CfSHE (Centre for the Science of Human Endeavor) Gallery is specialized in contemporary water-based woodblock prints (Mokuhanga). It is originally the place to show the result of MI-LAB AIR programs.
Founded in 2011, MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Lab) is an artist-in-residence program designed to provide extensive knowledge of Japanese traditional water-based woodblock printmaking and its techniques to international artists, printmakers and teachers of printmaking, as well as to enable them to make use of traditional tools and materials.
CfSHE Gallery organizes exhibitions, workshops, discussions and forums that are related to MI-LAB programs and to Mokuhanga in general. Through its annual program of workshops and presentations, MI-LAB / CfSHE Gallery encourages participating artists to broaden their professional skills and to engage in networking, with the aim of encouraging the mutual development of printmakers throughout the world. Among the instructors and participants there are some remarkable professional printmakers.
Contact: Keiko Kobayashi, Administrator
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1986-1989 Adachi woodblock studio (Tokyo)
Takuji Hamanaka is a printmaker based in NY. Having studied woodblock printing as a traditional craft, he has been involved in numerous contemporary print projects in Japan and the U.S. As an artist he creates modern works using traditional water-based woodblock techniques as the main medium.
2012 MA Printmaking Tama Art University
Tracing her memory through snapshots, Michiko Hamada creates portraits of her close people. She uses woodblock printmaking techniques such as asa-bori (shallow carving) and sumi-zuri (printing with sumi-ink), which give her works unique texture and atmosphere.
2013 MA, Printmaking, Musashino Art University
Chihiro Taki’s works are inspired from moments and places she encounters and wants to remember. They are expressed with such printing techniques as goma-zuri (sesame-like effect) and kira-zuri (decorative effect). Their result on Japanese paper shows brilliant fusion of texture and brightness.