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Mami Kosemura

Drape, Giclee - Print, 2013

Artist name: Mami Kosemura
Dates of residency: June – November
Born: 1975
Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
Lives and works: Tokyo, Japan
Education: 2005 D.A. in Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts; 2001 M.A. in Mural,Tokyo University of the Arts

In her photography and video practice, Mami Kosemura directly references traditional subjects taken from Japanese painting and European masters such asCaravaggio and Zurbaran. Originally trained as a painter ,  Kosemura evolved into a digital artist praised for her animation works that emit a sense of calm depth in which drawing-like photographs seamlessly connect.

Solo shows include “Still”, Ai Kowada Gallery, Hanare, Tokyo, 2015; “The Collector”, ROPPONGI HILLS A/D Gallery, Tokyo, 2012; “The Bird in The Darkness, The Ashen White Shadow”, Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo, 2011; “Miniature Garden”, Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo, 2007.

Kosemura has participated in group shows most recently at the The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Gunma, 2015; “Kuandu Biennale 2014”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 2014; “Art of Life”; Kunsthal KAdE, Holland, 2013; “EDO TO VIDEO: JAPANESE SCREEN MAKING”, Dillon Gallery, New York, 2012; “Hi! Sansui”, Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, 2010; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,Tokyo, 2009;  International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, 2009; Freer & Sackler Galleries/Smithsonian, 2007

Asia Society and Museum NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

SUPPORT: Mami Kosemura’s residency is supported by The Gotoh Memorial Foundation.

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