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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 JP Neang’s Workshop “Light of Fireflies: hotaru no hikari” on Oct 20 (Sun.), 22(Tue., holiday) and 27(Sun.)

We are happy to announce our current residence American artist, JP Neang’s workshop “Light of Fireflies: hotaru no hikari” at Studio Kura on Oct 20(Sun.), 22(Tue., holiday) and 27(Sun.).

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I invite both children and adults to come and create a field of light up fireflies with me. We will be working with color changing LED, lithium batteries, small motors (optional), and basic crafting supplies. We don’t have fireflies in San Francisco and it’s always been my dream as a child to see them. When I went to Japan for the first time three years ago I was able to see them. It was a very warm memory and I’d like to share that moment with everyone. Let’s celebrate the beauty of fireflies together.

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JP Neang (United States) Residence: October 2019

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.

JP is also a Creative Educator with over 10 years of experience in developing innovative programming in children’s arts and sciences. She has worked on educational programming at San Francisco’s finest institutions such as The DeYoung, Palace of Fine Arts and The Children’s Creativity Museum. She has also extended her personal programs and workshops overseas as a guest professor in Guinea, Africa, Huaycán Peru, and Rajasthan India.

At Studio Kura, she would like to create playful works devoid of color that build upon childhood stories from both Japanese and American cultures.

*JP Neang participated in the artist in residency program at Studio Kura in April 2018 and May 2017.

– Instagram: jpneang
– Email: infojpneang@gmail.com
– Website: http://www.jpneang.com

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Announcing JP Neang’s Exhibition “Heavy Ground”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Heavy Ground by JP Neang on April 21 (Sat) & 22 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

JP Neang is an Artist & Creative Director, from The Bay Area, Caliornia. JP’s work has been showcased in various galleries in the US and internationally. She continues to push the boundaries of drawings, landscapes devoid of color with images that evoke stillness and playfulness. JP’s passion in the creative world extends beyond her art. She has taught creative education (Design Thinking, Creative Engineering, & the Arts) for 8 years working to inspire the world with her current project called “Imaginary Atlas”, an initiative to bring back the act of creating to children on a global platform.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

A micro showcase exhibiting works imaginative and inspired landscapes of Itoshima. It is titled “Heavy Ground” to focus a viewers perspective from a birds eye view. The greatest weight of life rests in the palm of our hands, which is both literal and symbolic in this showcase. I hope my works will challenge the limits of human fragility and give greater significance to all life on earth.

JP Neang “Heavy Ground”
Exhibition style: Graphite & watercolor on paper. Mounted on wood blocks
Date: April 21(Saturday), 22(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
*JP Neang also gives workshop “POP! Paper Town in Stop Motion Animation” to kids on April 14(Sat), 21(Sat) and 28(Sat) 14:45~15:45, 16:45~17:45 (currently details available in Japanese blog)

* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 22nd (Sun), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

JP Neang

JP Neang (United States) Residency: April 2018

An Artist & Creative Director, from The Bay Area, Caliornia. JP’s work has been showcased in various galleries in the US and internationally. She continues to push the boundaries of drawings, landscapes devoid of color with images that evoke stillness and playfulness. JP’s passion in the creative world extends beyond her art. She has taught creative education (Design Thinking, Creative Engineering, & the Arts) for 8 years working to inspire the world with her current project called “Imaginary Atlas”, an initiative to bring back the act of creating to children on a global platform.

During my residency at Studio Kura, I plan on creating tiny works in graphite & water color or items that reflect the landscape of Itoshima and connecting it with San Francisco. The piece will be an interactive installation where the audience will view the works as a large map of overlapping worlds with physical drawings to simulate life in both worlds. I’ve always enjoyed observing life in a micro scale and am greatly influenced by “Ma” or a “gap”, “space”, “pause” or “the space between two structural parts.” Chibi drawings allows me to have viewers physically mimic the distance when working on these pieces. To take notice of the pauses where vibrations of life are always present even in the smallest parcels of land.

– JP Neang’s Exhibition “Heavy Ground” at Studio Kura in April 2018.
– JP Neang participated in the artist in residency program at Studio Kura in May 2017.

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Announcing JP Neang’s Exhibition “Finding Home”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Finding Home by JP Neang, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura on May 25 (Thu) to May 27 (Sat).

JP Neang is an Artist, Educator & Creative Director based in Bay Area, California. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts at California State University, Sacramento. Founder and Educator of Imaginary Atlas, a global initiative for creative education. JP’s work has been showcased in various galleries in the US and Internationally. And has been awarded Innovator of the Month at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.

She continues to push the boundaries of drawings, landscapes devoid of color with images that evoke stillness and playfulness.
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Announcing JP Neang’s Workshop “See Life. Sea Life” on May 27 (Sat)

We are happy to announce our current residence American artist, JP Neang’s workshop “See Life. Sea Life” at Studio Kura on May 27(Sat).
*We closed the application due to the number of applicants reached the quota. Thank you very much!

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JP Neang is an Artist, Educator & Creative Director based in Bay Area, California. She decided to give a fun and happy workshop to kids over 5 in Itoshima during her stay!

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JP Neang (United States) Residence: May 2017

JP Neang is an Artist, Educator & Creative Director based in Bay Area, California. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts at California State University, Sacramento. Founder and Educator of Imaginary Atlas, a global initiative for creative education. JP’s work has been showcased in various galleries in the US and Internationally. And has been awarded Innovator of the Month at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.

She continues to push the boundaries of drawings, landscapes devoid of color with images that evoke stillness and playfulness. During her residency she plans to investigate the feeling of “Finding Home.” JP plans to use Itoshima’s experience as a vehicle for her inspiration. The solo exhibition will consist of tiny drawings to feel closeness with her audience.

– JP Neang’s Exhibition “Finding Home” at Studio Kura in May 2017.
– JP Neang’s Workshop “See Life. Sea Life” at Studio Kura on May 27 (Sat) 2017.

– JP Neang’s website
– mini documentary of her art purpose
– JP Neang’s instagram

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