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Mary Ijichi - Artists - Paul Thiebaud Gallery

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #23, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

Creating art brings peace and balance to my world. While working, the meditative aspects of the process ascend and immersion in a repetitive methodology envelops me in tranquility. Time and place seem to disappear. By stripping the art-making process to essentials, my art becomes a search for simplicity and unity in a complex world, benefitting myself and the viewer.

“Her approach is thoughtful and methodical; her art reflects the spirit of scientific investigation…..Just as Nikkei travel back and forth between cultures and idioms, Ijichi’s wall hangings sway and shift between perspectives and perceptions.”

Chiori Santiago, Nikkei-Heritage Vol IX,Number 1, Winter 2002 “Women Artists”

MARY IJICHI

EDUCATION

B.S.
University of California, San Francisco, CA

A.B.
University of California, Berkeley, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Mary Ijichi: Assemblages, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2017  
Frottage: The Changing Surface  Artspace Edition Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan 

2014 
Mary Ijichi, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2011  
Homage to Yayoi Kusama, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008  
(Text)ure George Billis Gallery, New York, NY 

2005   
Extrusions  Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Gesture/Color/Form, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 
60 Years of Collecting University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of  Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Echigo-Tsumari International Mail Art Exhibition 2022, Gallery Yuyama, Niigata Pref. Japan

2021
California Girls 2 Richmond Art Center, Curator: Tom Marioni
21 Expressions, an online exhibition and ebook. National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage. (ASWARA) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and ArtFort, India

2020
The deYoung Open Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco CA
A Global Pandemic: What It Means for Me gallery Yuyama, Niigata-ken, Japan

2019
New Encounters 2019 artspace Edition Shimizu, Shizuoka City, Japan
SIA (Society of Independent Artists), Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018
Way Bay 1 and Way Bay 2  Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2017
Half Hundred Swing Show: Homage to Joseph Cornell 2017 , Ao Gallery, Kobe, Japan

2016
Mail Art  Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan

2015
AU International Contemhibition in Naples from Japan port Art Ex  Museo Hermann Nitsch, Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy
A Celebration of Mail Art  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada

2014
5X5 An Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA       
Focus Latin America: Art is Our Last Hope, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Ex Postal Facto, SF Center for rhe Book, San Francisco, CA
Ever Gold 5 Year Anniversary Show, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA

COLLECTIONS

Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Archive of American Art (John Held papers)

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

(Sol)LeWitt Collection

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Mary Ijichi Assemblage #22, 2023 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board 27 1/2 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #22, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
27 1/2 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

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Mary Ijichi Assemblage #25, 2023 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, and museum board 27 3/8 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #25, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
27 3/8 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

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Mary Ijichi Assemblage #15, 2022 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board 12 x 12 in. (image); 15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #15, 2022
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
12 x 12 in. (image); 15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

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Mary Ijichi Assemblage #23, 2023 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board 15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #23, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

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Mary Ijichi Assemblage #22, 2023 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board 27 1/2 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #22, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
27 1/2 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi Assemblage #25, 2023 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, and museum board 27 3/8 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #25, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
27 3/8 x 27 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi Assemblage #15, 2022 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board 12 x 12 in. (image); 15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #15, 2022
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
12 x 12 in. (image); 15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi Assemblage #23, 2023 colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board 15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)

Mary Ijichi
Assemblage #23, 2023
colored pencil, mylar, plastic, beads, acrylic, artist's tape, museum board
15 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (frame)