As a seasoned Nihonga artist, Junya Tsubota celebrates the four seasons of Japan within his work. Particularly concentrating on natural phenomena and forms, such as water and sky, he contrasts these elements with unearthly bright color. His central focus with this melding of styles and subject matter is to bring a new form of harmony into the space the painting is displayed in. Tsubota’s works have appeared in exhibitions across Asia, Europe, and North America.


Born in Saitama, Japan in 1974
Lives and works in Saitama, Japan
2001 Received Master’s Degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Graduate School of Fine Arts
1999 Graduated Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, School of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Major in Nihonga
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2021 Junya Tsubota: Water and Universe (Seizan Gallery, Tokyo)
2020 Solo Exhibition (Abeno Harukas, Osaka)
2019 Solo Exhibition (Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo)
2018 Solo Exhibition (Abeno Harukas, Osaka)
2016 Solo Exhibition (Niigata Mitsukoshi, Niigata)
Junya Tsunota: Nihonga-ten (Tokyu Kichijoji, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Ikebukuro Tobu, Tokyo)
2015 Junya Tsunota: Nihonga-ten (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
2014 Junya Tsunota: Nihonga-ten (Seizan Gallery, Tokyo)
2013 Junya Tsunota: Nihonga-ten (Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka)
2012 Solo Exhibition (Gallery A BIENTOT, Tokyo)
2010 Solo Exhibition (Gallery A BIENTOT, Tokyo)
2009 Solo Exhibition (Aoyama, Tokyo)
2008 Solo Exhibition (Shinseido gallery, Tokyo)
2006 Solo Exhibition (Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo)
2005 Solo Exhibition (Tenmonkan gallery, Kagoshima)
2004 Solo Exhibition (Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo)
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2021  Art no Mikata (Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
SM toiu Neko (Gallery Seek, Tokyo)
2020  The Red (Iwataya Mitsukoshi, Fukuoka)
2019 NEW WAVE: Jisedai Artist-ten (GINZA SIX Artglorieux, Tokyo)
2018 Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
KALEIDOSCOPE (Niigata Mitsukoshi, NIigata and Funabashi Tobu, Chiba)
Lovers (Gallery Seek, Tokyo)
H7-ten (Soei Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2019)
2017  Contemporary Art no Sekai (Nagoya Mitsukoshi, Aichi)
Haiku eno hommage-ten (Yoh garou, Tokyo)
2016 20th Anniversary Tokubetsu Kikaku-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2014 KALEIDOSCOPE (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, other locations)
2013 Sense (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2012 Korekara (Hiroshima)
Kaleidoscope (Osaka)
2009 Emerging Nihonga Artists – Kore Kara (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, held every year since)
2008 Kaleidoscope (Sapporo Daimaru, Tokyo Daimaru)
ART SALAD Kankoku-ten (KWANHOON gallery, Seoul)
2001 Aogaki 2001 Nihonga Exhibition, Honorable Mention