From ancient times, people had been worshipping various animals as messengers between gods and people.
Figures of the sacred animals have grown by people’s imagination in some ways to wear magical attractiveness
of strange-looking beings. Keiko Miyata is an artist who calls herself as a “stuffed-animallike-sculpture creator”,
because she firstly started her career as a stuffed animal designer.
Her unique world now expands to include wood and terra-cotta figures, in the process of deepening it further in recent years.
Miyata’s latest exhibition “Lucky Charms” is opening on January 12, 2018 at Gallery Nayuta, bringing good luck to you all
at the beginning of the year of the Dog.(Curated by Kaori Sato)
ミヤタケイコ Keiko Miyata
Keiko Miyata: Stuffed-animallike- sculpture creator
Worked as a stuffed animal designer after graduation from the junior college with a major in painting.
Inspired by a certain stage design, she started her career as an artist in 1994.
Since then she has been creating unique, strange animallike sculptures from small to large in size,
as if different sort of animals are mixed in her imagination.
Miyata’s animals are imaginary, but she intends to make them look alive.
Through making many attempts she chooses a variety of materials, and lately she often uses wood and ceramic.
Joins many exhibitions in Tokyo and other cities in Japan and overseas.
Keiko Miyata Exhibition [ Lucky Charms ]
2018/１/12（Fri）- 1/27（Sat） 12:00-19:00
月曜・火曜休 Mon＆Tue Closed