Naomi Kashiwagi


Naomi Kashiwagi is an award-winning artist, including Winner of Arts Council North West prize, art08 Individual Artist Award and Best of Manchester Award (Art) 2008. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Women in the Arts Award; part of Manchester's International Women's Day Celebrations and was shortlisted for the Nationwide Mercury Prize Art competition (2005).

Naomi's practice playfully provokes the fringes of disciplines and genres, the intersections and impacts of visual art and music upon one another and the cyclical nature of obsolescence and technological innovation. She works through reinvention- recycling the redundant and that of the established order to reveal the ordinary as being inherently extraordinary. Notable exhibitions include Innsbruck International: Festival of the Arts, Innsbruck, Austria (June 2013), SOUNDWORKS, ICA, London (2012), Progress Reports: Art in an era of diversity, INIVA, Rivington Place London (2010), The Intertwining Line: Drawing as Subversive Art, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2008).