DMOARTS is proud to present at Young Art Taipei 2016.


April 22nd (Fri) to   April 24th (Sun)
VIP Preview: Friday, April 22nd 3:00pm-8:00pm
General Admission: Sat/Sun April 23rd-24th, 12:00pm-8:00pm

Sheraton Grande Taipei
No. 12, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
DMOARTS will be in Room 966.

Exhibiting Artists:
Maiko Kanoh, Inori Kitou, Chika Tanikawa, Ayaka Nishino, Yukari Nishi, Keita Minami, riya

Young Art Taipei proudly presents its 8th event, which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Taipei.
This fair focuses on young artists under 45, as well as up and coming artists. DMOARTS is happy to announce seven artists showing pieces at this event: Maiko Kanoh, Inori Kitou, Chika Tanikawa, Ayaka Nishino, Yukari Nish, Keita Minami, and riya.
Since all of these artists will be presenting new pieces at the event, we warmly welcome all guests in Taipei to please stop by.

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Maiko Kanoh

Artist / Illustrator
Born 1983, now living in Sendai City. Graduated from Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College.
Maiko Kanoh has participated in the International Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fair, as well as other art fairs in London, participated in group events in Los Angeles and New Zealand,
and has opened an exhibition, GALLERY SPEAK FOR in Daikanyama and Sendai City.
She illustrated the album cover art for the rock band Brian the Sun, and was in charge of the design for Sendai City’s IC card “icsca.”

Inori Kitou

Born in 1991. Illustrator and Japanese Painter.
Inori Kitou graduated from the College of Japanese Painting at the Kyoto University of Art and Design.
She has worked on magazines and advertisements using Japanese painting and drawing skills.
Her personal exhibitions include “little people” through pixivZingaro in Nakano, and “ambient girls” through DMOARTS in Osaka.

Chika Tanikawa

Born in 1986 in Fukuyama, currently living in Osaka. In 2010, she graduated from Kobe University’s Development Science department.
Chika Tanikawa has presented works in Japan and abroad, and has worked for comic artist Shinzo Mitsuda’s “Doko no ie ni mo kowaimono ha iru” (publisher Chuokoron-Shinsha, inc.)
Her recent personal exhibition includes; “yakusoku” (2015, Osaka ・ondo/ Tokyo ・GALLERY SPEAK FOR), “colorful” (2015, Tokyo・Popotamu),   “Fuyu no Yuten” (2016, Osaka・DMOARTS), and more.

Ayaka Nishino

Born in Osaka in 1992.
In 2015, she graduated from the Western Arts course at Kyoto Seika University.
July 2015, ART OSAKA 2015
Feb 2016, Personal Exhibition “Hitokusari” DMOARTS
The way someone sees the same scene can change based on the weather or the time of day.
By recording one moment, the photograph is used as a motif.
Whether it is projected on a physical photograph or through someone’s eye, light is the most important thing.
I think this can be applied to creating movies, which I’ll continue to do.
When using motifs, I take one part of the background from a picture and draw it.
Using this small finished part of the world, I want to create works where light is overflowing.

Yukari Nishi

Lives in Kyoto.
She graduated from the School of Information Design from Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Yukari Nishi creates mid-century surrealist style paintings, drawing deep tones from scenery, humans and animals.
She has participated in a great number of foreign and domestic exhibitions and art fairs.
Her work had been used for posters and album cover designs, as well as videos for artist,   tour promotional goods, and music videos.

Keita Minami

Born in 1981 in Tokyo.
Graduated from Setsu-Modo Seminar and MJ Illustrations.
Keita Minami creates brightly colored mysterious words using mainly oil pastels, and mixing pop, surreal, and dark themes.
He has also exhibited his own work in a digital collage.
Keita has experience in hand-drawn magazine illustrations, picture books, restaurant menus, theater pamphlets, and more.
In 2014, he won the Grand Prize at the 15th Noto-ten exhibition, and was the silver medalist at the 12th TIS Komaku.
In 2015, he was a judge for UNKNOWN ASIA’s Taniguchi Yoshihiro Award, chosen for the 197th “The Choice”, as well as for the 12th Graphic 1_WALL.


Born in Chicago, IL in 1985. “Kiri-e” artist.
Using the kiri-e cutting technique, she lines up icons of animals and humans, waves, clouds, flames, and stars to create pieces that are ecologically minded, yet feel cursed and racial.
Using her artist activities as a base for her original works, she is uses a kiri-e cutout technique to create magazine illustrations and videos, textiles, fashion, product design, and more.

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