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Ken Shiozaki (b. 1972)

1972

Born Machida, Tokyo

1995

Completed Tama Art University, Japanese Painting (Nihonga) Department
Joined Rengeji main hall ceiling painting project (Nakano-ku, Tokyo Rengeji)

1997

Tama Art University Graduate School of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Japanese Painting (Nihonga)

Proverbs, maxims, nursery rhymes, folk tales, metaphors, and characters from ancient mythology are the source of my creative inspiration. Once these words have passed through the filter of my perception, characters are given images. A wide range of mystical creatures lurk within my mind, waiting for their turn to be given expression through my paintings.


Once a painting has been completed and I set my brush aside, I can sit back and enjoy looking at my work. But at the same time, I cannot help but feel a sense of regret seep in as I know I will have to let go of the “something” that needed to be expressed on the canvas.


Selected solo Exhibitions

2008

“Shiozaki Ken – COMICALIZE” (Tokyo)

2009

Solo Exhibition “Shiozaki Ken” (Tokyo)

2010

“Art Fair Tokyo 2010″ (Tokyo International Forum / SEIZAN Gallery booth)
Solo Exhibition “Shiozaki Ken Japanese Painting Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2011

Solo Exhibition “Shiozaki Ken Now/Then, a story. Japanese Painting” (Sendai Mitsukoshi)

2012

Solo exhibition “Shiozaki Ken Japanese Painting” (Daimaru Shinsaibashi)

2013

Solo Exhibition “Shiozaki Ken Japan Exhibition” (Tobu Ikebukuro)

2014

Solo Exhibition “Shiozaki Ken Japan Exhibition -Esoragoto-” (Sendai Mitsukoshi)
Production of the Shingonshu Inariyama Komyoin temple gate ceiling painting (Kanagawa Prefecture / Inariyama Komyoin)

selected group exhibitions

2007

Exhibition “Future the Movie, Japanese paintings” (Aichi)
“Contemporary Japanese painting Wonderland” (Gunma / Takasaki Tower Museum)

2008

“Mitsukoshi Japanese Painting Special Exhibition” (Sendai Mitsukoshi)
Group Exhibition, (Sapporo Daimaru Tokyo Daimaru)

2010

Exhibition “perspective of 7 +7 up-and-coming artists” (Daimaru Sapporo)
Rinzai school Myoshinji Ryugenji Project (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

2011

Japanese painting group exhibition “From Now” (Mitsukoshi Sapporo, Mitsukoshi Hiroshima)
Art Festival featuring contemporary young artists (Matsuyama Mitsukoshi)
Group Exhibition, “Kaleidoscope” Young Japanese Painters Exhibition (Daimaru Shinsaibashi)

2013

Group Exhibition “SENSU Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
Group Exhibition “SENSU Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2014

Group Exhibition “Hyakki Yakkou” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2018

Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan" (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

 
 

Exhibitions