Chiho Iwase

Artist Biography

Chiho Iwase was born in Japan, currently lives and works in London.

​She studied Fine Art/Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art & Design (University of the Arts London) after she had training in drawing and painting in Japan.

Iwase’s work covers painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, and installation. Her sculptures contain the quality of monstrosity and cuteness, which reflects her inner conflict and immaturity hidden in adulthood.

She recently focuses on animistic thoughts in Japanese culture and works on portrait style painting showing 'human as a part of nature’ and 'anthropomorphised natural spirits’.   


Current Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions / Residency 

ArtWorks Open 2021
PV & Prize Awards
Friday 3rd December
6:30 - 9pm

ArtWorks Project Space
Barbican Arts Group Trust
114A Blackhorse Lane 
London E17 6AA

Selected by Michelle Williams Gamaker & Louise Ashcroft

Zafar Ahmad • Iain Andrews • Abigail Brown • Ruofan Chen • Jione  Choi • Davies, Monaghan and Klein • Elizabeth de Monchaux • KV Duong • Joel Ely • Talia Golchin • Sophie Goodchild • Nicholas Granata • Katya Granova • Habib Hajallie • Christopher Harris • Chiho Iwase • Marie Jacotey • Simon Leahy-Clark • Kenji Lim • Luca  Longhi • Lavor Lubomirov • Henrietta  A. MacPhee • Yasmin Metcalfe • Jamie Oldham • Lisa Penny • Anna Perach • Amy Robson • Sasan Sahafi • Casper Scarth • Sabrina Shah • Jayne Anita
Smith • Barry Sykes • Fiona White • Amy Wilson • Tom Woolner


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