CV in English

NITTA KYOKO

Education

1993             

Kyoto city University of Arts (M.A.), Japan

1991~1992   

Study at Guizhou Institute of Nationalities, Guizhou Province,  China

1990             

Kyoto city University of Arts (B.A.), Japan

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013,2011,2005,2002 

GalleryGallery, Kyoto

2016,2009,2006,2001,2000 

GalleryGallery Ex, Kyoto

2006                               

Wacoal Ginza Art space, Tokyo

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2015 

“Piece-full”  the old house of Okakomachi, Matsushima-cho, Miyagi

“Netting-needles and other folk tools in Iwaki Nitta Kyoko’s art works

Iwaki City Museum of Folklore and Traditional Housing, Fukushima And Toba Sea-Folk Museum, Mie

“Hitsuji Palette 2015” the Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

2009   

“Memory of Cloth / Time of Thread“ Japan-China Textile Art Exchange Exhibition” Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

2008   

“Memory of Cloth / Time of Thread” China-Japan Textile Art Exchange Exhibition” Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017 

“The Box Project: Uncommon Threads”  Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin USA

2016 

“The Box Project: Uncommon Threads”  Fowler Museum of UCLA, Los Angels, California USA

2012

“BITE-SIZE” Miniature textiles from Japan and The UK, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese  Foundation, London UK, GalleryGallery Kyoto Japan, Naogoya University of Arts,  Nagoya Japan

2010 

The 6th International Fiber art Biennale Exhibition, Henan Art Museum, Zhengzhou,  Henan Province, China

2009 

Fabric Forms Cloth Colors,  Gallery Serendip, Kobe Japan

2008 

The 5th International Fiber art Biennale Exhibition, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing China

2006 

“INSTALLATION/INNOVATION” San Francisco Museum of CraftDesign, California USA

The 4th International Fiber art Biennale Exhibition, Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, SuzhouJiangsu Province,  China

2005 

“Through the surface” The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan

The 5th Triennial International Tapestry and Textile Exhibition,Tournai Belgium

“Tracings” Artspace, Raleigh, North Carolina USA

2004 

“Through the surface: collaborating textile artists from Britain and Japan Hove Museum and Art Gallery,Hove UK, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA Norwich UK, Bankfield Museum, Halifax UK, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham UK

2003 

“Threads and Fabrics”, the Museum of  Modern Art, Gunma Japan

2002 

“CRIA“, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Japan

2000 

The 5th “IN OUR HANDS” An International Competition, Nagoya Japan

1992 

The 16th Zen Nihon Sinjin Sensyoku-ten, Kyoto Japan

 

Collections

2005  Textile Traces, Cotsen Collection, California USA

2004  The Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme on behalf of Nottingham Castle UK

 

I spent my childhood in a house facing the ocean, which comes to my mind whenever I look back on things from that time. I became immersed in knitting at an early age in the haberdashery store my mother’s family ran, while my eyes opened to joy of painting at Saturday’s painting school. Later, I studied textiles at Kyoto City University of Arts, and came to appreciate the depth of weaving techniques. While in its graduate course, I spent my semesters at China’s Guizhou Minzu University, researching ethnic minorities’ textiles. Since then, I have visited several places in China and Southeast Asia to conduct textile-related researches. Now I produce and exhibit artworks, and give workshops as a fiber artist, while teaching classes on weaving, ethnic costumes, art education and other art-related subjects at several universities.