The Art Of Akiyo Owada


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Introduction


In 1987, modern impressionist, Akiyo Owada, had received prestigious award for one of her paintings displayed at her first exhibition. Thereafter, she has continued to pursue her successful career as an oil painter. Her works has been shown at various galleries across Tokyo area as well as at the capital of art, Paris. She has also published two art books in which the most intimate poems of her own; depicting passionate and delicate nature of the artist, were introduced along with photographies of her paintings. The artist once said, "I believe the painting would whisper you a story herself. That story, unique to everyone, is the true meaning or interpretation of the piece ." Hence the identical titles: " Tokini watashiwa ...( sometimes I am...)" of her earlier works was born, with the artist hoping that observers freely interpret her work in their own unique ways. Currently the artist is working on her new paintings, and as always, wishing to bring endless dreams and hopes to anyone who encounters them.

Critiques


"Seem not only in the sea but also in the flowers, one can feel the painter's passion, so alive, that it touches the heart of every viewer."

~ Art critic Member of L'AICA, Takachiyo Uemura~


"Akiyo Owada is profoundly attached to the spiritual message found in the art of painting, the individual emotional charge of each painting, and certain effusion of the heart. It is rare to see a painter who can capture as many conjunctions: ardour and serenity, monumental force and spiritualism, internal music and the exuberance of color. The painting of Akiyo Owada succeeds in attempting the impossible."

~ A radio journalist, critic and writer on art, former president of the Prix de la Critique, Roger Bouillot ~


"Many patients wrote me letters expressing gratitude toward Akiyo Owada's paintings at the hospital. The paintings have been given them comfort and hopes to their forthcomings. As Akiyo Owada has been expressing firmly since long ago, I now ,more than ever, believe that the art and modern medical field are inseparable in order to achieve the best result for the treatment of the patients."

~ Former president of Chiba University Hospital, Kaichi Isono ~


"In the world of mountainous evil, the art of Akiyo Owada has survived... by holding on to and carefully protecting its beauty. The strength and the spirit of the artist, I would like to congratulate with all my heart."

~ Professor Shiro Ueda M.D. Drug Information and Communication, Faculty of Pharmaceutical science. Chiba University Hospital~


"Twenty or more years has passed since the first day i've met the artist, Akiyo Owada. Whenever i get a chance to hear her thoughts and philosophy, i can feel myself immersing deeply in the multidimensional world of art. The kind, pure, powerful and yet unchangeable nature of the artist could have only be sustained by having powerful will to keep standing no matter what obstacle may come in her way. The artist utilizes not only the beauty but also the harsh and at times betraying world as a stepping stone to go even higher and further in her quest to spread her vision of art. As one of the greatest fan of the artist, I'm looking forward to experience future works by akiyo owada."

~ Dr. Kitahara ~

Work History


2018
  • Nominated to present her works at The 50th edition of Today’s Visual Art Exhibition in Spain
  • 2017
  • Nominated to present her works at Exposition de l'Art Actuel – Salon d'automne International France-Japon
  • Nominated to present her works at 49th international art exhibition in Italy
  • Nominated to present her works at Salon International de Paris
  • 2016
  • Nominated to present her works at Exposition de l'Art Actuel – Salon d'automne International France-Japon
  • Nominated to present her works at SALON D’AUTOMNE
  • Nominated to present her works at Salon International de Paris
  • 2015
  • Nominated to present her works at Japanese Today’s Visual Art Exhibition in Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Received an award for oil painting category at Salon International de Paris
  • Nominated to present her works at Salon international de Paris・・dessin au trait concours
  • Nominated to present her works at SALON D’AUTOMNE
  • Became a member of Japan International Artists Society
  • 2014
  • Nominated to present her works at Exposition de l'Art Actuel – Salon d'automne International France-Japon
  • Nominated to present her works at Salon International de Paris
  • Nominated to present her works at Salon international de Paris・・dessin au trait concours
  • 2013
  • Exhibition at Asahi Gallery, Ginza,Tokyo.
  • 2011
  • Exhibition at Gallery Copain d'art,Tokyo.
  • 2009
  • Exhibition at Gallery Ginza, Tokyo.
  • 2008
  • Exhibition at Gallery Ginza, Tokyo.
  • Worked on illustrations in Junior Poem Series book, Titled "Daichiwa Sugoi" writen by Yoshida Fusako, published by Ginnosuzu co.
  • 2006
  • Exhibition at Shiawasamura Alpino, Saitama.
  • 2003
  • Exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya, Yokohama.
  • 2002
  • Exhibition at Paris.
  • Exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi, Chiba.
  • 2001
  • Exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi, Chiba.
  • Exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya, Yokohama.
  • 1998
  • Exhibition at Ginza Art Museum, Tokyo.
  • 1996
  • Exhibition at Ginza mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • 1995
  • Received invitation to Monte-Carlos Modern Art International Grand Prix.
  • Meeting Prince Rainier III of Monaco ( 1923-2005).
  • 1994
  • Exhibition at Gallery Petrides, Paris.
  • Meeting Roger Bouillot: one of the most respected art critic in France. Thereafter, Mr Bouillot has been taken great interest to her work and given numerous critiques on her paintings.
  • Exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • dedicate 30 paintings to Chiba University Hospital.
  • Published second art and poetry book.
  • 1993
  • Exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • 1992
  • Exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • 1991
  • Exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • 1990
  • Grand exhibition at Chiba Cultural Hall.
  • Exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi, Chiba.
  • Exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • Dedicated "Umi wo utau hana" and "Asa Giri" to Chiba cultural hall.
  • 1989
  • Exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
  • 1988
  • Exhibition at Shinjyuku, Tokyo.
  • Meeting Takachiyo Uemura (deceased in 1998 ); Art critic member of L'AICA. Thereafter, Mr Uemura had shown great interest to her work and written numerous critiques on her works.
  • Published first art and poetry book titled "Umi (Tokini watashiwa...)"
  • Dedicated 2 paintings to Chiba University Hospital.
  • 1987
  • First exhibition at Tokyo. The title "Hakyou" recieves prestigious award and was reported on the country's well known news paper.
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