After graduating from Nagoya Zokei University in 2011, Mitobe has been based in Chiba, Japan, where she has been working as an artist. Mitobe has been painting iconic figures such as Michael Jackson for some time, but a residency in the United States in 2014 led to the release of her "DEPTH" series, and in her solo exhibition at the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in 2016, she exhibited a nearly four meter long work in the center of the exhibition hall. In each case, she pursues the essence of painting through the theme of the face.

Major solo exhibitions include "I am yellow" (Maki Fine Arts) in 2019, "DEPTH ? Tranquil Pigment" (florist gallery N) in 2018, "APMoA, ARCH vol. 18 DEPTH ?" in 2016. Dynamite Pigment -" (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art), "Nanae Mitobe" (gallery21yo-j) and "ABRAHAM" (LOOP HOLE) in 2014.
Major group exhibitions include "Holbein Scholarship Achievements" (2020), "Nanae Mitobe | Yosuke Takayama: Depth of the Face" (Kannai Library) (2019), "Takahashi Collection: Art of the Homeland" (Tsuruoka Art Forum) (2019), "Takahashi Collection: Faces and Abstraction - Kiyoshun Shirakaba" (2018). Together with the “Museum Collection" at the Shirakaba Museum of Art in Kiyoshun, Japan; "Abracadabra Painting Exhibition" at Lake Ichihara Museum of Art in 2017; "One Hundred and One Billion Light Year Tunnel" at the Musee Hamaguchi Yozo and Yamasa Collection, Japan; and "Rikona Hans" at Tarion Gallery in 2014.
Public collections: Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, Takahashi Collection

PLOFILE

2011Graduated from Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design
Currently, based in Chiba, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019“I am yellow” Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo
2018“DEPTH ? Tranquil Pigment” florist gallery N, Aichi
2016“MITOBE Nanae Exhibition” gallery21yo-j, Tokyo
“DEPTH ? Tranquil Pigment” gallery N, Aichi
“APMoA project, ARCH vol.18: DEPTH – Dynamite Pigment” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi
2014“ABRAHAM” LOOP HOLE, Tokyo
“Mitobe Nanae Solo Show” Gendai Heights Gallery Den .st, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020“HCN”, Tokyo International Gallery, Tokyo
‘’Holbein Scholarship Exhibition’’ Sato Museum, Tokyo
2019“Nanae Mitobe x Yosuke Takayama Exhibition ? Depth of Face” Kannai Bunko, Kanagawa
“Takahashi Collection | Art’s Home” Tsuruoka Art Forum, Yamagata
2018“Takahashi Collection ─ Face and Abstraction” Kiyoharu Art Colony, Yamanashi
2017“Artists’ Book Exhibition SENDAI ?? TOKYO” NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo; void+, Tokyo; Gallery TURNAROUND, Sendai
“ABraCaDabra” Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba
“100100000000 Light Year Tunnel” Musee Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection, Tokyo
“Museum Wonder Land 2017” Toyoshina Modern Art Museum, Nagano
“ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2017” Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo
2015“The first decade of LOOP HOLE” Fuchu Green Plaza gallery, Tokyo
“Red body” T&S GALLERY / TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN
2014“Clever Hans” TALION \ GALLERY, Tokyo
Open space exhibition, Alternative Space Gell, Tokyo
“Desert Sketches” Burning Man exhibition tent, Black Rock City, Nevada
“FUCHU OF MADNESS” LOOP HOLE, Tokyo
2013“Bulletin” Nihon University College of Art, Ekoda campus, Tokyo
“since” T&S GALLERY / TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN, Tokyo
2012“16 Young Artists” Keiyudoh Gallery, Tokyo
“460 Exhibition” Yada Gallery, Aichi
“3331 Independents Scholarship Exhibition” 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
“Chocolats des Fuchu 2012” LOOP HOLE, Tokyo
2011“Density II” Art Lab, Aichi
“Iconophobia ? Fascination and Fear of Images” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art and florist・gallery N, Aichi
“BLUMEN GARTEN” LOOP HOLE, Tokyo

ACCOLADES

2019Holbein Scholarship
2013Prize recipient: Morikazu Kumagawa Award
2011Prize recipient: “2011 Chiyoda Arts Festival / 3331 Independents Scholarship Exhibition” O JUN special judge prize

COLLECTIONS

Aichi prefectural museum of art
Takahashi collection