Anime enthusiasts worldwide may be most familiar with the work of Hayao Miyazaki from his 2001 animated film Spirited Away. The fantasy/mystery movie earned Picture of the Year at the Japan Academy Awards in 2002 and made history in 2003 by becoming the first anime film to win an American Academy Award.
Rightfully so, the famed film director, producer, manga artist and co-founder of Studio Ghibli is celebrated today for continuously innovating in the world of anime art. The most recent form of admiration comes in a 50+ person group art show at San Francisco's Spoke Art gallery.
The Miyazaki Art Show celebrates the work of Hayao Miyazaki by bringing together over 50 artists working in various mediums from around the world.
Each artist was instructed to create a piece inspired by a Studio Ghibli film, taking visual and thematic queues from titles such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Ponyo to lesser-known works like The Wind Rises and Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess.
The show is like the icing on the cake to an already exciting year for Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli team.
Earlier this month, Amazon Prime debuted the first trailer for the English language version of the studio's animated series Sanzoku no Musume Ronia, which has been running exclusively in Japan since its debut in October 2014. The 26-episode series adaptation of a Swedish children’s was officially unveiled on Amazon Prime just last week.
The Miyazaki Art Show will run through February 4–25, 2017.
Participating artists include:
Eric Althin | Zard Apuya | Ana Aranda | Ryan Berkley | Laura Bifano | Eric Bonhomme | Ivonna Buenrostro | Rovina Cai | Elsa Chang | Tracie Ching | JAW Cooper | Rhys Cooper | Deangus | Emily Dumas | Jonathan Edwards | Tom Eglington | Jayde Fish | Monica Garwood | Sam Gilbey | Greg Gossel | Gina Hendry | Justin Hilgrove | Kevan Hom | Jackie Huang | Yumiko Kayukawa | Steve Kim | Cuddly Rigor Mortis | Jon Lau | Nan Lawson | Carrie Liao | Keith Lin | Adam Lister | Sergio Lopez | Felt Mistress | Ashley Mackenzie | Kemi Mai | Samantha Mash | Jose Mertz | Guillaume Morellec | Fumi Nakamura | Jeany Ngo | Chelsea O'Byrne | Kat Philbin | Corinne Reid | Allison Reimold | Matt Ritchie | Yohan Sacre | Leonardo Santamaria | Charles Santsoso | Chris Skinner | Annie Stegg | Meghan Stratman | Christopher Uminga | Edwin Ushiro | Lauren YS | Adam Ziskie.
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