PEOPLE

言上 真舟
MAFUNE GONJO
artist

1984年福島生まれ。2008年に多摩美術大学工芸科ガラス専攻を卒業した後スウェーデンに渡り、Konstfack ( College of Arts, crafts and Design)にてMFA取得。その後Royal University College of Fine Artでの1年のプロジェクトを経て独立し、フリーランスのアーティストとして活動を開始。近年はストックホルムに拠点を置きながら、スウェーデン国内だけでなく、パリ、ロンドン、プラハ、アメリカ各地などで精力的に展示、アーティストインレジデンスへの参加をしている。スウェーデン国立美術館、諏訪ガラスの里美術館、アメリカのMuseum of American Glass に作品が所蔵されている。(portrait by P©K)

 

1) Your name
Some close European friends call me Mafu.
 
 
2) In a sentence, please describe a project or artwork that you have finished recently
Most recent work I completed was a series of casted grey glass which I made shapes with geometrical hole by 3D printing technique.
 
 
3) What do you want to do during your time in Matsudo?
I’m thinking of working with my travel drawings. Also I’m very much looking forward to meeting local artists and hoping to do some studio visits at their studio. 
 
 
4) What is your favourite food?
Puhhh difficult question… I love wine so everything which goes well with good wine I can say 🙂
 
 
5) Please write a short message or comment to the people of Matsudo.
After spending 8 years abroad, I started to discover many attractive sides of Japan. I hope that  I can share different experiences and have a great time with you!

 

Bio.

Mafune Gonjo was born 1984 in Japan. She moved to Sweden 2008 and took a Master Degree at
Konstfack (College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm. After one year of project program at the Royal University of Fine Art 2010-2011, she started working as a freelance artist.

Mafune is based in Stockholm, exhibits and works in different cities all over the world; Stockholm, Paris, London and main cities in Japan and USA. She has a collection in the National Museum of Stockholm, Suwagarasunosato museum and the Museum of American Glass in New Jersey, USA.(portrait by P©K)

Exhibitions and residencies in recent years.
2016 February JART6th at Williamsburg Art& Historical Center, Brooklyn USA
2016 January Two person show at Galleri Charlotte lund, Stockholm Sweden
2015 October East-West Art Award Competition at La Galleria, London UK
2015 September Kobe Art Marche, Kobe Japan
2015 August International Glass Art Exhibition – Zwieseler Kölbl , Zwieseler Germany
2015 July Sanyoonoda Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition at Onoda Sun Park, Yamaguchi Japan
2014 October Taos Art Glass Invitational at CopperMoon Gallery, New Mexico USA
2014 October East-West Art Award Competition at La Galleria, London UK
2014 September Slow Art at Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Sweden
2014 May Slow Art at Svenska Institutet i Paris, France
2016 Artist in Residency at Fiskars Village, Finland
2016 Artist in Residency at SIM Residency Reykjavik, iceland
2016 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant for 4 weeks residency, USA
2015 IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee – 6 months Studio Residency in Stockholm
2014 IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee – International cultural exchange grant (March)
2014 Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, USA

ACTIVITY

[トーク] 言上真舟、タッド・セー
[TALK] Mafune Gonjo, Tad Sare

同時期にPARADISE AIRに滞在した二人のアーティストを迎えてトークイベントを開催しました。

言上さんはスウェーデンを拠点にガラスを使った作品制作に取り組んでいます。スウェーデンに渡ったあと、言葉や物価の高さに困難を感じる中で生まれた、ガラスの破片からなるドレス「Co・・・ more