Kingetsu Ishii (石井 琴月)

I Remember You, I Know this Place

November 10 - December 1, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-8 PM

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While practicing calligraphy as a teacher in her 20s, Japanese artist Kingetsu Ishii (石井 琴月) became fascinated with the beauty, shape and meaning of Kanji characters. Each seemed to inhabit their own world, which, when explored, posed the opportunity to remind us of things we have long forgotten. Ishii began to explore the animate qualities of the characters in her artwork while also undergoing daily qigong training – an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow physical movements with meditation and controlled breathing. All living things are connected, she came to realize, and it is this connection, between the physical and spiritual worlds, that Ishii draws on while “playing” in her world of letters. Ishii hopes to encourage people to explore this relationship through her artwork, while also teaching people about the mysteries and pleasures of ancient writing.


Ishii lives in Miyazaki in southwestern Japan where she works as a calligraphy teacher. Her award-winning work has been exhibited throughout her home prefecture, in Tokyo, France and Miyazaki.

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Kingetsu Ishii (石井 琴月)

I Remember You, I Know this Place

November 10 - December 1, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-8 PM

Cloud Cover
Cloud Cover

Ink on Paper
13.5" x 16"

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While practicing calligraphy as a teacher in her 20s, Japanese artist Kingetsu Ishii (石井 琴月) became fascinated with the beauty, shape and meaning of Kanji characters. Each seemed to inhabit their own world, which, when explored, posed the opportunity to remind us of things we have long forgotten. Ishii began to explore the animate qualities of the characters in her artwork while also undergoing daily qigong training – an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow physical movements with meditation and controlled breathing. All living things are connected, she came to realize, and it is this connection, between the physical and spiritual worlds, that Ishii draws on while “playing” in her world of letters. Ishii hopes to encourage people to explore this relationship through her artwork, while also teaching people about the mysteries and pleasures of ancient writing.


Ishii lives in Miyazaki in southwestern Japan where she works as a calligraphy teacher. Her award-winning work has been exhibited throughout her home prefecture, in Tokyo, France and Miyazaki.

Cloud Cover
Cloud Cover
Rice Species (Accomplishment)
Rice Species (Accomplishment)
Shaman
Shaman
Light of God
Light of God
Connect to God
Connect to God
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I Remember You, I Know this Place | November 10 - December 1, 2018

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas