SHINNO Koji Exhibition

Sep. 5th tue– Sep. 16th Sat, 2023
12:00~18:00 Monday closed



Act of bringing the inside out 

I have a strong interest in violence, one of an instinct we all have.

It is prohibited to expose one’s violence in life in society, of course. 

Compared to the domestic cat, a stray cat shows different emotions, when a stray cat finds prey, like a bug or bird, directly sets their hunting position. Since they live by instinct. 

The domestic cat is happier than the stray cat as they live longer, on the other side, might they look at the life of the stray cat enviously.

I follow my instinct at least when I face the copper board, but sometimes I stop both my hand and my heart when associated with doubt, evil, madness, happiness, and easiness. 

In the future, if I live just facing the copper board, I might discover my violence, or other subconscious printed on the paper and become visible to confirm it. Or maybe I should leave with the life with the copper board to untie the tie and finally expose my violence out.

I was regardless of appearance to repeat violence when the time of infant stage. 

I had regretted and warned myself to simply spend such a period without compunction. 

Facing the copper board by myself just following my instinct is what I believe a nature that I exist.

Like a stray cat, I want to keep staring at the copper plate without worrying about being seen.

June 2017



1978 Born in Osaka

1999 B.A Printmaking,Kyoto Saga Art College,Kyoto

2001 B.A Printmaking,Osaka University of Arts,Osaka

Solo Exhibitions

2001 Shinanobashi Gallery Osaka

2003 galerie16 Kyoto

2005 galerie16 Kyoto

2007 galerie16 Kyoto

Osaka Contemporary Art Center room B Osaka

2009 galerie16 Kyoto

2012 galerie16  APERTO Kyoto

2013 nabis gallery Tokyo

2014 nabis gallery Tokyo

2016 galerie16  APERTO Kyoto

2017 chef d’oeuvre Osaka

2018 Statements from Galleries Focusing on a new generation 2018 Gallery Kawafune  Tokyo

galerie16 Kyoto

2019 galerie16 Kyoto

2020 galerie16 Kyoto

2022 Gallery Kawafune Tokyo

chef d’oeuvre Osaka

Group Exhibitions

2019 Field of Now 2019 Ginza Yokyo Hall,Tokyo

2020 The 2nd TKO International Miniprint 2020 Tokyo,Kyoto,Osaka