Main Sight:Exhibition

Mai Miyake"Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves", 2013, Installation/porcelain,Little Lily - White Lie, POLA MUSEUM ANNEX, 2013 / Photo:Satoshi Shigeta



MIYAKE Mai is an artist who questions the true nature of things by seamlessly connecting the past, present, and future through the intricacy and depth of the traditional arts and crafts of Japan and her own esprit. Her practice fuses together craftwork with cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, from the perspective that they are all objects made by the hands of man and are thus on the same plane. She studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 2008. Her expression, unlimited to a specific medium, flawlessly traverses different genres to encompass antique, craftwork, contemporary art, design, product making, and literature. In addition to publishing novels and essays from publishers such as Kodansha, she has engaged in a wide range of activities such as serving as a director of SHISEIDO THE STORE Window Gallery since 2018.
Her major exhibitions include, "Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa: Altering Home" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2018), "BOTANICA” Busan Museum of Art (2018), "Tea Ceremony Fascination of Art and Design – Marcel Wanders, Sudo Reiko, Miyake Mai" Oita Prefectural Art Museum (2018), "Throughout Time: The Sense of Beauty" ICOM Kyoto 2019 Commemorative / Nijo-jo Castle The 25th Anniversary of the World Heritage Listing (2019). She has held solo exhibitions including "The Salt of the Earth" Shibuya Kuroda Touen (Tokyo, 2018), "A Sign" Gallery Kochukyo (Tokyo, 2014), and "Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves" Pola Museum of Art (Kanagawa, 2013), among others. She has published a total of four artist books from publishers such as Hatori Shoten. Her latest book, "Everybody’s Girl is Nobody’s Girl" was published in 2017.