‘Paper Works’ Trio Exhibition

Jun 16, 2022 at 12:00am ~ Jun 25, 2022 at 11:59pm

ART FOR THOUGHT, a multidisciplinary gallery located just a few minutes walk from GINZA SIX, is proud to present their upcoming exhibition featuring contemporary female international artists specializing in the paper medium. The exhibition takes place from June 16-25, 2022 in Ginza.

‘Paper Works,’ features Jasmine Fulford, Palmarin Merges, and Mia O. who contemplate the textures of their media to build connections and conversations through their work. Using purposeful materials and layered compositions each artist tends to create deeply meaningful works that breath life and experience into each piece.

Date: 16-25 June 2022, see open hours below.
Address: ART FOR THOUGHT, 8-10-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Wako Ginza 8-chome Building 1F
Coronavirus Precautions: Business hours and event details may change due to the new coronavirus. Please be

Open Hours
Thurs, 16 June: 12:00-18:00
Fri, 17 June: 12:00-18:00
Sat, 18 June: 12:00-18:00
Sun, 19 June: closed
Mon, 20 June: 12:00-18:00

Tues, 21 June: 12:00-18:00
Wed, 22 June: 12:00-18:00
Thurs, 23 June: 12:00-18:00
Fri, 24 June: 12:00-18:00
Sat, 25 June: 12:00-17:00

ART FOR THOUGHT is a contemporary gallery in Ginza, Tokyo that provides a space for artists and artisans to exhibit their works to a robust audience of Japanese and foreign buyers. The space is available for a wide range of purposes, such as pop-ups, mixers, and other group events.

The gallery is located at 8-10-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
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Artist Biographies

Jasmine Fulford (Japan)
Jasmine Fulford is a Japanese-British artist who focuses her work on pictorial scenes of people, places, and things. She primarily uses oil paints to convey in her works the textured joy of various scenes whether they be interior spaces or portraiture. In her recent work, Fulford has been focusing in particular on themes that appear to viewers as understandable concepts, but are in fact difficult to grasp.

Jasmine Fulford graduated from Musashino Art University with a degree in painting after having focused on oil painting and printmaking, and holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Palmarin Merges (United States)
Palmarin Merges is a Filipina American artist whose work draws from the desire to become more sustainable by re-using materials close at hand and by adapting restriction as a generative force for creation. Trained as a Printmaker, she now works primarily in mixed media, especially household waste – plastic, cardboard, etc. These common materials taken from the fabric of her daily life are processed and then transformed into pattern, collage and concrete poetry.

Palmarin Merges holds an MFA Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited in Japan, the Philippines, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. She has previously taught Relief, Screenprint and drawing at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Marylhurst University and Pacific University.

Mia O. (Korea)
Mia O is a South Korean artist, currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan. In 2003, she participated in the Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residence program, run by the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, and was introduced to the Japanese art form. Using the traditional printmaking process which applies water based ink on handmade Japanese washi paper, Mia O. modernizes the craft using geometric and linear shapes to convey movement and transparency.

She received her BFA in Fine Arts from Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea and her MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute School of Art in New York. Her works have been exhibited and collected internationally, including a purchase award by the Hawaii state Foundation for culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places. and inclusion into the Kentler International Drawing Spaces Flatfiles.



Start: Jun 16th 2022 at 12:00am

End: Jun 25th 2022 at 11:59pm