ARTIST

Shiriagari Kotobuki

Born in 1958 in Shizuoka City, Japan. After graduating from Tama Art University with a major in Graphic Design in 1981, Shiriagari joined Kirin Brewery Company, Ltd. and worked on packaging design and advertisements.

In 1985, he debuted as a cartoonist with the book Ereki na Haru, receiving attention as a new type of gag cartoonist whose humor centers on parody. Working independently since 1994, Shiriagari continues to release fantasy and literary series works and other works in a wide range of genres, including satirical four-panel comic strips for newspapers and long-form narrative manga, as well as underground manga. While continuing to release original work, in recent years he has expanded beyond manga into a variety of media, including video and art.

EXHIBITIONS

Awards
2000 46thAnnual Bungeishunju Manga Award for two books, Jiji Oyaji 2000 (Aspect Corporation) and Yuruyuru Oyaji (Bungeishunju Ltd.)
2001 Award for Excellence in Comic Art Performance, 5th Annual Osamu Tezuka Culture Award for the book Yajikita in DEEP (Enterbrain Inc.)
2011 Award for Excellence in Manga, 15th Japan Media Arts Festival for the book Ano Hi kara no Manga (Enterbrain Inc.)
2013 Award for Excellence in TV Commercials, 50th Galaxy Award and ACC Silver Award for TV Commercials, 53rdACC Awards for Akagi Nyugyo Co., Ltd. BLACK Series
2014 Receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon, Spring 2014

Main Works
Ryusei Kachou, Hige no OL Yabuuchi, Chikyu-Bouei-ke no Hitobito, Koisomore Sensei, Hakobune, Ano Hi kara no Manga, YURU-mation series (animated work), etc.

Major Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
2006 NIHONGA Painting: Six Provocative Artists, Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan)
2007 Manga Mania, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt (Germany)
2007 KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia, Jogja National Museum, etc. (Indonesia)
2009-KANHIKARI Art Expo, Nijo Castle(Kyoto), Noda Contemporary(Beijing), etc. (Japan, China)
2011 Buriki no Hakobune, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan)
2012 Rokko Meets Art 2012, Rokko-san Country House, etc. (Japan)
2012 YURU-mation Pieces of 3.11 screened at 15th Holland Animation Film Festival, etc. (Netherlands, UK, etc)

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Live painting at City Hall as well as works exhibited at Hôtel Saint-Simon at the 33rd Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angouleme (France)
2007 Oyaji no Sekai, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan)
2012 Yurutopia – Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Bo~to Miteiru (Yurutopia–We are looking dazed at the world), Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino (Japan)
2016-2017 SHIRIAGARI KOTOBUKI NO GENDAI BIJUTSU "KAI.TEN.TEN" Turn turn turn more!, NERIMA ART MUSEUM / KARIYA CITY ART MUSEIUM / ITAMI CITY MUSEIUM OF ART (Touring exhibition in Japan)

Other Activities
2006- Professor, Department of Manga Media at Kobe Design University
Part-time instructor, Nihon University College of Art, Faculty of Art and Design at Tokoha University
Visiting professor, Yokohama College of Art and Design, Kyushu Zokei Art College
2007-2009 Member of jury for manga division at Japan Media Arts Festival
2009- Presents Saruyama Hagenosuke Co., Ltd. Rock Festival

・From 2004 to 2019, the "My Kingdom" and "Giant Slalom" series were displayed at "Art Space Kimura ASK?".

”Aka-fuji (赤富士)”
This art piece was on display as part of the "Nearly 36 Somewhat Ridiculous Views by Kotobuki Shiriagari Playing Around with Hokusai" exhibit held in January 2018 at the Sumida Hokusai Museum in Sumida, Tokyo where Katsushika Hokusai lived. This art piece was created by Kotobuki Shiagari himself at a live drawing in only three hours at the museum on January 27th, 2018. In the center is Mt. Fuji, and around it are depicted various famous places on the Tokaido and Nakasendo routes. When the paper was raised at the end revealing Mt. Fuji, there were cheers from the audience. Please enjoy comparing it with Hokusai's original red Mt. Fuji.
・Collaboration: Sumida Hokusai Museum
Photograph credits (original Hokusai) Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, Fine Wind, Clear Morning, Sumida Hokusai Museum

ART WORKS