Nana Shiomi was born in Japan, and studied at the Tama Art University (BA, MA), Tokyo and the Royal College of Art, London. She has been living and working in London since 1989. Having exhibitions widely in Japan, UK, USA, Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, Finland, Iran, Portugal and China. Public Collections: Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, UK), Oriental Museum, Durham University (Durham, UK), Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY, USA), National Museum Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland), Pallant House Gallery ( Read MoreChichester, UK), Brunel University (Middlesex, UK) and more. Shiomi makes contemporary woodcut prints, often using traditional Japanese icons. Her printing approach can be described technically as a combination of relief/intaglio and water-based woodcut printmaking. It is rooted in the traditional methods of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking by hand with a Baren, to which she has added her own experimental printing techniques. Shiomi published her first book, “THIS SIDE AND THE OTHER SIDE Nana Shiomi Woodcuts 1996-2016” in 2017. ISBN: 978-0-9926817-4-6 Member of: Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and Japan Artists Association Inc.
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