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Mikiko Minewaki

Published: 08.01.2021

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Reviewed statement and 7 jewellery works made of deconstructed toys are updated on the profile.
Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Plastic figure.. From series: Heroes & Monsters. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Plastic figure.
From series: Heroes & Monsters
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Plastic figure.. From series: Heroes & Monsters. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Plastic figure.
From series: Heroes & Monsters
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Plastic figure.. From series: Heroes & Monsters. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Plastic figure.
From series: Heroes & Monsters
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Sma, 2015. Soft toy.. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Sma, 2015
Soft toy.
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Lady Bird, 2014. Soft toy.. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Lady Bird, 2014
Soft toy.
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Elm, 2014. Soft toy.. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Elm, 2014
Soft toy.
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Fruits Basket, 2012. Artificial fruits.. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Fruits Basket, 2012
Artificial fruits.
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Plamo's, 2006. Plastic model. 6 x 6 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Plamo's, 2006
Plastic model
6 x 6 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Plamo's, 2005. Plastic model. 28 x 28 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Plamo's, 2005
Plastic model
28 x 28 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Plamo's, 2006. Plastic models. 4,5 x 4,5 cm - 9,5 x 9,5 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Plamo's, 2006
Plastic models
4,5 x 4,5 cm - 9,5 x 9,5 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Ring: Lighter's, 2001. Disposable lighters. 3 x 2,5 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Ring: Lighter's, 2001
Disposable lighters
3 x 2,5 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Plachain, 2004. Curler.. 25 x 25 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Plachain, 2004
Curler.
25 x 25 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Pachits, 2004. Plastic pin. 1,3 x 3,5 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Pachits, 2004
Plastic pin
1,3 x 3,5 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Plachain, 2004. Curler.. 25 x 25 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Plachain, 2004
Curler.
25 x 25 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: Plamo's & Deco's, 2005. Plastic model, christmas decoration. 28 x 28 cm - 15 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: Plamo's & Deco's, 2005
Plastic model, christmas decoration
28 x 28 cm - 15 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Bracelet: One de wan, 2000. Miso-soup bowl. 8 x 8 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Bracelet: One de wan, 2000
Miso-soup bowl
8 x 8 cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: One de chain, 2000. Miso-soup bowl. 100 cm. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: One de chain, 2000
Miso-soup bowl
100 cm
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Intro
I was born in the countryside of Japan and studied jewelry making and design at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry where I have been a full-time instructor since 1991. I enjoy sharing the exploration of materials through jewelry making with my students.

Statement

Finding hidden gems behind the familiar objects is the theme for my work. I select things, such as soup bowls, disposable lighters, computer parts, pens, plastic models, tables, and stuffed animals, that are commonly used in our everyday life, and I deconstruct them into jewelry. I am fascinated by the peculiar moments when familiar objects transform into jewelry and they no longer serve their original function.


Any object by being pieced can become wearable. Things previously without connection to the body can become wearable to it by this simple operation. Every day I picked flowers and leaves from the fields and made jewellery - necklaces, rings, crowns - from them. This feeling is the source of my pieces.

One day I found the natural forms were hidden in plastic products. So I started to pick the parts from my daily objects, and I keep searching for new forms in my everyday things. It is happy for me if you could enjoy such a point of view when you saw my pieces. Now, I have a pen with my hand but when we see it the next time, it may be a neck chain!

 

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2021:
Exhibition  01 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021  Invisible Thread.
2020:
Exhibition  19 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021  The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Light Catchers.
Exhibition  03 Dec 2020 - 28 Jan 2021  25th Annual Exhibition of the Gallery's Artists.
2019:
Exhibition  08 Jun 2019 - 20 Jul 2019  Anything Anywhere.
2018:
Fair  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Schmuck 2018.
2016:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2016 - 15 May 2016  Open Space, Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  17 Feb 2016 - 26 Mar 2016  From A to Z.
2015:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016  End of Year Exhibition.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016  From here and there.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  06 Apr 2014 - 25 May 2014  Jewellery Sessions 2/13.
Exhibition  20 Feb 2014 - 23 Feb 2014  Gioielli alternativi: ingegno e creatività indossabile.
2013:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2013 - 16 Nov 2013  Jewellery Sessions 2/13.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
2012:
Exhibition  28 Nov 2012 - 22 Dec 2012  OP VOORRAAD at Klimt02 Gallery.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2012 - 28 Oct 2012  OP VOORRAAD at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.
Exhibition  06 Jun 2012 - 10 Jun 2012  Op Voorraad.
Exhibition  25 May 2012 - 08 Jul 2012  Natural Artificial.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  THE RING - jewel forever.
Exhibition  13 May 2011 - 12 Jun 2011  Mikiko Minewaki: Violet no.1.
Exhibition  07 May 2011 - 29 May 2011  Mikiko Minewaki: Kids Room.
2010:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2010 - 23 Dec 2010  OP VOORRAAD - IN STOCK - AUF VORRAT.
Exhibition  03 Sep 2010 - 12 Sep 2010  In Stock Taiwan.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2010 - 06 Jun 2010  Mikiko Minewaki: Kid's Room.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  mine x mine.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Sanna and Karin: Memories from Schmuck 2010.
Fair  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Schmuck 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  19 Sep 2009 - 27 Sep 2009  OP VOORRAAD.
Exhibition  08 May 2009 - 23 May 2009  Garbage Pin Project:'worth VS waste'.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2009 - 02 May 2009  Garbage Pin Project: 'worth VS waste'.
2008:
Exhibition  17 Oct 2008 - 24 Nov 2008  Kids’ room.

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Book:  Jewellery 1970–2015. Bollmann Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  From here and there. Jewellery Class University of Art and Design HalleJewellery Class University of Art and Design Halle:  Halle,  2015
Book:  Garbage Pin Project. 'worth VS waste'. Klimt02 Publishers:  Barcelona, 
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