• Name: Hiné [hee-neh]
    Last name: Mizushima
    Nationality: Japanese
    Location: Vancouver, Canada
    Occupation: Illustrator / Needle-felter / Slow Crafter / Puppet Stop-Motion Animation Video Artist
  • Biography:

    Hiné Mizushima, who was born and raised in Japan, majored in Japanese traditional painting before working as a designer and Illustrator in Tokyo. She later moved to Rome, then Paris, and then NYC. Seven years ago she left New York for Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her family. She is currently also a slow crafter, needlefelter, and stop-motion puppet animation video artist. She has recently been commissioned for a number of commercial music videos, including several for They Might Be Giants, were released on DVDs. Her Illustrations are mainly paper cutout and digital. Her felt sculptures have been exhibited in galleries in NYC, LA, SF, Tokyo, Osaka and other cities, and are published as books and magazines as well. She sells her felt creations and prints on her Etsy handmade shop.

    水島ひね 神奈川生まれ。美術大学で日本画を専攻ののち、東京でイラストレーター/デザイナーとして勤務後、ローマ、パリ、NYに移り住み、7年前からカナダのバンクーバー在住。
    イラストレーター、スロークラフター、ニードルフェルター、パペットコマ撮りアニメーションアーティスト。6年前より、NYのロックバンドThey Might Be Giantsのコマ撮りアニメPV他6本製作、DVDに収録。NY、Seattle、San Francisco、Los Angeles、東京、大阪などのギャラリーでニードルフェルト作品を展示・販売。作品は欧米のクラフト/アートブック、絵本、雑誌などにも掲載。オンラインハンドメイドマーケットのEtsyショップではフェルト作品やプリントも販売中。
  • Selected Group Exhibitions:
    "In the Palm of Your Hand" @EMP Collective, Baltimore, MD (January)
    "Stitch Fetish 2" @The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (February)
    "Supahcute Science Fair" @Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA (March)
    "Pictoplasma: CharacterSelfie" @The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery, Berlin, Germany (May)
     Solo Show @ranbu, Osaka, Japan (October)
    "MONSTER Exhibition 2013" @Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo, Japan (February)
    “Stitched” @The Clutter Gallery, NY (April)
    "iam8bit Entertainment System" @iam8bit, Los Angeles, CA (June)
    "Fuwa Fuwa!" @Q Pop, Los Angeles, CA (July)
    "Abeno Zakka Town" @Abeno Harukas Department Store, Osaka, Japan (July)
    "Everybody's a Somebody!" (Mr. Men & Little Miss) @iam8bit, Los Angeles, CA (August)
    "Tokusatsu 2: Revenge of the Kaiju Japanese Sci Fi Art Show" @Q Pop, Los Angeles, CA (November)
    “Enchanted Forest” @ranbu, Osaka, Japan
    “The Supahcute Dream Team Show” @Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA
    "Physical-Tempo" @Shibuya Parco - Logos Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    “Tokusatsu: Japanese Science Fiction Art Show” @Q Pop, Los Angeles, CA

    “The Unnatural History Museum” @gallery hanahou, New York, NY
    “SUPER iam8bit show 2011” @iam8bit, Los Angeles, CA
    “Kamen Rider vs Super Sentai” @JACCA & Q Pop, Los Angeles, CA
    “Luv-able & Hug-able 2011” @gallery hanahou, New York, NY

    “Plush You 2010” @Schmancy, Seattle, WA
    “Plush You 2010 LA” @Munky King, Los Angeles, CA
    “Lost Toys: The Ones That Got Away” @Mercer Gallery, Rochester, NY
    “Luv-able & Hug-able 2010” @gallery hanahou, New York, NY
    “Lost at Sea” @gallery hanahou, New York, NY

    “Plush You 2009” @Schmancy, Seattle, WA
    “Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy” @Japanese American National Museum”, Los Angeles, CA
    “Luv-able & Hug-able 2009” @gallery hanahou, New York, NY

    “Plush You 2008” @Schmancy, Seattle, WA
    “Plush You 2008 SF” @Double Punch, San Francisco, CA