Chiyoko Tanaka

60cht Grinded Fabric-Three Squares Blue Threads and Gray #674, handwoven, ground fabric (raw linen, ramie)-rubbed with white stone, pencil drawing, 19.25” x 44.25” x .25”, 2005., $5,200

Chiyoko Tanaka




Chiyoko Tanaka

47cht/39941 Permeated Black Stain #941, Chiyoko Tanaka, handwoven, black dyed Korean ramie, black stain, and rubbed with stone on the reverse side, 18" x 32.25", 1999-2001,$4,800



chiyoko tanaka

66cht Mud Dyed Cloth - Mud Dots on Brown Stripes #742, Chiyoko Tanaka, handwoven, mud dyed fabric (raw linen, ramie), 21" x 44" x 1.5"; 53 x 112.5 x 5.6cm, 2009, $5,400

chiyoko tanaka



chiyoko tanaka

21cht Printed & Grinded - Red Line/White Stripes, (#651) Chiyoko Tanakaprinted and ground cloth (raw linen) with leaf and white stone, 21" x 21"; 53.5cm. x 53.5cm, 1987 and 1990, $2,450




chiyoko tanaka

59cht Grinded Fabric-Three Squares Blue Threads and Blue #689, Chiyoko Tanaka, handwoven, ground fabric (raw linen, ramie)-rubbed with white stone, pencil drawing, 19.25" x 44.25" x 2.25", 2005, $5,200

chiyoko tanaka


chiyoko tanaka

56cht Four Squares Yellow Stripes #627, #5672, Chiyoko Tanaka,  handwoven ground fabric (raw linen, ramie) rubbed with white stone, 13" x 50", 2004 $7,000


57cht Four Squares Ocher Stripes #341, #6341, Chiyoko Tanaka, handwoven ground fabric (raw linen, ramie, cotton, silk) rubbed with brick and ocher, 13” x 50”, 2004, $7,000




chiyoko tanaka

62cht Red Line Under White Stripes #668, Chiyoko Tanaka , printed raw linen, rubbed with white stone and red thread, 12.25" x 23", 2007,  $3,000




chiyoko tanaka

63cht Twig & Mud Dots #667, Chiyoko Tanaka, hemp, twig & thread, 12.25" x 23", 2007, $3,400



chiyoko tanaka

61cht Gray Stripes Sienna #265, Chiyoko Tanaka, handwoven ramie, rubbed with brick, 15.5" x 23", 2007, $3,800



chiyoko tanaka

40cht 4215 Sienna W B #215
41cht 4216 Sienna W B #216, Chiyoko Tanaka, handwoven, ground fabric, (raw linen, ramie) with brick, 12.5 x 6' each, 1998, $8,000 each


Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Structure and Surface: Contemporary Textiles); Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (Focus on Fiber: Selections from the Growing 20th Century Collection); St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland (International Triennial of Tapestry); Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, Germany; Canberra Museum and Gallery, Australia; Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (Kohyama and Tanaka: Contemporary Ceramics and Textile Art from Japan); Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbigshire, England (Interface: An Exhibition of International Art Textiles); Bankfield Museum, Halifax, England (TexturalSPACE – traveling exhibition). Recipient: Bronze Medal, 6th International Triennial of Tapestry.



chiyoko tanaka

64cht TWIG & Mud Dots #761, Chiyoko Tanaka, mud dyed handwoven ramie, twig & thread, 12.25" x 23", 2007, $3,400

Statement:
For me the act of weaving, as the weft threads accumulate one by one, is a representation of time passing away; texture acting as the locus of the present time. Finally, a piece of fabric is the result, the existence of which I regard as the expression of my sensitivity. To be specific, weaving for me should be the process of transforming the weft into accumulated space replacing the vanishing of time. Placing the fabric on the ground, I trace out the ground texture and surface of the fabric. The act of tracing is a transformation of time coherence into space and grinding is the transformation of space coherence into time. The final color of the surface is not so important, more the effect achieved by the application of a certain soil, charcoal or choice of tool which helped translate the texture of the ground more readily into my “canvas." The true past tense of the verb to grind, “ground," also implies the earth, which can be used to embed, implant, erode and emboss its own surface into my work.

Chiyoko Tanaka




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