Miwa Koizumi

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Artist's statement

My interests are varied, and the materials I use to express my ideas run the full gamut of contemporary artistic practice. My main themes are of memory and disappearance, which I express by using natural phenomenon to reveal simple facts about our everyday existence. I enjoy bringing your attention to those simple wonders which are easy to forget in a everyday life.

I use sound, image, smell and taste as a materials. I usually present my work a careful installation. An installation is a way to leave the confines of the material and approach the freedom of dealing directly with ideas I am excited to make an installation of almost nothing.

On trash: Since I moved to NY four years ago, I have started to see garbage as small creatures. Everywhere I go they are waiting for me. I pass by and they want to talk with me.

I think this is based on an Asian mentality. ( also I use a lot of ephemeral materials to make a meaning for nothing) Especially in Japan, we have many spirits in our everyday life. Even if an object doesn't have a mind, its spirit affects me. This idea gives me a different point of view when observing things.

One day I was thinking that.... ages ago every human would hunt or forage for materials outside (animals are still living the same way). I decided to go outside looking for ideas and material to make my work. This is how my "PET" and "kite project" came out of my head.

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NEWS


upcoming:

FIAF Crossing the Line 2010

/Farm City Fair/

Sept. 12, 2010 (11am-5pm)

The Invisible Dog Art Center

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Bergen St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream as part of this year's Crossing the Line Festival


recent:

Free Store

/NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Feb. 19th and March 20th

99 Nassau St.

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Wall St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream at the opening and closing of the Free Store

Broadthinking

/Unnatural Acts and other illicit thoughts about nature/

Jan. 2-15, 2009

Broadway Gallery

Small quick show in a venerable downtown institution

Peekskill Project08

/PET Project and NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23rd 2008

Peekskill, NY

Miwa is installing some PETs on the piers and will be serving a new flavor of NY Flavors Ice Cream for 2 days at the opening

Working Space 08

/Curated by Tatiana Arocha/

Aug 2 - Sept 20, 2008

Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

Artists employing a wide variety of media, from AAI's Rotating Studio Program, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. Curated by Tatiana Arocha

Cool

/Summer Invitational/

Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2008

George Adams Gallery

A New York Flavors Ice Cream performance at the opening of a show called "Cool" at the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea. Miwa will be serving a new New York Flavored Ice Cream "34th St Herald Square" (kimuchi !).

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