Iori Endo

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Untitled - Blue, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 36in © Iori Endo
Untitled - Chestnut, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 36in X 36in © Iori Endo
Untitled - Cochlea, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 24 In © Iori Endo
Overvalued Ideation, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 158cm X 66cm © Iori Endo
Ideation, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 120 X 80 X 22cm © Iori Endo
Tame, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 125 X 95 X 28cm © Iori Endo
Untitled - green on wire, 2013 Acrylic And Wire 41 X 21 X 9.5cm © Iori Endo
When life gave me lemons No1, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 125 X 120cm © Iori Endo
Untitled - Turquoise, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 36 In © Iori Endo
Untitled - Green II, 2014 Mixed Media On Wood 24 X 24 In © Iori Endo
Untitled - Lumière, 2014 Mixed Media On Wood 24 X 24 In © Iori Endo
Stalactite, 2012 Mixed Media On Canvas 60 X 40 X 14in © Iori Endo
Untitled - Camouflage, 2014 Acrylic And Wire On Canvas 50 X 50 X 11cm © Iori Endo
Untitled - digital painting 2014-1, 2014 Digital Print On Acetate On Paper A2 (59.4 X 42 Cm) © Iori Endo
Untitled - digital painting project 2014-2, 2014 Digital Print On Acetate On Paper A2 (42 Cm X 59.4 Cm) © Iori Endo
Untitled - digital painting project 2014-3, 2014 Digital Print On Acetate On Paper A2 (59.4 X 42 Cm) © Iori Endo
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
London, UK
Works in
London, UK
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Central Saint Martins - UAL
painting, sculpture, mixed-media, installation
Artist Information


I am interested in the idea of what makes it a ‘painting.’ My current investigation is to go beyond the physical limitation of canvas, and challenge the boundaries of the traditional understanding of what paintings may be. With emphasis in materiality and physicality, my approach to materials is both controlling and liberated - using its flexibility and fluidity of the paint and its versatility of the surface.

My inspiration often comes from the way nature operates – organic and biomorphic quality in its natural mark-making behavior. Shapes, patterns and repetition that nature creates, incidental marks in the environment draw my attention. Similar to the way the natural force creates its form, I aim to handle materials by taking advantage of the way they react, interact, merge and affect each other. The tension between chaos and order, control and chance, are integral part of my work.



Iori Endo is a Japanese artist currently based in London, UK. She graduated as  an Advanced  Painting  Studio graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  where she completed her BFA with a minor in Photography. She was a recipient of a Travel Grant, Skyway Photo Contest Honorable Mention, Nippon Steel USA Inc. Presidential Award 2008 and 2009 during her BFA. She completed her MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2013. Recently, she was selected as the Juried Winner on ArtSlant Prize in mixed­‐media category, also as the finalist for East‐West Art Award Competition. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally in USA, UK, Japan, Korea and China.


2013 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design 
2010 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Free Painters and Sculptors (est1952), London
Piacsek Gallery Artist, London

Selected Exhibition
2015 FPS Summer Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK
2015 We Shape London, The Rag Factory, London, UK
2015 Asia House Fair, Asia House, London, UK
2015 Arts & Events, Public Art Canary Wharf, London, UK
2014 FPS Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK
2014 CGP London 30th Annual Open Exhibition, London, UK
2014 East-West Art Award Finalists Exhibition, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, UK
2014 Southwark Studios Group Exhibition, London, UK
2014 Bermondsey Fringe Festival of Arts, London, UK
2014 Made In Bermondsey, Bermondsey Project, London, UK
2014 Summer Exhibition, Candid Arts, London, UK
2014 Summer Show, Phillips London, UK
2014 Bermondsey Art Trail, London, UK
2014 Summer Show 2014, London College of Communication, London, UK 
2014 The Flat Planet, The Invisible Line Gallery, London, UK 
2014 Art Fair Tokyo 2014, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Iori Endo, Nakacho Konishi Arts, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
2013 Summer Show, Phillips London, UK
2013 Central Saint Martins Show One, Degree Show, London, UK
2013 A Homage to a Leak, London, UK
2012 A Homage to a Leak, London, UK
2012 Art Auction 2012 in association with Sotheby's, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2012 The Boat of 2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2012 Central St. Martins Interim Show 2012, London, UK
2012 Fourth Cause, London, UK
2011 Once Upon a Wintertime, London, UK
2011 Asian Student and Young Artist Art Festival (ASYAAF), Seoul, Korea 
2011 The First Principle, London, UK
2011 Dragon in the Lion’s Den, London, UK
2011 Asian Heritage Month Emerging Artist Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2011 5th Annual Emerging Artists Winter Exhibits, Chicago, IL
2011 Women’s Art, Chicago, IL
2010 Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2009 floating in wonderland, Gallery EGG, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Nippon Steel. Inc. Exhibition, Chicago, IL (May.2009-Nov.2009)
2009 Nippon Steel. Inc. Exhibition Chicago, IL (Dec.2008-May.2009) 
2008 smART SHOW, Chicago, IL 
2008 Artbash, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2006 Mount Wachusett Community College Regional Exhibition, Worcester, MA

2014 East-West Art Award 3rd Prize in Contemporary 
2014 ArtSlant 6th 2014 Showcase winner
2014 The Royal West of England Academy 162th Annual Open Exhibition Shortlisted
2014 ArtSlant Round 5 Juried Winner
2014 ArtSlant 5th 2014 Showcase winner
2014 ArtSlant 4th 2014 Showcase winner
2014 ArtSlant 3rd 2014 Showcase winner
2014 ArtSlant 2nd 2014 Showcase winner
2014 ArtSlant 1st 2014 Showcase winner
2012 Threadneedle Prize Shortlisted  
2009 Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc. Presidential Award/Scholarship 
2008 Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc. Presidential Award/Scholarship
2008 Best Actress Award from the film “Mz.Beniscale” by Kerry Yang Chicago 
2008 Skyway Photo Contest, Honorable Mention
2008 Odyssey Travel Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2006 Excellences in Art Award, Winchendon School

The Wharf, March 20, 2015
What's On at Canary Wharf, March - May, 2015
The City Magazine, March 2015
Canary Wharf Magazine, March 2015
Aesthetica Issue 62, December/January, 2014
ArtSlant the Views, September 30, 2014
Artist Watchlist featured article, September 23, 2014
ArtSlant Catalogue Edition, August 8, 2014 
International Contemporary Artists Vol.8, ICA publishing, 2014
Art Fair Tokyo 2014, published by aTokyo Co., Ltd, 2014
Gekkan Bijyutsu, No.462, March 2014
Gekkan Bijyutsu, No.460, January 2014
Gekkan Bijyutsu, No.458, November 2013
ASYAAF 2011, published by The Chosunilbo Daily, 2011
Chicago Shimpo, Interview, May 1, 2009 

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