Misato Kurimune

Misato Kurimune

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Misato Kurimune / Contemporary artist

Born in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture in 1988 . In 2013, completed the master's course in printmaking at Kyoto Seika University Graduate School of Art. Currently working at the Faculty of Art, Kyoto Seika University, where he strives to train the next generation of artists.

Using the mixed media method of using photographs he has taken as support and drawing on top of them, he has consistently questioned the essence of things such as beauty, existence, time, and life, and has made numerous presentations both domestically and internationally. In recent years, he has been creating works based on the concept of what is the essence of the act of "seeing" in a society overloaded with information via the Internet, and expanding the possibilities of expression through collaboration with companies.

In 2021, won the Sankei Shimbun Prize for “ Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2021- Kyoto Prefecture New Artists Selection Exhibition”. Major solo exhibitions include 2021 "You may be in this world. Or you may not be." ( TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY, Osaka) and 2015 " Flash⇆Infinity " ( eN arts, Kyoto). Also in 2013 , “ PATinKyoto Kyoto Print Triennale” ( Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art | Currently: Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art ) , “ FOTOFEVER(Carrousel du Louvre, Paris ) in 2015 , “ ONE ART Taipei( The Sherwood Taipei ) in 2019 , and 2021 Participated in domestic and international group exhibitions and art fairs such as “ JAPAN ” ( MAKI Collection, Tokyo) in 2022 , “ Daegu Sister-Friendly Cooperative Cities Culture and Art Exchange Project [ExchangeI-seed]Exhibition ” ( Daegu art factory, South Korea) in 2022. Many participated.


Exhibited works | 《 Lost Idea #14

The series `` Lost Idea '' is one of Kurimune's representative series created in 2018 . In 2018 , he held a solo exhibition “ Still Remained ” ( TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY, Osaka), and in 2022 he will participate in the Japan-Korea exchange exhibition “ Daegu Sister-Friendly Cooperative Cities Culture and ArtExchange Project [ExchangeI-seed] Exhibition ” ( Daegu art factory, South Korea). was announced and attracted worldwide attention.

" Lost Idea " was created with the theme of the transience of trends and the collapse and reconstruction of meaning. She was photographed with pieces of a broken glass plate placed on top of a gravure magazine photo. With the rapid spread of digital media and SNS in recent years, this series encourages us to reconsider the place and value of magazines and paper media.









Lost Idea #14




Condolence / Rose_WH #2



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