“I am most attracted to something invisible but that which surely exists.
 
It may be a sound or a smell, which reminds me of some distant memory or else
some other nuance, feeling or image which had been created through words…

Facing the plate, I carefully trace those elements and recall those distant memories. Just like weaving colours and materials of threads to create a tapestry,  I want to create an images on paper using layers of colours with viscosity printing techniques*.” – Chiaki Ogawa

*Viscosity printing is a multi-colour printmaking technique that incorporates principles of relief printing and intaglio printing pioneered by Stanley William Hayter. The process uses the principle of viscosity to print multiple colours of ink from a single plate, rather than relying upon multiple plates for color separation. – wikipedia

Chiaki OGAWA

Lives in Tokyo

Education/ Training

1992  Takasaki Art Junior College (Graphic Design) , Gunma, Japan
2002-2003  Atelier Contre Point, Paris, France  

Studio

1994-1996 Zabo Printing Studio, Tokyo
2004- Ega Etching Studio, Tokyo
2020- IKEBUKURO Print Studio, Tokyo

Exhibitions

2021

2021 TRACES Exhibition, Print Day in May and the California Society of Printmakers presents – Selected

 

Nakanosawa Museum exhibition "HIKARI", Maebashi, Gunma

 

2020

The 2nd TKO International Miniprint, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka – Selected
 

Nakanosawa Museum exhibition "MIDORI", Maebashi
 

CWAJ OPEN Print Art Gallery

 

2019

The 35th Gunma Print exhibition, Takasaki, Gunma
 

Group exhibition"GIFT" Gallery ART G, Takasaki
 

The 12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Connecticut, U.S.A – Selected

 

The 4th New York International Miniature Print Exhibition, New York, U.S.A – Selected 

 

2016

32th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki
 

The10th Print Biennial in Madokapia, Fukuoka – Selected

 

Group exhibition, O Gallery, Tokyo

 

2015

Group exhibition"ENcounter", Brisbane, Australia
 

Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo – Selected

 

Group exhibition"2016 calendar original printworks exhibition" Gallery ART G, Takasaki

 

2014

The 30th Gunma Print exhibition, Takasaki
 

The 34th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain – Finalist

 

2013

Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2013, Tokushima – Selected
 

The 29th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki
 

The 81th Exhibition of Japan Art Print Association, Tokyo – Selected

 

Solo show, Gallery ART G, Takasaki
 

Nakanosawa Museum exhibition, Maebashi

 

2011

The 27th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki

 

2010

Solo show, Gallery ART G, Takasaki
 

The 55th CWAJ Japanese Contemporary Prints, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo – Selected
 

The 26th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki

 

2009

Solo show, Gallery ART G, Takasaki
 

The 77th Exhibition of Japan Art Print Association, Tokyo – Selected

 

The 25th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki

 

2008

The 7th Lessedra World Art Mini Print, Bulgaria – Selected

 

The 76th Exhibition of Japan Art Print Association, Tokyo – Selected 

 

The 24th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki

 

2007

The 75th Exhibition of Japan Art Print Association, Tokyo – Selected 
 

The 23th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki,

 

The 52th CWAJ Japanese Contemporary Prints, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo – Selected

 

Solo show, O Gallery UPS, Tokyo

 

Solo show, Gallery ART G, Takasaki

 

2006

The 74th Exhibition of Japan Art Print Association, Tokyo – Selected 

 

The 51th CWAJ Japanese Contemporary Prints, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo – Selected

 

The 22th Gunma Print Exhibition, Takasaki

 

2005

Solo show, Gallery house Maya, Tokyo

 

The 5th International Mini-Print Biennial cluj-2005, Romania – Selected

 

2004

The 4th Print Biennial in Madokapia, Fukuoka – Selected

 

Group exhibition "Regards sur japon", Paris, France

 

 

Collection : Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo