Natsumi Goldfish is a Japanese artist based in New York City. She grew up in the fringe of Tokyo, a place of between, where nature and urban culture and many different elements coexisted at that time. There were opposites or things that don't belong to anything she encountered. The environment has inspired her to believe in pluralism, or something close to the idea of being between and both and such ideas that she has came across through her existing are important elements in her work. There are ideas and theories such as "everything is connected to everything else" and mereology and ontology which have been following her around for the past few years while she questions what is human. For Natsumi, the act of making is about questioning and re-examination of the ideas that she relates to. We are born in the time when many things have been already discovered, invented and proved, but Natsumi feels it is worth to demonstrate those immense ideas, once again from an individual human scale thorugh her creation. Natsumi is 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 Goldfish moved to the United States in the summer 2011, and received her BA in Art from Tyler School of Art in 2013 in Philadelphia, and moved to NYC where she lives and works today.

EDUCATION

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

​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

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."

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