Miki Ishiyama was born in Hokkaido in 1998. She graduated from the Oil Painting Course, Department of Painting, Faculty of Art and Design at Tama Art University in 2020 and is currently studying for her master’s degree in the Oil Painting Course, Department of Painting in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts.
The impetus for Ishiyama’s painting process comes from listening to music. She goes searching on the internet for musicians whom she is not even sure exist, and when she finds them, she listens to them over and over. As if possessed by their presence, she commits images that have a sense of life to canvas. By painting these images with the most basic of techniques, she expands her own unique painting universe, in which her personal encounters and experiences are assimilated into the act of painting.


1998Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido
2018Tama Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Painting, Oil Painting
2022Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Graduate School of Fine Arts and Music, Master’s Program in Oil Painting


2022Tama Art University Graduation Works Exhibition and Graduate School Graduation Works Exhibition 2022 / Tama Art University, Hachioji Campus
The 45th Graduation Works Exhibition of the Union of Five Art Universities in Tokyo, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2021
Solo Exhibition “Symbolic Dream” / Room_412, Shibuya, Tokyo
2021Tama Art University PBL subject exhibition “Ai-Tai Exhibition” / Tama Art University, Hachioji Campus, Art Theque, Tokyo
Two-person exhibition “Get,Mild,Friend,Dance” / Tama Art University, Hachioji Campus, 402 Painting East Wing
2020Solo exhibition “My punch” / Room_412 (Shibuya)


2020Selected for FACE Exhibition 2020
2019Shell Art Award 2019 Naoko Kado Jury Prize