PROGRAMS

OPEN CALLS UPDATED ON 06/Oct/2019

For few vacancies in 2020 Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence of:
Basic Training Program A: From April 19 (Sun.) to May 23 (Sat.)
Basic Training Program B: From July 19 (Sun.) to August 22 (Sat.)
Basic Training Program C: From August 30 (Sun.) to October 3 (Sat.)
Advanced Program D: From May 31 (Sun.) to July 4 (Sat.)

The Basic Training program covers the fundamental skills of Mokuhanga (water-based woodblock printmaking) including the process, techniques, tools and materials, which are rooted in the tradition of ukiyo-e printing. Residency provides you with sufficient time to experiment with and further develop your skills of Mokuhanga in the peaceful environment of Lake Kawaguchi. This program is available to all artists and printmakers who wish to experience the introductory levels of Mokuhanga.

In the Advanced program, designed for those who have completed basic training, in addition to learning more about Mokuhanga and the maintenance techniques of the Baren printing tool, the program provides you with opportunity to work along with your proposed plan of work and to have your work reviewed by Mokuhanga masters both from technical and artistic points of view, so that your skill and artistic qualities will be solidified as a professional Mokuhanga artist. The program also contains a Japanese bookbinding workshop* to offer you the opportunity to make your own original artist book.
*The contents may be subject to change

To apply, please read the guidelines and complete the application form by typing. The form should be sent to MI-LAB infodesk by email, with the other required documents stated in the document.

Click to download each document:
Basic Training Program Application Guidelines / application form in Word or ODT or PDF file.
Advanced Program Application Guidelines / application form in Word or ODT or PDF file.

Application Deadline is October 25, 2019.
Selected applicants will be informed by November 6, 2019 by email.


2019 Basic Training Program B

Basic Training Program has newly started. The following 6 artists will stay and work at Lake Kawaguchi Residence Studio from September 15 to October 19, 2019.

Leah Crews (UK)

Amanda Megan Lo (Canada)

Éloïse Plamondon-Pagé (Canada)

Sandy Purves (Australia)

Christopher Takashi Robertson (Canada)

Cathryn Shine (New Zealand)


2019 Advanced Program D

This year’s Advanced Class Residency has completed. The following 5 artists had stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi Residence Studio from August 1 to September 4, 2019.

Marina Borodina (Russia)

Jane Fulton Suri (UK/USA)

Justin Larkin (Ireland)

Tongji (Philip) Qian (China/USA)

Philipp Claudius Schroeder (Germany)


Artists talk by Advanced Program Artists with Hidehiko Goto


Five artists from ongoing Residency Program at Lake Kawaguchi will gather at the CfSHE Gallery for one day. They will have a mini-exhibit with their printing artwork over talk with Baren Master Hidehiko Goto, who will be pointing out particular aspects of each work in the point of view of “use of Baren”. Any artists and Mokuhanga users and friends are welcome to stop by. To access to the event, reservation is appreciated.
Date: Sunday August 18 of 2019, at around 6 p.m.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery
Please reserve from the below form by August 16, 2019.

アドバンス・プログラム・アーティストと後藤英彦によるアーティスト・トーク

河口湖にて進行中のレジデンシーから、5名のアーティストがCfSHEギャラリーに集います。一日だけ彼らの作品を展示しながら、ばれん職人の後藤英彦氏を迎え”ばれんの使い方”という観点からそれぞれの作品について語って頂く予定です。作家、木版画家、ご友人などお誘いあわせの上ご参加ください(要予約)。
  日 時: 2019年8月18日(日) 18時頃より
  場 所: シー・エフ・シー・ギャラリー


2020 Mokuhanga Residency Program


(Click the image to zoom in) Here is the Updated information about the next year’s Residency Program. To know more details and to apply, please wait for the next open-call expected around this October on this website. You can subscribe to our mailing-list to receive updates from us through email; please scroll down to the bottom of this page to get registration form.


2019 Upper Advanced Program

This year seven former MI-LAB artists have united at Lake Kawaguchi Mokuhanga Residency for Upper Advanced Program. The following artists have stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from June 1 to July 5, 2019.

Kathleen (Katie) Baldwin (USA)

Mariko Jesse (UK)

Patty Hudak (USA)

Kate MacDonagh (Ireland)

Yoonmi Nam (Korea/USA)

Lucy May Schofield (UK)

Melissa Schulenberg (USA)


2019 Basic Training Program A

This year’s first Mokuhanga Residency has completed! The following 6 artists stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from April 14 to May 18, 2019.

Carlos Doria (USA)

Yuliana Gornaeva-Knigina (Russia)

Emma Lanigan (Ireland)

Liz Little (Canada)

Pia Meenakshi Rajendra (India)

Vaida Varnagiene (Lithuania)


Artists’ consent of the donated prints of NAP and/or MI-LAB AIR programs

We are collecting letters of consent for the prints donated by the past participant artists to our Artist-In-Residence Programs to reconfirm the copyrights of MI-LAB to archive them in a proper way. Furthermore, it will enable us to utilize our huge archives for promoting more Mokuhanga activities on artists’ permission.
If you are a participant in NAP or/and MI-LAB and you could volunteer any amount of time to assist us, please click here to submit your letter.


Artists talk event with 2018 Advanced program E participants

On coming Sunday five participants at MI-LAB Lake Kawaguchi Artist-In-Residence will visit CfSHE Gallery to show some of their recent Mokuhanga works, for asking advise from Baren Master Hidehiko Goto.
Please join us to see & talk!
Date: October 28, 2018 at 6 – 7 p.m.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery (3331 Arts Chiyoda room B-109)
Admission free * Reservation is required. Please write to us from here.


2018 Advanced Program E

This year’s last Mokuhanga Advanced Class has begun. The following 5 artists have been stayind and working at Lake Kawaguchi from October 21 to November 24, 2018.

Ivy Maile Andrade (USA)

Lynnette Gould (Australia)

Lucy May Shofield (UK)

Faith Stone (USA)

Trish (Patricia) Yates (Australia)


2018 Basic Training Program C

This year’s last Mokuhanga Basic training has completed. The following 6 artists have stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from September 2 to October 6, 2018.

Anna Campomanes (USA)

Sybille Schlumbom (Germany/New Zealand)

Philipp Claudius Schroeder (Germany/USA)

Svitlana Shiells (Ukraine/USA)

Cipriano Chas Vazquez (Spain)

Ulrich Gottfried Zwerenz (Germany)


2018 Basic Training Program B

A Mokuhanga Residence program has completed. The following 6 artists have stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from July 22 to August 25, 2018.

Catherine Liu (USA)

Julia McKinlay (UK)

Mee Ming Wong (Canada / Hong Kong)

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas (USA)

Paulina Brunner (Germany)

Stephanie Peters (Australia)


Artists talk event with 2018 Advanced program participants

On coming sunday six participants at MI-LAB Lake Kawaguchi Artist-In-Residence participants will visit CfSHE Gallery to show some of their recent Mokuhanga works.
Please join us to see & talk!
Date: June 17, 2018 at 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery (3331 Arts Chiyoda room B-109)
Admission free * Reservation is required. Please write to us from here.
Guest: Baren Maker Hidehiko Goto (Instructor of MI-LAB)


2018 Advanced Program D

2018’s first advanced level Mokuhanga Residence: Advanced Program D has been started! The following 6 artists will have been staying and working at Lake Kawaguchi from June 10 to July 14, 2018.

Ann Hilary Kavanagh (Ireland)

Daniel Streck (USA)

Endi Poskovic (USA / Sarajevo)

Stella Ebner (USA)

Jennifer Veronica Lim (Australia)

Julie Deanne Strasheim (USA)


OPEN STUDIO of 2018 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A


The studio where six participants are engaging in Mokuhanga in the ongoing Residence Program will be open to public on Sunday May 20th. Please visit us!
Date: May 20, 2018 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: MI-LAB Lake Kawaguchi; 4018, Katsuyama, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Minami-Tsurugun, Yamanashi, JAPAN
Map: http://endeavor.or.jp/mi-lab/access/
Admission free
*Please make reservation calling to Tel. 090-6104-0871 Or contact by e-mail.

2012年より開催してまいりました「国際木版画ラボラトリー・アーティスト・イン・レジデンス」は、富士河口湖町および近隣の皆様のご協力のもと今年で6年目を迎え、これまで30か国延べ89名のアーティストが滞在していきました。
本年最初のレジデンスプログラムでは、アメリカ・イギリス・オランダ各国からの6名のアーティストが日本伝統の木版画技法を学び、作品を制作しています。そのアトリエを今回オープンスタジオとして開放いたします。海外の人たちによる、浮世絵でおなじみの木版画作品は個性あふれる現代アートとしても楽しめます。ぜひ遊びにいらいしてください。また、アーティストとの交流も大歓迎です。
日 時 2018年5月20日(日)14:00~16:00
場 所 富士河口湖町勝山4018番地 国際木版画ラボラトリー
入場無料
*参加ご希望の方はご一報いただければ幸いです。
Tel. 090-6104-0871 (佐藤)またはコンタクトフォームへご連絡ください。


2018 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A

2018’s first Residence: Basic Training Program A has been started! The following 6 artists will have been staying and working at Lake Kawaguchi from April 22 to May 26, 2018.

Célline Gabriëlle Lamée (The Netherlands)

Julie Scelton-Snyder (USA)

Kate Yolanda Leney (UK)

Kathryn Desforges (UK)

Kerry Corcoran (USA)

Kristi Arnold (USA)


Registration

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