Kyoko Miyabe's paintings explore a visual language that combines elements of lyrical and biomorphic abstraction. She creates images by building the pictorial surface with semi-transparent layering techniques, and placing different organic shapes in a world of their own. These shapes can be likened to anthropomorphic beings, humming a tune that alludes to what is felt when the self reflects on its relation to the world. It may be a sense of wonderment or bewilderment, a wish to persevere or assert itself, or simply be in the present moment.
Kyoko Miyabe received her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University. She continued her art training at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, University of the Arts London, and Von Erlenbach Kunstschule, Berlin. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries and institutions, including Woodmere Art Museum, Artists’ House Gallery, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Cerulean Arts, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Van Der Plas Gallery, Limner Gallery, and Stevenson Library at Bard College. A selection of her recent drawings will be published in Celia Bland's new collection of poetry, Cherokee Road Kill (Dr. Cicero Books, forthcoming 2017).
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