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  • Ken Shiozaki
  • Ken Shiozaki, F10
  • Ken Shiozaki
  • Ken Shiozaki
  • Ken Shiozaki, SM
Ken Shiozaki Ken Shiozaki, F10 Ken Shiozaki Ken Shiozaki Ken Shiozaki, SM

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.

Ken Shiozaki

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 1972 Born, Tokyo, Japan
Works and lives in Tokyo, Japan
 
【Education】
 1997 Received Master’s degree from Tama Art University, School of Art and Design
 1995 Graduated Tama Art University, Department of Painting, Major in Nihonga
 
 【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
 2019 “Ken Shiozaki: Japanese style paintings” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
 2016 “Ken Shiozaki: Hyakuju Kitan” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
 2015 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Ikebukuro Tobu, Tokyo)
 2014 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Yamaguchi)
“Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
 2013 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Nihonhashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
“Ken Shiozaki: Esoragoto” (Ikebukuro Tobu, Tokyo)
 2012 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Osaka)
“Ken Shiozaki: Esoragoto” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
 2011 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
 2010 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
 2009 “Ken Shiozaki Nihonga Exhibition” (Gallery Art Morimoto, Tokyo)
 2008 “Ken Shiozaki: COMICALIZE” (Gallery Tomo, Tokyo)
 2006 “Ken Shiozaki: Kotoba ni Yadoru Doubutsutachi” (Tokyo)
 
 【Selected Group Exhibitions】
 2018 “NIHONGA: CONTEMPORARY ART OF JAPAN” (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
 2017 “Ikebukuro Tobu Kaiga-ichi” (Ikebukuro Tobu, Tokyo)
“The Red: Men” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
 2016 “The 300th anniversary of birth of Ito Jakuchu: Hommage to Ito Jakuchu” (Tokyo, Kanagawa)
“Atsumare! Doubutsutachi!!: kawaii Doubutsu Takumashii Doubutsu” (Takasaki Tower Museum of Art, Gunma)
 2014 “Wakate Sakka Kaleidoscope Exhibition” (Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Osaka)
 2011 “Korekara” (Sapporo Mitsukoshi, Hokkaido and Hiroshima Mitsukoshi, Hiroshima)
“Art Festival: Gendai Wakate Sakka Tokushu” (Matsuyama Mitsukoshi, Ehime)
“Wakate Nihonga Sakka Kaleidoscope Exhibition” (Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Osaka)
 2010 “Kiei Artist 7+7 no Shiten” (Sapporo Daimaru, Hokkaido)
“Art Fair Tokyo 2010″ (Tokyo International Forum, SEIZAN Gallery Booth, Tokyo)
 2009 “Korekara” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
“Something Precious” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued every year afterward )
 2008 “Kurashi no Bi no Kenkyujo-ten” (Tokyo)
 2007 “Youga, Nihonga Sono Mirai-ten” (Aichi)
“Gendai Nihonga Wonderland” (Takasaki Tower Museum of Art, Gunma)
 2005 “Presentation vol.1: Samazama na Nihonga” (Tokyo)
 2004 “NIhonga-ten: 20th century Kara 21st century e” (Nogimachi Culture hall, Tochigi)
“Imayou: Chōjū-giga-ten” (Tokyo)
 2003 “Racoo” (Tokyo)
 2001 Four Person Exhibition “Shunei Sakka Nihonga-ten” (Kanagawa)
Two Person Exhibition “Nihonga-ten” (Kanagawa)
 2000 “B-WORKS-ten” (Tokyo, continued in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
 
 【Projects】
 2018 Original paintins for “Ukiyoe& Seijafuda×MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM”
 2016 Original paintins for “Ukiyoe Star Wars” second edition
 2015 Shingon-shu, Inariyama Koumyou-in, Sanmon Tenjo Paintings (Kanagawa)
 2010 Rinzai-shu, Myōshin-ji Ha, Ryugenji Temple, Choso Paintings (Tokyo)
 1997 Reigeji Temple, Hondo Tenjo Paintings (Tokyo)