MIWA KOMATSU MIWA KOMATSU

MIWA KOMATSU

MIWA KOMATSU
MIWA KOMATSU

Born in Nagano Prefecture, Miwa Komatsu graduated from Joshibi University of Art & Design, where she works as a visiting lecturer. She is also a visiting lecturer at Tokyo University of The Arts.

While studying at Joshibi College of Art and Design, her work entitled The Forty-ninth Day was praised for its moving originality. After creating this piece, Komatsu began to concentrate on her career as a professional painter. Starting from copperplate engraving, she has expanded her realm of creation by incorporating materials such as acrylic paint and even Arita ware in recent years.

Komatsu has been highly receptive to the invisible world from her childhood: her early experience of being immersed in nature, surrounded by animals and rich natural landscapes, developed her distinctive view of life and death that all beings were created equal in soul. With an abundance of expressive power, she has presented her works under the theme of 'Divine Spirits'.

A pair of her Arita ware works of guardian lion dogs, Heaven and Earth Komainu, which had been exhibited as part of London's Chelsea Flower Show, became part of the British Museum's collection, and it has been on permanent display. The works of Miwa Komatsu were in the possession of prominent museums and institutions such as World Trade Center, Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Woodone Museum of Art, Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art (Rizhao, Shandong, China), Izumo Grand Shrine (Shimane), The official residence of Consulate-General of Japan in Cleveland (Ohio, USA), Walt Disney Japan, just to name a few.

As a contemporary artist, Komatsu has maintained energetic activities including solo shows and live paintings across a spread of countries with the creational principle "The Great Harmonization".

ARTWORKS

ARTICLES

Miwa Komatsu to Exhibit at Ashikaga Museum of Art, Japan

2024.01.29
MUSEUM

Miwa Komatsu's Solo Exhibition in Singapore|By Tan Siuli

2023.10.10
INTERVIEW

Interview with Miwa Komatsu|First solo exhibition in Korea and Singapore

2023.08.28
INTERVIEW

Miwa Komatsu Live Painting at Itsukushima Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Site

November 3, 2022
Hiroshima, Japan

Miwa Komatsu Exhibition at Hankyu Umeda Department Store

Aug 31, 2022
Osaka, Japan

Miwa Komatsu Grand Exhibition at the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art | Live Painting Report
July 21, 2022
Japan
Miwa Komatsu: "Spirituality and Mandala" at Zenkoji Temple
April 4, 2022

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

MIWA KOMATSU: Sense of Sacredness

Singapore
2023.10.14 - 12.17

MIWA KOMATSU: Prayer
Tokyo
August 24 - September 13, 2020
MIWA KOMATSU: Prayer
Taipei
December 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020
MIWA KOMATSU: DIVINE SPIRIT
HK H Queen’s 8F
March 26 - April 28, 2019
MIWA KOMATSU: Spiritual Guardians
Taipei Neihu
December 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS

The British Museum (London), World Trade Center (New York), Izumo Taisha Shrine (Shimane, Japan), etc.

IMAGES

2018 Art Basel week
2018 Art Basel week
2018 Art Basel week
2018 Art Basel week
2019 Taipei
2019 Taipei
2019 Taipei
2021 Kuonji
2021 Kuonji
2021 Kuonji
2018 Nihonbashi
2018 Nihonbashi
2021 Zenkoji
2021 Zenkoji
2021 Zenkoji

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