Woodblock. Born 1956, Osaka Japan and from Kyoto. Tama Art University, Tokyo; Royal College of Arts, London. Based in London since 1989.
Permanent Collection: Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Oriental Museum, Durham University; National Museum Gdansk, Poland. Exhibitions: Summer Exhibition of Royal Academy of Arts, London for many years since 1997; solo exhibitions in Japan and UK.
Shiomi started painting at the age of fourteen, and shifted to printmaking at the age of twenty. Her technique is based on the traditional way of printing, with water-based colours, but utilising new materials and tools including the contemporary Baren. The artist makes contemporary woodcut prints, often using traditional Japanese icons such as the great wave by ukio-e artist Hokusai (b. 1760). Shiomi’s imagery focus on the space and beyond, or indeed the world beyond, such as there may be a room beyond a door, and then a landscape. Her prints also have a distinct architectural context. Shiomi completed her long-term project of smaller one-hundred prints series called, “One Hundred Views of Mitate” in 2017. Please contact us for the available prints from this Mitate Series.