KISARAGI BIJUTSU STUDIO

About Artist

Kazuho Ueda

Kazuho Ueta is a top leader of the Tokyo University of the Arts, Studio 1. The studio takes initiative for “the innovation of traditional paintings.”
Ueta describes his art creation as a “braveness and readiness to eliminate, instead of adding unnecessaries.”
The aesthetic principle of Zen is to eliminate the unnecessaries and pursue the significant nature of things. The principle served as a source of inspiration for the cutting-edge technology companies. Moreover, it is becoming a new aesthetic guideline in today’s complicated world. Ueta's art is attracting wide attention as a cutting-edge art created from traditional materials.

Kazuho Ueda
1961 Born in Hiroshima
1987 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Japanese Painting Course (Graduation work housed at Tokyo University of the Arts)
1996 Won Soga-kai Exhibition Award at 23rd Soga-kai Exhibition (1997/2001/2003)
1997 Won Spring Soga-kai Exhibition Award at 23rd Spring Soga-kai Exhibition (2000/2002)
1998 MEXT Internship (Studied under Hieda, Kazuho)
31st Excellent Contemporary Art Exhibition (Organized by MEXT)
Tokyo University of the Arts Japanese Painting Teacher's Exhibition (Tokyo University of the Arts Museum, Toride Annex)
2000 "100 years history of nihonga" (Tokyo University of the Arts Museum)
2003 22th Sompo Japan Selected Artworks Exhibition (Sompo Museum of Art)
2006 Tokyo University of the Arts Japanese Painting Studio 1 Exhibition (2007-2019), Tokyo University of the Arts Chinretsukan Gallery
2007 "Soga-kai 60th Anniversary Exhibition-Heritage from Sozo Bijyutsu-", Tanabe City Museum of Art, Tenshin Memorial Museum Of Art
2008 The 4th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Award, New Otani Art Museum
2009 "Three Countries G" (2010/2016) , KEPCO Art Center (Seoul), Sunshine International Art Museum (China)
2010 Won 17th MOA Okada Mokichi Award/MOA Museum Award
"Life-Contemporary Kachoga" at Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki
2012 "Best Selection 2012" at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
2013 "Zig Zag" Exhibition at Stuttgart State Academy of Art & Design, Germany
Present Soga-kai member
Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts

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