Born in Tokyo, Japan, Eri Ishii moved to Canada to pursue a career in painting. Since then, she has established herself as an artist and an educator while exhibiting widely across Canada and internationally. In “Open Book”, Eri explores narrative in painting. Inspired by scenes from British murder mysteries, works in this show depict a moment suspended in time. It is a private and intimate moment that the viewers are invited into. The buttery texture of oil paint creates a tactile surface that resonates with the content of the painting.

Theatre director and playwright, Will Weigler, writes, “One of my favourite words is “gest,” Bertolt Brecht’s term for a moment during a performance in which the essence-or gist-of an experience, a relationship, a place, or an attitude is perfectly captured in a single physical gesture. I am so enthralled by Vancouver-based artist Eri Ishii’s extraordinary gift for expressing gests in her paintings”.

Eri has won several awards, and has exhibited in numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions including Taiwan National Art Education Museum (Taiwan), Halde Galerie (Switzerland) and Kobushi Rehabilitation Centre (Japan). Her work has been featured in various publications including, the Vancouver Sun, the Globe & Mail, and the Province.

Eri Ishii’s CV

Picnic II  2019
Oil on canvas  48″ x 60″
$6,400.00

 

Inquiry  2019
Oil on canvas  44″ x 44″
$4,500.00

 

Bridge  2019
Oil on canvas  44″ x 44″
$4,500.00

 

Eri Ishii Riverside

Riverside  2019
Oil on canvas  44″ x 44″
$4,500.00

 

Three  2019
Oil on canvas  44″ x 44″
$4,500.00

 

 

 

Eri Ishii Interior with Paintings 28x36

Interior with Paintings  2018
Oil on panel  28″ x 36″
$3,990.00

 

City  2016
Oil on canvas  48″ x 54″
$5,775.00

 

Chandelier  2014
Oil on canvas  32″ x 32″
$3,000.00

 

Petals On Water II  2019
Oil on panel  20″ x 16″
$1,200.00

 

Eri Ishii geranium

Geranium  2019
Oil on canvas  20″ x 16″
$1,200.00

 

Hydrangea II  2019
Oil on panel  20″ x 16″
$1,200.00

 

Hydrangea III  2019
Oil on panel  8″ x 8″
$500.00

 

Eri Ishii Reflection VI 24x18 1000

Reflection VI  2018
Oil on canvas  24″ x 18″
$1,650.00

 

Eri Ishii Train II 8x8

Train II  2018
Oil on panel  8″ x 8″
$500.00

 

Eri Ishii Rose 10x8

Rose  2018
Oil on panel  10″ x 8″
$560.00

 

Eri Ishii Rose Day 2 10x8

Rose Day 2 2018
Oil on panel  10″ x 8″
$560.00

 

Canopy Bed II  2018
Oil on canvas  14″ x 11″
$1,000.00

 

Eri Ishii City At Night 24x18

City At Night  2018
Oil on canvas  24″x 18″
$1,650.00

 

Eri Ishii Railway IV 8x8

Railroad IV  2018
Oil on panel  8″ x 8″
$500.00

 

Rose Day 3 2018
Oil on panel  10″ x 8″
$560.00

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