MISA SHIN GALLERY opened in November 2010 in Shirokane, Tokyo, a central neighborhood and historically industrial area that still contained small factories. In August 2018, the gallery relocated to Minamiazabu, a quiet residential area that is also home to many embassies.

Since its founding, the gallery has presented cutting-edge exhibitions, introducing both local and international artists who express themselves through conceptual approaches. Besides presenting exhibitions by globally recognized artists, the gallery aims to give mid-career artists their rightful position in the history of art. The gallery also features and promotes Japanese Conceptualism from the 1960s and 70s, offering a wealth of new insight and an analysis of art history from Postwar Japan, giving the artists opportunities to exhibit and simultaneously introducing them to institutions and collectors worldwide. One of the gallery’s further objectives is to seek a relationship between art and other disciplines, such as architecture, theater, and music.

In addition to gallery exhibitions, MISA SHIN GALLERY actively offers consultation to corporate art collections and art programs in Japan.
1F 3-9-11 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Information
Yasuko Iba
November 4 – December 25
Yasuko Iba is a painter known for creating works that appeal to viewers’ senses by teasing the textures and atmospheres of materials like cushions and pottery onto her canvases. Her practice involves photographing her subjects, and then using the photographs as the basis for her paintings. Her series of works depicting textures with the light and air of a cushion or a vessel in close-up later shifted to a series where she placed the vessel into an acrylic box to paint the texture of the object and its surroundings. This exhibition, Iba’s first solo show at MISA SHIN GALLERY in four years, will present her new works of Himalayan cedars and vessels in which she endeavors to visualize qualities and textures that are generated in the brain yet are invisible to the eyes.
Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2020-09, 2020