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Takako Azami1964-

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Plum Tree 2001
title: Plum Tree 2001
size: 2650 x 2030mm
medium: sumi ink and glue on hemp paper
date: 2020 photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
price: ask
Plum Branch
title: Plum Branch
size: 700 x 700mm
medium: sumi ink, pigments and glue on hemp paper
date: 2019
price: ask
gray net 191201
title: gray net 191201
size: 910 x 1165mm
medium: sumi ink, pigments and glue on hemp paper
date: 2019 photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
price: ask
gray net 200102
title: gray net 200102
size: 725 x 910mm
medium: sumi ink, pigments and glue on hemp paper
date: 2020 photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
price: ask
Installation view of Takako Azami : Process of Transformation at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art  photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
title: Installation view of Takako Azami : Process of Transformation at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
Installation view of Takako Azami : Process of Transformation at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art, photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
title: Installation view of Takako Azami : Process of Transformation at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art, photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
Trees 1501
title: Trees 1501
size: 152.5 × 213.5 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, glue on hemp paper / 2015 / sold
Pine Tree 11/17
title: Pine Tree 11/17
size: 203 × 265 cm
medium: sumi ink, pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 2017 / sold
 Japanese Pepper Tree 2016
title: Japanese Pepper Tree 2016
size: 60.5 x 91 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue / 2016
The installation view at Old Ishii prefecture private residence, 2017
title: The installation view at Old Ishii prefecture private residence, 2017
Pine Tree Night
title: Pine Tree Night
size: 97 x 130.5 cm
medium: Japanese paper on pane, sumi ink, pigment, glue
date: 2015/sold
Tranquility
title: Tranquility
size: 140 × 180 cm
medium: sumi ink, mineral pigments, silver foil, hemp paper, panel / 1994
Spirit Ⅲ
title: Spirit Ⅲ
size: 120 × 180 cm
medium: sumi ink, pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 1998
The installation view at Aman Tokyo.
title: The installation view at Aman Tokyo.
Persimmon Tree, Night
title: Persimmon Tree, Night
size: 200×200 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue / 2012
View 061101
title: View 061101
size: 60 × 60 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, glue on hemp paper / 2006
Pine Tree 1401
title: Pine Tree 1401
size: 200×200 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, pigment, mineral pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 2014
Pine Tree 1402
title: Pine Tree 1402
size: 200×200 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 2014 / sold
Cherry Tree Yogo-Zu
title: Cherry Tree Yogo-Zu
size: 265 x 570 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue / 2015
Cherry Tree 1501
title: Cherry Tree 1501
size: 200 x 400 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue

  • 梅の木 2001
  • 梅枝(うめがえ)
  • gray net 191201
  • gray net 200102
  • 浅見貴子「変容のプロセス」中村屋サロン美術館  photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
  • 浅見貴子「変容のプロセス」中村屋サロン美術館  photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
  • 樹木図 1501
  • 松の木 11/17
  • 山椒の木 2016
  • 旧石井県令邸での展示風景 2017
  • 松の木、夜
  • 深閑
  • 精Ⅲ
  • アマン東京 展示風景(3F ボードルーム)
  • 柿の木、夜
  • 景 061101
  • 松図 1401
  • 松図 1402
  • 桜木影向図
  • 桜の木 1501

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Takako Azami1964-

Azami is taken with the leaves and foliage of trees such as pines and plum, often of her own garden. She uses ink to draw oval dots, large and small, and lines on the backside of absorbent hemp paper. She allows the ink to bleed through to the front of the other side of the paper, generating a multi-layered effect and the depth to the plane. Born by chance, this method has been employed since 2000', and she has created many pieces slightly different from one another. Recently she introduces use of color mainly blue color. Her style can be read as the successor of Japanese ink painting Suibokuga, but at the same time she is surely one of the artists who belong to the development of Western abstraction.

Biography
1964 Born in Saitama, Japan
1988 BFA in Japanese Painting, Tama Art University
2004 Grant from Agency for Cultural Affairs for residency in USA
2009 Freeman Fellowship grant for Vermont Studio Center
2009 Grant from Pola Art Foundation for international exchange of the artists
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Solo Exhibitions
2020 Takako Azami: Process of Transformation / Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art/Tokyo
2018 Takako Azami: Garden with Strolling / Kawaguchi Art Gallery Atlia / Saitama
2017 Here/There, Art Front Gallery / Tokyo
2016 Shibata Etsuko Gallery('03, '02, '00) / Tokyo
2015 Photosynthesis, Art Front Gallery / Tokyo
2012 Crazy for painting vol.4, gallery αM / Tokyo
2011 Photosynthesis, Art Front Gallery / Tokyo
2010 ARKO 2010, Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama
2009 Takako Azami “Viewing Light”, M.Y. Art Prospects / New York
2008 Individual Studio Visits, ISCP Gallery Space & Studio / New York
2007 Viewing Light, Art Front Gallery / Tokyo
2006 Viewing Light Art Interactive / Tokyo
2005 Gertsev Gallery / Moscow
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Group Exhibitions
2019 Observation:Artists Confronting the Wonder of Looking Intently / Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi/Gunma
2019 The Power of Plants: Enlarging Japanese Painting / Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Museum/Kagawa
2017 Framed Japanese-style Paintings, Tochigi Prefectural Museum / Tochigi
2016 The brilliance of Sumi: Expressions of black charcoal ink, Fudenosato Atelier / Hiroshima
2016 The Best Selection of The Ohara Museum of Art, The National Art Centre / Tokyo
2015 Present-Day Paintings: Two-Dimensional Works of Four Artists, Kawagoe City Art Museum / Saitama
2014 Sumi World Composed of Dots, The Suiboku Museum, Toyama / Toyama
2014  The Centennial of Tenshin Okakura’s death-Tenshin dreamed, The Museum of Modern Art / Ibaraki
2014 Quintet: Five- Star Artists, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art / Tokyo
2013 Ohara Contemporary, The Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama
2013 [Villa Yurinso Special Autumn Exhibition 2013] Metamorphosis of Plants, Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama
2013 Ohara Contemporary, Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama
2012 18th MOA Mokichi Okada award ? have a view of Japanese Painting and craft tomorrow- MOA Museum of Art / Shizuoka
2012 5th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Japanese Painting Award Exhibition, The Ueno Royal Museum / Tokyo
2010 Memorial Exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of the foundation - Ohara Best, Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama
2010 Art Omi Open Weekend, Omi International Arts Center / New York
2009 DOMANI : The Art of Tomorrow 2009 Exhibition, The National Art Center / Tokyo
2009 Suibokuga Today 2009, Suibokuga Museum / Toyama, Nerima Art Museum / Tokyo
2008 Kaleidoscope Abstraction in 10 ways New Jersey City University Gallery / New Jersey
2007 26th Outstanding Rising Artists Exhibition in 2007 Seiji Togo Memorial Museum of Art / Tokyo
2007 Purchase of Outstanding Works of art Exhibition The Japan Art Agency / Tokyo
2006 The Vision of Nihonga: between Inside and Outside Museum of Modern Art / Wakayama
2004 VOCA 2004 The Ueno Royal Museum / Tokyo
2003 Nihonga Today and and the Venturing Artists Okazaki Mindscape Museum / Aichi
2003 Twinkling Touch: Japanese Pointillism Shizuoka Prefctural Museum of art / Shizuoka
2002 “Bokugi” Charms of Suibokuga Okayama Prefectural Museum of art / Okayama
1998 The Natural History of Color : Black and White Meguro Museum of art / Tokyo
1998 Kanagawa Art Annual 98 Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery / Kanagawa
1997 The 15th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition The Ueno Royal Museum
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Awards
2018 Grand Prize for 7th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Japanese Painting Award
2012 Win a Jury's Special Award for 5th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Japanese Painting Award
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Collection / Public Art
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Agency for Cultural Affairs, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Tochigi Prefectrual Museum of art, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Ohara Museum of Art
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梅の木 2001
title: Plum Tree 2001
size: 2650 x 2030mm
medium: sumi ink and glue on hemp paper
date: 2020 photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
price: ask
梅枝(うめがえ)
title: Plum Branch
size: 700 x 700mm
medium: sumi ink, pigments and glue on hemp paper
date: 2019
price: ask
gray net 191201
title: gray net 191201
size: 910 x 1165mm
medium: sumi ink, pigments and glue on hemp paper
date: 2019 photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
price: ask
gray net 200102
title: gray net 200102
size: 725 x 910mm
medium: sumi ink, pigments and glue on hemp paper
date: 2020 photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
price: ask
浅見貴子「変容のプロセス」中村屋サロン美術館  photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
title: Installation view of Takako Azami : Process of Transformation at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
浅見貴子「変容のプロセス」中村屋サロン美術館  photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
title: Installation view of Takako Azami : Process of Transformation at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art, photo by Hideto Nagatsuka
樹木図 1501
title: Trees 1501
size: 152.5 × 213.5 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, glue on hemp paper / 2015 / sold
松の木 11/17
title: Pine Tree 11/17
size: 203 × 265 cm
medium: sumi ink, pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 2017 / sold
山椒の木 2016
title: Japanese Pepper Tree 2016
size: 60.5 x 91 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue / 2016
旧石井県令邸での展示風景 2017
title: The installation view at Old Ishii prefecture private residence, 2017
松の木、夜
title: Pine Tree Night
size: 97 x 130.5 cm
medium: Japanese paper on pane, sumi ink, pigment, glue
date: 2015/sold
深閑
title: Tranquility
size: 140 × 180 cm
medium: sumi ink, mineral pigments, silver foil, hemp paper, panel / 1994
精Ⅲ
title: Spirit Ⅲ
size: 120 × 180 cm
medium: sumi ink, pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 1998
アマン東京 展示風景(3F ボードルーム)
title: The installation view at Aman Tokyo.
柿の木、夜
title: Persimmon Tree, Night
size: 200×200 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue / 2012
景 061101
title: View 061101
size: 60 × 60 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, glue on hemp paper / 2006
松図 1401
title: Pine Tree 1401
size: 200×200 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, pigment, mineral pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 2014
松図 1402
title: Pine Tree 1402
size: 200×200 cm
medium: sumi ink, shell powder, pigment, glue on hemp paper, panel / 2014 / sold
桜木影向図
title: Cherry Tree Yogo-Zu
size: 265 x 570 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue / 2015
桜の木 1501
title: Cherry Tree 1501
size: 200 x 400 cm
medium: Japanese hemp paper on panel, Japanese ink , pigments, glue

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