2017 Mokuhanga Basic Program B

We have completed 2017’s last Residence: Basic Program B. The following 6 artists had been staying and working at Lake Kawaguchi from October 21st to November 25th, 2017.

Ana Amelia Corazza Genioli (Brazil)

Marcia Weese (USA)

Marina Borodina (Russia)

Sarah Lucie Verbeek (Netherlands)

Siemen Theodoor Dykstra (Netherlands)

Sophie Layton (UK)

2017 Mokuhanga Advanced Program D

We have completed 2017 Mokuhanga Advanced Program D. They stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from July 28 to August 31, 2017.

An Gee Chan (Hong Kong)

Brenda Petays (Canada)

Fuko Ito (Japan/USA)

Jon Lee (USA)

Sarah Hulsey (USA)

2017 Mokuhanga Advanced Program C

The following 6 artists have stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi for Advanced Program C, from June 10 to July 15, 2017.

Kate Mac Donagh (Ireland)

Natasha Norman (South Africa)

Patty Hudak(USA/ Ireland)

Mariko Jesse (USA)

Melissa Schulenberg (USA)

Katie Baldwin (USA)

2017 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A

The following six artists have joined Basic Training Program A hold at Lake Kawaguchi from April 22 to May 27, 2017.

Eleni Panayidou (Cyprus)

Dirk Comello (Netherlands)

Julia Morrisroe (USA)

Van der Ploeg Anna Katherine Louise (South Africa)

Ursula Radermacher (Germany)

Rose-Marie Glen (USA)

2016 Research Program (25 days)

Elspeth Lamb, as a research artist in 2016, will come back to Japan to make her new printing paper at Uchimura studio, Ogawa, Saitama, and print her Mokuhanga images on her self-made Ogawa paper at Kawaguchiko residence/studio.

Sept. 12 – Oct. 10, 2016


2016 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program B

This year MI-LAB has again decided to hold two classes for the Basic Training Artist in Residence Program. The five artists selected for the 2016 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program B will study and create water-based woodblock printmaking in Lake Kawaguchi from October 27 to November 30, 2016.

Daniel Streck (USA)

Heidi Lingamfelter Almosara (USA)

Patty Hudak (USA, Ireland)

Rowan McOnegal (Scotland)

Shelly Xiong (USA)

Carolyn Sevigny (Canada)

2016 Mokuhanga Advanced Program

MI-LAB is pleased to announce the selection results for the 2016 Mokuhanga Advanced Program. Five experienced Mokuhanga artists will travel to Japan on September 12, 2016 to take part in the artist in residency until October 17, 2016. Each artist will complete a mokuhanga project during their 5 week stay in Lake Kawaguchi.

Aleksander Wozniak (Poland)
Aleksander Wozniak (Poland)

Alexandre Fortin (Canada)
Alexandre Fortin (Canada)

Fabiola Gil (Spain)
Fabiola Gil (Spain)

Yvonne Hering (Australia)
Yvonne Hering (Australia)

2016 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A

MI-LAB is happy to announce the artists selected to participate in the 2016 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A. The six artists will arrive in Japan on April 20, 2016 to learn water-based woodblock printmaking. They will spend 5 weeks creating mokuhanga at the residence in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan.

Ann Kavanagh (Ireland)

Ashley Yeo (Singapore)

David Warren (USA)

Graham Blair (Canada)

Susan Mannion (Ireland)

Wai Wai Or (Hong Kong, China)

AIRセミナー:Beyond the border —あらゆるボーダーを乗り越えていくためにー


定員:   先着20名
募集資格: 30歳前後の制作活動中のアーティスト
参加費:  6回分一括払い ¥28,000 (税別) / 分割払い ¥30,000 (税別)
日時:   2016年4月〜9月 毎月第3土曜日 14:00 – 17:00
会場:   CfSHEギャラリー(アーツ千代田3331内 B109) 〒101-0021 東京都千代田区外神田6丁目11-14-B109
TEL:    050-3304-9001
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第1回 4/16 オリエンテーション
世界のアーティスト・イン・レジデンス(AIR)、 公募展、国際会議について知る

第2回 5/21 プレゼンテーション演習Ⅰ

第3回 6/18 プレゼンテーション演習Ⅱ

第4回 7/16 プレゼンテーション演習Ⅲ

第5回 8月20日(金)、8月21日(土)、8月22日(日)
合宿 MI-LABの2泊3日のレジデンス体験
持続可能なアーティストライフ: Job&Workバランス

第6回 9/17 ステップアップ

Joint exhibition : “3331 Galleries – Valeur –”


We are happy to announce that the eight tenant galleries in the 3331 get together to open an exhibition, “3331 Galleries – Valuer -” , and we will take part in with prints of Tom Thjisse, NAP alumni, resides Amsterdam.

Place: 3331 Gallery (3331 Arts Chiyoda 1F 104)

Duration: February 3, Wednesday – February 14, Sunday, 2016

Admission: Free

Arctic Circle

Fri. December  4th, 2015 – Sun. December 13th, 2015 (12:00-18:00)
Closed on Monday, Tuesday
Closing at 17:00 on the last day.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery

Cfshe Gallery is pleased to present a three artists` group exhibition. Katsutoshi Yuasa (printmaking), Yoshitaka Nanjo (painting) and Takashi Katayama (painting) were invited to participate in artist- in- residence programs in Norway for summer 2015. They are going to show new works created after the residency.

‘Narrative Patterns`

Fri. October 3, 2015 – Sun. October 18, 2015 (12:00-19:00)
Closed on Monday, Tuesday
Closing at 17:00 on the last day.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery

CfSHE Gallery is pleased to present the recent works of April Vollmer, New York based American artist and printmaker who works primarily in Mokuhanga, Japanese Woodblock, from October 3rd 2015 to October 18th 2015. Vollmer participated in Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residence program in 2004 and worked on the book about Mokuhanga as the first writer- researcher at MI-LAB in 2013. She recently had her book “Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop” published by Watson-Guptill in July 2015.

Artist’s Biography
Vollmer graduated from CUNY Hunter College MFA in New York in 1983 and has shown her works extensively throughout US and Japan.

April Vollmer’s Book: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

We are pleased to announce that a residence artist April Vollmer will have her book “Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop” published by Watson-Guptill in July 2015. Vollmer wrote this book based on her experience teaching mokuhanga workshops in the U.S. It begins with a description of the relevance of the technique today, and includes an overview of its history, with chapters on printing technique, washi handmade paper, and a discussion of contemporary artists who use and teach mokuhanga. The book includes many photographs of Japanese tools and materials, and is illustrated with color photographs from over forty contemporary creative artists.

Vollmer participated in the Nagasawa Art Park program in 2004 and worked on the book as the first writer-researcher at MI-LAB in 2013.

The Book Information:

April Vollmer:

2015 Mi-Lab Basic Training Program A/B exhibition was successfully closed on Aug. 30th.

We are happy to inform you that 2015 Mi-Lab Basic Training Program A/B exhibition was successfully closed on Aug. 30th. We would like to thank everyone who came to see the exhibition. We have high expectations for the artists’ new works and activities from now on.

2015 Mokuhanga Advanced Program

We are pleased to announce that 4 international artists will arrive in Tokyo on September 14th.
They will take part in the 2015 Mokuhanga Advanced Program at the Lake Kawaguchi residence until October 20th.

Mel Cheong (Cheong Hoi I)
(Macau, SAR)

Judith Elisabeth de Haan
(Norway/The Netherlands)

Elspeth Lamb

Jack Ying Tan

MI-LAB Basic Traning Program A/B Exhibition

MI-LAB is happy to inform you that 2015 Basic Program of Mokuhanga residency was successfully closed with 12 excellent artists on July 5, 2015.They stayed Lake Kawaguchi MI-LAB residence and learnt by two instructors and self-trained the skills and expressions.
CfSHE Gallery will have their prints and residence photo documents show from August 8, 2015.

Venus: CfSCHE Gallery (Arts Chiyoda 3331 B109 11-14, 6-chome, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021)
Gallery Hours: 12~18 PM
Exhibition Date: August 20th~30th, 2015

Participated artist:

Program A:

  • Yuet Yean Teo (Malasia)
  • Lucy May Schofield (the UK)
  • Guillaume Brisson-Darveau (Canada)
  • Babs Ernst (Switzerland)
  • Kate Mac Donagh(Ireland)
  • Diego Jourdan Pereira (Uruguay / Chile)

Program B:

  • Elliot Steven Coffin (UK)
  • Gloria Pizzilli (Italy)
  • Jennifer Mack-Watkins (USA)
  • Jocelyn Tribe (Australia)
  • Sin-kan (Sadie) Lau (Hong Kong)
  • Timothy Eric Knudsen (Canada)

We are happily announce that Basic Training Program A and B in 2015 were
completed smoothly.

We are highly grateful artists for their cooperation and kindness

2015 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program B

We are pleased to announce that six international artists will arrive in Tokyo on June 1st. They will proceed to Lake Kawaguchi the following day to participate in our second Mokuhanga Basic Training Program of 2015. At the Lake Kawaguchi residence they will study the basics of mokuhanga printmaking from various instructors until the end of the program on July 5th.

Elliot Coffin
Elliot Steven Coffin

gloria pizzilli
Gloria Pizzilli

Jeniffer Mack
Jennifer Mack-Watkins

Jocelyn Tribe

Sadie Lau
Sin-kan (Sadie) Lau
(Hong Kong)

Timothy Eric Knudsen

Please join us in Tokyo on the 4th of July for a reception showcasing the work of these six artists. It will be a great opportunity to engage them in discussion.

Basic B-Program Exhibition and Reception

Exhibition dates: June 28 –July 4, 2015
Gallery Hours: 12:00 pm18:00 pm
Closing party: July 4, 2015  18:3020:30
Mokuhanga exhibition of Basic A and B Program artists’ will open between Aug. 20 -30, 2015 at CfSHE Gallery.
To attend the reception on July 4th, please email us with 「BTP/B交流会参加」 as the subject and include your name in the body of the email.

CfSHE Gallery
Arts Chiyoda 3331 B109
11-14, 6-chome, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021

2015 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A

We are pleased to announce that six international artists will arrive in Tokyo on March 20th where they will share some current work before proceeding to Lake Kawaguchi to participate in our Mokuhanga Basic Training Program until May 23rd.

Yuet Yean Teo

Lucy May Schofield
(the UK)

Guillaume Brisson-Darveau

Babs Ernst

Kate Mac Donagh

Diego Jourdan Pereira
(Uruguay / Chile)

Please join us in Tokyo on the 21st to meet the artists, hear them talk about their work as well as engage them in discussion. An exhibition of their work will run from April 21st to May 3rd.

Preview Exhibition and Discussion Schedule

Artist Preview Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: April 21, 2015-May 3, 2015
Gallery Hours: 13:00-6:00 (Mondays and Tuesdays are holidays except for April 21st; the gallery will close at 5 PM on May 3rd )

Artist Talk and Discussion
Event Date: April 21, 2015
The event will begin at 6:30.
Entry is free.
To participate in the Artist Talk and Discussion portion of this event, please email MI-Lab by April 18th .

CfSHE Gallery
Arts Chiyoda 3331 B109
11-14, 6-chome, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021

Lake Kawaguchi MI-LAB AIR Programs Exhibition

Mon, Nov. 17 2014  – Fri, Nov. 28 2014, 9:00 – 17:00
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Venue: Fujikawaguchiko-cho City Hall (Admission Free) 1F Entrance Hall


2014 Continuing Study Program for Advanced Artists

June 26 (Thu) – July 31 (Thu)

Following five printmakers completed the MI-LAB residency, Continuing Study Program for Advanced Artists.

luis.jpgLuis Castañeda
Dubai (USA)

Photo_MJPACHECO_.jpgMaria João Pacheco
Lisbon (Portugal)

portrett-2.jpgRagnhild Løkke
Oslo (Norway)

IMG_0364.jpgAlexandre Fortin
Montreal (Canada)

schulenberg-photoMelissa Schulenberg
New York (USA)

2014 MI-LAB Students Summer Workshop Program

June 15 (Sun) – June 21 (Sat)
A group of students from Kansas University came to MI-LAB for one week summer workshop

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2014 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program Artists

April 7 Mon. – May 11 Sun. 2014

charles coates
Charles Coates
(the USA)

Ning Mercer
Ning Mercer
(the USA)

Natasha Norman
(South Africa)

Brenda Petays
Brenda Petays

Sari Vuorenpaa
Sari Vuorenpaa

Carol Wilhide
Carol Wilhide
(the UK)

We are pleased to announce that 6 artists are coming to MI-LAB Basic Training Programs 2014!
The information of this program’s activities and events will be updated shortly.

2013 Self-development Program for Mokuhanga Mid-Career Artist

Oct. 6 – Nov. 11, 2013

MI-LAB is pleased to announce the following five artists who were selected to participate in our upcoming residency program. This self-development program is designed for advanced Mokuhanga printmakers who have more than three years’ experience in this field. The course covers extensively the specialized knowledge and Mokuhanga techniques that are important for the further development of each artist’s career. MI-LAB will update their work and activities in Japan in due course.

Mareike_90_120Mareike Besch
(the UK)

Sally_90_120Sally Piller
(the USA)

Deborah_90_120Deborah Louise Metz

Elisabet_90_120Elisabet Alsos Strand

Laura_90_120Laura Boswell
(the UK)

MI-LAB greatly appreciates all the applicants to this program.

2013 Researcher / Writer Program

Sep. 25 – Oct. 15, 2013

MI-LAB is pleased to announce April Vollmer who was selected for MI-LAB Researcher Program.

April_Voller_2010_smaller_90_120April Vollmer (the USA)
April’s research project is called “Japanese Woodblock Workshop” and is an outline of the material she covers in teaching a short class of Mokuhanga. The publication of her research is scheduled in the US in 2014.

IMPACT 8 Report: Dialogue and Encounter in Dundee

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IMPACT 8 international printmaking conference was held in Dundee, Scotland in UK between the August 27 and 31, 2013. The small and historic city Dundee attracted 430 participants, mostly the central figures in printmaking who exchanged the cutting edge information of printmaking through exhibitions, paper presentations and workshops for 5 days.

MI-LAB is pleased to present the latest news of IMPACT 8 by inviting April Vollmer who visits Japan for the MI-LAB Research program 2013. April is a printmaker as well as an instructor who has participated in many of major international printmaking conferences including IMPACT 8. She will present her eyewitness report of IMPACT 8 in terms of how the conference enables international artists and printing business people to exchange the knowledge and experience of printmaking every two years.

Ms. April Vollmer will present such innovative scenes of a printmaking conference by showing many photos from IMPACT 8. Please make your registration and come to enjoy the hot news of IMPACT 8.

Date:October 10, 2013. 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Place: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Room B105, 11-14, 6-chome, Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021

Tel. 050-3304-9001 Fax. 03-3234-6789

Fee and registration: ¥1,000 (including drinks and paper documents) Please make a registration by completing this application form (Word / Pdf) and send it to us by e-mail.

Organizer: CfSHE/ MI-LAB http;//

Contact: Hayato Fujioka (e-mail:

2013 Continuing Study Program for Advanced Artist

June 20 – July 25, 2013

MI-LAB is opening a new program, named “Continuing Study for Mokuhanga Advanced Artist Program 2013″This program targets advanced printmaking artists who want to continue study and reach their full potential in Mokuhanga printmaking.The MI-LAB Board has selected the following five artists for the 2013 program.

Brian Curling

neal_florence_90_120Florence Neal

tarrvi_laamann_90_120Tarvi Laamann

profile_christine_90_120Christine Ng

headshot _akiyama_90_120Danielle O’Connor Akiyama

MI-LAB greatly appreciates all the applicants to this program.

Wood block printmaking workshop/Pop pattern chiyo-gami

June 9 (Sun) 13:00-


Ukiyoe print — the same — various patterns in the second half of Edo — Japanese paper — printing (Mokuhan-suri)– the colored paper carried out is produced.It has been efficiently employed in art of a life article.In a workshop, wood block printmaking of the pop pattern which the artists of instruction carved is used,and printmaking of a water based print is experienced.Moreover, an envelope, a card, and a book jacket are also built with the printed pop colored paper.

Workshop Outline

Schedule/9,June,(sun) 13:00-
Entry fees /JPY 3,500(include Material costs)
Program site /CfSHE ANNEX gallery
number of participants /8 persons
Instructors /Raita Miyadera, Masahito Taki

How to entry

Please use e-mail or FAX in principle about a participating application.
When sending e-mail, a subject name is considered as “Entry for Chiyo-gami workshop “
Please be sure to write clearly and send to mail (1) name (2) sex distinction
(3) Postal address (4) mobile phone number (5) e-mail address to the text.
Since I send a reply by e-mail or FAX about decision of attendance participation, please confirm.

Send to entry mail address

E-Mail mi-lab(at)
Please change from (at) to @.
FAX 03-3234-6789

chiyo-gami workshop flyerclick(pdf)

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