Naomi KashiwagiNaomi Kashiwagi
Naomi Kashiwagi was born 1982 and lives and works in Manchester. Her Fine Art studies at Manchester Metropolitan University included exchanges to Venice and Tokyo. She has exhibited in UK, Italy, Germany and Finland.
Kashiwagi transforms the utilitarian and conceptual functions of everyday technologies and phenomena. She also challenges the inter-relationships and boundaries between art, music and language. The visual, conceptual and physical parameters of drawing are central to her practice and research.
Her exhibitions include Notions of Drawing at CIP House,London;Nationwide Mercury Art Prize 2005, Air Gallery, London; Duet at the British Art Show Sideshow, Nottingham; Sonic Arts Expo 2006: The Annual San Exhibition, Manchester; ARTRADIO, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Meeting Point, Axel Lapp Project, Berlin and Paperworks:Paper Art in the 21st Century, Bury Art Gallery.
Kashiwagi’s work is also in Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art. This exhibition in a book form showcases the best of contemporary drawing including works by Cornelia Parker, Tracey Emin, Paul Noble and David Shrigley.