Emi Sugimoto “13 in Order to Moshi”

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Born and raised in Hiroshima, Emi SUGIMOTO is a freelance decorator who has been active on show window dressing and art decorations in Tokyo since 1995. In 2004, she moved to Paris for her creative activity as well as to participate in cultural exchange programs between France and Japan.

Emi reuses old and broken household goods which served its purpose and rediscover its values in using them in her art works. Kitchen goods such as ladles and cutleries, wood scrap such as doors, and goods people use daily such as shoes and accessories find brand-new stories in her art works.

1974 Born in Hiroshima, Japan
1996 Start career as an assistant to a decorator
1999 Move to Tokyo, Japan

Engaged in projects for decoration/window-dressing of shop windows and displays of Japanese major department stores as well as catalog shooting, etc. as a freelance decorator
(Major department stores: Matsuya Ginza, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Seibu;
Catalog shooting: UNIQLO, ONWARD KASHIYAMA, etc)
2004 Move to Paris, France
Start creative activities while learning French at a language school in Sorbonne.
Take charge of the hall display at a show which introduces Japanese culture.
2006 Move to Tokyo, Japan
Continue creative activities while working as a decorator and a coordinator as mentioned above.

“Semi-three-dimensional series” created with everyday items.
“Font series” that contains messages strewed in art works.
“Collage series” created with antiquarian books, newspapers and magazines.



from May 01, 2013 to May 05, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-04-30 from 19:00 to 22:00


Emi Sugimoto

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