MIKI WANIBUCHI, b. 1981, lives and works in Osaka.
A fine artist who pursues the boundary.

She aimed to create painting to think about what is painting for a painter, using a form of landscape painting as a starting point. She chooses only one action of it: reproducing the colours in landscape, and it’s elements are divided into “mix,” “paint,” and “depict,” in order to form a triptych. Based on that, She would like the viewers, who follow what the artist thinks, to realise once again that they are also here trying to find their answers themselves.

EDUCATION

2012 MA, Arts University Bournemouth, UK
2004 BFA, Kindai University, Japan
The 27th HOLBEIN Scholarship (2012-2013)

SOLO EXHIBITIONs

2021
“REVIVE ii”, gekilin., Osaka
2020 –
“REVIVE”, gekilin., Osaka
2019
“DESK – Return to my roots.”, Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara (Caretaking Project Vol.16)
2018
“WHO PURSUES THE BOUNDARY.”, REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
2017
“Stay beyond (the boundary)”, Avignon Restaurant x Gallery, Taoyuen [Taiwan]
“Stay beyond (the boundary)”, Sapporo Odori 500m Underground Walkway Gallery, Sapporo (Suponsor : Sappro City / Producer : CAI – Contemporary Art Institute / Prize Winners’ Exhibition)
2015
“Beyond”, CHA no MA / TOKO no MA, Osaka
Styling Art Exhibition “Esprit Dandyism”, Hankyu Men’s Osaka, Osaka (Planning : Hankyu Men’s Osaka / Coordinator : Ryota Kanasaki, Toshiaki Sakai)
2014
Open Studio at artist’s new studio – studio ém, Osaka
“Touch the boundary”, Contemporary Art Gallery Zone, Osaka
“Walking in Tenma Project”, Amano Gallery, Osaka
2013
“Touch”, gallery CLASS, Nara
2012
“BOUNDARY LINE II”, AUB Studio4, UK
“BOUNDARY LINE”, AUB Studio5, UK

2011
“sora-no-iro ku-no-nioi”, SoHo art gallery, Osaka
2010
“kiwi – NOTHING BUT THE HORIZON”, gallery CLASS, Ikoma
2009
“sora-no-iro ku-no-nioi”, MI.CA.Li. gallery, Osaka
“prologue”, magatama café x dining, Osaka
2006
“sora-no-iro ku-no-nioi”, gallery CLASS, Ikoma

AWARD

2016
First Prize at the 5th Art Award of Sapporo Odori 500m Underground Walkway Gallery

PROJECTs

2020
“Uzurano Airfield Remains Art Project [ HANAMUKE / TAMUKE ]”, The ruins of machine gun seat & bomb bay, Kasai-city Hyogo Pref. (Artwork and Direction: Miki Wanibuchi / Organizer : Kasai City Tourism and Town Development Association / Manager: NPO J-heritage / Coordinator : NPO Geiho / Support : Satake Stonemason Ltd.)
2019
Created one of the rooms, titled “Home From Home”, in YOLO HOTEL MUSEUM, Osaka
2017
Commission to paint a monument, “Natural Whetstone Museum” Masters’ Village / Mori-no-Station Kameoka, Kyoto
2016
Teppei Ikehila’s workshop “A journey into a painting”, painting assistant, Pediatric ward of Shimane University Hospital, Shimane
2015
Minoh no Mori Artwalk 2015, member of Executive Committee, Minoh-city Osaka
2014
Works displayed in a model room, Global Front Tower, Tokyo (Support : REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo)
2013
Minoh no Mori Artwalk 2013, member of Executive Committee, Minoh-city Osaka
2012
AUB BA project “Mother Courage and Her Children”, set painting assistant, UK
2011
Min Seok Kim’s project “subspace”, lighting assistant at test shooting, UK

OTHER EXHIBITIONs and ART FAIRs

2021
“Hospital Art in Gallery III”, enoco, Osaka (Planning : HITO-IRO Project)
“Transposing Outlook”, cumonos, Osaka (Planning : cumonos)
“SHITAMACHI Art Festival”, Sobani Omusubi, Kobe (Organizer : Shin-nagata Art Commons Executive Committee)
2020
“AGO Exhibition Session 1”, Studio Diffuse Make+, Osaka (Planning : #ARTGOESON)
2019
“ART EXPO MALAYSIA 2019”, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] (galarie bruno massa)
“Mines and Roads Art Festival”, Mikobata Mining Station ruins / the former Mikobata Junior School, Asago-city Hyogo Pref. (Organizer : Japan Heritage “Gin no Bashamichi and Koseki no Michi” Promotion Council)

2018
“Green Fair”, Kinokuniya Bookstore Umeda, Osaka (Planning : Kinokuniya Bookstore / Coordinator : Ryota Kanasaki)
2017
“ART KAOHSIUNG 2017”, City Suites Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung [Taiwan] (Avignon Restaurant x Gallery)
“HAIKU x ART Exhibition 2017”, Irimajiri-Ke, Mie Pref. / Ho-o Kaikan and Seishikan, Hyogo Pref.
“ART FAIR TOKYO 2017”, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo (galerie bruno massa)
2016
“the Fine Arts Collection in Crystal Salon”, Crystal Salon in Nishinomiya Hankyu Department Store, Hyogo (Planning : Linlow THE ART / Support : Nishinomiya Hankyu Department Store, Kikugawa Co., Ltd.)
“KAOHSIUNG TODAY 2016”, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung [Taiwan] (gallery CLASS)
“ACT ART COM – Art & Design Fair 2016 -“, The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (ACT), Tokyo (REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo)
“ART TAINAN 2016”, Tayih Landis Hotel Tainan, Tainan [Taiwan] (gallery CLASS)
“METRO WHITE”, Hankyu Men’s Osaka, Osaka (Planning : Hankyu Men’s Osaka / Coordinator : Takumi Noguchi)
2015
Charity Exhibition at “ACCJ Kansai Walkathon”, Canadian Academy, Rokko Island Kobe
“Art Kansai + Pink Ribbon 2015” Women Artists’ Group Show, LiNGUA World Café, Osaka
“ART FAIR ASIA / FUKUOKA 2015”, Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel, Fukuoka (gallery CLASS)
“Minoh no Mori Artwalk 2015”, Minoh Park and facilities on Takimichi, Minoh-city Osaka
“ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artist Art Festival) 2015”, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul [Korea]
“ART OSAKA 2015”, Hotel Granvia Osaka, Osaka (galerie bruno massa) 
“Love Art Fair”, Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto [Canada] (galerie bruno massa)
“ART TAINAN 2015”, Tayih Landis Hotel Tainan, Tainan [Taiwan] (gallery CLASS)
“ART FAIR TOKYO 2015”, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo (galerie bruno massa)
2014
“CONTEXT”, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami [US] (galerie bruno massa)
“Hang. Live with Art”, REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
“(e)merge art fair”, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington DC [US] (galerie bruno massa)
“THE 11th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART FESTIVAL 2014”, Baekun Lake Plaza in Uiwang City, Kyunggido [Korea]
“ART OSAKA 2014”, Hotel Granvia Osaka, Osaka (galerie bruno massa)
“No.16 Meaning of Existence of Art”, ART-IMAGINE GALLERY, Tokyo
“gallerism”, KEIHAN City Mall, Osaka (gallery CLASS)
“21st Century Female Artists’ Exhibition vol.7”, ESPACE CULTUREL BERTIN POIREE, Paris [France]
“Young Creators’ Selection 2014 Vol.1”, MI gallery, Osaka
“TRANSNATIONAL ART 2014”, Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka
“Holbein selected scholars’ exhibition FUSEKI Spring 2014”, REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
2013
“Doors Art Fair”, Imperial Palace Hotel, Seoul [Korea] (gallery CLASS)
“Emerging Directors’ Art Fair ULTRA 006”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo (gallery KUU)
“KINDAI GEIJUTSU”, Kintetsu Department Store ABENO HARUKAS, Osaka
“KOKUTEN The New Eyes – Young Artists’ Challenge”, The National Art Center, Tokyo
“PRISM 2013”, Contemporary Art Gallery Zone, Osaka
“TRANSNATIONAL ART 2013”, Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka
2012
“21st Century Female Artists’ Exhibition vol.6”, MI gallery, Osaka
“drawing exhibition act.3”, gallery KUU, Tokyo
“dust – Postgraduate Show 2012”, AUB, UK
“KENZAN”, Tower Hall Funabori, Tokyo
2011
“ART SALAD 2011”, SoHo art gallery, Osaka
“art for Lifeline”, gallery KUU, Tokyo
“Transnational Art 2011”, Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka
2010
“art cube 4”, SoHo art gallery, Osaka
“pictorial exhibition vol.6”, gallery CLASS, Ikoma
“Exhibition of Japanese Artists”, Rufus Lin Gallery, Richmond [Canada]
2009
“Contemporary Art Independent CASO Exhibition 2009”, CASO, Osaka
2008
“Thumb-hold Exhibition”, gallery CLASS, Ikoma
“Contemporary Art Independent CASO Exhibition 2008”, CASO, Osaka
2007
“Budding Artists Exhibition”, gallery CLASS, Ikoma
2006
“OMOTE-URA 3”, gallery Kitanozaka, Kobe
2005
“OMOTE-URA 2”, galeria CERO, Osaka
2004
“OMOTE-URA”, galleria CERO, Osaka
2003
“ominaeshi”, Ko-un gallery, Osaka
“zakuro”, Ko-un gallery, Osaka
2002
OBP Arts Project “geijutsu-angya”, Osaka Business Park, Osaka