Hyogo modern 150 years, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo
VOCA 25th project: ALL VOCA, Dai-ichi Life Gallery / Dai-ichi Seimei Hibiya Main Building, Tokyo
20th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow, The National Art Center, Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, Tokyo

2017

The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka
NEWSPACE, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo
ArtMeets04 Koichi TABATA / Saori MIYAKE, Arts Maebashi, Gunma
Certains Regards à Paris, Représentation du Département de Hyogo, Paris, France

2016

Japan and Belgium International Exchange Exhibition in Kanazawa / WEWANTOSEE, Kanazawa 21st Century Museum, Ishikawa
La métis du renard et du poulpe, CABANE GEORGINA, Marseille, France
Drawing Lessons, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2015

The 51st Exhibition "4 Spirited Artists, Seki City Toko Shinoda Art Space, Gifu
Why did I laugh tonight?, Gallery Out of Place, Tokyo

2014

Layering, Gallery Nomart, Osaka
HANGA-Japanese and Belgian printmaking today, Sint-Niklaas City Museum, Sint-Niklaas City, Belgium
Kokoro (*coeur et esprit), GALERIE JEUNE CRÉATION, Paris, France

2013

The secret lake, Musee Hamaguchi Yozo : Yamasa Collection, Tokyo
Why not live for Art? II, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
A story of herbor, Creative Center Osaka, Osaka

2012

New contemporaries, Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery, Kyoto
NEW PHASE in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING A Curator’s message, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Hyogo, Hyogo
HER NAME IS ABSTRA, DAIDO-SOUKO, Kyoto

2011

Belgium & Japan - Tosei Print Exchange Exhibition in Kyoto, Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery, Kyoto
TOUGEN, masayoshi suzuki gallery, Aichi

2010

Aichi Art's Forest, Nagoya Indoor Tennis Club, Aichi
VOCA -The Vision of Contemporary Art-, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

2009

neoneo Part 2 [girls], Takahashi Collection, Tokyo
Monblanc Yong Artist World Patronage 2009, Monblanc Ginza, Tokyo

2008

JAPAN NOW, Inter Alia Art Company, Seoul, South Korea
SENJIRU - INFUSION, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switerland
MAXI GRAPHICA / Final destinations, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
Exhibition as media 2008 [LOCUS], Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo

2007

in my room, FUKUGAN GALLERY, Osaka
Art Court Frontier 2007 #5, Art Court Gallery, Osaka
The Distance called a Plate, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

2006

YSG project vol.1, Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo

2005

Look for Florence, Toscana in Nishiki Market, Nishiki Market, Kyoto
Mitsu, Suna, Ori, Gallery 16, Kyoto
Independent : Image and Form, Gallery of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi

2004

art in transit, Palace Side Hotel, Kyoto

2003

temporary project room exhibitions, Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design, Aichi

2002

multiple market : Made in Kyoto, Voice Gallery, Kyoto
Sougaten, Voice Gallery, Kyoto

2001

Kyoto Selection of Arts and Crafts ~ 2001 New Wave ~, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
Between The Lines, gallery coco, Kyoto

2000

Selection of New Works, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
Kobe Art Annual, Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo

AWARDS
2016

The Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize for Effort

2013

JEUNE CREATION-Art Osaka incentive award

2011

Sakuya -konohana award

2010

VOCA Prize

GRANTS
2016 Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
PUBLICATIONS
Garden (Potsdam), Nov. 2020, Personal Publishing
How to walk pragmatism, Guide to American philosophy for the 21st century, Cheryl Misak, Takafumi Kato translation, Nov. 2019, Keiso Shobo
Print, beauty of “Space”, Tatsuo Matsuyama, Oct. 15 2017, Abe Publishing Ltd.
Throb of Nippon Art, Shuji Takashina, Apr. 24 2015, Kodansha
Cover of the book, Book of Illusion, Paul Auster, Motoyuki Shibata translation, 2011, Shincho Bunko
Kansai Prints 1950’s-2000’s, Yasuhiko Okumura, Hideki Kimura, Sahoko Shimizu, Yoshihiro Nakatani, Tetsuo Miki, Kunio Motoe, Oct. 17 2007, Bigaku Shuppan Sha
CATALOGUES AND BROCHURES
Artist in Museum vol.1 – vol.10, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gif, Mar. 2022
The Practice of Everyday Practice, Nagoya University of the Arts Art & Design Center, Mar. 2022
MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo : Summoned Voices, New Shadows, Jan. 20 2020, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
20th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow, 2018, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection, Dec. 21 2017, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Art Meets 04, Mar. 31 2017, Arts Maebashi
HANGA, Mar. 2017, Stedelijke Musea Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Secret Lake, Jun. 2013, Musee Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection
Abstra and 12 Artists, 2013, Abstra Executive Committee
New Contemporaries, Mar. 24 2012, Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA
Message from the Curator 2012 - Contemporary Paiting Now -, 2012, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
BYE BYE KITTY!!!, 2011, JAPAN SOCIETY,Yale University Press, America
Aichi art no mori - The future of Aichi where art opens, Mar. 2010, Aichi art no mori Executive Committee
VOCA 2010, 2010, VOCA Exhibition Executive Committee, Ueno Royal Museum
ART INITIATIVE PROJECT EXHIBITION AS MEDIA 2008 LOCUS, Mar. 31 2009, Kobe Art Village Center [KAVC]
MAXI GRAPHICA / Final Destinations, Sep. 2008, MAXI GRAPHICA Executive Committee
JAPAN NOW, Apr. 2008, Inter Alia Art Company, Korea
Independent - Image and Format, 2005, NAGOYA Independent - Image and Format Executive Committee
ispa JAPAN Kyoto Conference Kansai contemporary print pioneers and new generations The power of print, Nov. 2004, ispa JAPAN Kyoto Conference Executive Committee
Kyoto Prefectural Art and Crafts Selection Exhibition 2001 New Wave, 2001, Museum of Kyoto
Kobe Art Annual 2000 ra to hi - naked and covered, 2001, Kobe Art Village Center [KAVC]
ARTICLES
“Prints, Photographs, NFT—Reproduction Technology and Art”, p.50, Art Collectors, No.158, Apr. 2021, Seikatsu no Tomo Sha
Ryosuke Sakato, "The World Seen through "Trace", Hanga Geijutsu, No.195, 2022 spring issue, pp.26-33, Abe Publishing Ltd.
Reona Katada “A sense of ‘self in the work space’”, Chunichi Shimbun, Mar 22 2021
Rumi Ohori “Garden Scenery: A New Visual Expression”, Gifu Shimbun, Mar. 20 2021
Hanga Geijutsu, No.189, 2020 autumn issue, p.30, Abe Publishing Ltd.
Kenta ISHIGE “The voices made in the past go to the next decade. Kenta Ishige commentary - MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo : Summoned Voices, New Shadows”, web Bijutsu Techo, Apr. 27 2020, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, https://bijutsutecho.com/magazine/review/21732
“A pictorial image that reflects a polyphonic gaze, Interview with Saori Miyake”, web Bijutsu Techo, Feb. 12 2020, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, https://bijutsutecho.com/magazine/interview/21326
Takahumi KATO, “The Voices of Time, Takashi KUNITANI, Saori MIYAKE”, HAPS Press, Dec. 5 2019, http://haps-kyoto.com/haps-press/exhibition_review/2019_09/
Arata Hayashida, “Trace of shadows overlaid with depiction”, Nikkei Shinbun, Dec. 19 2018, NEWS SERVICE NIKKEI
Yasuhiro Yamauchi, “Mystery of photogram”, Pen, No.449, Apr. 15 2018, p.74-75, CCC MEDIA HOUSE
Fumihiko Sumitomo, “Curator’s Note, Arts Maebashi [Art Meets 04 Tabata Kouichi/Saori Miyake]”, artscepe, May 15 2017, http://artscape.jp/report/curator/10135542_1634.html
Yuka Shimizu, “Entangled of space-time and gaze”, The Mainichi Shinbun, Mar. 22 2017
Art Award Grand Prix Bulletin, Bijutsu no mado, Feb. 2017, Seikatsu no Tomosha
Kotaro Iisawa, “Why did I laugh tonight?”, artscape, Nov. 19 2015, http://artscape.jp/report/review/10117571_1735.html
Hana Tsubaki, Jan. 2014, Artwork for a short story "Story" by Mariko Yamauchi, Shiseido
Kotaro Iisawa, "Yozo Hamaguchi, Shoko Ikeuchi, Naoyo Fukuda, Saori Miyake - Secret Lake -", artscape, Jul. 28 2013, http://artscape.jp/report/review/10090215_1735.html
Kazuo Amano,”What is the place of modern painting?”, Art Rumble, vol.37, Dec. 25 2012, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Mirai Kimura, ”Various expression methods”, Yomiuri Shinbun, Dec. 18 2012
Chiaki Kamiya, ”Exploring the essence and possibilities of painting”, Kobe Shinbun, Dec. 8 2012
Yoshiki Sakashita, ”Questioning, Looking at the tide of expression”, Sankei Shinbun, Nov. 30 2012
Kumi Okumura, ”Hospitality Art”, HERS, Oct. 2012, Kobunsha
Contemporary Print Japan Under 40 years old, Hanga Geijutsu, No.154, 2011 winter issue, p.73, Abe Publishing Ltd.
Mirai Kimura, ”Photogram - Enjoy fantasy”, Yomiuri Shinbun, Oct. 25 2011
Yoshiki Sakashita, ”Visibility behind the light”, Sankei Shinbun, Oct. 7 2011
Kaori Maruyama, “The prints you want - Eternity and moments drawn by the incarnation of light”, Gekkan Bijutsu, No.426, Mar. 2011, Sun Art/Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha
Shuji Takashina, ”Secret story, From the field of contemporary art”, Hon, Feb. 2011(cover of the book), Kodansha
Yuri Mitsuda, ”Saori Miyake’s drawing photo”, Hanga Geijutsu, No.148, 2010 summer issue, Abe Publishing Ltd.
“The forefront of young excavation 5”, Bijutsu no mado, Jun. 2010, Seikatsu no Tomosha
“Ask the award-winning author”, Gekkan Bijutsu, May 2010, Sun Art/Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha
Toshiro Iwamoto, “Mold the senses with light”, Kyoto Shinbun, Apr. 17 2010
“Objection/Contemporary Art”, Bijutsu no mado, Apr. 2010, Seikatsu no Tomosha
Mari Nakayama, “Japanese female artist”, FIGARO Japon, No.405, 3/5 2010 issue, Hankyu Communications
“NEWS VOCA”, Bijutsu Techo, No.934, Mar. 2010, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha
Sayaka Tezuka, “[Consciousness] Sensitive to shake spacetime”, Mainichi Shinbun, Mar. 24 2010
Mizuki Tanaka, “[VOCA 2010] Interview with Saori Miyake”, CINRA.NET, Feb. 8 2010,
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Kyoto City University of Arts
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
Monblanc Japan
THE DAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Chishima Real Estate Co., Ltd
TAKAHASHI COLLECTION
Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, The University of Tennessee