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ARTIST

Kanako Ohya

Kanako Ohya

1983 Born in Kanagawa

2006 B.F.A. in Paintings, Tokyo Zokei University

2008 M.F.A. in Paintings, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibition

 

2014 「That Thing of Moment in Time and Three Pieces」 hpgrpGALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo

2013 「Scenes of Garden」 hpgrpGALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo

2012 「Landscape」 hpgrpGALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo

2011 「Soliloquy」 hpgrpGALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo

2010 「Ohya Kanako Exhibition」 hpgrpGALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo

2010 「Scenes of My Room」 Gallery Jin Projects, Tokyo

2009 「Ohya Kanako Exhibition」 hpgrpGALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo

2009 「Empty Room(gradation)」 H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY, Tokyo

2008 「Empty Room」 Gallery Jin Projects, Tokyo

2007 「Vanilla Days」 Gallery Jin Projects, Tokyo

 

 
Selected Selected Group Exhibitions

 
2014 「pratique vol.0」 IOSSELLIANI, Tokyo

2013 「VOCA2013」 The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

2010 「Oxidized Reality」 The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

2009 「the 28th Outstanding Resing Artist Exhibition in 2009」SONPO JAPAN Museum of Art

2008 「The 9th Gunma Biennale For Young Artists 2008」The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

2008 「MY Harmonious Exhibit 2008」 Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo

2008 「ART AWARD TOKYO」 Gyoukou Underground Gallery, Tokyo

2008 「10th Anniversary」 Gallery Jin Projects, Tokyo

2007 「0 Size Exhibition 」 space I, Kanagawa

2007 「Light room vol6」 Ehrismann, Kanagawa

2007 「Yokohama Vugi‐Ugi 」 Gallery Ykohama, Kanagawa

2007 「Hyousou-no-uchigawa」 Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo

Catholic Univercity of Daegu, Daegu Korea

2007 「Light room」 Kanagawa Kenmin Hall gallery, Kanagawa

2006 「small works」 Gallery Jin Projects, Tokyo

2006 「Hyosou-no-uchigawa」 Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo / Catholic Univercity of Daegu, Daegu Korea

2006 「Yonkoten」 Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, University hall, Tokyo

2005 「WONDER SEED」 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

 

 

Awards

 

2009 The 28th Outstanding Rising Artist Exhibition presented by Sompo Japan Fine Art Foudation

2008 The Grand Prize of the Gunma Biennale for Young Artists

 

 

 

At first glance, we see an extravagant use of color concentrated in the painting’s center. Using images of her home and surrounding areas infused with her trademark use of  expressionless girls, we are unable to pinpoint place or time.

 

Through her meticulously thought out layouts and heightened sense of description, Kanako Ohya is able to express the feelings of anxiety and imperfectness that we feel in everyday life thru her striking airbrushed and masked paintings.

 

Winner of  the First Prize at the 2008 Gunma Youth Biennial Art Exhibition and the Nobuhide Prize at the 28th Japan Fine Arts Foundation Awards in 2009.