Shoichi IDA

Born 1941 in Kyoto, Ida attended the Department of Western-Style Painting at Kyoto City University of Arts. From 1965 to 1970, he lived in Paris. During the same time, Ida exhibited at the 1st International Print Biennial in Florence and the Canadian International Young Artists Print Exhibition. He lived in New York from 1970 to 1974, and submitted his works to a variety of international venues, including the Tokyo International Print Biennial, Paris International Print Biennial, Norway International Print Biennial and others.

After returning to Japan, Ida continued to exhibit internationally. His approach includes experimental works such as printing the image from the back of the paper, thus questioning the relationship of the printed image to its support, the paper surface. In 1986, Ida received the Japanese-American Cultural Exchange Honors Award together with Robert Rauschenberg. He was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 2004. He died in 2006.


"Wind Rain on Paper"

Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Ed. 65


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