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Ai Kijima (Japanese)
LOT ID: 78207
Mom, 2008

Mixed Media, fused, machine quilted materials.
50.5 х 36.5 in. (128.27 x 92.71 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
Lot description
"Mom" (2008) is an exciting and elaborate Neo-Pop pastiche-work by Tokyo born, New York based Japanese Contemporary female artist Ai Kijima (Japan, b. 1970). Kijima's artwork is notable for her use of appropriation and traditional quilting techniques to create colorful, chaotic fabric collages from found materials, including bed sheets, vintage kimonos, t-shirts, picnic blankets, curtains, pillowcases, and dishtowels that she finds in flea markets and thrift stores in both the U.S. and Japan. Together her constructed narratives read as interconnected stories that display an often aggressive yet beautiful nostalgic association with the past. This cloth backed-work measures 50.5 x 36.5 inches (128.3 x 92.7 cm) and is in excellent condition.

Ai Kijima was born in Tokyo, Japan and received both her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, U.S. In 2006, Kijima moved from Chicago to New York City, where she is currently represented by Franklin Parrasch Gallery. Kijima's second solo exhibition, "Fused and Quilted," was held at Franklin Parrasch Gallery in 2006. Subsequently, Kijima's work has appeared in a number of public collections and exhibitions around the world, including a solo exhibition of newer work at the prestigious Hilger Contemporary gallery in Vienna, Austria in 2010. Her work is held in many top private and public Collections including:
University of Chicago Corner Children's Hospital, IL, U.S.
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, U.S.
The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, N.C., U.S.
Mom by Ai Kijima
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