I have been making mixed media paintings on canvas and paper.
Inspiration comes from nature, life and the human spirit.
Personal visual experiences of color and form in nature are the deepest motives of my art work.
Poetic memory fragments – such as vibrant flowers, wild berries’ vivid red in the winter field, or stormy sky, dark grey following a rainbow, clouds shines over the water – are often recalled as elements and appear on my canvases. It is not a record, but an appearance.
Collected small man-made materials and natural pieces are incorporated onto canvases. It is a joy to see all the individual colors and materials harmonize altogether spontaneously under certain control.
2009 Color Voices, Grace Institute Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Seven Paintings, Buchman Tower Lobby Gallery, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
2008 Galerie Recolte, Fukuoka, Japan
2007 Roots of Thoughts: Journey of Paintings, Seed gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Gallery Recolte, Fukuoka, Japan
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Echosistenz, Gallery KAZE, Fukuoka, Japan
2011 Color Speaks: Five Artists from the Art Students League of New York, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2011 Prism / Palimpsest, Isabel Carrio and Yuko Ueda, Galerie Recolte, Japan
2010 Two Person Show, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L. L. P., Rockefeller Plaza, NY
2009 Little Treasures, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2008 Biennale Kumamoto IV, Kumamoto Prefectual Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Japan
2008 Two person show and Panel Discussion, Cipriani Club 55, New York, NY
2008 Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2008 On the Lighter Side, Gallery 100, Saratoga Spring, NY
2008 Landscape, PriceWaterHouse Coopers & Manhattan Borough Presidents Office
2008 Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Inc, New York, NY
2007 Mural Workshop Fellowship Recipients Exhibition of Mural Design, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY
2007 Breath of Light, Seed gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2007 The Silk Road, Rosenthal Gallery, Stamford, CT
2006 Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Governors Island Art Fair, NY
2010 Gyeongnam International Art Fair, South Korea
2011 Affordable Art Fair NYC 2011, Alex Adam Gallery, NY
2009 Affordable Art Fair NYC 2009, The Art Students League of New York, NY
Grants, Awards and Residencies
2012 Artist in Residence on the Governors Island, NY
2009 Permanent Collection, The Art Students League of New York, NY
2009 Kuniyoshi Award, Sara and Yasuo Kuniyoshi Foundation
2008 Lloyd Sherwood Grant, The Art Students League of New York, NY
2008 Scholarship for Summer Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO
2007 Carnegie Hall, PLAYBILL, Cover Art work, Prize winner of October Issue, NY
2007 Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY
2006 Reginald Marsh and Felicia Meyers Marsh Merit Scholarship, NY
BFA, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan