KISARAGI BIJUTSU STUDIO

About Artist

Osamu Sekiya

Sekiya was born in Niigata in 1982.
He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts at the top of the class and received Hirayama Scholarship along with other numerous awards. He continued his studies at doctor's course and obtained a doctorate degree with his thesis, "Vestige of Loneliness and Stillness". He taught at the same university as an educational research assistant.
From April 2016, Sekiya is teaching at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts as a lecturer of nihonga. He focuses on the aspect of painting as a means of embodying thoughts including Buddhism. Okinawa where he lives and teaches has long time been a cultural hub of Southeast Asia. He is in search of maritime people's identity and energetically pursuing both research and painting activities.

Osamu Sekiya
1982 Born in Niigata
2004 Entered Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Japanese Painting Course
2008 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Japanese Painting Course as a top student. Graduation work won Salon de Printemps Award/Taito Mayor Award, housed at Taito Ward, Tokyo
Awarded Hirayama Ikuo Scholarship.
2010 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Master's Course in Japanese Painting
2011 Awarded 21st Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
2013 Obtain a Doctorate from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts Doctor's Course 
Graduation work housed at Yamanashi Gakuin University Art Collection
Present: Nihonga Lecturer at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts
2006 Six-person Nihonga Exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts Students Hall
2008 Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 "ICHIKEN Exhibition" at University Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
2009 Germany, China, Korea & Japan International Drawing Exhibition "Three Countries G - Painting the Midland of Expression" at KEPCO Plaza Gallery, Soul, Korea/Sunshine International Museum, Beijing, China
Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 "ICHIKEN Exhibition" at University Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
2010 Germany, China, Korea & Japan International Drawing Exhibition "Three Countries G - IMAGE IN DIALOG" at KEPCO Plaza Gallery, Soul, Korea/Korean Cultural Center MI Gallery, Tokyo
International Symposium "Drawing - IMAGE IN DIALOG"
Yumi Exhibition at Tower Hall Funbaori, Tokyo
2011 Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 Exhibition at University Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
Yumi Exhibition at Tower Hall Funbaori, Tokyo
2012 Awarded in 38th Soga-kai Spring Exhibition for the first time
Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 Exhibition at University Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
Kenzan Exhibition at Tower Hall Funbaori, Tokyo
21st Sato Museum of Art Scholarship Students Exhibition, Tokyo
Awarded in 39th Soga-kai Spring Exhibition
Participated in 17th Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program Charity Auction, Tokyo
2013 Germany, China, Korea & Japan Traditional Paintings Friendship Exhibition "Three Countries G - Zig Zag Dialog" at Stuttgart State Academy of Art & Design, Germany
Art Auction in commemoration of Mt Fuji's registration on UNESCO's World Heritage List at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Yamanashi
Kenzan Exhibition at Tower Hall Funbaori, Tokyo
Tokyo Univ. of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 "ICHIKEN 2013" at Univ. Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
Participated in 21st Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program Charity Auction, Tokyo
2014 Awarded in 40th Soga-kai Spring Exhibition
Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 Exhibition at University Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
2015 3rd Sato Sakura Museum of Art Sakura Award Exhibition, Tokyo
Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Studio 1 Exhibition at University Art Museum (Chinretsukan Gallery/Masaki Memorial Gallery)
Iyotetsu Takashimaya Autumn Art Exhibition "Vestige of Loneliness & Stillness", Ehime
Awarded in 42th Soga-kai Exhibition
2016 Awarded in 42th Soga-kai Spring Exhibition
Exhibition of special selection works by Tokyo University of the Arts Japanese Painting Teachers at Iyotetsu Takashimaya, Ehime
Solo Exhibition "VIRTUOSO" at Sogo Kobe/Seibu Ikebukuro/Seibu Yao/Okayama Tenmaya
2017 Solo Exhibition "VIRTUOSO" at Tenmaya Fukuyama/Seibu Fukui/Sogo Chiba/Nihombashi Mitsukoshi
2018 Solo Exhibition "VIRTUOSO" at Sogo Omiya

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沖縄県立芸術大学


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台東区ヴァーチャル美術館

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