Gallery Yamaki Fine Art

NEWS LETTER >1 March, 2012


March 9 Fri.- April 7 Sat.



A dancer to and fro Wood print on paper, 90 ~ 90cm, 2010

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art presents Saki KIRIZUKI's solo show next month. Kirizuki is a talented young artist
who got a student award gArt Award Tokyo 2011h, the prize from which many hot artists have turned out.
Having graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, she now pursues further experiences.
Kirizuki's work is a print with the same motif repeatedly engraved on a wooden board. What catches our eyes
is the grain of wood so clear that it prevents pattern from colouring, or even cuts out a part of the motif, or
sometimes decorates that.
This effect of the grain that hides and reveals the motif creates the elusive image of something like a dancer
who disappears and reappears again and again to and from a gauze hung on the stage. It seems that her
artworks apparently tossed by the natural product, she at the same time collaborates with it.

gI am interested in the space between things. It is not the center of two separated points, but the way something
go to and fro in between or something flows there.h(Words by Kirizuki)

It is the artist's first solo show at our gallery. The exhibition features her latest works which is a series of large
wood print as well as earlier ones.

Period: Fri. 9 March ? Sat. 7 April, 2012 Cloed on Sundays and Mondays

Opening Hours: 11 F 00-13 F 00 ^ 14 F 00-19 F 00

Venue: Gallery Yamaki Fine Art 3-9-5-2F, Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe , 650-0022

Contact: TEL: 078-391-1666 FAX : 078-391-1667 MAIL:

Charge: Free Access:

A minute walk from JR/Hanshin Motomachi station



About the artist


Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1985. Graduated from BA in printing at Tokyo Zokei University in 2009.

Got master degree in printing at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2011.




The 16 th Kanuma Kawakami Sumio Museum Wood Print Grand Prix / Got in the selection
University of Arts & Print Award/ Procure to preserve


The 2 nd International Silkscreen Print Biennal/ Honorable mention


Slected shows


Yuka DOTO and Saki KIRIZUKI Duet show / Kyoto City University of Arts
Ishida Taiseisha Hall/ Kyoto


H H HAN DO/ Bumpodo Gallery/ Tokyo
spike Island.bristol/ UK
International exchange show TRANSIT/ Millergall/ USA


International exchange show TRANSIT/ ZOKEI Gallery/ Tokyo , gallery RAKU/ Kyoto , Nagoya City Archives/ Nagoya


International exchange show TRANSIT/ Nagoya
Saki KIRIZUKI show/ nodecube gallery/ Tokyo Zokei University
HBS Show/ minascapeses gallery/ Osaka
LIVEPAINT/ advocatescafe/ Tokyo



Gallery Yamaki Fine Art A minute walk from JR/Hanshin Motomachi stationE Catercorner to Fugetsudo@

.078-391-1666@ www.gyfa.cojp