Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Textile Jewelry on Etsy store

I have just posted new textile jewerly on my Etsy store. They are all made from Uzbek handwoven silk / cotton ikat . 

I have patchworked various textiles of different colors and patterns to make my jewely unique and elegant. The amazing design with its vibrant colors is a great statement to your outfit. You can be sure that this will bring you inspiration and a smile for you and others. :) 

Light weight and comfortable to wear. 

All work created with great respect and appreciation to craftsmen and craftswomen of the world.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AiKijimaStore








Friday, October 28, 2016

COLLECT group exhibition at Micheko Galerie in Munich, Germany

I'll have two new abstract textile collages in the group ehxhibiton at Micheko Galerie in Munich. Please stop by if you are in Munich.



























Duration: 29th October 2016 – 22nd December 2016
Opening: Friday, 28th October 2016 from 6pm till 9pm.


We will be ending this exciting year with our third group exhibition of applied arts from Japan. Micheko will be presenting new artists but also new works from artists of the gallery, made especially for this exhibition. Let yourself be captivated by the timeless elegance of Ryo Sekino’s glassworks, the flamboyance of Kayoko Mizumoto’s most recent ceramic vases, a new, colourful textile collage by Ai Kijima and many more artworks and objects of applied art.



MICHEKO GALERIE
by Michele Vitucci
Theresienstr. 18, D – 80333 Munich
T: +49 89 38 16 93 88
E-mail: contact AT micheko.com
Internet*: www.micheko.com



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ai Kijima Store on Etsy

I have been doing textile research and established a studio in Istanbul over the past two years. I have been collecting textiles from Turkey and Central Asia for my artwork, which has resulted in a new series of work. I am happy to say some of this work will be shown in three museum shows in the USA during 2016-2019.

I also have returned to making textile jewelry from some of the amazing textiles I have collected. Perviously I had a line of textile jewelry that was sold at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Store made from vintage Japanese Kimono. Now I have collected traditional Turkish Kutunu stripes and Uzbek ikat and began a new series of wearable art. Every piece is hand made by me and is a one of a kind. I have recently opened an online store on Etsy which I invite you to visit should you like to see some of my most recent creations in textile jewelry. 








THE BOX PROJECT: UNCOMMON THREADS at UCLA

I have two artworks in this group exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.







THE BOX PROJECT: UNCOMMON THREADS
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016–JANUARY 15, 2017


This dazzling exhibition features commissions by three dozen acclaimed international artists.  It showcases these skilled artists’ ingenious use—and often-expansive definitions—of fiber, while exploring the collector/artist relationship. The commissioned works come from The Cotsen Collection.


The 36 artists whose work appears in this exhibition are Masae Bamba, James Bassler, Mary Bero, Zane Berzina, N. Dash, Virginia Davis, Carson Fox, Shigeki Fukumoto, John Garrett, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Helena Hernmarck, Agneta Hobin, Pat Hodson, Kiyomi Iwata, Gere Kavanaugh, Ai Kijima, Hideaki Kizaki, Lewis Knauss, Nancy Koenigsberg, Gerhardt Knodel, Naomi Kobayashi, Gy├Ângy Laky, Paola Moreno, Jun Mitsuhashi, Kyoko Nitta, Hisako Sekijima, Barbara Murak, Cynthia Schira, Heidrun Schimmel, Carol Shinn, Sherri Smith, Hadi Tabatabai, Koji Takaki, Aune Taamal, Richard Tuttle, and Peter Weber.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Art Stage Singapore @ Galerie Ernst Hilger




Ai Kijima, New Love Plan #5, 2013
Textiles, 122 x 150 cm


We are once again participating at the Art Stage Singapore, with a solo presentation by the Japanese-American artist Ai Kijima. We are proud to exhibit her new series Love Plan. Come and visit us!

http://www.artstagesingapore.com/
Jan 16 - 19, 2014


Galerie Ernst Hilger
Dorotheergasse 5
1010 Wien
T: (+43) 1 512 53 15
F: (+43) 1 513 91 26
E: ernst.hilger@hilger.at
www.hilger.at