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JUNYA TSUBOTA


Born in 1974 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Lives and works in Saitama Prefecture, Japan


As a seasoned Nihonga artist, Junya Tsubota celebrates the four seasons of Japan within his work. Particularly concentrating on natural phenomena and forms, such as water and sky, he contrasts these elements with unearthly bright color. His central focus with this melding of styles and subject matter is to bring a new form of harmony into the space the painting is displayed in. Tsubota’s works have appeared in exhibitions across Asia, Europe, and North America. He received his Master’s degree in painting in 2001 from Tokyo University of the Arts. 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Solo Exhibition (Abeno Harukas, Osaka)


2016

Solo Exhibition (Niigata Mitsukoshi, Niigata)
Solo Exhibition (Kichijoji Tokyu, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Ikebukuro Tojo, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Asakusa, Tokyo)


2015

Solo Exhibition (Kyobashi, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Sendai) 


2014

Solo Exhibition (Seizan Gallery, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Asakusa, Tokyo) 


2013

Solo Exhibition (Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka)


2012

Solo Exhibition (Asakusa, Tokyo)


2010

Solo Exhibition (Asakusa, Tokyo)


2009

Solo Exhibition (Aoyama, Tokyo)


2008

Solo Exhibition (Kyobashi, Tokyo)


2006

Solo Exhibition (Kyobashi, Tokyo)


2005

Solo Exhibition (Kagoshima)


2004

Solo Exhibition (Shirokane, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition (Kyobashi, Tokyo)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018

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


2016

20th Anniversary Tokubetsu Kikaku-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)


2014

KALEIDOSCOPE (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, other locations)


2013

Sense (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)


2012

Kore Kara (Hiroshima Mitsukoshi, Hiroshima)
Kaleidoscope (Shinsaibashi, Osaka)


2009

Emerging Nihonga Artists - Kore Kara (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Sendai)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, held every year since) 


2008

Group Exhibition “Kaleidoscope” (Sapporo Daimaru, Tokyo Daimaru)

AWARDS

2011

Triennale Toyohashi, Selected for Shingo Hoshino Prize Exhibition 


2001

Aogaki 2001 Nihonga Exhibition, Honorable Mention

EXHIBITIONS

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Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan