Whitestone Gallery Karuizawa is excited to announce a group exhibition: “A Day when Only Good Things will happen” by ARTIST Miu, Jiang Miao, Yukiko Nishimura, and icco Yoshimura, four prominent female artists in Japanese contemporary art scene.
They have been pursuing their own way of expression taking full use of unconventional approaches to the materials and innovative techniques. Their works are emitting positive power to the viewers through their femininity such as meekness, dignity based on inner fortitude, and feeling of well-being.
In the face of harsh reality that we have had to move on with an unprecedented epidemic, we would like to bring the year 2020 to a close with this exhibition “A Day when Only Good Things will happen” showcasing their positively motivated works.
We look forward to welcoming you to this opportunity.

ARTIST miu
Born in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture in 1975. After graduating from Takarazuka University of Art and Design (Painting course), she studied under Shozo Shimamoto, a former member of Gutai Art Association. The first characteristics of ARTIST miu consists in her way of solidifying and painting cement at will. By adding vivid touch of colors to the cold texture of cement, she converts the values from negative to positive invoking “hope” and “love” to the heart of people living in modern society.

Jiang Miao
Jiang Miao was born in Jilin, China in 1981. She graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2005 (B.F.A.) consecutively M.F.A in 2009. Jiang Miao has been strongly intrigued by ancient civilization and high wisdom since she was very young. From 2003, she began to explore the idea of yin/yang, point/ line, energy, and interpretation of life developing the eastern worldview of “Nature and Man as one”.

Yukiko Nishimura
Contemporary artist, Calligrapher, founder/representative of national wedding dress brand “A Nishimura”. Yukiko Nishimura has been working as Japan’s official designer of “Miss International” during 13 years. One of the Japanese finalists who wore the dress designed by Nishimura won the first prize in the world competition. Thus, Nishimura also established a solid position as fashion designer.

icco Yoshimura
Born in 1987 in Kyoto, Japan, icco Yoshimura is a self-taught artist, lives and works in Tokyo now.
Because her parents had owned a French restaurant when she was young, Nishimura found herself of spending a lot of time in the kitchen and began to enjoy drawing wine bottles and table wares.