Asami Kiyokawa

清川あさみ Asami Kiyokawa

Asami Kiyokawa

アーティスト Artist

1979年、兵庫県・淡路島生まれ。東京を拠点に活動。
服飾を学ぶと共に雑誌の読者モデルをしていた2000年代より”ファッションと自己表現の可能性”をテーマに創作活動を行う。
雑誌やSNSなど、人々が日々関わる情報メディアやシステムが拡張する社会で、個人のアイデンティティを形成する”内面”と”外面”の関係やそこに生じる心理的な矛盾やギャップなどを主題とする。
偶然「糸」が写真の上に重ねて置かれたのを見たことから着想し、モデルとなる人物を撮影して、その写真に直接刺繍するという独自の手法をはじめる。「糸」と写真のほかに、雑誌や本、布やキャンバスなど、ミクストメディアによる多様なビジュアル表現を展開する。
代表作として「美女採集」「Complex」「Tokyo Monster」などがあり、人がそれぞれ持つ人生のストーリーや、心の状態と社会状況の関係を作品化してきた。
水戸芸術館(2011年)、金津創作の森美術館(2015年)、東京・表参道ヒルズ(2012年、2018年)にて個展・展覧会を多数開催。
アートディレクターとして広告のビジュアルやグラフィックデザインに携わると共に、空間デザインやCM映像の制作も行う。
また絵本作家としての活動も続けており、作家・谷川俊太郎氏と 絵本『銀河鉄道の夜』『かみさ まはいるいない?』を共作。児童書の世界大会の日本代表にも選ばれている。
2020年より淡路島の地方創生事業に南あわじ市地域魅力プロデューサーとして関わる。

Born in 1979 on Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.
Kiyokawa has been producing creative works that explore the potential of fashion and self-expression since the 2000s when she studied fashion and also worked as an amateur magazine model/influencer.
Her works focus on the relationship between the inner and outer selves that form each individual’s identity in a society where people have everyday exposure to magazines, social media, and other information media and systems. They explore the contradictions and gaps that emerge between internal and external identity.
Inspired by noticing the effect of threads overlapping with a photograph, she experimented by embroidering directly onto photographs taken using dolls as models. This was the start of a distinctive artistic practice that has since expanded to encompass embroidering onto magazines, books, fabric, and paintings, producing variety of visual mixed-media works.
Representative works include Bijo Saishu, and the Complex and Tokyo Monster series. These and other works are based on expressing the different stories of individual lives, and the relationship between society and state of mind.
Solo exhibitions include Asami Kiyokawa Bijo Saishu at Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki (2011–2012), Adastria Bijo Saishu at Space O in Omotesando Hills, Tokyo (2018), Incarnation at Arario Gallery Shanghai in Shanghai, China (2019), and imma at PHILLIPS Tokyo in Tokyo (2020).
As an art director, in addition to visuals and graphic design for advertising projects, she works on space design and creates videos for commercials. Kiyokawa is also an established writer of children’s books and picture books, including collaborations with Shuntaro Tanigawa on Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru and Is there God or not? She was selected to represent Japan at a congress of the International Board on Books for Young People.
Kiyokawa is keenly involved in efforts to revitalize Awaji Island, and in 2020, was appointed as producer of projects enhancing the appeal of the Minamiawaji City area.

受賞歴 Awards

2004
ベストデビュタント賞 Best Debut Award
2010
VOCA展入賞 the VOCA exhibition prize
2012
VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year
2013
ASIAGRAPHアワード「創(つむぎ)賞」 ASIAGRAPH Creator’s (Tsumugi) Award

バイオグラフィー Biography

2020
個展「imma」(フィリップス東京/東京)
グループ展「Landscape and Books− Pearl Art Museum’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration. Exhibition」(Pearl Art Museum/上海)
グループ展「Taipei Dangdai 2020」(Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (4th Floor)/台北)
Exhibition “imma” at Phillips in Tokyo
Group Exhibition “Landscape and Books- Pearl Art Museum’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration. Exhibition” at Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai
Group Exhibition “Taipei Dangdai 2020″ at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (4th Floor) in Taipei
2019
個展「Incarnation」(ARARIO GALELRY SHANGHAI/ 上海)
グループ展「PHOTO FAIRS SHANGHAI」(Shanghai Exhibition Center/上海)
Exhibition “Incarnation” at ARARIO GALLERY SHANGHAI in Shanghai
Group Exhibition “PHOTO FAIRS SHANGHAI” at Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai
2018
個展「ADASTRIA 美女採集 by ASAMI KIYOKAWA」(表参道ヒルズ/東京)
個展「千年後の百人一首原画展ー糸で紡ぐ、歌人のこころー」(両足院建仁寺山内/京都)
グループ展「高橋コレクション 顔と抽象」展(清春芸術村/山梨)
グループ展「ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2018」(Shanghai Exhibition Center/上海)
グループ展「SHARJAPAN:The Poetics of Space」(Al Hamriyah Studios/Sharjah, UAE)
Exhitbition “ADASTRIA Bijo Saishu by ASAMI KIYOKAWA” at Omotesando Hills in Tokyo
Exhitbition “Sennengo no Hyakunin Isshu Original Picture Exhibition” at Ryosoku-in Temple in Kyoto
Group Exhibition “TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Face and Abstraction” at Kiyoharu Art Colony in Yamanashi
Group Exhibition“ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2018″at Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai
“SHARJAPAN : The Poetics of Space”/Al Hamriyah Studios at Sharjah in UAE
2017
個展「清川あさみ展」(美術館「えき」KYOTO/京都)開催
グループ展「重陽の芸術祭2017」(智恵子の生家/福島)
「Unseen Photo Fair 2017」(オランダ・アムステルダム)
Exhibition “ASAMI KIYOKAWA Exhibition” at Museum”Eki”KYOTO in Kyoto
Group Exhibition “Chouyou Art Festival 2017” in Nihonmatsu-shi in Fukushima
“Unseen Photo Fair 2017” in Amsterdam in Netherlands
2016
個展「ITOTOITO」(EYE OF GYRE/表参道)開催 Exhibition “ITOTOITO” at EYE OF GYRE gallery in Tokyo
2015
個展「清川あさみ—美採集—」(金津創作の森/福井)開催 Exhibition “ASAMI KIYOKAWA Bisaishu” at Kanaz Forest of Creation in Fukui
2014
ミラノサローネ参加
新作個展「TOKYOモンスター」(パルコミュージアム/渋谷)開催
Exhibited her artworks at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Held the exhibition “TOKYO monster” at the PARCO Museum in Tokyo
2013
ASIAGRAPHアワード「創(つむぎ)賞」受賞 Received the “ASIAGRAPH Creator’s Award (Tsumukgi Award)”
2012
表参道ヒルズにて「美女採集」展開催
作家谷川俊太郎氏との共作絵本「かみさまはいる いない?」が2年に1度のコングレス(児童書の世界大会)の日本代表となる
「VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year」受賞
Held the "Bijo Saishu" (Female Beauty Collection) exhibition at the six-level atrium, Omotesando Hills
Achieved the attendance records at the show
Collaborative children’s book “Is there God or not” with artist Shuntaro Tanigawa was chosen as an award-winning author of Japanese Board on Books for Young People which is the biannual world wide competition
Received the “VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year” award
2011
水戸芸術館にて個展開催
「Complex」シリーズ発表
Announced as the youngest artist to have a solo show at the Art Tower Mito (ATM) in Ibaraki
Released “Complex” series at the Art Tower Mito (ATM)
2010
VOCA展 入賞 Received the “VOCA” exhibition prize
2009
企画展「Stitch by Stitch 針と糸で描くわたし」(庭園美術館/東京) Feature Exhibition “Stitch by Stitch-I Draw with a needle and Thread” at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Tokyo
2004
「ベストデビュタント賞」受賞 Received the “Best Debut Award”
2003
写真に刺繍を施す手法を用いた作品制作を開始 Started making art pieces with embroidered technique
2002
初作品集『futo』発表 Published her first book “futo”
2001
ギャラリートラックスにて初個展 Held her first solo exhibition at the Gallery Trax
1998
拠点を東京に移し、様々なアート作品を発表
広告のアートディレクターとして活躍
Relocated to Tokyo and started working as an artist and art director of advertising
1979
日本の淡路島生まれ Born in Awaji Island, Japan