Kyoko Kumai

Country: Japan

Title:  Blowing in the Wind

Medium: Stainless steel filaments, cotton threads

Size: 1,000 x 220 x 30 cm

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Kyoko Kumai states, "I weave thin metal wires together to make a textile which I use as a means of expression to explore various aspects of wind, air, and light. My works do not stand solidly, cleaving the air. They have their source in textiles which have their own unique language, fluttering above the floor, breathing and melting into the air. I am supremely happy if these works create a rich environment which surrounds the viewer, arousing various mental images and liberating the spirit."

Highlights of her career include: awarded the Bronze Prize at The 9th International Papestry Triennial, Lodz, Poland, 1998; three works selected for Challenge of Materials with one work chosen to remain in the Permanent Collection, Science Museum, London, England, 1998-'98; fiber work, Blowing in the wind, selected for inclusion in the 13th International Tapestry Biennial, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1987; solo exhibition, Project 28, Air, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1991; and fiber work, Wind from Clouds, added to the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992.
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