Tomoko Konoike

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Tomoko Konoike
Akita, Japan

Tomoko Konoike (鴻池朋子) (1960-) is a Japanese contemporary artist. She is known for her Nihonga-style surreal paintings.

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Konoike was born in Akita, Japan. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She worked as a toy designer before becoming a professional artist in 1988. [1] She took a short hiatus after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. [2] Her first exhibition outside Japan was in 2013, at the Gallery Wendi Norris. [3]

Akita Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

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Tokyo University of the Arts Higher education institution in Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami magnitude 9.0 - 9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on 11 March 2011

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Konoike's work regularly includes natural motifs, like bees, wolves, antlers, and dragonfly wings. [4]

Solo exhibitions

Tokyo Opera City Tower building in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  2. 1 2 Yamauchi, Yuki (2016-12-13). "'Tomoko Konoike "Skin, Needle, Thread" '". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  3. 1 2 "A Reflective Six-Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike". Colossal. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  4. 1 2 "Dances With Wolves". Metropolis Magazine. 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  5. Kikuchi, Daisuke (2015-10-20). "'Primordial Violence'". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2019-02-19.