Join us online with artist Tomoyo Ihaya and curator Makiko Hara for a conversation about Ihaya’s art practice. The conversation will highlight works included in Whose Stories?, such as her ongoing projects Drawings from Dharamsala and Eyes, Water, Fire, and will explore how empathy informs her work.
Born and raised in Tsu City, Mie, Japan, Tomoyo Ihaya has been a resident of Canada since 2000, and currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC. After studying studio arts at a number of universities in Canada, Ihaya received a Master of Fine Arts from University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, in 2002. Her practice draws on an interest in other cultures and a conviction about the connection between art and life.
Whose Stories? is curated by Makiko Hara and is on view at the Kamloops Art Gallery until December 31, 2021. An accompanying exhibition booklet and images of the installation are available online at kag.bc.ca.
Image credit: Left to right: Tomoyo Ihaya, Hand, 2015, mixed media on Japanese paper and Feet, 2015, mixed media on Japanese paper, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo: Garnet Dirksen