Etsuko Miura

Etsuko Miura is a Japanese modeler, sculpting unusual bondage dolls. What people don’t realize is the life-size scales and proportions of these creations. These Frankenstein brides mates are handcrafted to a traumatic, amputated status.
Formerly, Hans Bellmer attempted the creation of a perverted girl fantasy with ball-joint dolls, and Miura carries on his aims in a sensational manner to create intensely majestic "Eros and Thanatos" bride dolls that evoke an ultimate eroticism in the context of the Pygmalion aesthetic.



Tari Nakagawa

Doll artist Tari Nakagawa was born in Iwatsuki, Saitama, He's being studying the  Modeling course in University of Tsukuba. Later he has started studying doll sculpting with Roy Yoshida at DOLL SPACE PYGMALION.
Lives and works in Sapporo.



2009 -  Exhibition Down Below - Down Below - (Yokohama Roman Museum)      
            Exhibition Vol.109 monochrome Exhibition (Daikanyama Art Rush)
            Spinning eyes Nakagawa Tari × Sugawara Eiji Exhibition of barrier (Otaru Dala Space)
2010 - Mellow Yellow,Merry-Go-Round,(Ginza Yu Gallery) 
           Girl Alice Exhibition (Shibuya Maria of the heart)
           Yoshi Manabu, ten ghost Exhibition, hell Courtesan Exhibition  (Shibuya Maria of the heart)
           Goth Exhibition, (Yokohama Roman Museum)
2011 - Day of sleep The Girl under the Mayudama, Contemporary woman writer Exhibition,(Shibuya Maria of the heart)
           Yoruso Bellmer Exhibition part3, "Bellmer and Japanese Ball Jointed Doll" Exhibition, (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Sea of ​​Our Lady Exhibition (Shibuya Maria of the heart)
           Exhibition white sea (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           August of paradox Exhibition (Shibuya Maria of the heart)
           Oiran hell Courtesan Exhibition (Shibuya Maria of the heart)      
           Arrivederci Maria Cuore (Shibuya Maria of the heart)
2012 - Yoruso doll Exhibition 2012 [Requiem / Renaissance] (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Permanent Exhibition ark (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Exhibition twilight Sora,foil Labyrinth (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           The doll exhibition at the doll Napishtim nurses (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Taisho Roman doll Trade Concert (Otowa Hatoyama Hall / Ningyo-ya Sakichi sponsored)
2013 - Elpis (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Nakagawa Tari screw Collection Exhibition, Les Catacombes blanches (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Moroboshi Daijiro Tribute Exhibition (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Little Creatures1 ~ 5 Exhibition (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)      
           Body & clothes Exhibition (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Boy and Rabbit Exhibition (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           Yoruso # girl Exhibition "Sometimes the transitory girls are  beyond the hour" (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
2014 - "Costa d'Eva, Eve of rib - Nakagawa Tari doll Works" published(Publishing / studio-Parabolica)
            Rib exhibition Eve (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
           "Robe de Plumes."
           "Kafka Tribute Part3" within the doll participation (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
            Yoruso # doll Exhibition (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)
            Exhibition Eve of rib + flower Labyrinth (Nagoya K's old houses)
2015 - Chi聚 (Sanaki),Chile and Others (Nagoya various places)
           Exhibition Eve of rib + flower Labyrinth (Asakusabashi Parabolica bis)


Mari Shimizu


Mari Shimizu was born in Amakusa, Kumamoto. She took video courses at Tama Art University. Later she started dolls' production for the puppet show and at the same time she was doing doll photography.
After graduating, beside the voluntary screening activities, she was working on creation of dolls

Famous for her artwork featuring ball-jointed dolls, Mari Shimizu’s latest solo art exhibition titled “Manifeste du Pop Surréalisme” was held at Tokyo’s Vanilla Gallery from Jan. 20 to Feb. 1, 2014.
According to the artist’s statement, since Andre Breton launched his Surrealist Manifesto in 1924 and Hans Bellmer published his own doll art 10 years later, the 20th century came to be thought of as the age of machines. However, at precisely the same time the unconscious mind was beginning to be unlocked through psychoanalysis. Once God made people who made people, but morality and religious worship died in World War II. Ninety years after the Surrealist Manifesto, what interests Mari Shimizu now more than all religions and philosophies, is a paradise in which all forms of life––humanity, animals, and plants––can all exist together as the icon of a new era.



2000 - The doll photos used in the album "Antique". 
2001 - Established a doll classroom "Atelier orchard". 
2008 - September, solo exhibition "Bible and the horse"
2010 - February, solo exhibition "Maria - Strange Angels Garden 
2012 - June, released the anthology "Miracle"  (Atelier third)
           July, participated in "ART OSAKA" (B Gallery). 
           September , the doll used in drama "Red Thread of Woman" 
2013 - January, the doll used in drama "The Brothers Karamazov"
           March, retrospective exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary doll artist "St.Freaks - Holy Variant " 
           April, pro events in Italy Brescia " Il Giappone nel chiostro to participate in. "
2014 - January, solo exhibition "Pop Surrealism Declaration" 

Mahlimae


Mahlimae is a group of art dolls created by Nicole Watt in the middle of the wilderness in Tasmania, Australia. These small imaginary beings look as if they came straight out of a long forgotten magical forest. Lovely and eerie, with sad innocent eyes, Mahlimae dolls have captured many people’s hearts since 2011.
Nicole Watt is a self-taught mixed media sculptor with a degree in Psychology. And, the name Mahlimae is the amalgamation of her two daughters’ middle names: Mahli and Mae. She started making dolls when she was pregnant with her youngest daughter and wanted to create special keepsakes for her.
All Mahlimae dolls are carefully hand-sculpted and created using gathered natural materials. And, their exquisitely simplistic, adorable, and quirky designs are inspired by ancient folklore. Inexplicably beautiful, their subtly expressive faces – made using tattered fabrics – radiate their longing for connection.

“Sewing was one of those skills I seemed to spontaneously and quite mysteriously acquire upon having children. I have however, always been a dreamer – one of those people with a wild (some would say odd) imagination full of magical places inhabited by some strange but loveable characters. I have countless art journals filled with whimsical creatures and the stories that illustrate their existence; often inspired by the Tasmanian wilderness in which I am lucky enough to live.

Mahlimae is the means through which I attempt to bring some of these quirky characters to life through fabric, narratives and watercolour illustrations. I like to think time has started to shape a unique Mahlimae ‘style’ which, if I had to describe it, would be a little asymmetrical, a lot quirky and always brimming with my heart and soul.”