There are moments when something seems to fall directly into the depths of my heart. My objective is to give shape to that “occurrence”, rather than the “thing itself”. The occurrence is not rendered in a concrete form, such as “landscapes”, “still lifes”, or “figures”. Instead, my aim is to mold its shape by focusing my senses. I hope that the forms that result can be enjoyed as unique elements, independent from their color, shape, or lines.      -Ei Ebihara


Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1942
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
1972 Learned Lithograph at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France
1965 Graduated from Tama Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, major in Oil Painting
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2022 Ei Ebihara: Window on Everyday Life (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2021 Ei Ebihara: Red Hot Chili Peppers (SEIZAN GALLERY TOKYO 凸, Tokyo)
2019 Windows on Everyday Life 2019 (Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo)
2015 Windows on Everyday Life 2015 (Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo)
2012 Windows on Everyday Life 2012 (Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo)
2008 Windows on Everyday Life 2008 (Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo)
2003 Windows on Everyday Life 2003 (Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo)
1988 Metal Art (Galleria Grafica, Tokyo)
1977 Bench Series (Galleria Grafica, Tokyo)
1974 Windows on Everyday Life 1974 (Galleria Grafica, Tokyo)
1971 Murder Scenes (Galleria Grafica, Tokyo)
1970 A collection of drawings of accidents from the newspaper (Galleria Grafica, Tokyo)
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2022 Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Collection Exhibitions “Monochrome Expression: Focused on Prints and Photographs” (Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa)
2007 The CWAJ Prints Exhibition (Washington, D.C. , USA)
2005 The 50th CWAJ Prints Exhibition (Tokyo)
1977 The 12th International Print Art Biennale (Ljubljana, Yugoslavia)
The 1st Grand Prix Exhibition Contemporary Print of Japan (Tokyo)
1976 The 6th International Print Biennale (Krakow, Poland)
The 5th International Exhibition of Original Drawings (Rijecka, Yugoslavia)
The International Exhibition of Print Art (Frechen, Germany)
The 10th International Print Art Biennale (Tokyo)
The 21st CWAJ Prints Exhibition (Tokyo)
1975 The 11th International Print Biennale (Ljubljana, Yugoslavia)
The Still Life of Today Exhibition (Tokyo)
1974 The 9th International Print Biennale (Tokyo)
The 11th International Exhibition Arts (Tokyo)
1973 The Contemporary Japanese Graphics Exhibition (Tokyo)
1972 The Contemporary Japanese Graphics Exhibition (London)
1971 The 10th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (Tokyo)
The Contemporary Prints Exhibition (Tokyo)
1970 The Artists of Today (Tokyo)
1969 The 9th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (Tokyo)
The 5th International Young Artist Exhibition (Tokyo)
【Public Collections】
Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Kanagawa)
National Museum in Poznan (Poland)
Lodz Modern Art Museum (Poland)
Library of Congress (Washington, D.C. ,USA)
Oita Prefectural Art Museum & Hall (Oita),
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama (Kanagawa)
Kanda Nissho Memorial Museum of Art (Hokkaido)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo)
2016 Front page design and illustration for the Poetry Picture Book “Oiru” from Hamonica books
1970 Published “A collection of drawings of accidents from the newspaper”