Claire Ishino studied Jewellery Design at the University of South Australia. She spent several years working in Japan where she created a range of colourful washi paper and silver jewellery that was exhibited and sold across the country. Motherhood shifted her focus towards her current body of work which includes two-dimensional pieces and she has continued on this pathway ever since as she loves the ability to introduce so many colours into her designs.
Claire works from home in Adelaide producing original gouache or acrylic paintings. Inspired by Australian natives and other botanic forms, as well as thoughts, words and her love of colour and pattern, her style is clean and graphic, with crisp edges between colours and small details reflective of her background in jewellery. Claire derives story from experiences around her, something that is foundational to her creative process. She strives to convey the message of these stories within her work.
Her work has recently been licensed to Earth Greetings for use on stationery and greeting cards and her illustrations appear on the 23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin and Jim Barry’s, Annabelle’s Rose labels.
2019 Already Home: SALA Group Exhibition, Rundle Mall, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2018 Still Amazing Group Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2018 Close to Nature: May Gibbs and Australian Botanical Art, Carrick Hill, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2017 Solo Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2016 Botanic, Solo SALA Exhibition, Brick + Mortar, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2015 Metaflora, Solo SALA Exhibition, Brick + Mortar, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2014 Haru, Solo Exhibtion, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2014 Harvest, Group Exhibtion, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2013 Work/Life 3: The UPPERCASE Directory of Illustration by Janine Vangool – Featured as one of 100 illustrators published by UPPERCASE – CANADA
2012 Grass is Greener, SALA Group Exhibition, Zu Design, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2011 Sodachi, SALA Exhibtion, Bliss Organic Cafe, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2010 Hang Around, Group SALA Exhibtion, Zu Design, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2009 Cheers, Group Exhibition, Zu Design, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2007 Solo Exhibition of Jewellery, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo JAPAN
2006 Catch On, SALA Exhibition, Zu Design, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2006 Solo Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nagoya JAPAN
1996 Triptych, Group Exhibition, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
1996 Triptych, Group Exhibition, Jakarta INDONESIA
1994 Designs in Metal, University of South Australia Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide AUSTRALIA