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ABOUT

Natsumi Goldfish is a Japanese visual artist born and raised in Fuchu-City, Tokyo, Japan. Fuchu-City is fringe of Tokyo witch is described as a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for commuters working in central Tokyo. 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 believe in pluralism, or something close to the idea of being between and both as a truth of the universe. Natsumi’s creation is based on her interest in human behavior: gestures, actions, and habits that derive from conscious and unconscious states of mind. She is intrigued by each individual human being as a unique creature that lives and dies for its mind, imagination, and creations. Natsumi creates her work as waypoints on a path of seeking the differences between human and other creatures. In her work, Natsumi uses multiple everyday life subjects and spaces such as bath tubs, fish tanks, specimens, and windows that can be seeing as subtle symbols of human being.

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 small solo exhibitions in New York City (2018). She has been included in multiple group exhibitions in Tokyo, Philadelphia, and New York City. Today, Natsumi Goldfish lives and works in New York City.

EDUCATION

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

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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