Kimiko Miyoshi

My printmaking experience began as a collaborative silkscreen printer in Japan. After receiving an MFA in Studio Art degree with Printmaking Emphasis from the University of New Mexico, I built scientific exhibitions for Explora Science Center, a children’s science museum in Albuquerque, NM. This work had a great effect on my creative practice and observational habit. I am drawn to trivial and forgotten objects. I am attracted to phenomena that are too absurd to be taken seriously or too ordinary to be noticed. Some recent focuses of my work are to transform insignificant things into something visually striking and to invoke a renewed curiosity in the viewer, and thus providing a perpetual amusement in their life.

I use both traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes. I don’t really pursue a style or mannerism, but rather different visual characteristics or processes are utilized to explore assorted interests. My creative research is a tool for locating a bigger picture and how different ideas in my brain relate to one another, often guided by serendipity and its irrational logics.

Image Caption for Sample Works:
  1. Untitled (stone inventory): 1_stone_inentory.jpg
    silkscreen, 18” x 18”
  2. Circle of Confusion II: 2_circle_of_confusion_2.jpg
    Lithograph, 30” x 22”
  3. Scotch tape test (from here to there : 3_scotchtapetest_from here to there.jpg
    lithograph, 11” x 15”
  4. Event: spots in the hardground x 3 : 4_horseflyspots.jpg
    multi-plate intaglio, 22” x 15”
  5. drill press scrap 1 : 5_drill_press_scrap.jpg
    multi-plate etching with relief-printed chine collé, 20” x 15”