Born in Japan. Lives and works in Akita, Japan.
 
EDUCATION
 
 
2004-2006
 
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
 
MFA Sculpture
1999-2003
 
Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY
 
BFA Sculpture
2002
 
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
   
2015
  Odd Geometry, cocolaboratory, Akita, Japan (two person)
    Growing, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
    10th Daikokuya Contemporary Art Competition, Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan
2014
  What Goes Around Comes Around, Glass Pyramid Gallery, Toyama, Japan (solo)
2013
  Ecchu Art Festival, Toyama, Japan
    Yatsuo Art Festival 2013, Toyama, Japan
    The Space of Time, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama, Japan (two-person)
  Homeward Found, The Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY
2012
  Art Garden 2012 Oiwasan, Toyama, Japan
2011
  Yatsuo Art Festival 2011, Toyama, Japan
2010
 
Ecchu Art Festival, Toyama, Japan
  I-95 Triennial Invitational, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME
    Alchemy, Schiltkamp Gallery, Worcester, MA
2009
 
Young Artists Exhibition, Tamada Projects, Tokyo, Japan
 
Color Matters, South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA
2008
 
New Art 2008, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA
2007
 
The Five Senses, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL
 
Essential Elements, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
 
Fresh Perspectives in Studio Furniture, Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT
2006-2007
 
RISD/Fidelity Outdoor Sculpture Loan Program, Fidelity Investments, Smithfield, RI
2006
 
New Directions ’06, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
 
30 Under 30, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
 
Graduate Student Exhibition, The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
 
Perfectly Frank: MFA Row, Peerless Space, Providence, RI
 
Phenomena, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
 
Curiouser, Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
RISD at UMASS, Student Union Gallery at UMASS Amherst, Amherst, MA
2005
 
Expansion, New Century Artists, New York, NY
 
Summer Festival “Art Students’ Exhibition in NY” 2005, Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
 
Graduate Sculpture, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
2004
 
Wood, Richard and Dolly Maas Gallery, Purchase, NY
2003
 
Ayumi Ishii: Recent Work, Art + Design, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY (solo)
 
SELECTED EXPERIENCE
 
     
2012
  Artist in Residence, The Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY
2009
 
Artist in Residence, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
2008
 
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2006-2009
 
Crate tech, ARTEX Fine Art Services, Somerville, MA
 
Construction of fine art storage crates.
2006
 
Translator, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Niigata, Japan
 
Japanese to English subtitling for the video work “Water Tales” by Pavel Mrkus.
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
 
Edifice: introductory wood and metal construction for graduate students.
 
Instructor of Record, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
 
"Mmm….Molds”: mold making and casting Wintersession studio course designed and taught with Emily
 
Fleisher and Dan Langston.
2005-2006
 
Gallery Assistant, Sol Koffler Gallery/ Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
2005
 
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
 
Casting Studio with Peter Soriano.
2003-2004
 
Artist in Residence, Hurricane Mountain: A Center for Earth Arts, Keene, NY
2003
 
Exhibition Preparator Assistant, The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
2002
 
Intern, Ursula von Rydingsvard Studio, Brooklyn, NY
 
Intern, Wendy Ross Studio, Bethesda. MD
 
PRESS
 
     
July 20, 2014
  “Introducing Sculptures Referencing Water Circulation,” Kitanippon Shimbun.
Oct. 13, 2013
  “Nizayama Forest Art Museum,” Osamu Kuga, d design travel TOYAMA, D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT, p.27.
Sept. 19, 2013
  “A Wave’s Moment, Expressed in Glass,” KItanippon Shimbun.
Sept. 4, 2013
  “Individual Expressions of Water and Time” by Satoki Hamamatsu, Kitanippon Shimbun
Jul. 15, 2013
 
“New Works Inspired by Water and Time,” Kitanippon Shimbun.
Aug 17, 2006
 
“Fresh views” by Bill Rodriguez, The Phoenix.
Jul 27, 2006
 
"Young artists reveal edgy dimension” by Doug Norris, South County Independent.
May 10, 2006
 
“The Art of Investing at Fidelity” by Andrea L. Stape, The Providence Journal.
 
AWARDS
 
 
2006
 
The Artist’s Resource Trust Fund, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Great Barrington, MA
2005
 
Honorable Mention, 2005 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International
 
Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
 
Sylvia Leslie Herman Young Scholarship, RISD, Providence, RI
2004
 
Jeanne Stahl Webber Scholarship, RISD, Providence, RI
2001-2003
 
Art + Design Merit Scholarship, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY
2002
 
Elena Prentice Rulon-Miller Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME