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chizu kobayashi

artist, designer, planner, coordinator

Born in Niigata, north of Tokyo on June 30, 1978.
Lived in California for few years at youths.
At art university in Tokyo, majored in metalcraft.
After working few years in PR agency specialized in gastronomy,
became freelance in 2006.

In spring 2008 moved to Italy.
While learning the language, worked in design studio in Bologna.

Now based in Bologna, inspired by culture and life style of "Bolognese",
using metal wire as primary material,
creates animals, furnitures, fashion, fairy tails, portraits,
almost anything upon request.
Collaborates with hotels, design studios, architects, and other creators.

Became a mother in 2010.
lives with a loving daughters Yuma and Miu "Nippo-Bolognese",
soul mate partner,
and a super friendly dog :-)



March 2011: Solo exhibition
               artwork with metal
              - Hotel I Portici ****
               Bologna, Italy

March 2010: Solo exhibition < Ars in Fabula >
               artwork with metal
              - Camera Con Vista (antique/fashion boutique)
               Bologna, Italy

November 2009: Solo exhibition < all in the golden afternoon >
               artwork with metal
              - NEIRAMI (fashion boutique)
               Bologna, Italy

October 2009: Solo exhibition < I Petroniani >
               artwork with metal
              - BANDIGA -Bottega Con Cucina
               Bologna, Italy

April 2008: Solo exhibition < PICNIC♪>
               artwork with metal and mixed media
              - ESTNATION (high fashion retail store)
                Roppongi, Tokyo

April 2007:   Solo exhibition < RIGHTS OF SPRING with Dear Animals >
               artwork with metal and illustration
                - D'UNE RARTE (gallery/boulangerie)
               Aoyama, Tokyo


Dicember 2009: Decoration for < The house of Santa Claus >
              (progect of architect Pierluigi Molteni) Bologna
              providing sculpture

September 2009: Collaboration with Pierluigi Molteni Architect
              (Bologna based architect)
              providing artwork for PLUG-IN HOUSE project
              (eco house for eco fiera in Bologna)

April 2008: Collaboration with ELLE DECO Japan
               providing artwork

April 2000 ~ : Collaboration with WORKS ON THE KNEES
               (bespoke shoe salon) - Harajuku, Tokyo
               creating buckles for handmade shoes

* More artworks upon request
(object, jewelry, painting, illustration)