This studio was founded around 2004 by the married couple, artists Eddi Prabandono and Nana Miyagi. Eddi Prabandono is an Indonesian artist creating three-dimensional works; likewise Nana Miyagi is a 3D textile artist from Japan whose work is characterized by the intense use of kapok yarn (Ceibapentandra). This yarn, produced by Miyagi in her own studio, comes from the kapok fruit which thrives in her studio garden and in her neighbor’s yards in the surrounding community.
Beside its purpose as a studio, Have Nice Works Studio is also used by the Wonorejo village community for activities such as gatherings, study groups and as a place for local children to play. In 2006 the studio hosted a workshop on Japanese woodcut, or Okiyo-E, together with several agencies in Yogyakarta as well as the Japan Foundation, Jakarta and ARTQUEST, Tokyo, Japan. The results of the workshop were exhibited at Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta and at the Japan Foundation, Jakarta. In 2013, Indonesian-born, Finland-based artist Dwi Setianto lived and worked in the studio for a month. Following in 2014, Japanese artist Tomo Matsuoka also lived and worked at the studio for two months. Have Nice Works Studio is located in the northern region of Yogyakarta.
Tomo Matsuoka Draw Psychoative Portrait
Noon After Noise Music Performace
Soni Irawan & Jasse Paul Miller
5 June 2015
04.30 PM – 09.00 PM
Artists with work at this Location
Eddi Prabandono (b. 1964, Pati, Central Java, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI),Yogyakarta, subsequently participating in numerous residency programs in various countries such as Japan, the USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea as well as in exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. His latest exhibition is Frontiers Reimagined, Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Official Collateral Event, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and in Okinawa, Japan.
Tomo Matsuoka (b. 1984, Chiba, Japan) graduated from Tama Art University, Japan. In 2013, she was awarded the Tokyo Wonder Wall and exhibited at the Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Japan. Her latest solo exhibition was GHOSTS: Love of Invisible, Via-Via, Yogjakarta, Indonesia. She hopes her artwork invites the viewer into the world of delicate beauty. Tomo lives and works in Japan.
Jesse Paul Miller an American artist and musician, graduated from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO with a degree in graphic design and sociology. He attended many art residency programs throughout Asia, including in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and India. Two of his latest solo exhibition are RAW, Lost and Foundry Gallery, Seattle, WA and Recent Paintings, Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington, USA.