Kiyomi Iwata

From Volume to Line
April 10 – June 7, 2015

Kiyomi Iwata uses silk organza, metal, and kibiso to create sculptures that synthesize traditional Japanese aesthetics and forms with contemporary western art. Her installations explore the boundaries of East and West through absence and presence, void and volume. This exhibition included new sculpture, as well as work spanning three decades of Iwata’s career, highlighting her sensitive and ever-evolving studio practice and experiments.

Iwata’s work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Arts and Design; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum; DeYoung Museum; Racine Art Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, among others.