Sunday, June 11, 2017

Textile jewelry sale at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London

Come and try my textile jewelry collection this week in London!!!


Designer Summer Season Finale - 12.-13.06.2017 
in Chelsea Old Town Hall.

With many other famous Italian designer brands like: 
Pinko, Just Cavalli, Versace, Patrizia Pepe, Liu Jo, Diesel, Armani Junior...

For more informations email to info@suyd.co.uk 




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Box Project : Uncommon Threads at Racine Art Museum

I am proud to be a part of this group exhibition at Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin this summer!





                                                                        ramart.org


The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Opens Sunday, May 21 -  Aug 27

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads kicks off the season of a summer full of fiber art. This exhibition showcases commissioned works by 36 of the world's top fiber artists. These artists, many of whom work on a large scale, were challenged to create an original piece within the confines of a small box. Organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research (CFAR) with RAM, this traveling exhibition presents works commissioned by Lloyd Cotsen between 2004 and 2013 together with 22 large-scale fiber art pieces on loan by the same artists.

Racine Art Museum – R|A|M, 441 Main Street, Box 187, Racine, WI 53401–0187

http://www.ramart.org/content/box-project-uncommon-threads

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Textile Jewelry at LiNUSCH in Vienna, Austria

My textile jewelry are now available at LiNUSCH in Vienna, Austria. Please go and see them in person. The store owner and designer, Tehilla Gitterle creates beautiful geometric design clothes.
Address:  Hernalser Hauptstraße 49, 1170 Wien, Austria



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, Gyöngy 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.