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Ken Shiozaki

Born in 1972 in Tokyo, Japan

Proverbs, maxims, nursery rhymes, folk tales, metaphors, and characters from ancient mythology are the source of my creative inspiration. Once these words have passed through the filter of my perception, characters are given images. A wide range of mystical creatures lurk within my mind, waiting for their turn to be given expression through my paintings.


Once a painting has been completed and I set my brush aside, I can sit back and enjoy looking at my work. But at the same time, I cannot help but feel a sense of regret seep in as I know I will have to let go of the “something” that needed to be expressed on the canvas.


Selected solo Exhibitions

2014

“Shiozaki Ken -Esoragoto-” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Sendai)
Production of the Shingonshu Inariyama Komyoin temple gate ceiling painting (Kanagawa Prefecture / Inariyama Komyoin)

2013

“Shiozaki Ken Japan Exhibition” (Tobu Ikebukuro, Tokyo)

2012

“Shiozaki Ken Japanese Painting” (Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka)

2011

“Shiozaki Ken Now/Then, a story. Japanese Painting” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Sendai)

2010

Art Fair Tokyo (Tokyo International Forum, SEIZAN Gallery Booth, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition “Shiozaki Ken Japanese Painting Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2009

Solo Exhibition (Tokyo)

2008

“Shiozaki Ken – COMICALIZE” (Tokyo)

selected group exhibitions

2018

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

2014

“Hyakki Yakkou” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2013

“SENSU Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“SENSU Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2011

“From Now” (Mitsukoshi Sapporo, Mitsukoshi Hiroshima)
Art Festival featuring contemporary young artists (Matsuyama Mitsukoshi)
“Kaleidoscope” Young Japanese Painters Exhibition (Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka)

2010

“Perspective of 7 +7 up-and-coming artists” (Daimaru Sapporo)
Rinzai school Myoshinji Ryugenji Project (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

2008

“Mitsukoshi Japanese Painting Special Exhibition” (Sendai Mitsukoshi)
Group Exhibition, (Sapporo Daimaru Tokyo Daimaru)

2007

“Future the Movie, Japanese paintings” (Aichi)
“Contemporary Japanese painting Wonderland” (Gunma / Takasaki Tower Museum)

 
 

Exhibitions