About

Natsumi Goldfish is a Japanese visual artist and a painter born and raised in the suburban area of Tokyo, Japan. It was a place of between, where nature and urban culture and many different elements coexisted at that time. The environment had inspired her to believe in pluralism, or something close to the idea of being between and both. In 2013, Natsumi Goldfish received her BA in Art degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Natsumi has been fundamentally interested in human being: human nature: what defines human as human: conscious and unconscious human behaviors seen in the history, in people who relate to her in various ways, as well as in herself in her everyday life. Natsumi’s works are created around ideas and questions she encountered while seeking answer to the question "what is human being", and the differences between human and other creatures. In 2017, Natsumi Goldfish had a solo exhibition in Koganei, Tokyo, and in 2018 two small solo exhibitions in New York City, and has been also selected in multiple group exhibitions in Tokyo, Philadelphia, and New York City. In 2010 she received the New Artist of The Year Awards, from Temple University Japan Campus. In 2018, her painting was featured in Alex Inc. (START UP), Pilot Painting, ABC TV Series. Today, Natsumi Goldfish lives and works in New York City.

EDUCATION

2013   BA in Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020     CULT OF MEOW IV, Gristle Gallery, New York, NY

             FLATFILE 8 x 8, SFA Project, New York, NY

             QUARANTINE FOLK, Calico Brooklyn Gallery, Greenpoint, NY     

             FLATFILE, SFA Projects, New York, NY 

​2019     WAGMAG Benefit 2019,Grace Exhibition Space, New York, NY

2018     Solo Exhibition: Half Human, AG Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

             Solo Exhibition: Window Mereology, Yashar Gallery, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY

             Opening of the Third Eye, Living Gallery Outpost, by Stephen Romano Gallery, NYC, NY

2017     Solo Exhibition: Don’t Take Me to the Moon, Chateau 2F Gallery, Koganei, Tokyo

             Mediation | 15 Years of Art From Temple University Japan Campus, UltraSuperNew Gallery, Tokyo

2016     SMART DUST, SLA307, New York, NY

             96.8 Miles, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY

 

2014     ASYMMETRY, The International Art Guild of New York, NY

             WAGMAG, BROOKLYN ART GUIDE BENEFIT AUCTION 2014, Kunsthalle Galapagos, NY

             Freedom Of Fantasy, New York Realism Fine Art Gallery, NY

 

2013     Summer Small Works Exhibition, Greenpoint Gallery, NY

             The Small Worlds, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

             Tiberino Museum Group Exhibition, Tiberino Museum, PA

 

2012     Annual Student Exhibition, Faculty selected works, Tyler Gallery & Art Lounge, PA

             Group Art Show & Big Critic, First Friday Art Exhibition, F&N Gallery, PA

 

2011     Art Seminar Group Exhibition, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, PA

             Solo Exhibition: “Tea Ceremony”, Restaurant The Ugly American, PA

             Art Photography Group Exhibition, Harajuku Design Festival, Tokyo

             Tokyo Book Art Week Exhibition: 15 Galleries exhibition, Azabu Art Space TUJ,

             Tokyo Ruby Room Tokyo Music Event, A Special Guest Artist, Tokyo

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020     VoyageLA Magazine, Interview

             Copelouzos Family Art Museum Comission "Overthinking" Oil on Canvas 35cm square

2019     Studio Visit Magazine 2020 

2017     Alex Inc. (START UP), Pilot Painting, ABC Television Series Starring Zach Braff

             Mishima Yukio Film, Tokyo Footage, Director: Emil Menon Shot by Pawel Wojtasik

2016     Jarek Szczyglak "THE FOLK" Music Album Art Cover "The Dream Bird"

 

AWARDS

2014     The Silver Medal Award, The International Juried fine Arts Exhibition

             "Freedom of Creativity" Exhibition, New York Realism Fine Art Gallery, NY

2010     New Artist of The Year Awards, Temple University Japan

PRESS

  • Hyperallergic (6/13/19): " Natsumi Goldfish, with her series “Half-Humans,” envisions a series that combines the upper bodies of elfin, female-presenting subjects with the lower bodies of wild animals — vaguely reminiscent of Disney’s Fantasia’s segment on centaurs."

© 2020  Natsumi Goldfish