Artist Statement

Born in Tokyo, Japan. I am a NYC-based painter, working mostly in oil and watercolor on location as the process of my painting. I like to observe sky, plants, animals, insects and people around me. I focus on a quiet sensation of color and atmosphere through light and integrate my emotions into the sensory moments with my brush strokes. My work investigates poetic sentiments by harmonizing my inner voice with visual sensation. Nature provides sensational moments: Logical but also spontaneous. Observing nature begins the process of knowing the world and myself. I look for these discoveries and understanding through my art.




Art Education

The Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Transferred, AA. in Art and Design (2003 to 2005)


The School of Visual Arts, New York NY

Graduated, BFA in Graphic Design (2005 to 2008)


The Art Students League of New York, New York NY

Painting and Anatomy Drawing (2012 to 2016)





The Ridgewood Art Institute 36th Annual Regional Juried Show, 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ


The Group Show, Creative Bowl Gallery Onetwentyeight in New York, 128 Rivington Street #1, New York, NY

Holiday Salon Show Open Call Lorimoto Gallery in New York, 16-23 Hancock Street Ridgewood, NY


The American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave, New York, NY


The Art Students League of New York 5th Small Works Exhibition, Manhattan Borough President’s Office New York, NY


Fund-raising for Japan Relief by Japanese Artists Association of New York, Tenri Gallery New York, NY


Alumni Student Show of the Community College of Philadelphia, The Madeline Cohen Gallery at the Community College of Philadelphia, Mint Building Philadelphia PA

What's New?

New Exhibition

Come enjoy some wine and light refreshments while viewing my latest work.

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