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Three

Three

three is an art unit formed in 2009 by three artists who live and work in Fukushima. They produce art pieces by using a huge amount of every-day items including fish-shaped soy sauce bottles, figure dolls of cartoon or game characters and candy. They have a keen interest in opposing and multi-layered subjects such as ‘large-scale production and consumption’, ‘individual and community’, ‘cities and regions’. They are trying to create a visualisation of different kinds of aspect in the modern society, sometimes in an ironic way.

They have worked on the participatory experience-based installation as well. They present the process of making artworks as a result of viewers’ behaviours under the theme of ‘consumption’ and it invites viewers to reconsider various issues and emotions related to consumption.

The works made by figure dolls are started from an interest in the shape of the plastic dolls themselves. This interest is extended to the exploration into materials, the transformation of the value and numerousness. The figure dolls are stripped of their original identities as cartoon characters and reduced to simple, inert component elements such as colour and weight. The title of each work represents the actual weight of the dolls used for the art piece. Each unique doll dissolves into each other and fuse together, reflecting aspects of the internet where various information gets mixed up and people can hardly find their own identity in modern society.

AWARDS

2013

  • Nominated for Art in the office 2012 CCC AWARDS

2011

  • Nominated for shiseido art egg vol.6

2010

  • Awarded the Grand Prize, TOKYO WONDER WALL 2010
  • Awarded the Grand Prize, 5th TAGBOAT AWARD
  • Nominated for 5th DAIKOKUYA CONTEMPORARY ART RAISE EXHIBITION

2009

  • Nominated for TAGBOAT AUTUMN AWARD 2009
  • Nominated for NEXT DOOR Vol.9

2008

  • Nominated for For Rent! For Talent! 4

PUBLIC COLLECTION

2010

  • JAPIGOZZI COLLECTION

RESIDENCY / WORKSHOP / EVENT

2019

  • three is a magic number 14 Workshop, Takasaki Museum Of Art, Takasaki

2017

  • COOL JAPAN Symposium, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands

2013

  • SUMMER ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM, Japan Society Art Gallery, New York

2011

  • Art through the Senses Part2, Pre-Opening Project, Museum of Loft Course Extra edition
  • Collaboration with artists! You also artists!?
  • NAGANO PREFECTURAL SHINANO ART MUSEUM HIGASHIYAMA KAII-GALLERY, Nagano

2010

  • three is a magic number 2 – Workshop -, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • three is a magic number 14, Takasaki Museum Of Art, Takasaki

2018

  • three is a magic number 13, Standing Pine Gallery, Nagoya

2016

  • three is a magic number 12, Now Contemporary Art, Miami

2015

  • three is a magic number 11, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • three is a magic number 10, Fukagawa Bansho Gallery, Tokyo

2014

  • three is a magic number 9, MICHEKO GALERIE, Munich
  • three is a magic number 8, Now Contemporary Art, Miami

2013

  • three is a magic number 7, Japan Society Gallery, New York
  • three is a magic number 6, GALLERY A QUAD, Tokyo

2012

  • three is a magic number 5, MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY, Tokyo
  • three is a magic number 4, shiseido art egg vol.6, SHISEIDO GALLERY, Tokyo

2011

  • three is a magic number 3, TWS-EMERGING 2011, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo

2010

  • three is a magic number 2, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • three is a magic number, MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions / ART FAIR

2019

  • ART BUSAN 2019, BEXCO Exhibition Center 1, Busan
  • LA ART SHOW, LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, LA
  • With which art 2019 is connected nowadays is compared, Tomioka city museum / Fukuzawa Ichiro memorial gallery, Gunma

2018

  • ART021 SHAGHAI CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Shanghai Exhibition Center, China
  • KIAF ART SEOUL 2018, COEX Hall A&B, Seoul, Korea
  • COOL JAPAN Exhibition, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • ART JAKARTA 2018,The Ritz Carlton Jakarta pacific place, Jakarta
  • Affordable Art Fair 2018, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Artist in Residence Just Before the Building’s Reconstruction, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, Nagano
  • ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2018, MARINA BAY SANDS, Singapore
  • EAST/WEST GROUP SHOW, COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

2017

  • Vision on Material Exhibition, Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata
  • EAT ME, TRAPHOLT, Kolding, Denmark
  • KIAF 2017 ART SEOUL, COEX Hall A&B, Seoul, Korea
  • COOL JAPAN Exhibition, Museum Volkenkunde, NED Leiden
  • ART COLLECTOR STARTER KIT, COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA
  • SENSORY OVERLOAD, COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

2016

  • Art Miami 2016, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami
  • Group Exhibition IV, Akutsu gallery, Maebashi
  • TWS-NEXT @tobikan Clairvoyance, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

2015

  • SHIBUYA STYLE Vol.9, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • Art Miami 2015, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami
  • Art Southampton 2015, Nova’s Ark Project, New York
  • STROKE MUNICH 2015, Praterinsel, Munich
  • Young Art Taipei 2015, Sheraton Grande Taipei, Taiwan
  • Group Show, Now Contemporary Art, Miami

2014

  • Art Miami 2014, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami
  • Symbol, Spirit, Culture, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta
  • Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo County Event Center Expo Hall, San Francisco
  • Autumn Group Show, Fukagawa bansho gallery, Tokyo
  • COLLECTION COOKING, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima

2013

  • Art Miami 2013, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami
  • The Cosmology of Sculpture, Kanazawa College of Art The Art Gallery, Ishikawa
  • Art in the office 2012 CCC AWARDS, DAIKANYAMA T-SITE GARDEN GALLERY, Tokyo
  • Art Wynwood 2013, The Art Wynwood Pavilion Midtown Miami, Miami

2012

  • XYZ, MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY, Tokyo
  • Art Miami 2012, The Art Miami Pavilion Midtown Miami, Miami
  • FIRST HEROES OF LAST CAMERA, Shower Room Factory, Tokyo
  • artBO International Art Fair of Bogotá, Corferias Centro de Convenciones, Colombia
  • LUMINE meets ART 2012, LUMINE IKEBUKURO, Tokyo
  • I AM GIULIETTA. THE DRIVE ART, spiral, Tokyo
  • CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNALE OF FUKUSHIMA 2012 SORA, Fukushima Airport, Fukushima
  • Excessive!, Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Hokkaido
  • BAZAAR ART Jakarta 2012, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta pacific place, Jakarta
  • アートをおうちに持ち帰る。新しくて、楽しくて、温かい毎日が始まる。展 , GINZA MITSUKOSHI, Tokyo
  • Dialogs, now contemporary art, Miami
  • SHIBUYA STYLE ARTSHOP, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • ART SHOW BUSAN 2012, BEXCO New Exhibition Hall, Busan
  • TOHOKU NO CHIKARA, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo

2011

  • SHIBUYA STYLE Vol.5, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • SOFA 2011 Chicago, Navy Pier Festival Hall, Chicago
  • Art through the Senses Part2, NAGANO PREFECTURAL SHINANO ART MUSEUM HIGASHIYAMA KAII-GALLERY, Nagano
  • PULSE Los Angeles, The Event Deck at L.A. Live, Los Angeles
  • ART SLOPE, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • TOKYO WONDER WALL 2010 (three dimension/installation division) AWARD EXHIBITION, Tosei Gallery, Tokyo
  • ART STAGE SINGAPORE, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore
  • Mr. I’s Collection Exhibition, Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma

2010

  • SHIBUYA STYLE Vol.4, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • PULSE MIAMI, THE ICE PALACE, Miami
  • TOKYO WONDER WALL 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
  • 5th TAGBOAT AWARD GROUP EXHIBITION, TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo
  • NEXT 2010, Merchandise Mart, Chicago
  • IKESEI STYLE CONTEMPORARY, SEIBU IKEBUKURO, Tokyo
  • 5th DAIKOKUYA CONTEMPORARY ART RAISE EXHIBITION, Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Tochigi
  • Toy Show, MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY, Tokyo

2009

  • Vision on Craft / Material Exhibition, Tohoku University of Art and Design Gallery, Yamagata
  • SHIBUYA STYLE Vol.3, SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
  • TAGBOAT AUTUMN AWARD 2009 Winners Exhibition, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Tokyo
  • NEXT DOOR Vol.9, T&G ARTS, Tokyo
  • UNBALANCE BASE – Tohoku and Identity Exhibition, Former Residence of Governor Ishii, Iwate

2008

  • For Rent! For Talent! 4, ART GALLERY ARTIUM, Fukuoka