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ABOUT

Natsumi Goldfish is a Japanese artist currently based in New York City, mainly working on writing, drawing, and painting. Natsumi grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Where she grew up in her childhood was a place of between, both urban and suburban, where nature and urban culture and many different elements coexisted.  The environment made her grow up believing in pluralism, or something close to the idea of being between and both, and the idea: everything is connected to everything else. As for humans in her life, she grew up in Japan and was surrounded by only Japanese people (but various Japanese people) until around highschool. Such environment gave her a unique perspective and interest about society and the world and problems both of Japan and worldwide universal, especially later when she encounter much bigger world. Through her creation Natsumi explores differences and borders between humans and other creatures. In her work, she often incorporates everyday life artificial objects and spaces such as bath tubs, fish tanks, specimens, and windows and so on as symbols of human beings.

In 2012 Natsumi moved to Philadelphia, in the United States where she received her BA in Art degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2013), then soon after she moved to New York City. Natsumi Goldfish had a solo exhibition in Koganei, Tokyo (2017), and two solo exhibitions in New York City (2018). She has been included in multiple group exhibitions in Tokyo, Philadelphia, and New York City.

EDUCATION

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2022     THICKET, Gristle Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

             SAINTLY BODY(Emil Memon), Loža Gallery (OBALNE GALERIJE PIRAN), Koper, Slovenia, EU
             INTERGALACTIC OPEN 3, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2021     TOY BOX, Gristle Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

             HOME SWEET HOME, SFA Project, LES, NY

             TOADSTOOLS, Gristle Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

2020     TRADING CARD  ART SHOW, Gristle Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

             ART IN BOXES X, AG Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

             CULT OF MEOW IV, Gristle Gallery, Williamsburg, 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, NY

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

             Opening of the Third Eye, Living Gallery Outpost, by Stephen Romano Gallery, New York, 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

  • STUDIO VISIT Magazine: Vol. 47 (Front Cover and Page 78)

  • Voyage LA(3/15/21)): Artist SHOUTOUT LA

  • Voyage LA (6/15/20): Interview Meet Natsumi Goldfish

  • 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."

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