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SHIKI TAIRA


Born in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan                                                                   Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
 

Shiki Taira’s paintings of yokai and young girls in kimono, delicately rendered on silk, are both grotesque and deeply human. In them, we find those things from which we grow disconnected as adults, things which were surely visible to us as children, things which the people of today are in the process of losing in exchange for extraordinary scientific progress. The narratives that unfold in Taira’s paintings fill the viewer with a comfortable warmth but are also allegories that offer an antithesis to contemporary society. 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Solo Exhibition (Hiroshima Sogo, Hiroshima)
Solo Exhibition (Kobe Sogo, Hyogo) 
Solo Exhibition (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo) 


2017

Solo Exhibition (Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Funabashi Seibu, Chiba)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019

Reimagined: Contemporary Artists Take on The Tale of Genji (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)


2016

Art no Chikara (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo)
Kowaii (Arai Gallery, 151A, Tokyo, Abe Keishiro Gallery)
L'ESPOIR (Surugadai Gallery, Tokyo)


2015

YOKAI TOUR Night 2015 (Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo)
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition ShinPA (Art Morimoto)
Hato no Kai (Matsuzakaya, Tokyo, Aichi, Izutsuya, Fukuoka)


2015

Graduate exhibition of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate school (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)
Newyear space 2'3 (space 2'3, Tokyo)
Rin: 1990's umare no sakka-tachi (Awazu Gallery, Tokyo)
Onna: Sono Makafushigina Ikimono (FEI ART MUSEUM YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa)
Tanzaku (Arai Gallery, Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo)


2014

0+ (Gallery SHINSEIDO, Tokyo, continued in 2015)
ShinPA!!!!!! (Obuse Museum, Chinami Nakajima-kan, Nagano, Sato Museum, continued in 2016)
Art wo Asobu (Awazu Gallery, Tokyo)


2013

Graduate Exhibition of Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo)

EXHIBITIONS

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Reimagined: Contemporary Artists Take on The Tale of Genji