Mariyo Yagi

Country: Japan

Title:  Polar Axis

Medium: Sizal, steel, copper, concrete

Size: 1080 x 36 x 60 cm

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Yagi received her BFA in Environmental Design from Kyoto University of Art, Japan. She works with both environmental projects and performance, as well as sculpture relating the body to space which she calls Nawalogy Artscape. Her approach is poetic and practical. One of the most important manifestations of her work is the use of rope in her sculptural creations. Yagi's work is included in many public collections including: Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland; Casa de la Cultura, Michoacan, Mexico; Shiga University, Ohtsu, Japan; Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; and Musee Cantonale des Beaux Art, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Her selected exhibitions include: Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, The Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa Hakone, Japan, 1990; Japan Cultural Design Exhibition, Japan Cultural Design Congress, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, 1989; Interlacing, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, 1988; Modern Trends, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan, 1987; Interlacing, American Craft Museum, New York, 1987; The Australian Video Festival, The Australian Film, T.V., Radio School, Sydney, Australia, 1986; Mini Fiber Art, NAA Art Gallery, Soul, Japan, 1985; Sculpture Textile 5 Artists, Nordjylands Kunst Museum, Aalborg, Denmark, 1985; Kunst Mit Eigen-Sinn, Museum Moderner Kunst, Wein, Austria, 1985; Formation 5, Twinning Gallery, New York, 1885; and Textile Art 10, Focus Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1985.

Her selected commissioned works include: Artscape-Global Rope Plaza-Senri Strata Story, Art Landscape, Osaka Senri Center, Osaka, Japan, 1990-'91; Ripples, Atrium Ceiling Object, Kurita Industry, Uji, Japan, 1990; Polar Axis, Sculpture, Kyoto Seika University Fukokan, Kyoto, Japan, 1988; The Bird of Izumi, Sculpture, Senyou Shinkin Bank, Osaka, Japan, 1988; Spirits of Flower, Triangle Column, Symbol monument, Gate monument, and Landscape, 12th International Orchid Conference, Mukougaoka Park, Tokyo, Japan, 1986-'87; Cosmos in Kyoto, Fountain Sculpture and Landscape, Kyoto Trade Center, Kyoto, Japan, 1985-'87; Hill of Aqua, Sculpture and Fountain Plaza, SEIBU Sasón Group-Tukashin, Osaka, Japan, 1985; and To Aim, Sculpture and Landscape, Shiga Prefecture, Shiga, Japan.
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