Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School of Arts
My work is based on a theme of cruel human history, inauspicious local culture and Japanese folktales.
Basic elements of my work are nightmares I was tossed around since my early childhood and my own negative memories. An underlining essence of these two elements is pains of animals and hate of people that can be said as a dark side. These elements are fused in myself once and decomposed as raw materials of my expressions and cover all four corners of the canvas.
I use light blocking black velvet as a canvas. I build up distorted space where warped shapes and wicked woman exist by utilizing different feel of materials of oil paints, acrylic paints, metal powers, glitters and Rhinestone. It is my intent of my work to create a pictorial world of alternative dimension that is more real than reality to my mind.
2017 Jan. LA Art Show
2016 Solo Exhibition “I hold darkness” @ Gallery 16, Kyoto
2016 Bijinga & Mythology @Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery in Santa Monica, LA
2016 “VOCA 2016 Visions of the contemporary art – Artists of new horizon Exhibition”
2016 Excellence Award @ Ueno no Mori Museum, Tokyo
2016 Kyoto City University of Arts The Alumni Association Award
2015 Solo Exhibition “Black is the color” @ Gallery 16, Kyoto
2015 “Kyo Ten 2015” Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Award Suda Award
2015 Koji Kikutani Award
2015 “Painter Session” @ AIDA Gallery, Osaka
2015 The 24th Scholarship student Exhibition @The Sato Museum of Art,
2015 by Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation
2014 Kyoto City University of Arts The Mayor Award
2014 Kyo Ten The Kyoten Awad
2014 “Silent Aqua 2014” @Kyoto City University of Art Gallery
2016 Alumini Association Award, Kyoto City University of Art Exhibition
2016 VOCA 2016 Excellence Award, Visions of the Contemporary Art
2015 Suda Award, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
2015 The 7th Koji Kiutani Award, Mainichi News Paper
2015 Scholarship by Kyoto Bank Art Research Supporting, Kyoto City University of Art
2014 The Mayor Award, Kyoto City University of Art
2014 The Kyoten Award, Kyoto City Museum
2014 The 24th Scholarship Student, Sato Ineternationl Cultural Scholarship Foundation
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