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Phone: (208) 885-6851
Fax: (208) 885-9428
E-mail: artdesign@uidaho.edu

College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2471

Nishiki Tayui

Nishiki Tayui


Office: AA100
Phone: (208) 885-6851
Email: nishiki@uidaho.edu

College of Art & Architecture
Art and Design Program
Assistant Professor of Painting

Campus Locations: Moscow Campus
With UI Since 2013


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Painting
    • Drawing
    • Japanese Calligraphy
    • Sumi-e
    • Video
    • Theatre
  • Biography

    Born and raised in Japan, Nishiki Tayui Primarily works on 2D surface; however, continues to experiment with other visual language, such as 3D expression and video. With her multicultural background, she continues to search for her own cultural identity through the process of creation, including her resent visit to Japan to study Japanese calligraphy and Sumi-e with a Sumi-e master. She exhibits nationally and internationally. She graduated from Portland State University with BA in Fine Art in 2005 and earned her MFA from Indiana University in Painting in 2010.

  • Selected Publications
    • “The Door Prize”, an exhibition catalogue, March, 2012
    • “Warp”, ARTslant, http://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/20455, and AnnArbor.com, http://annarbor.com/entertainment/gallery-project-warp/, December, 2010
    • “New American Paintings - MFA Annual 87”, The Open Studios Press, 2010
  • Research Projects

    Selected Solo Exhibitions


    2014

    Solo Exhibition (title TBA)
    CSN Artspace Gallery, College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV
    (up-coming 10/10-11/21)

    Re:Word Within
    The Studios Gallery, Derbyshire, England, UK
    (up-coming 8/7-9/12)

    Word Within 
    FireHouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

    2012

    Kotodama – solo exhibition as a part of the International Education Week
    Park National Bank Art Gallery, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Clermont, OH

    2011

    Goodship Friendship Kinship
    Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, ND

    Selected Two - Four Person Exhibitions


    2014

    inflocks — two person exhibition
    Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

    2012

    From Dark into Light — four person exhibition
    North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

    2011

    Three-Person Show – Juried Exhibition
    Parkwood Gallery-Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, OH

    Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances


    2014

    ViewPoints – National Juried Exhibition (Juror: Sue Scott)
    Aljira-a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

    Paint Like You Mean It – International Juried Exhibition (Juror: Dr Susannah Thompson, Paul Keir, James Clegg, and Alan Shipway)
    IR11 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 

    2014 Collector’s Choice – International Juried Exhibition
    Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

    2013

    (Inter)Connections – International Juried Exhibition
    (Juror: Lilia Kudelia, Adjunct Curator, Dallas Contemporary Art Center, Dallas, TX)
    WoCA Projects, Fort Worth, TX

    A Sense of Space 2013 – 33rd  Annual National  Juried Fine Art Competition
    (Juror: Don Kimes, artistic director in the visual arts for the Chautauqua Institution, NY)
    Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

    Pinnacle 2013 – 5th Annual National Juried Art Competition, catalogue
    Foster Tanner Fine Arts Center:
    Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL

    Contribution to the background theater image for Annual Faculty & Guest Artist Concert, works by Selene Carter with Amy Burrell, Indiana University Contemporary Dance, Department of Kinesiology
    Ruth N. Halls Theatre, Bloomington, IN

    Winter’s Shadow Cast by Light: Work from the Pacific Northwest – Invitational Exhibition
    1078 Gallery, Chico, CA

    2012

    PHENOMENA: Works on Paper – Juried Exhibition
    Curator: Beautiful Fields, Phatory Gallery, NYC, NY

    7th National Juried Exhibition – National Juried Exhibition (juror: Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
    Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA 

    Swab –International Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Pantocrator Gallery
    Barcelona, Spain

    The Door Prize – International Juried Exhibition, curated by Antria Pelekanou, catalogue
    Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, England, UK

    We Feel Like **** – NY Art Shows – Juried Exhibition, curated by Bernadette & Lia
    Gallerybar, New York City, NY

    Inaugural Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition – Juried Exhibition (juror: Shana Barefoot, collections and exhibitions manager at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia-MOCA GA)
    University Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

  • Awards and Honors
    • Artist Residency, Contemporary Artists Center-Woodside with merit fellowship, Troy NY, 2013
    • Short-listed for The Door Prize for painting 2012, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol UK, 2012
    • Portland Community College Diamond Alumni Awards, in honor of PCC’s 50th anniversary (Portland Community College), 2012
    • Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Travel Grant (University of North Dakota), 2011
    • Diversity Fellows Program, National Fellowship Recipient (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), 2010
    • Nomination for Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship, 2010

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