NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Artist drawing on a canvans


Akinori Oishi is a self-confessed ‘drawaholic’ who immerses himself in a landscaped playground where hierarchies have disappeared. Oishi is best known for his typographic language that seems to have no beginning or end.

Akinori Oishi studied fine arts at Kyoto City University of Art followed by a course in multimedia at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences / Japan). After winning a 2001 MILIA award (from the prestigious international multimedia conference in France), he worked at the French creative design studio TeamcHmAn (2001 – 2003). Today, Oishi is an independent artist, teaching at Tama Art University in Tokyo, and holding the position of guest lecturer at ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne / the University of Art and Design Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Venue: Hannah Maclure Centre
Date: 13th November ‘10 – 28th January ‘11
Time: Mon - Fri, 9 pm – 5 pm