AYANO YOSHIZUMI
 
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About Artist

Ayano Yoshizumi is an emerging glass artist originally from Japan. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at Musashino University of Art in 2014, she undertook 2 years of education at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art.

After completing her studies, she worked for 3 years in a staff role at Toyama Glass Studio.

 

In her professional career, Ayano took part in the Asialink Residency Program at Canberra Glassworks as the visiting artist in 2017. She has exhibited internationally including at the Canberra Glassworks, Australia (2017), JamFactory, Australia (2020) and the Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan (2017). Recently she has been awarded The Tom Malone Prize 2021 which is a highly respected national event within the Australian glass arts community and it has played an integral role in the Gallery's acquisition of works by Australia's most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists working in this art form.

She relocated to Australia in 2019 for undertaking JamFactory's Associate training program at the glass studio. Since completing the program in 2020, she continues her practice at JamFactory Glass Studio. 

 

 

Japanese artist Ayano Yoshizumi has a strong interest in the use of glass as an expressive material as well as using space and colour as primary tools for considering the work as a three- dimensional canvas to strike a unique balance between art and craft. These conceptual works are influenced by Fauvism and Minimalism in her strong and expressive use of colour and shape as well as the serendipitous nature of the hot-glass medium with a twist. The building of both internal and external spaces using blown glass and painting creates a constructed, transparent space. The Japanese concept ma, meaning negative space, identifies the aesthetic of each object’s internal and external space. In essence, it is ma that creates the depth and complexity of the object itself. 

"The trio of pieces that make up her composition ICON #2010 are an assured and convincing statement about the boldness required to truly capture the sensation of working with glass as a liquid-solid. Each element feels just barely held in place by its outside surfaces and textures are deftly employed to allow all the viewer’s senses to imaginatively engage. Underpinning the drama of the work is, on one hand, an almost formal quality to the markings and approach, and on the other, a refined yet wholly relaxed casualness to assemblage that suggests her brilliant alertness to the moment-to-moment possibilities of glass making. This double nature of the work lends it considerable depth, charm and a surprising intensity as an aesthetically mutable structure."

 -the Tom Malone Prize 2021 Media Release

Artist Statement

​武蔵野美術大学でガラスを学び、2014年に卒業後、富山に移り住む。

富山ガラス造形研究所で勉強を続け、後に富山ガラス工房に就職。

2017年にオーストラリア・キャンベラグラスワークスで6週間の滞在制作を体験したことがきっかけで、オーストラリアのガラスコミュニティに興味をもつ。

主要な個展・グループ展に、Canberra Glassworks (2017), JamFactory (2020), 富山ガラス美術館 (2017) など。

​2019年にオーストラリアに拠点を移し、2020年にJamFactory Associate Training Program のガラススタジオアソシエイトを修了。現在はオーストラリアアデレード州でガラス作家として制作を続けている。

吹きガラス特有のプロセスから生まれる空間と色、ペインティングを組み合わせて表現素材として扱うことに強い興味を持つ。

作品は主に吹きガラスの手法を用いて制作。3次元的なキャンバスに見立てた空洞のガラスの中に別のパーツを入れて構成した「ICON」シリーズなど、「内」と「外」の関係性を主題に、素材の透過性、ペインティングや内側、或いは外側に配置したパーツによって自身が心地よいと感じる「空間」をかたちづくっている。

 

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