Shiki Taira, Goblins and a Young Murasaki from the Tale of Genji, 2019, h33.3 × w53.0 × d1.5cm.JPG

shiki taira (b. 1990)

1990

Born in Tokyo, Japan

2013

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design

2015

Received Master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Painting and Decoration Studio

Shiki Taira’s paintings of yokai and young girls in kimono, delicately rendered on silk, are both grotesque and deeply human. In them, we find those things from which we grow disconnected as adults, things which were surely visible to us as children, things which the people of today are in the process of losing in exchange for extraordinary scientific progress. The narratives that unfold in Taira’s paintings fill the viewer with a comfortable warmth but are also allegories that offer an antithesis to contemporary society.


selected solo exhibitions

2017

Solo Exhibition (Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo)

2017

Solo Exhibition (Funabashi Seibu, Chiba)

2018

Solo Exhibition (Hiroshima Sogo, Hiroshima)

2018

Solo Exhibition (Kobe Sogo, Hyogo)

2018

Solo Exhibition (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

selected group exhibitions

2013

"Graduate exhibition of Tokyo University of the Arts" (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo)

2014

"0+" (Gallery SHINSEIDO, Tokyo)

2014

"ShinPA!!!!!!" (Obuse Museum, Chinami Nakajima-kan, Nagano, Sato Museum)

2014

"Art wo Asobu" (Awazu Gallery, Tokyo)

2015

"Newyear space23" (space 23, Tokyo)

2015

"Graduate exhibition of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate school" (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)

2015

"Rin: 1990's umare no sakka-tachi" (Awazu Gallery, Tokyo)

2015

"Onna: Sono Makafushigina Ikimono" (FEI ART MUSEUM YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa)

2015

"Tanzaku" (Arai Gallery, Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo)

2015

"YOKAI TOUR Night 2015" (Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo)

2015

"The 10th Anniversary Exhibition ShinPA" (Art Morimoto)

2015

"Hato no Kai" (Matsuzakaya, Tokyo, Aichi, Izutsuya, Fukuoka)

2016

"Art no Chikara" (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo)

2016

"Kowaii" (Arai Gallery, 151A, Tokyo, Abe Keishiro Gallery)

2016

"L'ESPOIR" (Surugadai Gallery, Tokyo)

2019

"Reimagined: Contemporary Artists Take on The Tale of Genji" (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

Exhibitions