chika ito

Printmaking Bookmaking Ink-making

recent exhibitions

Waterfall
"Waterfall"
2024
Silkscreen on Japanese paper with hand made soot

Moonscape
"Moonscape"
2023
a commission work for kM magazine
Silkscreen on Japanese paper with handmade charcoal

Al dolce mormorio delle foglie 2023
"Al dolce mormorio delle foglie 2023"
2023
an artist book for "Project AGA-LAB 2023 ter gelegenheid van 65 jaar"
De Bouwput, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Silkscreen on paper with colors from local edible plants
Edition of 8

Blue Book 4
"Mirakelen van onse lieve vrouwe tot ’s-Hertogenbosch"
2023
ten artist books for "Blue Book 4", a curated exhibition, Médiathèque jules Verne, La Ricamarie, France
Silkscreen on paper with colors from plants, and gold and silver leaf
Edition of 10

Living colors of Den Bosch, the city of Hieronymus Bosch
"Living colors of Den Bosch (Website), the city of Hieronymus Bosch"
2022
a research project
ink on paper, colors from local edible materials

Sterrenhemel
"Sterrenhemel"
2021
A commission for RAAM magazine, Leiden, The Netherlands
Silkscreen on paper with colors from edible materials and mica
edition of 300

Kleur experiment
"Kleur experiment"
2020
an installation for "Stedelijke kunstenaars DNK VI" exhibition
De nieuwe kunstruimte, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
paint on paper, colors from edible materials

Eco-friendly ink/paint making with edible materials
"Eco-friendly ink/paint making with edible materials"
2020
a commission project for "Green Art Challenge" at Duurzaam festival
’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
a video instruction

Sky and Land
"Sky and Land" a research and collaboration with Yuriko Miyoshi
2020
an installation for "Kruisbestuiving" exhibition
Sint-anna-ten drieënkerk, Antwerpen, Belgium
silkscreen and etching on japanese paper, with colors from edible materials

Blue sky 2020
"Blue sky 2020"
2020
an artist book for "Blue Book" Curated exhibition
Médiathèque jules Verne, La Ricamarie, France
silkscreen on japanese paper, with colors from edible materials

The Permanent Collection
"The Permanent Collection"
2018
an installation of acquired work and recent works for "The Permanent Collection" exhibition
The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NY, NY, U.S.A.
silkscreen on paper, printed with rice paste and pigment from plants

above/below
"Above/Below"
2017
an installation for "MAMA MADE"
Elizabeth holden Gallery, Warren Wilson Collage, Asheville, NC, U.S.A.
silkscreen on paper, printed with rice paste and pigment from plants
gold wave silver wavegold wave silver wave
"gold wave silver wave"
2013
an installation for "Boek & Beeld"
Graphic Atelier Den Bosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
edition of 10(10 accordion book)
silkscreen on paper, printed with rice paste and pigment from plants
we share the same skywe share the same sky
"we share the same sky"
2010
an installation for "THE BOOK: A Contemporary View"
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.
edition of 100(100 accordion book)
silkscreen on paper, printed with rice paste and pigment from plants
Estonian Spiral
"Estonian Spiral"
2010
an installation for "In Graafika" exhibition
Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia
Silkscreen on 2500 paper,
printed with egg and starch, estonian herb/onion skin extracts
ostaraostara
"ostara"
2009
an installation for "Update"
NH Church, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
drawing on 500 cards,
egg and starch, mica on paper
ephemeralephemeral
"ephemeral"
2008
an installation for Two-persons exhibition
Kurtface Gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Silkscreen/drawings on 200 cards,
salt, gel-pen, egg-white, egg-yolk
1000nights1000nights
"1000nights"
2005-2006
an installation for Solo exhibition
Garden Fresh Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
drawing on 1000 cards
gel-pen