MIE IWATSUKI

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THE WORLD OF NY ART AND FASHION

 





 

MIE




 


Photographers & Make Up / Takashi Matsuzaki, Markus Hirnigel


 

 

 

 

 

Height

5'9"

Hair

Brown

Eyes

Gray

/Brown

Dress

4

Bust

32

Waist

24

Hips

34

Shoes

8

 



 


 

 




MIE (MIE IWATSUKI)
MODEL/ ART CURATOR

MODEL:




Artist Model:


From Jan. 2005 to present, MIE has modeled for master-painter, ALEX KATZ (click to read interview), who produced so far 10 portraits of her. One of the paintings was featured in ART & ANTIQUE Magazine in Jan. 2006. Another portrait of Mie was purchased by the family of the famous Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brancuci.

Fashion theme portraits with Christie Turlington was featured in the exhibition, "FASHION'" in Jan. 2009 at Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris. The painting, "Homage to Utamaro" became the catalogue cover for Alex Katz's 40yrs retrospective museum show which traveled the world in 2009.

From year 2010 to the present, MIE was photographed by the legendary photographer, Robert Frank.
Two of his photographs of Mie were included in the exhibition, gMIE: A Portait by 35 Artists" in January, 2012.
Mie also appeared in a photograph in Robert Frank's exhibition, gPainkillerh at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland Oregon, January 2012.

In 2011, MIE also modeled for painter/sculptor, June Leaf as well as many other importantinternational and NYC artists.

Others:
Other runway experience includes a L'OREAL Color Trophy Hair Show (Japan)
, Joynoelle's NY fashion week 2006 and 2007.

Selected as one of the five feature models for the launch issue of Harvard-student-launched, NEU MAGAZINE (NY spring 2007.)

NY fashion week 2008, David Arquett and Ben Harper launched new line, Propr.( http://www.proprclothing.com)
NY fashion week 2009, Project runway finalist, Korto Momolu.



Talent activities:

In 2010, Movie, "Sex and the City 2" extra as Upscale Shopper outside of Bergdorf Goodman.

In 2004, Mie acted in an Independent FILM, director Robert Abrams, which was broadcasted on TV (NY).

In November, 2006, in a production of former CEO of MTV networks' VH1, Ed Benett, Mie formed a singing & dancing unit, TAKAHIRO X MIE, with the 2006 APOLLO Theater world record champion dancer. Takahiro and Mie share the same 4 languages-French, Chinese, English and Japanese-and performed the recitation of various poems from those languages.

 





 





Art (Curator) Activities
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Born in Yokohama, Japan. Living in NYC since 1999. Mie is a Model and Art Curator. After obtaining her fine art degree, she interned at CHRISTIE'S NY Auction House, in the Japanese art department for about a year.
After that, she worked for several years at ISE Cultural Foundation
Gallery in SOHO, NY helping to organize many art projects and exhibitions. During her term at ISE, the gallery held exhibitions and artist-talk events for artists such as Alex Katz, Yoko Ono, Lin Yilin, Mariko Mori and Kunie Sugiura.

Her Multi-lingual skills (Japanese/English/Chinese) has given her access to Asian contemporary art and she has organized exhibitions and events for such Important artists as Lin Yilin and Eikoh Hosoe in 2006. She also acted as an Interpreter for Tadanori Yokoo at his exhibition in NY in 2008.

Her Art/ Fashion background and in interest in philanthropy influenced her later exhibitions.
She also curated a fashion & art exhibition in 2005 with b Michael as a juror. She also served on a panel for a fashion & art event with fashion designers such as Yoehlee, Sally Wu, and Gemma Khang held at the APA institute at NYU.

MIE has also independently curated shows and organized parties and events in Hong Kong and NY. Artists include Rainer Ganahl, Lin Yilin, Nayia Frangouli and many more.

Oct.3. 2009, Curator for THE DROP URBAN ART INFILL EXHIBITION [2012+] (with co-curator, Alexandra Chang.)
Artists include: Yoko Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paul D. Miller (A.K.A. DJ Spooky) and Mamoru Oshii.

Click here for info: Thedropnyc.org

2010, Paul Miller (A.K.A.DJ Spooky)
Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation Adviory Board member:

April 9. 2011 Japan Society J- Cation "BEYOND CUTE"
(Advisory for Fashion & Art Exhibition.)
(this event was cancelled due to Japan Earthquake.)

In January 21. 2012
"MIE: A Portrait by 35 Artists"
Mie co-curated exhibition gMIE: Portraith
with Gallerist/curator/artist, Nick Lawrence at Freight + Volume Gallery in NYC.

Subject/ model for 35 artists including Alex Katz, Robert Frank and June Leaf.
A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition and catalogue sales will benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
Full Artists List and Exhibition details
Reviews and interviews

Currently, she works independently in a field of NY art and fashion, as an artist model, as well as an independent exhibition curator.

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