BIOGRAPHIE

English / Japanese

 Mio Yamato will develop hers without a concrete image of completion. Without a concrete image of completion, the paintings are organic and emerge at the end of the repetition of pure actions, embracing the passage of time on the canvas. The images are organic, embracing the passage of time and the reality of the body.
 Through the use of various materials, bodies and actions, he attempts to visualise the sublime nature and its systems, just as a tree ages one year after another according to the natural order.
 "In a white space, I draw a red dot. Then the empty space is transformed into a blank space with meaning. Relying on the existence of this dot, I draw a new one. Relationships are born, and the power of the blank space changes as well. The dots multiply and slowly take shape, accepting change, like an organic puzzle. I want to entrust the existence of the soul to this single point. Each of these irreplaceable beings influences each other and creates the real world. That is what I want to portray."

1990 Born in Shiga
2013 Kyoto University of Art and Design, B.A. Fine art Mixted media
2015 Kyoto University of Art and Design, M.A. Fine art Mixted media

Exhibitions

2024

"To you and me" who keep choosing to live today, Kyoto Tsutaya Book Store / Kyoto Japan

"When Two Collections Meet" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Aichi, Japan

"The Echoes of East Kyoto" WHAT CAFE / Tokyo, Japan

"Observation" YUKIKOMIZUTANI / Tokyo, Japan

2023

"The Breathing Star" Heather Gaudio Fine Art / New Canaan, CT, USA

"The Breathing Star" JBIG meets Art Gallery / Tokyo, Japan

2022

"Young Okazaki vol.2" MtK Contemporary Art / Kyoto, Japan

"The Breathing Star" Hotel ACAO / Shizuoka, Japan

"Centre -Empty" Ryosokuin / Kyoto, Japan

2021

"Blazing in the Sea of Love" VISIONARIUM THREE SHIBUYA / Tokyo,Japan

"Blazing in the Sea of Love" THREE AOYAMA / Tokyo,Japan

"My Armchair" ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo / Tokyo, Japan

"EMILIO PUCCI Capsule Collection" BATSU ART GALLERY / Tokyo, Japan

"Up_01" GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS GINZA ATRIUM / Tokyo, Japan

2020

"STEAM THINKING"Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

"KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition " Kyoto city KYOCERA Museum of Art Higashiyama Cube ,Kyoto Japan

2019

"MIO YAMATO" project N / Tokyo Operacity art gallery , tokyo japan

"TRANSPARENCY" HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO , kyoto

2018

"ART LOUNGE" / HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO , Kyoto

"1.2.3.4.5" / rin art association , Gunma

"Seisyun katakata" / seisyun garo sen kita , Kyoto

2017

"VIVID-STILL" / Gallery PARC , Kyoto

"VIVID-STILL" / COHJU contemporary art , Kyoto

2016

“CAF ART AWARD: Selected Group Exhibition” / Kyoto

2015

“Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition 2015” / Kyoto

“ULTRA × ANTEROOM 2015” / HOTEL ANTEROOM garalley 9.5, Kyoto

“WEEKEND 2 - HIROKO KOSHINO × MIO YAMATO -“ / KH Garalley Ashiya, Hyogo

“Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition 2015: Selected Group Exhibition” / Tokyo

“Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2015” / Tokyo

“CAF ART AWARD 2015” / Tokyo

2013

“Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition 2013” / Kyoto

“[con] Temporary Commune” / gallery PARC, Kyoto

“Who says a useless possession.” / Tsukuru Building, Kyoto

“Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2013” / Gyoko Dori Garalley, tokyo

“Kite Mite Nakanoshima Kite Mite Museum 2013” / Nakanoshima Station, Osaka

“ULTRA AWARD 2013” / ARTZONE, Kyoto

"aspect of LUMINOUS RED" / Garalley PARC, Kyoto

“SPURT 2013” / gallery Aube, Kyoto

2012

“Kyoto University of Art and Design: Promoted Exhibition” / Kyoto

"Floating Thinking: Kyoto University of Art and Design - Mixed Media Course Exhibition" / ARTZONE, Kyoto

“KINEKITEL” / Antenna Media, Kyoto

Fairs

2020

"ZONA MACO"/Mexico city

"ART021" / Shanghai , onlinevewing

"UNTITLED,ART Miami Beach OVR" / Miami , onlinevewing

2019

"AiPHT" / Tokyo

"VOLTA 19" / Basel

"ART OSAKA 2019" / Osaka

"Asia NOW"/Paris

2018

"VOLTA 14" / BASEL

"Sydney Contemporary" / Sydney

"ASIA Now " / Paris

2017

"VOLTA NY" / New York

"UNTITLED" / Miami Beach

2016

“ART STAGE SINGAPORE” / Singapore

“ART 16” / London

ANTEROOM × SANDWICH 365 Days Art Fair(Room 258)

2015

“Kyoto art fair” / Kyoto

“Sydney contemporary” / Sydney

Award

2020

Residency Award for Female Artist 2020 -ZONA MACO by foundation CASA WABI

2015

“Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition 2015” / Prize for Excellent Work

“CAF PRIZE 2015” / Yumi Yamaguchi Prize

“Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2015” Tomio Koyama Prize

2013

“Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2013” / Akiya Takahashi Prize

“ULTRA AWARD 2013” / Audience Prize

Others

2024

collection:aichi prefectural museum of art

collection:Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

collection:Shiga Museum of Art

2023

commission work for Obayashi Corporation

2021

collaborate with THREE JUBILEE collection 2021

2020

commission work for HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA

2019

collaborate with Aesop × VOLTA at Spalenberg

commission work for Universal Music Japan

commission work for Deloitte toche tomatsu

2018

commission work for HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO

2017

Collaborate with KOBE portopia HOTEL(Kobe)

Collaborate with GRANDMARBLE | Factory CAFE(Kyoto)

2016

Selected Bibliography by MATTHEW LARKING , Young artists to keep your eye on , the japan times , 20161214 ( https://mioyamato.com/news/japan-times-dec-14th-2016/ )