Sisyu, a Japanese calligraphic artist has had cultivated her sense of beauty by learning Japanese traditional craft in Kyoto, and had a great privilege of showing her art works to the Emperor and the Empress in person. In her latest endeavor, she was invited to Paris, France by Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts (founded 155 years ago by Rodin) in year 2014 and 2015, and awarded both the gold prize and the best juries’ gold prize in 2014. Her showcases were hold Italy for 10 times, one of which was highly acclaimed by Deputy Prime Minister of Italy in 2018. Known for incorporating Japanese calligraphy into other art forms such as sculptures, media arts, and paintings, her latest artwork adds calligraphy etched in iron and glasses to the collection. This has evolved into a grander scale that combines sculptures, lights, and shadows. Through this work, Sisyu symbolizes the Japanese soul of “Zen” and sends the traditional work of calligraphy “Sho” into the new age with new perspectives. ◉International Performances & Exhibitions: France Carrousel du Louvre, Louvre Museum(2014 / 2015)Guimet Museum(2014) Laval Virtual(2012)Louvre Paris Collection(2009) USA New York Grand Central Terminal(2014) Florida Morikami Museum(2013) Washington,D.C., Boston(2013) Italy Expo Milano Japan Pavilion(2015)Milano Salone(2014)La Biennale di Venice(2005 / 2011) Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum(2015)The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo(2014) The National Art Center, Tokyo(2013 / 2014 / 2015) GUCCI(2013) Switzerland Davos World Economic Forum Annual Meeting(2012) Sweden Nobel Night Cap 2012 / Nobel Prize Ceremony(2012) ◉Works at Shrine and Temple: - Ise Shrine, The most prestigious shrine for emperor’ s family for 1,300 years old - Kasuga Shrine, World Heritage and the most prestigious shrine of Japan for 1,250 years old - Todai-ji Temple, World Heritage and the most prestigious temple at 1,270 years old ◉Major Award: - Having been presented and introduced own art works to the Emperor and the Empress (2017) - Expo Milano 2015 Japan Pavilion "The best Exhibition Design" Gold Award(2015) - Guest of Honor Artist Award at Salon SNBA, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris(2015) - Artist of Japan Award at Salon SNBA, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris(2014) - Most Prestigious Jury’s Gold Award at Salon SNBA, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris(2014) - SNBA Gold Award at Salon SNBA, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris(2014) - Cultural Young Leader Award at G1 summit(2013) - Architectural, Art and Culture Award at Laval Virtual, France(2012) - A letter of Appreciation from Ministry of Defense, Japan(2012)
A Japanese calligraphic artist officially recognized by the Japanese government. Born in Japan, she dedicated herself to creation ever since she started “Sho” (calligraphy) at the age of six. Moved to Tokyo and started her professional career as a calligrapher. Her creations inherit the traditional “Sho” and express the transition from the past to a new age of “Sho” with a new perspective. Using calligraphy, Sisyu has established herself as an artist in Japanese calligraphy and she has expanded this by incorporating them into other art forms such as sculptures, media arts, and paintings. This comes in forms of etched iron calligraphy, and her latest artwork adds calligraphy etched in glasses to the collection. This has evolved into a grander scale that combines sculptures, lights, and shadows. Through this work, Sisyu symbolizes the Japanese soul of “Zen” and is consistently projecting this art form to the world.