Born in Tokyo, Japan, Eri Ishii moved to Canada to study psychology and pursue painting. Since then she has made Vancouver her home while studying and exhibiting widely across British Columbia. Using layers of oil paint, Ishii creates depth and atmospheric space in her painting. She then complicates her images by using geometric shapes or tangled lines combined with human figures. Ishii is driven by her interests in emotional experiences and the creative possibilities of painting. She strives for work that captivates viewers and stimulates their imagination. Art reviewer Bettina Matzhkun, described her work as “deftly captures a sense of uncertainty, even anxiety, though there’s nothing overtly threatening. She conjures fragility without a speck of sentimentality”.

Eri has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally including Halde Galerie in Switzerland, Taiwan National Art Education Museum in Taiwan and Canvas Gallery in Toronto. She has recently been interviewed by CBC North by Northwest, and her work has been featured in various publications including the Vancouver Sun, the Globe & Mail, and the Province.

Eri Ishii’s CV

Eri Ishi Laburnum Walk II

Eri Ishii
Laburnum Walk III  2022
Oil on canvas  40″ x 30″
$3,200.00

 

Eri Ishii Iris by Water

Eri Ishii
Iris by Water  2022
Oil on canvas  48″ x 36″
$4,350.00

 

Eri Ishii Gladioli by Water

Eri Ishii
Gladioli by Water  2022
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Eri Ishii Welcome To Paradise

Eri Ishii
Welcome To Paradise  2022
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Eri Ishii Peonies

Eri Ishii
Peonies  2022
Oil on canvas  14″ x 10″
$980.00

 

Eri Ishii Roses

Eri Ishii
Roses  2022
Oil on canvas  14″ x 11″
$980.00

 

Eri Ishii Strathcona Garden

Eri Ishii
Strathcona Garden  2022
Oil on canvas  10″ x 8″
$580.00

 

Eri Ishii Birthday Bouquet

Eri Ishii
Birthday Bouquet  2022
Oil on canvas  40″ x 30″
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