Announcing exhibitions: “A Thousand Generations” by Walter Bishop and “From Afar” by Francisca Fuenzalida

We are pleased to announce exhibitions A Thousand Generations by Walter Bishop and From Afar by Francisca Fuenzalida on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of their activities during thier stay at Studio Kura.

Walter Bishop “A Thousand Generations”
Exhibition style: linocut

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Walter Bishop is a Product Designer and Graphic Artist born in Venezuela and raised in Spain, currently working on a wide variety of visual communication projects. His work focuses on photography, packaging, editorial & product design. After completing a design bachelor & master’s degree in Advanced Typography.

A Thousand Generations it’s a series of linocut printed pieces, inspired on the drawings of the daily matters in the Edo period.

Francisca Fuenzalida “From Afar”
Exhibition style: linocut and typography

Francisca Fuenzalida is a multidisciplinary Designer graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has a special interest in the interdisciplinary work, and this is reflected in the projects she has developed throughout her career, which have been addressed from different design and artistic areas such as illustration, photography, editorial, product, and sustainable design.

Thoughts and visual representations of the Chilean crisis from the other side of the world, creating a parallel connection between the Chilean and Japanese culture.

Exhibition Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Liqing Tan’s exhibition “0w0 -_- |ω・)”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition 0w0 -_- |ω・) by Liqing Tan on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Liqing Tan has a MFA in Fine Art Painting from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art (2018) and a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University Of Bloomington (2015). Her recent exhibitions include, As I Recall, Studio d’arte Cannaviello Gallery, Milan, Italy, VARIETIES OF DISTURBANCE, SHELF London, Prologue, Offshoot Gallery, London, UK (2019), Dentons art prize, Dentons 1 Fleet Place, London, New Horizons Young Talents Exhibition, Coast Gallery, Zhuhai, China (2018), Future Echoes, Museum of Refugees, Thessaloniki, Greece (2017).

Octopus dreaming, spiders weaving web in the moonlight, not existing insects’ shadow, blue daisy recording the wind
Looking at oneself on a boulevard, covered by the dark and sparking stars
Driving a roadster after several steep slopes
An empty house, and a person feels like home

Liqing Tan “0w0 -_- |ω・)”
Exhibition style: Paintings, watercolour, visual art
Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Golda King’s exhibition “La-la-la”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition La-la-la by Golda King on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Born in Cebu in 1983, Golda King earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2013 at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She has shown her work in various group exhibitions in Cebu, San Francisco, Oakland, Iceland, Tainan, Singapore, Manila.
Golda King paints with an aim to remedy her doubts. King works primarily with watercolour, graphite and gouache –if not with oil paint for massive canvases.

When I want to distract myself from negative thoughts, I say “lalala”, and almost instantly, my mind crawls into a safe space in my heart.

Golda King “La-la-la”
Exhibition style: watercolor and gouache on yupo paper
Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Justin Seiji Waddell’s exhibition “Before, again everything vanishes.”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Before, again everything vanishes. by Justin Seiji Waddell on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Justin Seiji Waddell graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and received his MFA from the University of Windsor. He has previously served as the Director of Programming at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, the Director of the Stride Art Gallery Association, and as a Board Member of various Artist-Run Centres including Truck Gallery, The New Gallery, and the Calgary Cinematheque. His work and writing have been presented within artist-run centres, public galleries, festivals, and private project spaces. Waddell lives in Calgary, Alberta where he is an Associate Professor in the School of Visual Art at the Alberta University of the Arts.

Several floor works in the exhibition consist of found and hand-formed objects arranged on natural dyed linens.
The articles range from local sea shells to homemade plasticine sculptures and are intended as a manifest of things; an account of what we can acknowledge, identify, and appreciate.

Justin Seiji Waddell “Before, again everything vanishes.”
Exhibition style: Multi-media, sculptures.
Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Santiago Zarzosa’s exhibition “Inmersion”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Inmersion by Santiago Zarzosa on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Santiago Zarzosa is an artist specialized in Oil Painting based in Minneapolis. He also works with copper plates and linoleum based press printmaking as well as drawing. He has a Bachelor in Marketing/Advertising and his art career has been fed with classes from private ateliers and co-ops drawing sessions in Western Europe were he grew up and continuously in the USA. He also has extensive Museum, Galeries and art book learning exposure from the best museums worldwide.

I am trying to convey the traditional arts of Sumi-e and Ukiyo-e that I have never attempted before and create visions of modern with the old images of Japan.
I am also trying to absorb the local views and traditions of the area like the agricultural and other riches into my paintings.

Santiago Zarzosa “Inmersion”
Exhibition style:
– Paper (Itoshima studio view and Torii Gate big size.
– Sumi-e Water color and ink representational
– Linocut Japanese representational – Re-interpreting my view on Ono No Komichi Legend
– Ukiyo-e Japanese representational

Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Candace Pritchard’s exhibition “engawa”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition engawa by Candace Pritchard on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Candace Pritchard is from a rural town on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada.
After raising a family and retiring from her career Candace completed a Fine Arts diploma program in 2009. Since then she has taken textile related workshops including a 2 week session in Japan in 2016. The history and cultural aesthetics of cloth, rope and paper uses are her areas of interest. She participates in community art and eco fashion events.

Engawa is the inside – outside part of traditional japanese architecture, a protected place open to the elements, a relaxing place to sit and contemplate the garden and world around you.
While at Studio Kura I have no bold statement to make, just possibly some peaceful expressions created from the world around me.

Candace Pritchard “engawa”
Exhibition style: Surface design, Textiles
Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Virginie Eudeline’s exhibition “Mei-chan in Fukuoka-land”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Mei-chan in Fukuoka-land by Virginie Eudeline on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Virginie Eudeline is a french artist living in Singapore. She graduated from 3D Sense Media School, Singapore, specializing in Concept Design and Illustration, in March 2019. After that, she was selected with other students to make a 3D animated short film (coming end of 2019), where she worked as a story artist and concept artist, and also explored the art of animation.
Her art interest is motivated by story telling, especially for children, whether making concept art or drawing illustration, or even better, storyboarding.

I would like to share my experience in studio Kura and Fukuoka in general through some illustrations. As I like to tell stories in my drawings, I created this little girl called Mei who is having fun in ‘Fukuoka-land’, hence the imaginative world where she belongs to.

Virginie Eudeline “Mei-chan in Fukuoka-land”
Exhibition style: Illustration and drawing
Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing JP Neang’s exhibition “Sleep | ねむる”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Sleep | ねむる by JP Neang on October 26(Sat.) – 27(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

JP Neang is an Artist and Creative Educator from San Francisco, CA and has been a returning resident artist at Studio Kura since 2017. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Painting and Drawing at California State University of Sacramento. Her work has been shown in contemporary and urban galleries from New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, France, Peru, and Japan.

Inspired by American children stories and Japanese folk lore, this playful exhibition is a study of a child storyteller. I look into my curious experiences. Illuminating the wonder of what may have lurked in the dark.

JP Neang “Sleep | ねむる”
Exhibition style: Graphite
Date: October 26 (Saturday) to 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 26th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other nine current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Tais Koshino’s exhibition “クラゲ: água viva”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition クラゲ: água viva by Tais Koshino on October 26(Sat.) – 27(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Taís Koshino is a visual artist who works with drawings and its narratives in it several mediums: comics, animation, tattoo and illustration. She graduated from the University of Brasilia in Social Communication with specialization in Audiovisual. Her work has been published in more than 15 books, including Brazilian and international comics anthology.

Every matter has an instant that itself is. Jellyfishes drift at the mercy of the ocean’s current, accepting the constant flux and its transient beauty. Their nature embraces the present, living the impermanence.
The exhibition includes a short movie, that combines videos taken around Itoshima with animation, and a byōbu, where all the animation’s drawings made are displayed.

Tais Koshino “クラゲ: água viva”
Exhibition style: video installation
Date: October 26 (Saturday) to 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 26th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other nine current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Cristias Rosas’s exhibition “The Father’s dreams”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition The Father’s dreams by Cristias Rosas on October 26(Sat.) – 27(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Cristias Rosas is a fine art photographer born in Lima, Peru. Graduated in 2006 in the University of Lima as a communicator and journalist, he was also educated in photography in the cities of Buenos Aires and New York where he won the Lisette Model scholarship granted by the International Center of Photography.

The father had entered a condition of forced sleep and corporal inertia. While that occurred, dreamlike reality inverts the reality that surrounds him. What is that emptiness where the father lingers? Where is he dreaming from? How is that space for those who are forced to sleep? This unavailable territories are only plausible through the photographic act. In these images the present subject occupies the place of the one who has departed our reality.

Cristias Rosas “The Father’s dreams”
Exhibition style: Long exposure digital photography
Date: October 26 (Saturday) to 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 26th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other nine current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.