BIO


Born in Tokyo, Japan 1976
Megumi Ishibashi is a Japanese artist based in Tokyo.
She graduated from the faculty of sculpture in Joshibi Junior College of Art and Design in 1996. She started to create art using various materials such as clay, plaster, terracotta, bronze, resin, etc.Since her childhood, she loved to read stories of Yokai(supernatural monsters), folk tales, fairy tales, legends, etc... These things have given influences to her works.
In 2009, she stayed in Paris for one year, through the Joshibi Paris Award presented by Omura Fumiko Foundation Grant for artists. She has participated in Open-air Exhibitions and Artist-in-Residence Programs. She has also collaborated with Associated Arts INC for Commission work.
She was selected as an artist for a public art project and workshops for hospital patients by Arts dans la Cité in France.
Her works are introduced by Gallery, Department store, Art Museum, etc and collected by Joshibi Art Museum.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 [Trick or Treat] TAKASHIMAYA Osaka Store(Osaka)
2015 [Once upon a time]TAKASHIMAYA Nihombashi Store(Tokyo)
2014 [yume U utsutsu U maboroshi] Gallery SEIHO (Ginza,Tokyo)
   [Shape of meGUMI] Sagamihara Citizen's Gallery Art Spot(Kanagawa)
   [Ishibashi Megumi] FABulous (Setagaya/Tokyo)
2013 [OnomaTpoia] Stripe house gallery(Roppongi,Tokyo)
2012 [Fairyland] Gallery SEIHO(Ginza,Tokyo)
2011 [Lutins des Villes] L'Espace Aliés Guinard (France)
2010 Gallery Arakawa (Tokyo)
2008 Fantasy Planet.Paris(France)
2005 Gallery Hiroba(Tokyo)
2003 Gallery Space Yu(Kanagawa)
2001 Key Gallery(Tokyo)
2000 Seika Gallery(Tokyo)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 [YEAR END OF MINI SCULPTURES]Gallery SEIHO(Ginza,Tokyo)
   [HAIKU Sculpture] JAM(Sagamihara, Kanagawa)
   [Fantastic Sculpture] Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi(Tokyo)
   [Creature in the scenery Ⅲ] Gallery Arakawa(Kyobashi,Tokyo)
   [CHOSO SEVEN] GAH(Ginza,Tokyo)
   [The 3rd International Art Meet(Pilani India)
2016 [YEAR END OF MINI SCULPTURES]Gallery SEIHO(Ginza,Tokyo)
   [Corporate Collaboration Tokyo Project ](Nakameguro,Tokyo)
   [2016 CNF.Nebula]The Meuseum of Art,Saitama (Saitama)
   [Creature in the scenery Ⅱ] Gallery Arakawa(Kyobashi,Tokyo)
   [MDP Ceramics Exhibition]MDP Gallery(Nakameguro,Tokyo)
2015 [Female times] Bunkamura Box Gallery (Shibuya/ Tokyo)
   [Connect to the future] Ueno Royal Museum (Ueno/Tokyo)
   [New collections and artists of Paris Award] JAM (Sagamihara/ Kanagawa)
2013 [KANAYA Art Crossing] KANAYA Art Museum (Chiba)
2012 [TOUCH ART! 2-First contact with Art- ]Kawagoe CITY ART MUSEUM(Saitama)
2010 [VIVRE ET CREER A PARIS.] JAM(Kanagawa)
2009 [Hommage à Osamu tezuka] (Paris,France)
   [Fete de l’amande] (Oraison,France)
   [International Environment Art Festival ‘2009](Busan,S.KOREA,Tokyo, Japan.)
2008 [AMABIKI VILLAGE AND SCULPTURE 2008] Ibaraki ('06)
   [Symposium with stone] Stone Plaza Nasu(Nasu,Tochigi)
2007 [Search an Image on Sand] (Varanasi,INDIA)
   [Fine Arts fair Exhibition] (Varanasi,INDIA)
   [The Creation and Voice of the Woods] (Yokohama/Kanagawa)
2005 [Animal Wonderland] Sagamihara Citizen's Gallery(Kanagawa)
2003 [Cow Parade Tokyo in Marunouchi 2003] (Tokyo)
2002 [Abiko Open Air Exhibition 2002] (Chiba)
2001 [The 37th Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition] Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery (Kanagawa)

PUBLIC COLLECTION

2012「View of somewhere」JAM(Kanagawa,Japan)
2008「RAINBOW PLANET」Hopital Universitaire Paul Brousse (France)

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2009 Joshibi Paris Award, Grant given by the Omura Fumiko Foundation which supposed a stage during one year at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
2001 The Hamagin Foundation Award given in occasion of the 37th Kanagawa Prefecture Art Exhibition.