Nana Shiomi - In A Room of One’s Own

In A Room of One’s Own is an exhibition of work by the renowned Japanese printmaker Nana Shiomi, running from 8 March to 18 April 2018 at Clare Hall.

Clare Hall is proud to show the work of Nana Shiomi, whose prints can be found in major museum collections.  Shiomi lives and works in London, but the imagery she uses often incorporates Japanese iconography.

Her approach is rooted in the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition of woodblock printmaking by hand, to which she has added her experimental techniques. This exhibition draws inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s book of the same name.

A book on her work, This Side and the Other Side: Nana Shiomi, Woodcuts, 1996-2016, was published in 2017. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and Japan Artists Association Inc. Those wanting to acquire her book or prints should contact the artist directly at or visit her website