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Wanxin | 宛昕 | わんしん

Wanxin is an artist and designer based in Tokyo.

She works with Chinese ink,  mulberry paper sculpture, ceramics, and photography.​​

She was born and lived in China. After her teens in Japan, she was educated at the University of Manchester, UK with MA and BA(Hons) degrees. In 2017, she left architecture after her career practices in Singapore and Tokyo as an architect designer. ​Her representative work "There is a Cat in the Box" was awarded for the Bologna Children Book Fair 2020. 

She is active in between design and art while focusing on form, textural, and narratives of perspective.

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東京のはずれに住む造形作家。

主な手法は、墨、和紙造形、陶芸、写真撮影など。

中国江蘇省で生まれ。10代を愛知県で過ごした後、英国マンチェスター大学・大学院にて建築を学ぶ。シンガポール・東京にて建築設計に携わった後、2017年創作活動に転換。2020年『ねことハコ』がボローニャ国際絵本原画展の入選。それを機に、『墨猫』制作を始める。

墨猫を媒体にし、世界の形、感触や視点角度の表現を重視しながら、デザインとアートの境界を横断しながら活動している。

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宛昕是一名居住在日本东京西郊的艺术家。

主要手法为,水墨,和纸雕塑,陶瓷,摄影等。

出生于中国江苏,从童年起的20多年间在中国、日本、英国和新加坡等地生活。毕业于英国曼切斯特大学,获得建筑设计学士 和硕士学位。新加坡及东京的建筑设计工作后,2017年投入艺术创作。2020年以“盒子里的一只猫"入选为意大利博洛尼亚国际童书展。从此墨猫系列诞生。

​她的创意存在在设计和艺术之间。墨猫成为媒体,表达她眼里的世界的触感和视角。

Education 

2012-2013

The University of Manchester, Manchester School of Architecture

MA in Architecture and Urbanism

2007-2010

The University of Manchester, Manchester School of Architecture

BA (Hons) Architecture 

Awards 

2023

World Illustration Awards 2023  Shortlist

iJUNGLE ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2022 Merit Award

2022

World Illustration Awards 2022 Longlist

2020

Bologna Children Book Fair Annal Illustrator 2020 Winner Illustrator

2019

Lexus Design Award 2019 Shortlist

Exhibitions 

Solo

2024

生活的形状-The Shapes初夏- 

No.7 Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village, Taipei

2023

The Shapes in Taipei

The Box, Taipei

2022

I wouldn't mind turn into a cat-The Shapes in Shanghai

landblink Gallery, Shanghai, China

ねこのカタチII | The Shapes II 

cafe arica, Tokyo Japan, Sponsored by Itabashi Art Museum

ねこのカタチ| The Shapes

Re:tail Gallery, Tokyo Japan

2020

何心地-宛昕展 

Gallery Wabisuke, Hyogo Japan, Sponsored by Nishinomiya City

Group

2023

無字的故事  Shu-Te University, Taipei

2022

気ままの天使展  Echo-ann Gallery, Tokyo

神楽坂ねこ展  Palse Gallery, Tokyo Japan

Bologna Children Book Fair 2020 World Exhibition -Taipei

2021

BCBF2020 World Exhibition 

-Yan Huang Museum, Beijing, China

-Duo Yun Xuan Art Centre, Shanghai, China

BCBF2020 Exhibition, World Tour;

-Seoul Arts Centre, Korea.  CANCELLEDdue to COVID19

2020

BCBF 2020 Exhibition, World Tour;

-Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo,Japan

-Yokkaichi Municipal Museum, Mie, Japan

-Art Museum& Library, Ota, Gunma, Japan

Bologna Children Book Fair 2020 *

Bologna, Italy   CANCELLED due to COVID19

Others

2022

BIGGER Art Book Fair 2022, Shenzheng, China

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