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Kana Kou 1975-2020

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Face to the Green
title: Face to the Green
size: each 110 x 90 cm
medium: oil pastel and crayon on paper, mounted on panel
date: 2012
Sky Walk, 2012 (4 panels of 12 panel works)
title: Sky Walk, 2012 (4 panels of 12 panel works)
size: 55 x 91 mm (each)
medium: crayon and oil pastel on paper
date: 2012
Ocean Blue Forest Green 5D-02
title: Ocean Blue Forest Green 5D-02
size: 160 x 550 x 350 mm
medium: wood, styron paper, oil pastel, crayon
date: 2013
title:
size: 210 x 190 x 160 mm
medium: watercolor on Dharma
date: 2018
Dizzy Turn of Seongsan Ilchulbong
title: Dizzy Turn of Seongsan Ilchulbong
size: 195 x 392 cm
medium: oil pastel and crayon on paper
Panoramic Forest, Panoramic Lake
title: Panoramic Forest, Panoramic Lake
size: 45 x 540 x 270 cm
medium: crayon, oil pastel
date: 2012
 A Secret of Hanasuwa Island (installation view)
title: A Secret of Hanasuwa Island (installation view)
size: changeable
medium: pastel, oil pastel, paper
date: 2013
A part of Ocean Ball 02
title: A part of Ocean Ball 02
size: 555 x 753 x 20 mm
medium: paper, crayon, water color, panel
date: 2016
Infomation of the Water Surface (pink)
title: Infomation of the Water Surface (pink)
size: 770 x 570 mm
medium: pastel on paper
date: 2014
price: sold
Cosmic Agave Americana
title: Cosmic Agave Americana
size: H1500 x W2200 x D510 mm
medium: crayon, oil pastel, paper, pastel gesso, soft board
date: 2016
Cosmic Cactus
title: Cosmic Cactus
size: H1060 x W1030 x D80 mm
medium: crayon, oil pastel, paper, pastel gesso, lightweight paper clay, cloth, wood
Cosmic Kids Cactus
title: Cosmic Kids Cactus
size: 480 x 430 x 55 mm
medium: crayon, oil pastel ,paper, pastel gesso,soft board
date: 2016

  • Face to the Green
  • 空中散歩、2012年 (全12枚パネルの4枚)
  • 海は青い 森は緑 5D-02
  • あたま山ざくら_は
  • 城山日出峯の目眩
  • Panoramic Forest, Panoramic Lake
  •  花寿波島の秘密 (瀬戸内国際芸術祭2013作品 インスタレーションビュー)
  • A part of Ocean Ball 02
  • 海面の情報(ピンク)
  • Cosmic Agave Americana (コズミック アガベ アメリカーナ)
  • Cosmic Cactus (コズミック カクタス)
  • Cosmic Kids Cactus (コズミック キッズ カクタス)

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Kana Kou 1975-2020

Kou draws the landscape based on gestural or bodily experience of her own. She climbs up the mountains or dives into the sea in order to memorize the sensation together with her visual memory, which she composes in her creation. She was first known to public through her solo exhibit at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2011) followed by the one at LIXIL Gallery (2012) where she depicted panoramic mountains. Her installation work "The Secret of Hanasuwajima" was highly appreciated as one of the most impressive works in Setouchi Triennale 2013. Her interest is expanded to three dimensional works, and her recent gallery show presented some reliefs of cactus and of stones local to Shodoshima where she lives now. She changed her name from Yoshida to Kou in 2016.

Biography
1975 Born in Tokyo
2002 B.A. Design Course, Faculty of Art, Hiroshima City University
2006 Residency program in Los Angeles, USA
2009 Residency program in Fiskars, Finland
2011-2 Residency program in Shodoshima, Kagawa, Japan
Died on Feb, 2020
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Solo Exhibitions
2016 Cosmic Cactus, Art Front Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2015 Snow Reflected in Plumeria, Moerenuma Park Glass Pyramid
2013 Ocean Blue, Forest Green, Art Front Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2012 Panoramic Forest ? Panoramic Lake, LIXIL Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2011 project N, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery /Tokyo, Japan
2010 TWS Emerging 148, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo / Tokyo, Japan
2009 SHAKKI, The English Park / Fiskars, Finland
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Group Exhibitions
2019 Sign, Toyama prefectural Museum of Art and design / Toyama, Japan
2018 DOBOKU Civil Engineering Exhibition by 21_21Design Sight, Modern Art Museum Shanghai, China
2017 “The reason why Gunma’scenery is very beautiful” Special exhibition vol55, Natural history museum of Gunma, Gunma, Japan
2016 Setouchi Triennale 2016, Kagawa, Japan
2016 Art Meets 03, Arts Maebshi, Gunma, Japan
2016 DOBOKU Civil Engineering Exhibition, 21_21Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Ichihara ART x MIX / Chiba, Japan
MOT Annual 2014, Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo, Japan
2013 Setouchi Triennale 2013 / Kagawa, Japan (re-installed in 2016)
VOCA 2013, The Ueno Royal Museum / Tokyo, Japan
2012 Scenery from There, Gallery NATSUKA / Tokyo, Japan
UTOPIA-The Place that is Nowhere-, ART BASE MOMOSHIMA / Hiroshima, Japan
Food, Clothing and Shelter ? Hiroshima Meets Seoul, Seokyeong University/ Seoul, Korea
View Points Azamino Contemporary vol.2, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino / Yokohama, Japan
2011 Shodoshima AIR Exhibition, Shodoshima / Kagawa, Japan
2009 Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo, Japan
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Collection / Public Art
MOT(Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)
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Face to the Green
title: Face to the Green
size: each 110 x 90 cm
medium: oil pastel and crayon on paper, mounted on panel
date: 2012
空中散歩、2012年 (全12枚パネルの4枚)
title: Sky Walk, 2012 (4 panels of 12 panel works)
size: 55 x 91 mm (each)
medium: crayon and oil pastel on paper
date: 2012
海は青い 森は緑 5D-02
title: Ocean Blue Forest Green 5D-02
size: 160 x 550 x 350 mm
medium: wood, styron paper, oil pastel, crayon
date: 2013
あたま山ざくら_は
title:
size: 210 x 190 x 160 mm
medium: watercolor on Dharma
date: 2018
城山日出峯の目眩
title: Dizzy Turn of Seongsan Ilchulbong
size: 195 x 392 cm
medium: oil pastel and crayon on paper
Panoramic Forest, Panoramic Lake
title: Panoramic Forest, Panoramic Lake
size: 45 x 540 x 270 cm
medium: crayon, oil pastel
date: 2012
 花寿波島の秘密 (瀬戸内国際芸術祭2013作品 インスタレーションビュー)
title: A Secret of Hanasuwa Island (installation view)
size: changeable
medium: pastel, oil pastel, paper
date: 2013
A part of Ocean Ball 02
title: A part of Ocean Ball 02
size: 555 x 753 x 20 mm
medium: paper, crayon, water color, panel
date: 2016
海面の情報(ピンク)
title: Infomation of the Water Surface (pink)
size: 770 x 570 mm
medium: pastel on paper
date: 2014
price: sold
Cosmic Agave Americana (コズミック アガベ アメリカーナ)
title: Cosmic Agave Americana
size: H1500 x W2200 x D510 mm
medium: crayon, oil pastel, paper, pastel gesso, soft board
date: 2016
Cosmic Cactus (コズミック カクタス)
title: Cosmic Cactus
size: H1060 x W1030 x D80 mm
medium: crayon, oil pastel, paper, pastel gesso, lightweight paper clay, cloth, wood
Cosmic Kids Cactus (コズミック キッズ カクタス)
title: Cosmic Kids Cactus
size: 480 x 430 x 55 mm
medium: crayon, oil pastel ,paper, pastel gesso,soft board
date: 2016

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