LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
1983 Born in Kyoto.
2004- Studied with Asao Tokolo.
2007 Graduated Art and Architecture School of Waseda University.
Born in Kyoto, 1983. Kenichi Studied under Asao Tokolo since 2004 and graduated from Waseda University Art and Architecture School in 2007. He mainly creates three-dimensional works and photographs using patterns composed of simple geometry and characteristics of materials. He has worked on a number of outdoor exhibitions in parks and harbors, as well as permanent installations such as public art. His works are completed when the patterns and materials, which make up the work, interact with their location and an expression appears. By building a relationship between the artwork and its location, he aims to make his work become a device that creates a new landscape.
His artworks include “Flowing time reflecting on the river” (RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK, Shibuya Tokyo, 2020), “Collecting view in the well” (Ube Biennale Sculpture Hill ,Ube Japan, 2019), “bubbles in flow” and “soragiwa,” (Kansai International Airport, Osaka, 2018), “GLOWING GROWING GROUND,” (Osaka International Airport, Osaka, 2018), “starry sky view,” (Asahicho Clinic, Chiba Japan, 2017). His artwork has been shown and awarded in numerous festivals and exhibitions, including Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 Shortlisted (York Art Gallery, York UK, 2020), Yamaguchi Bank prize at the 28th Ube Biennale(Ube Biennale Sculpture Hill, Ube Japan, 2019), Prize for Excellence and Bungo Ono Award at the 13th and 14th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition(Fumio Asakura Museum of Sculpture Bungo-Ono Japan, 2018–2019), Shikata Kenichi Solo exhibition -Ray-(Seibu Shibuya, Shibuya Tokyo, 2017), Grand Prize at East-west Art Award 2015(London, 2015), Silver Award at the 13th Kajima Sculpture Competition(Tokyo, 2014), Second Prize at Kobe Biennale 2013(Kobe Japan, 2013).
Selected Works, Exhibition, Award
“Flowing time reflecting on the river” (RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK, Tokyo) *Permanent work
Kenichi Shikata Solo exhibition "transition" (Roppongi TSUTAYA BOOK GALLERY, Tokyo)
Aesthetica Art Prize2020 "Shortlisted" (York Art Gallery, York UK)
Kenichi Shikata Solo exhibition “swimming in the view” (PARADISE AIR “MATSUDO AWARD #00”, Matsudo Japan)
28th UBE Biennale “Yamaguchi Bank Prize” (Ube Yamaguchi Pref. Japan)
“drawing sky from a well” (Shinagawa Sea Side The Tower, Tokyo) *Permanent work
“waft eyes” (THE FINE TOWER UMEDA, Osaka) *Permanent work
Kenichi Shikata Solo exhibition -Symbiosis- (HAGISO, Tokyo)
“bubbles in flow” (Kansai International Airport, Osaka) *Permanent work
“soragiwa” (Kansai International Airport, Osak) *Permanent work
14th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition/“Bungo-Ono Award” (Bungo-Ono Oita Pref. Japan)
“GLOWING GROWING GROUND” (Osaka International Airport, Osaka) *Permanent work
SPIRITED AWAY (加力畫廊 InART Space, Taiwan)
Kenichi Shikata Solo exhibition -Ray- (SEIBU Shibuya, Tokyo)
DESIGNART 2017 (TIERS, TOKYO)
A solid of beauty exhibition (SEIBU Shibuya Art Gallery, Tokyo)
Kenichi ShikataSolo exhibition "Adaptation" (Iriya Gallery, Tokyo)
“starry sky view” (Asahicho Clinic, Chiba Japan) *Permanent work
13th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition(“Award for Excellence”, Bungo-Ono Oita Pref. Japan)
JAPAN ART CENTER The 5th Sculpture Competition selected works exhibition (Tokyo)
The 2nd Matsudo 21st forest sculpture project SiTE 2015 (Matsudo Japan)
EAST-WEST ART AWARD 2015 (“Grand Prize”, London)
Kenichi Shikata Solo exhibition "First solo exhibition" (Iriya Gallery, Tokyo)
The 13th KAJIMA sculpture competition (“Silver Award”, Tokyo)
The 1st ASIA AWARDS The Young Asia (“won a prize”, Tokyo)
KOBE Biennale 2013 SHITSURAI ART (“won a prize” Kobe Japan)
KOBE Biennale 2013 Art in a Container(“Second Prize”, Kobe Japan)
WHO I AM
I aims to make my work become a device that creates a new landscape.
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