16 March – 21 April 2019
Mizuma Gallery is pleased to announce Eyes & Curiosity—Flowers in the Field, a group exhibition by four Japanese artists selected by Executive Director, Mizuma Sueo. Showing for the first time at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, Kato Ai (Ai☆Madonna), Kimura Ryoko, Kobayashi Satoshi, and Mizuno Rina will present artworks that embody new interpretations of traditional techniques and explore the relevance of old ideals in today’s society.
22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks
Singapore 108939, Singapore
Tue – Sat: 11 am – 7 pm
Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mon and Public Holidays
About the Artists
Kato Ai (b. 1984, Tokyo, Japan), also known as Ai☆Madonna, graduated from the Tokyo Metropolitan Art High School, Tokyo, Japan in 2003, and the Bigakko Art School, Tokyo, Japan in 2004, where she studied under artist Aida Makoto. She had her first solo exhibition KYUPIN at Mizuma Action, Tokyo, Japan (2009); followed by AI☆MADONNA Trick Art 9F at BT Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2011); HATSU-MOE – LOVE & Dragon – at Diginner Gallery Workshop, Tokyo, Japan (2012); and Ambiguous U Meeha Love at AWAJI Café and Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2017). Kato Ai (Ai☆Madonna) also took part in various group exhibitions around the globe, such as in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Poland, and the United States. Kato Ai lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Kimura Ryoko (b. 1971, Kyoto, Japan) graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mural Painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan in 1997. Her previous exhibitions include the most recent Tenderheartedness at Kyoto-ba, Kyoto, Japan (2018); IkemenMärchen at Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Beaute Animale de L’Homme at Galerie Vanessa Rau, Paris, France (2015); Paradise at Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2011); and Prince Come True at The Butchart International Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan (2008) and GalleryES, produced by Mizuma Action, Tokyo, Japan (2007). Kimura Ryoko has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Japan as well as in Korea, Taiwan, China and the United States. Her works are in the public collection of Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, United States, and Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, United States. Kimura Ryoko lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Mizuno Rina (b. 1989, Aichi, Japan) graduated with a Master’s Degree in Oil Painting from Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan in 2014 and a B.A. in Oil Painting from Nagoya University of Arts, Aichi, Japan in 2012. She held her first solo exhibition at Taimatz, Tokyo in 2012, and since then, she has mounted numerous solo exhibitions such as the recent mizu no musubime at Gallery Ohrin, Ibaraki, Japan (2018); nested structure at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2018); ARKO2017 Rina Mizuno at Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (2017); and Boundary laine at Dai-ichi Life South Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2016). Mizuno Rina has participated in groups exhibitions including The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama Life is hard…Let`s go shopping at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Fruitfulness – Contemporary Art in Toyokawaat Toyokawa City Sakuragaoka Museum, Aichi, Japan (2015); and AICHI TRIENNALE 2013 at Aichi, Japan (2013). Mizuno Rina was also the recipient of the Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd. Prize in 2014 and H. P. France Prize in 2012 in Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2014 and 2012, Yuji Wakamatsu Prize in 3331 Art Fair – Various Collectors’ Prizes in 2014 and Excellence Award / First Prize of Brighton University Award from Nagoya University of Arts Degree Show in 2012. Her works are in the public collection of Daiwa Press, Mitubishi Estate, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited, JAPIGOZZI Collection, and Ohara Museum. Mizuno Rina lives and works in Aichi, Japan.
Kobayashi Satoshi (b. 1981, Chiba, Japan) graduated from Tokyo Art University in 2005, where he majored in Japanese Painting and a Master’s Degree in Japanese Painting from Tokyo Art University, Tokyo, Japan in 2007. His past solo exhibitions to date include the recent Of Craft and Carving at UOB Art Gallery, Singapore (2018); The World of Living Things, Gallery Zerohachi, Ginza, Tokyo (2014); Pink Eyes Girl at Gallery Sakamaki, Ginza Tokyo; and his first solo exhibition Kobayashi Satoshi also at Gallery Sakamaki, Ginza, Tokyo (2010) amongst others. He has also participated in Art Stage Singapore, Singapore in 2017. He is the recipient of the Bronze Price at the UOB Painting of the Year in 2016 and was shortlisted for The Ueno Royal Museum Award by Ueno Royal Museum, Biennale Ome by Ome City Educational Committee and Art Award Debut by Gekkan Bijutsu Art Magazine in 2013. Kobayashi Satoshi lives and works in Singapore.