Tomoko Tsukui – Eraser stamp artist
Born 1980 in Fujimi City, Saitama Prefecture.
From the age of 15, Tomoko began carving stamps out of erasers and producing prints as a hobby.
As her skill developed, this hobby grew into a livelihood, and after graduating from Wako University she began producing order-made stamps carved from erasers and marketed under the brand name “Shokado.”
Television appearances and the publication of her first book in 2005 led to further media exposure and to hands-on workshops, talk events, and public demonstrations that drew attention to the creative possibilities of eraser stamp art.
She also developed and marketed a special brand of ink as well as a kit for making eraser-carved stamps. Since that time, she has continued to expand the range of materials and applications for prints and other artwork made from stamps.
In 2012, she began displaying her stamp-based artwork in galleries and exhibitions throughout Japan and overseas, featuring her original “Hanbyo” technique, in which different eraser stamps are combined to create original prints and artwork.
In recent years, she has expanded her work to the field of interior design, producing stamp-based frescoes.
Since 2013, she has been living in the seaside resort town of Atami, in Shizuoka Prefecture, where she works out of her home studio.
Website : https://tsukuitomoko.com/
instagram : https://www.instagram.com/tomokotsukui/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001047521933
2012 “Stamp Show Hong Kong” (Gallery Petit Morpho, Hong Kong)
2012 “JAPAN EXPO Paris 2012” (Paris), Foire Europiennne (Strasbourg)
2013 “LIFE, ART Tour Exhibition” (Traveling exhibition in Asia: Shenzhen and Shanghai, China; Singapore; Hong Kong; Tokyo)
2013 “Tsukui Tomoko Exhibition” (Palette Gallery, Tokyo)
2015 “Tsukui Tomoko Exhibition in Atami” (Kiunkaku, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Major Publications Keshigomu hanko
[Eraser Stamps](Shufu no tomosha) Mata mata, keshigomu hanko
[Eraser Stamps, Again](Shufu no tomosha) Keshigomu hanko de nengajo
[Making New Year’s Cards with Eraser Stamps](Shufu no tomosha) Retoro kawaii keshigomu
[Cute, Retro Eraser Stamps](Shufu no tomosha) Keshigomu hanko de kisetsu no goaisatsu
[Making Season’s Greeting Cards with Eraser Stamps](Shufu no tomosha) Keshigomu hanko saijiki mo
[The Seasonal Almanac with Eraser Stamps] (Daiwa shobo) Keshigomu hanko hajimemashite
[Introducing Eraser Stamps] (Daiwa shobo) Kantan, keshigomu hanko
[Eraser-carved Stamps Made Simple] (Takarajimasha) Keshigomu hanko de okurimono
[Gifts Made From Eraser Stamps (Takarajimasha) Keshigomu hotoke hanko
[Eraser stamps of the Buddha], Co-written with Asado Kojun, (Seibundo shinkosha) A new book is forthcoming from Kodansha in 2017.
2014 Stucco Wall for “The Crane Room” of the Villa Sacra Guest House (Kamakura)
2014 Wall fresco for the book and video store, TSUTAYA (Fukuoka City)
2015 Wall fresco for two “concept rooms” in Hotel Micuras (Atami City)
2015 Wall fresco, Pizzeria 26 (Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture)
2016 Wall fresco for the interior of the Tokai Kisen Co. high-speed jet ferry, “Seven Island Ai”
2013 Atelier MUJI (Harbourcity, Hong Kong)
2014 PARCO (Fukuoka City)