GALLERY

Seijiro Niwa

b. 1967; Nagoya, Japan

Born in Nagoya city in 1967. He has a post-graduate degree from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. He is currently a associate professor at Aichi Gakusen University. He is a registered icn creative.

STATEMENT

My pieces generally consist of a relatively small object and a group of photos of that object (or photos that share a concept with the object). These pieces are the result of the contemplation on the nature of pictorial art and may be seen as models for my ideal pictorial art pieces (or the experience of viewing such pieces). I majored in oil painting in college, but I was unable to solve the problem of what to do with the corners of the canvas and so decided to stop directly painting pictures and instead create artwork in this format.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
"Seijiro Niwa Exhibiton - Sewery" at Clas Gallery / Nagoya University, Japan
2008
"Seijiro Niwa+Takao Aoki Exhibition" at MIXED MEDIA / Shizuoka, Japan
2007
"Seijiro Niwa Exhibition" at Clas Gallery / Nagoya University, Japan
"aftermath" at Westbeth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya, Japan
2005
"Fanny" at Westbeth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya, Japan
2003
"Sewery 4 - Indian Architects - and more" at MIXED MEDIA / Shizuoka, Japan
"a bath on a boat on a pond" at Westbeth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya, Japan
2002
"Seijiro Niwa Exhibition" at MIXED MEDIA / Shizuoka, Japan
2001
"Coney Island" at Westbeth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya, Japan
1999
"Katy Lied" at Westbeth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya, Japan
1996
"Evel Knievel in the Halneedham Garden" at Artspace Gallery / Nishiharu, Japan
1994
"FRENCH SUITE" at Takeuchi Gallery / Nagoya, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
"十八番OHAKO" at ICN gallery / London, UK
"TOUGEN - The contemporary artist's approach to Shangri-La" at Masayoshi Suzuki Gallery / Okazaki, Japan
2010
"OTAKU The 3rd" at Maverick Gallery / London, UK
2009
"The context of Visual Media - MEDIASELECT2009" at Nagoya Art University Art& Design Center / Nagoya, Japan
2008
" The landscape inside the landscape" at Old Mackenzie House / Shizuoka, Japan
2007
"Exotic Media Select- Sensory Tour" at Aichi Children's Center / Nagakute, Japan
2005
"EXPRESS -Hexa project in Shanghai" at Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art / Shanghai, China
2004
"MS_004 COLD SCHOOL - Art as Lecture" at Toyota Auditorium, Nagoya University / Nagoya, Japan
2000
"2000 Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair at Nagoya Municipal Gallery / Nagoya, Japan
1999
"given" at Nagoya Pier Garden Warehouse No.20 / Nagoya, Japan
1997
"installation on installation" at Artspace Gallery / Nishiharu, Japan
"The fate of the look - The Position of contemporary art 1997" Nagoya Municipal Gallery / Nagoya, Japan
1994
"art-exhibition 2" at Nagoya Municipal Gallery / Nagoya, Japan
1992
"Present wings" at Gallery NAF / Nagoya, Japan
"CROSS MODEL" at Denkibunkakaikan / Nagoya, Japan
"Antipyrin" at Nagoya Municipal Gallery / Nagoya, Japan
"A dangerous place to empathy" / Toyota, Japan