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HARUOMI IZUMI (b. 1979)

1979

Born, Chiba Prefecture

2003

Graduated Tokyo University of the Arts, School of Fine Art, Major in Nihonga

2004

Received master’s degree from Graduate school of same university, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Department of Drawing

2010

Tokyo University of the Arts, part time instructor (until 2012)

Internationally acclaimed painter Haruomi Izumi was born in 1979 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Continuing the tradition of Nihonga (Japanese-style painting), Izumi’s aesthetic revolves around the use of vivid mineral pigments and pattern to capture luminous views of nature. His latest works stray away from traditional Nihonga norms, and instead combine surreal color with obsessively repetitive patterns of plants and trees to create deeply textured scenes that encompass their surroundings and engulf the view with their richness. Izumi’s masterpiece using this signature style, Yukoku (The Scarlet Hour) was a featured work in SEIZAN Gallery New York’s inaugural exhibition Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan, in 2018. 


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009

Solo Exhibition(Chiba Bank Art Gallery)

2010

Solo Exhibition (Sendai Mitsukoshi)

2011

Solo Exhibition (Keiyo Bank, until 2014)

2013

Solo Exhibition(SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2014

Solo Exhibition(Chiba Bank Himawari Gallery)

2016

Solo Exhibition(Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

 
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005

“Hato no Kai” (Ginza Matsuya, Nagoya Matsuya; held every year since)

2006

“Sakka no Tamago-ten” (Obuse Museum, Chinami Nakajima-kan, name later changed to ShinPA! and continued yearly)
“L'Espoir”(Ginza)

2008

“Kanami no Kai”(Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, until 2012)

2009

Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2009(Tokyo Art Forum)

2010

“Haru wo Aideru Egaten” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“Something Precious”(SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, held every year since)

2011

“Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery Charity Auction(Tokyo University of the Arts, Fraternity)

2012

“Wakate Sakka Nihonga-ten - Kore Kara” (Hiroshima)
“Wakate Sakka Nihonga-ten Kaleidoscope” (Shinsaibashi, continued every year afterward)
“Mitsukoshi x Geidai, Natsu no Geijutsusai 2012” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2013

“Ouka Prize Exhibition” (Sato Sakura Art Museum Tokyo, until 2017)
Venice Biennale Imago Mundi, Collection of Luciano Benneton)
“Sensu” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2014

“Namioto no Kai” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, continued every year afterward)
“Mitsukoshi x Geidai Art Fair Tokyo 2014”(Tokyo International Forum)

2015

“ShinPA in Suwa” (Kitazawa Art Museum)
“Art Wonderland” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2016

“Asahi Charity Bijutsuten” (Matsuya Ginza, until 2018)
“20th Anniversary Special Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“DELTA” (Sendai Mitsukoshi)

2017

“The Red – Men - (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“Delta Nihonga Sannin-ten”(Niigata Mitsukoshi)

2018

“DELTA” (Fukuoka Mitsukoshi)
“Spring Soga-ten – Wakon” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“DELTA” (Sapporo Mitsukoshi)
“DELTA” (Sendai Mitsukoshi)

2018

“Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan" (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

2019

"Reimagined: Contemporary Artists Take on The Tale of Genji" (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

Awards

2005

The 15th Garyu Sakura Nihonga Taishoten, Honorable Mention

2006

Design award for Graduate Thesis Work, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts

Publications

2012

Regular column in Technical Seminar material, “Bijutsu no Mado”,
March, April, and May

Work in Collections: Sato Sakura Art Museum, Chiba Bank, Keiyo Bank, Hulic Co.,Ltd.

Presently a member of Japan Artists Association.

 

Exhibitions