Tei KOBAYASHI
Japanese / English



Concept: From "Passages" to "Integrity".

listening to silence, quietly waiting for the past to speak. poems on paper, a consultation. patience in the tangible, questioning the intangible. transient word.

In 1982 I met a Japanese painter living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, who introduced me to Japanese silver/gold leaf and mineral pigment techniques after which I came to Japan.
I studied "Nihonga"(Japanese painting) privately for 3 years before enrolling in the Comparative Culture Graduate Program at Sophia University.
I then completed a master's course, an MA in Far Eastern Art History.
In 1989 having previously completed my MFA in painting/printmaking at Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italyin 1977 Since 1987 I have exhibited extensively here in Japan and also participated in contemporary international artist workshop/residency exhibitions from 1991.
And also in Russia/Lithuania/Mexico/Germany/France/Belgium/U.S.A./Peru/Chile/ Mauritius / Japan / China / Korea /Thailand/Philippines.
Activity as of 2008 is a performance and installation in Obuse/Nagano Gensho-Ji temple.
Participated in the exhibition (99Tents and 99Dreams)/Beijing/China.


749 Nogura, Ueda City, Nagano, Japan
tel/fax 81-268-38-4131
teiashi@hotmail.com


1972 Sarah Lawrence Art Institute, Lacoste, France
1975 The Colorado College,Colorado,USA BA Fine Arts, Painting
1979 The Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy, MFA, Painting, Printmaking
1990 Sophia University,Tokyo, Japan, MA, Far Eastern Art History

2009
35th Art Symposium,Lazar Castle of Lazarea, Haryhita, Romania
Kaunos Museum of Art, Kaunos, Lithuania
Matsushiro Contemporary Art Festival, Matsushiro,Nagano,Japan ?installation/performance
Genshoji Zen Temple, Obuse,Nagano,Japan installation/performance
Safari Artcamp Tanzania/Zanzibar video/performance
2008
Kunstverein Baden am Vien, Austria installation/performance
Flower Village International Nature Art Festival, Pusan, Korea sculpture/installation
Agitpunkt, Bi-Vida 2008, performance
International Performance Festival In Pusan, Pusan, Korea? performance
99 Tents,99 Dreams, One World, Beijing, China performance/installation
Matsushiro Contemporary Art Festival, Matsushiro, Nagano, Japan performance/installation
Genshoji zen temple, Obuse, Nagano, Japan performance/installation group
2007
Gallery Sumire, Nagano, Japan performance/ installation solo
Kurumikurabu Gallery, Nagano, Japan installation/performance solo
Obuse Contemporary Art Museum,Obuse, Nagano, Japan performance group
"Wrong Mistakes", Myshkin, Russia performance/installation group
2006
"Earthchant", Nogura, Nagano, Japan performance
Kenchoji temple, Sakashita, Nagano, Japan performance
2005
"Yuwa", Kanvasjoyama, Nagano,Japan installation group
"Naguri Outdoor International Sculpture Exhibition",Saitama,Japan installation group
Kenchoji temple, Sakashita, Nagano performance
2004
"Release" Gallery Krapine,Krapine, Croatia performance group
13001 Frioul International Artist Workshop/ Residency, Hospital Caroline, Frioul Isle, France installation /performance group
Kenchoji temple, Sakashita, Nagano performance
2003
Art Project "Life", Karuizawa City Center Gallery, Japan installation/performance group
Burragorang International Artists Workshop, "from photovoltaics to forestry; experiments in sound, art and nature", Burragorang Valley, Australia
installation/performance group
Kenchoji temple, Sakashita, Nagano performance
2002
"ce n`est pas", Gallery Gen, Nagano,Japan installation/performance solo
"ce n`est pas", Gallery Tableau, Marseilles,France installation/perfomance solo
"Sound and Thought", Gallery Arka, Vilnius,Lithuania installation/ performance group
"Incarnate Traces", Tanks Art Center, Cairns, Australia installation/ performance solo
"Shichihengei", Gallery Pause, Tokyo, Japan installation/performance solo
2001
"Invocaciones", Jardin de las Sculpturas(sculpture park and museum) Xalapa, Mexico outdoor permanent sculpture installation and indoor gallery exhibition/ performance solo
2000
"Consecration", Xalapa,Mexico performance solo

"el dia",Valparaiso,Chile installation/performance group "2000 Myth of Modern Times", Museum of Contemporary art, Santiago, Chile installation/performance
1999
"India 9/7 International Art Exhibition", Shillong Art Museum,Shillong, India installation group
"Internationales Symposium in Litauen in 1999, Nida, Lithuania installation/performance group
"Abiko Open Air Exhibition" `99, Abiko, Chiba, Japan installation group
"Tanabata", Kezoin Temple,Kita-Kamakura,Japan installation/perfomance solo
"Open Air Sculpture Exhibition in Naguri",Naguri, Japan installation/performance group
"Migrating Souls", Museo de la Nacion,Lima,Peru installation/performance solo
1998
"Fieldwork and Sculpture",Hof Van Coolhem, Gallery Francis Van Hoof,Puurs, Belgium installation group
"International Symposium, Art-Traditional Art-Religious", Musee Creole-Eureka, Mauritius installation/performance group
1997
Plastic(and other)Waste Project, Asia-Pacific Artist Solidarity, Bangkok, Thailand installation group
Tokyo Bay Trash Live, Tokyo, Japan outdoor installation group
"Traditions: Homage to Lafcadio Hearn", Asiz Gallery Aoyama,Tokyo, Japan installation/performance group
"Innerscape", Saito Memorial Kawaguchi Contemporary Art Museum, Saitama,Japan performance
"Finite-Infinite", Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan solo
"Birth" Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo, Japan performance solo
"Meiji-Heisei Woman", "Dead Souls", Fringe Festival, Hong Kong, installation/performance
"Terra Non Terra", CASA Contemporary Art NPO,Tokyo, Japan installation/performance solo
"Lima Innerscape", Museo de la Nacion, Lima, Peru performance
WOMANIFESTO, Bangkok, Thailand? installation/perfomance
Puchon Kawasaki Commemorative?Exhibition,Puchon, Korea Installation
Internationales Symposium in Litauen in 1997, Vilnius-Nida, Nida, Lithuania installation/performance

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