Mari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa (1964, Kyoto, Japan. Based in Munich, Germany) studied art and design, but soon took her career to jewelry design.

The main concept of her work is to capture the essence of the landscapes that are created under the moonlight, so different from those we capture in broad daylight.

His jewelry revolves around the concept of parallel worlds, which are those created by humans through architecture and those in which nature survives. Worlds where human beings do without nature for their existence, forgetting that their intervention is only temporary and that it is nature that is reborn and persists.

Currently she also works as a professor at the Kobe University of Design, Japan and at the Hawk University of Applied Sciences and Art in Hildesheim, Germany.

Works

  • Moonlight shadow 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 2"

    2010

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, diamante negro

    Collar

  • Hanging Garden 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Hanging Garden 2"

    2011

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perlas

    Collar

  • Moonlight shadow 8

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 8"

    2009

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perla de Tahiti

    Broche

  • Moonlight shadow 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 1"

    2008

    Plata 925

    Collar

  • Hanging Garden 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Hanging Garden 1"

    2011

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perlas

    Collar

  • Moonlight shadow 7

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 7"

    2008

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, diamante negro

    Broche

  • EN 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "EN 3"

    2004

    Plata 925 bañada en oro

    Anillo

  • Parallel world 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Parallel world 3"

    2011

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perlas

    Broche

  • Moonlight shadow 6

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 6"

    2010

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

  • EN 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "EN 2"

    2004

    Plata 925 bañada en oro

    Anillo

  • Parallel world 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Parallel world 2"

    2012

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Collar

  • Moonlight shadow 5

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 5"

    2010

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

  • EN 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "EN 1"

    2004

    Plata 925 bañada en oro

    Anillo

  • Parallel world 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Parallel world 1"

    2012

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perlas

    Collar

  • Moonlight shadow 4

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 4"

    2010

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Collar

  • Rebirth 13

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 13"

    2021

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, granates, seda

    Broche-pin

  • In the Shade of the Tree 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "In the Shade of the Tree 3"

    2007

    Oro 750, Plata dorada 925

    Broche

  • Moonlight shadow 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 3"

    2008

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, diamante negro

    Collar

  • Rebirth 12

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 12"

    2019

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, granates, seda

    Broche-pin

  • In the Shade of the Tree 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "In the Shade of the Tree 2"

    2007

    Oro 750, Plata dorada 925

    Broche

  • Cloud 7

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 7"

    2002

    Plata 925, Plata dorada 925

    Broche

  • Rebirth 11

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 11"

    2019

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, granates, seda

    Broche-pin

  • In the Shade of the Tree 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "In the Shade of the Tree 1"

    2007

    Oro 750, Plata dorada 925

    Broche

  • Cloud 6

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 6"

    2002

    Plata 925, Plata dorada 925

    Broche

  • Rebirth 10

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 10"

    2018

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, seda

    Anillo

  • Moonlight shadow 16

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 16"

    2020

    Oro 750, Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Anillo

  • Cloud 5

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 5"

    2002

    Plata 925, Plata dorada 925

    Broche

  • Border 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Border 3"

    2016

    Aluminio/Dibond

    Fotografía

  • Rebirth 9

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 9"

    2018

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, seda

    Anillo

  • Moonlight shadow 15

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 15"

    2021

    Plata 925, perlas

    Anillo

  • Cloud 4

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 4"

    2002

    Plata 925, lacado japonés

    Broche

  • Border 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Border 2"

    2016

    Aluminio/Dibond

    Fotografía

  • Rebirth 8

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 8"

    2016

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, seda

    Anillo

  • Moonlight shadow 14

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 14"

    2009

    Oro 750, Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Anillo

  • Cloud 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 3"

    2002

    Plata 925, lacado japonés

    Broche

  • Border 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Border 1"

    2016

    Aluminio/Dibond

    Fotografía

  • Rebirth 7

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 7"

    2015

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, seda

    Broche

  • Moonlight shadow 13

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 13"

    2009

    Oro 750, Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Anillo

  • Cloud 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 2"

    2002

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

  • Rebirth 4

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 4"

    2019

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, piedra de luna, seda

    Broche

  • Rebirth 6

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 6"

    2019

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, piedra de luna, seda

    Broche

  • Moonlight shadow 12

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 12"

    2009

    Oro 750, Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Anillo

  • Cloud 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Cloud 1"

    2002

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

  • Rebirth 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 3"

    2020

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, piedra de luna, seda

    Collar

  • Rebirth 5

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 5"

    2019

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, piedra de luna, seda

    Broche

  • Moonlight shadow 11

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 11"

    2009

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

  • Rebirth 2

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 2"

    2020

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perlas, seda

    Collar

  • Hanging Garden 4

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Hanging Garden 4"

    2011

    Plata 925

    Collar

  • Moonlight shadow 10

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 10"

    2008

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

  • Rebirth 1

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Rebirth 1"

    2021

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, diamante negro, piedra de luna, seda

    Collar

  • Hanging Garden 3

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Hanging Garden 3"

    2011

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada, perlas

    Collar

  • Moonlight shadow 9

    Mari Ishikawa

    "Moonlight shadow 9"

    2008

    Plata 925, parcialmente oxidada

    Broche

Biography

Mari Ishikawa

Latest exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION (selected since 2017)
2022 "Light as a cloud, deep as light and shade", Galería Ana Serratosa, Valencia, Spain
2021 "(UN) LOCKED" , Gallery deux poisons, Tokyo, Japan
"(UN) LOCKED" , MORI Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2019 “Landscape”, CAJ Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
"Border", Jeweller’s Werk Gallery, Washington, USA
"Border" , A Casa Museu, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2018 "Border" , Museo Nacional de Ceramica, Valencia, Spain
2017 "Where does the Parallel World exist ?" Bayerische Akademie Residenz , Munich

GROUP EXHIBITION (selected since 2017)
2022 “Invisible Thread II”, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich
2021 “Jewelry Stories” Museum of Art and design, NY.USA
“Invisible Thread”, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich
2020 “METALLOphone 5:Museum”, Lithuanian National Museum,Vilnius, Lithuania
"The place of Shattered Vessels II” FLOOTS Gallery, Beijing, China
2019 "L’Ecriture des mondes" Galerie de la Perle Noire, Lancon de Provence, France
“Cheongju International Craft Biennale” Chengju, Sud Koria

EDUCATION
1994-2000 Student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany (department of art jewellery)
1999-2000 Master student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2001 Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany

AWARDS
2016 Art Prize 2016 by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich, Germany
2013 Inhorgenta Munich Award, Munich, Germany Legnica Silver Award, Legnica, Poland
2012 The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, 2nd Prize, Pittsburg, USA
2010 Bayerischer Staatspreis 2010, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
2009 Advancement Award for Applied Arts 2009, City of Munich, Germany
2007 Tahitian Pearl Trophy, 2nd Prize
2000 Herbert Hofmann Award, Schmuck 2000, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
Böhmler Art Award, 1st Prize, Munich, Germany

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Museum fürr Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany. GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig, Germany
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Munich, Germany. Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy. Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan. Dallas Museum of Art, USA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain. Helen W. Drutt Collection, Philadelphia, PA, USA
MAD - The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA. Bollmann Collection, Wien, Austria
Spencer Museum of Art, Laurence Kansas, USA
 

Exhibitions - Mari Ishikawa