NIHONGA〇-en- Small work Exhibition "Profile"
2022.10.08(Sat) – 2022.10.13(Thu)
From October 8(Sat) to October 13 (Thur) 2022, YUGEN Gallery hosted Profile, a group exhibition of small works by the artistic group NIHONGA〇-en-.
NIHONGA〇-en- is a group of Japanese-style painters who gathered to share mutual provocation and boost their passion for the artform, transcending differences in expressive techniques and interpretations of Japanese painting, or Nihonga.
Their goal is to form bonds (en) with each other and work as one circle (also en), like a single stone creating ripples on the surface of the water, to allow them to interrogate contemporary society at large through Nihonga, and to create a new expression of "en."
NIHONGA〇-en-, which has held two highly acclaimed exhibitions in Kyoto—at the Museum of Kyoto and the Kyocera Museum of Art, Kyoto—is here holding its first exhibition in Tokyo, and as the title Profile suggests, looks to unravel the personality and style of each member.
18 artists are exhibiting: Jun Akiyama, Sadako Aritomi, Masako Kaneki, Meiko Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Goto, Shinji Sasaki, Yuki Taira, Chiko Takei, Shinnosuke Tazumi, Yoko Tezuka, Nanami Nakamura, Michihiro Namekawa, Yui Mizuno, Saori Yabuki, Yoko Yamamoto, Fumi Yokoyama, Shizuka Wakabayashi, and Yoko Watanabe (In Japanese name order)
We invite you to come and see their best works as they spread ripples across the world through the art of Nihonga.
This exhibition is the sixth at YUGEN Gallery curated by ONBEAT, the bilingual art magazine dedicated to exploring the art and culture of Japan and sharing it with the world.
Note: Some works on display may change. We appreciate your understanding.
At the same time as the exhibition is held, it will be possible to view and purchase the works on the YUGEN Gallery official online store.
1982 Born in Osaka Prefecture 2008 Garyu Sakura Japanese Painting Award, Sakura Award (Gifu) 2016 FACE 2016 Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Jury Special Award (Tokyo) 2018 Paintings that open up tomorrow The 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Tokyo/Kyoto) 2021 NIHONGA-en- (Kyoto)
1972 Born in Okayama Prefecture
1997 Graduated from Tokyo Women's University, Department of Philosophy
2001 Fukui Thumbhole Art Exhibition (Fukui Broadcasting Center) '04, '07 Nakagawa Gofun Paint Award
2004 Received an honorable mention at the Art Exhibition Drawing Amami (Tanaka Isson Museum / Amami)
2006 Nitten Japanese Painting Club Spring Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) '07, '08, '10, '12, '17, '18, '19, 21
2012 Nitten Department 1 Japanese Painting (The National Art Center, Tokyo) '14, '20, '21
2014 Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Ueno Royal Museum / Tokyo)
2015 Solo exhibition "Red Thread" (Kosugi Gallery/Kanagawa)
2017 6th Artist Group -Wind- (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum/Tokyo), Hanshinfu 6th Artist Group -Wind- Small Exhibition, '22final (Takashimaya/Nihonbashi, Kyoto, Osaka)
2019 Yoko and Sadako Aritomi Exhibition (Kosugi Gallery/Kanagawa)
2021 NIHONGA〇 (The Museum of Kyoto, 2022 Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art/Kyoto)
Currently a friend of the New Japan Spring Exhibition, a member of the Japan Artists Federation
1976 Born in Chiba Prefecture
2005 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in Japanese painting
2007 Completed master's course in design at Tokyo University of the Arts
2016 Artist group - Kaze - Awarded (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) same '18'22
2017 Hanashinfu (Takashimaya/Nihonbashi/Kyoto/Osaka/Yokohama) same '19'22
In addition, many solo exhibitions and group exhibitions
1977 Born in Tokyo. 2000 Graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in Japanese painting. 2002 Completed Japanese painting at the same graduate school. 2015-2016 Part-time lecturer of Japanese painting at Tama Art University. 2016- Part-time lecturer at Tama Art University. Member of the Association of Artists.
Major solo exhibitions: Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Yokohama Takashimaya, Kyoto Takashimaya, Kyobashi Hayashida Gallery, Tokyu Tama Plaza, Etsuko Shibata Gallery, KEIKO GALLRY (BOSTON) and others. Awards: 3rd Nokia Art Awards Asia Pacific 2001 Japan Grand Prix. Second Prize at the 1st Nara Manyo Japanese Painting Award Exhibition. Received the Todaiji Prize at the 1st Junsaku Koizumi Anniversary Main Painting Award Exhibition. Received the Excellence Award at the 3rd Sato Sakura Museum Ouka Award Exhibition and the Encouragement Award at the 6th Sato Sakura Museum Ouka Award Exhibition. Selected for the 6th Nikkei Japanese Painting Award Exhibition. Awarded at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th exhibitions of large works up to 7 meters in artist group style.
Collections: Nara Manyo Cultural Museum, Holland Hotel Okura, Sato Sakura Museum, Kamakura Tourism Association.
1983 Born in Yamagata Prefecture
2008 Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Artistic Expression
2016 Solo exhibition "Spreading Scenery" (Daimaru Kyoto Art Salon ESPACE)
2017 "Kyoto Art for Tomorrow -Kyoto New Art Selection Exhibition-" (Kyoto Prefectural Museum of Culture) Same '19
2018 "The NIHONGA -Tradition and Creation-" (Kyoto Prefectural Museum of Culture) '15-'17
2019 Invited to submit to "The 25th Sharp" (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex)
2020 "Kyoto Japanese Painting New Exhibition" (Museum "Eki" KYOTO)
2021 "NIHONGA○-en- Exhibition" (Kyoto Prefectural Museum of Culture)
2022 "kyo to kyo Exhibition" (Gallery Ekoan / Tokyo) Same '16, '18, '20
"RYU Hayate <Japanese Painting>" (Osaka Takashimaya, Yokohama Takashimaya)
"Lines and Circles" (Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1976.
1999 Graduated from Kyoto Junior College of Arts as a research student.
In 2021, he held many solo exhibitions, including “A Tour of the Ganges River” (Takashimaya, Osaka).
2008 "The Nihonga" (The Museum of Kyoto), 2009, 2011-2017 "Nihonga / Kyo" (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store / Tokyo, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan), 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019-2021 "Artist Group Wind (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum), 2021 “NIHONGA en” (Kyoto Museum of Culture) and many other group exhibitions.
2012, 2021 Kaii Higashiyama Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Award. Received the 2017 Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award Encouragement Award.
Born in Okinawa Prefecture in 1989. 2017 Graduated from Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts Graduate School of Arts and Culture (doctoral course).
2018 "The 6th Sato Sakura Museum Ouka Prize Exhibition" Recommended Exhibition / Sato Sakura Museum (Tokyo)
"VOCA Exhibition 2018 Prospects of Contemporary Art - Artists of New Planes" Recommended Exhibition / The Ueno Royal Museum and many other exhibitions
2019 “Okinawa as Seen by an Artist – For an Unforgettable Moment.” / Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM
2020 "Museum Collection" Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum Collection Gallery
2021 Selected for the 8th Triennale Toyohashi Shingo Hoshino Award / Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (same for '17) Selected for the 48th Soga Exhibition / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum ``The 10th Artist Group -Kaze-'' Winner / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum ('20, '18, '16, '15)
Many solo exhibitions such as "Garden" (REIJINSHA GALLERY (Tokyo)) in 2022.
"The 2nd Contemporary Japanese Painting Study Group" / UNPEL GALLERY (Tokyo), Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex "Lines and Circles" / Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Born in Tokyo in 1976. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Japanese Painting.
In 2017, he held many solo exhibitions, including at the Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium, and in 2018 at Shinjuku Takashimaya (Tokyo).
2014-2016 "Affordable Art Fair Hamburg" (Germany), 2017 "Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam" (Netherlands), "Affordable Art Fair Brussels" (Belgium), 2017-2018 "Affordable Art Fair Milan" (Italy), Participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs such as the 2020 LA Art Show (USA).
2021 artist group wind selection and many other awards.
1989 Born in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and raised in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture
2012 Graduated from Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Faculty of Arts, Department of Japanese Painting
2013 5th Kyoto Japanese Painting Exhibition
2014 Continued "Kyoto Japanese Painting New Exhibition" Award Candidate 2015, 2017 6th Triennale Toyohashi Shingo Hoshino Prize Exhibition Selected 2017, 2021 KOBE ART MARCHE 2014 (Tanaka Art) - 2019 2018 Infinity Japan Contemporary Art Show
2018 (Tanaka Art / Taiwan) - 2019 Shinnosuke Tazumi Japanese Painting Exhibition (Tanaka Art/Kobe) -22 years
2019 ONE ART Taipei2019 (Tanaka Art/Taiwan) - 20 years Seed Yamatane Museum of Art Japanese Painting Award 2019 Selected Art Expo Malaysia 2019 (Tanaka Art/Malaysia)
2021 Shinnosuke Tazumi Japanese Painting Exhibition (Porta Gallery Hana/Kyoto) Shinnosuke Tazumi Japanese Painting Exhibition (Abeno Harukas/Osaka) 1st Teganegusa Exhibition Kyoto Japanese Artists Exhibition (Baisenan Miyawaki/Kyoto) 1922
2022 Shinnosuke Tazumi Japanese Painting Exhibition (Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store/Osaka)
Many other exhibitions, etc. Member of the Kyoto Japanese Painters Association
1979 Born in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture.
2003 Graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in Japanese painting.
2005 Graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tama Art University, majoring in Japanese painting.
2021 Selected for "8th Triennale Toyohashi Shingo Hoshino Award Exhibition" / Toyota Municipal Museum of Art "Artist group - Kaze -" Awarded / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum "Hanashin Kaze" Takashimaya/Nihonbashi/Kyoto/Osaka/Yokohama
2022 Selected for the 10th Art Newcomer Award Debut/Gallery Wada Susumu Exhibition/Tokyo Ginza Gallery and Museum/Gallery Wada/Hayashida Gallery Solo and group exhibitions
1977 Born in Osaka (2017 Completed doctoral course at Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School)
2000 Graduation Exhibition Mayor's Award (purchased by university)
Selected for Kyoto Exhibition ('01, '13, '14, '15, 2017 Seiho Award (Purchased by Fukuda Art Museum))
Selected for Nitten (2002, '14, '15, '16, '17 / 2021 Nitten Kyoto Shimbun Award)
2015 15 Years of the Bank of Kyoto Collection (Purchased by Bank of Kyoto)
Others: Many collections and awards
1977 Born in Tokyo
2008 Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School of Art Expression
2008 Triennale Toyohashi Shingo Hoshino Award Exhibition 2011 (Toyohashi Museum of Art/Aichi)
2010 The 3rd The NIHONGA (The Museum of Kyoto/Kyoto) '12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Solo exhibition "GOOD STORY BAD STORY" (Gallery Keifu/Kyoto)
2017 Solo Exhibition (Art Space Rashinban/Tokyo) 18, 19, 20, 21
1982 Born in Osaka Prefecture
2008 Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japanese painting course
2011 "Gashin Exhibition" (Sato Art Museum/Tokyo)
2018 solo exhibition "Waiting Time" (KUNST ARZT/Kyoto)
2021 "NIHONGA〇-en-" (The Museum of Kyoto)
Other solo exhibitions and group exhibitions
1978 Born in Hiroshima Prefecture
2000 Graduated from Kyoto College of Art
2010 Heijo-kyo 1300th Anniversary Celebration Sanka "Fruit Tachiwaku"
2017 6th Artist Group Kaze Prize (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) '20 '21
2019 Dedicated "Nekohasezzu" to Shojuin Temple in Ujitawara, Kyoto (Dedicated 10 ceiling paintings in 2016)
2020 "NIHONGA〇" group exhibition (The Museum of Kyoto)
2021 Co-hosted exhibition with “Tsubaru” and “NIHONGA〇” (Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art) Many solo exhibitions (Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, etc.)
1976 Born in Tokyo
2000 Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Design Graduated Shinsei Exhibition <Shinsei Award>
2001 Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation 11th Scholarship
2002 Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School Master's Course Completed Shinsei Exhibition <Grand Prize>
2015 Collection Exhibition / Obuse Museum, Chinami Nakajima Museum
2017 6th Artist Group -Kaze- <Awarded> (8th in 2019, 9th in 2020)
2021 NIHONGA◯ / Kyoto Prefectural Museum of Culture (since 2022, joint exhibition with Sen / Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
Picture book / Sato Museum of Art (2022)
Currently a member of the Japan Artists Federation Other solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions Collection: Obuse Museum, Chinami Nakajima Museum
1992 Born in Miyazaki Prefecture
2015 Joshibi University of Art and Design Graduation Production Award, Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation 25th Scholarship
2016 KENZAN2016 N Award
2017 Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Art and Design, Japanese Painting Study Area, Joshibi University of Art and Design Museum Collection Award, 6th Artist Group-Wind-Large Works Exhibition ['19, '20]
2022 The 9th Sato Sakura Museum Ouka Prize Exhibition (Sato Sakura Museum)
1980 Born in Kyoto Prefecture
2004 Soga Exhibition (05, 06, 08, 11, 12, 17)
2006 Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School
2009 Kyoto Japanese Painting New Exhibition (10, 11, 18)
2018 Sato Sakura Museum Ouka Prize Exhibition
Presented at other solo and group exhibitions
1983 Born in Chiba Prefecture
2008 Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Artistic Expression
2011 “Yoko Watanabe Solo Exhibition – Live –” 3D Gallery Sagittarius (Kyoto)
2013 “Yoko Watanabe Solo Exhibition - Heart Flower -” Gallery Dojunkai (Tokyo)
2014 "The 6th The NIHONGA -Tradition and Creation-" Kyoto Prefectural Museum of Culture '-19
3rd Artist Group -Wind- (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) 2014 渺渺 Exhibition (Tokyo Ginza Gallery) '-21
2019 Solo Exhibition My works 2019 (Art Space Rashinban/Tokyo)
2021 "NIHONGA○-en-Exhibition" Kyoto Prefectural Museum of Culture Same '22
Many other group exhibitions.