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Biography
Born in Tsu-City, Mie, Japan
2000
Permanent Resident of Canada

Education and Workshop Experience
2002 Master of Fine Arts Studio Art Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1997-98 Arts Institute Program, Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC
1996
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
1994-95
Fine Arts Program, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
1994
Bachelor of Arts in German Literature, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Curatorial Training Course Certificate


Inventory Catalogue

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2018
Water Ship, Volvox Gallery, Tsu-city, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Paths, Wakayama Art Museum, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Eyes Water Fire, SNAP Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2016
Eyes Water Fire, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, BC
2015
Drawings from Dharamsala, Yueh Chiao Art Gallery, Shaw College, Hong Kong

Sketch for Eyes Water Fire, Merge Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014
Building Bridges, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden, Vancouver, BC

Tomoyo Ihaya – An Exhibition in Three Parts, Trieschmann Gallery, Hendrix College, Arkansas, USA

Building Bridges, LAMO, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kasimir, India
2013
Drawings from Dharamsala, Bharat Bhavan Art Complex Gallery, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Drawings from Dharamsala, No.1 ShantiRoad Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Blue Lotus – Drawings for the lives in the Land of Snow, Visual Space, Vancouver, BC

Blue Lotus – Drawings on Tibet Burning, TCV Day School Hall, McLeod Ganj HP, India
2011
On the Edge of Water, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, BC
2009
Drawings – Trees and Water, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, BC
2008
Water, Rice and Bowl, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2007 Peace Rice Bowl, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006
Drawing Water, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC,

Grow Willow Grow Water, Chroma Books, Vancouver, BC
2005
Fountain, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd, Vancouver, BC

Seaching for Aqua, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2004
Fountain, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003
Water Garden, Dundrave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002
Water Garden, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2001
Garden of Life/Chart of Animism, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000
Two Person Show, with Taiga Chiba, Gallery Haoto, Shizuoka, Japan
1999 Prints and Pots, with Gordon Hutchens, Denman Island Gallery, Denman Island, BC
1998
Hand Land, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997
Recent Works, with Mia Tremblay, Pengah Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Anonimumeino, with Manuel Lau, Kelowna City Hall Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1994
Two Person Show, with Takashi Monma, Gallery 8, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
The Winter Show, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, BC
2014
High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC
2013
Odd Occurences: Narrative in the Art of Kristin Bjornerd, Tamara Bond, Tomoyo Ihaya and Carrie Walker, curated by Rachel Lafo, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancovuer, BC

SNAP 30 Year Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition (toured in Canada and USA)

Transformers, St. Albert The Great School, St. Alberta, AB
2011
Dundarave 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010
Dhammapada Revisited, Strathcona Press

In Edition, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC

Open Bite, Radha Yoga and Eatery, Vancouver, BC

Under the Impression Et Al, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2009
Drawn Together, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, BC

OPT, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2008
Washi Challenge, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Domestica, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 Buddha Enlightened 2006 – World Peace, Tourist Bungalow, Bihar, India
2005-7
Tri-Lateral Exchange – Canada/Japan/The Netherlands, touring exhibition of prints at 9 galleries in Canada, China and Korea
2005 Cyclop’s Dream, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC

The Infinity Project, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004
Artists From Far East, Dear Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003
Lines of Site 2003, Sherman Gallery, Boston, USA

Trans-Figure, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Compelling Behaviours, The 9th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Think Print Relate, Gallery 83, Vancouver, BC
2002
Temporal Transformations - A Printmaking Invitational, The University of Montana, Gallery of Visual Art, Montana, USA

Wall of Peace, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001
Imaging Time, prints and poems book project, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Chronicles, The 7th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Fervent Precincts, The 6th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999
The Printed Bird, Curated by Carol Nymark & Tim Nash, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Some Subtle Sympathy, The 5th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Three Person Show, With Karen Dugas and Vladimir Zabeida, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998
Moment Observed Values, The 4th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Awards and Grants
2014-15
Project Grant for Professional Artist, Canada Council for the Arts
2013
Travel Grant for Professional Artist, Canada Council for the Arts
2011-12
Project Grant for Professional Artist, Canada Council for the Arts
2010
Honourable Mention, the 6th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2009-10
Project Grant for Professional Artist, Canada Council for the Arts
2009
Art Bank Purchase, Canada Council for the Arts (Category of Canadian Artists from Culturally Diverse Communities)
2008
Honourable Mention, the 5th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2007 BC Cultural Project Grant, British Columbia Arts Council
2004-5
Creation/Production Mid-Career Grand, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

VADA Award, Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver, BC
2003
Honourable Mention, The 9th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Toronto, ON

Creation/Production Emerging Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON
2002
Second Place, the 2nd Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

Project Visual Arts Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

Mary Louise Imrie, Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2001
Second Place, The 7th Annual Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Toronto, ON

Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

Printmaking Award, Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2000
University of Alberta MFA Scholarship, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Honourable Mention, The 6th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Toronto, ON
1999
Honourable Mention, The 5th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Toronto, ON
1998
Honourable Mention, The 4th Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Toronto, ON
1997
Honourable Mention, 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Community Council of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Shirley Eastcott Memorial Scholarship, Capilano College Arts Institute, North Vancouver
1997 & 1996
Summer Student Scholarship, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, BC
1995 & 1994
Rotary Club International Scholarship, Illinois, USA

Artist in Residence
2016
Art Camp ‘Colours of the Planets”, Andorran National Commission for UNESCO, Andorra, Spain
2015
Artist in residence, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2013
High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, interdisciplinary collaborative art project, Oxygen Art Centre of Nelson, Nelson, BC, Canada
2012
Bharat Bhavan Multi-Arts Complex, Bhopal, India
2011-12
“Water, Food and Life Project”, independent research in India
2010
Graphic Studio, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
2009-10
“Water, Food and Life Project”, independent research in India
2007
“Water Project”, independent research in Ladakh, India
2006 “Buddha Enlightened – World Peace 2006”, International Artist Project, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
2005
Printmaking Division, Department of Art and Design, Univeristy of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Bharat Bhavan Multi-Arts Complex, Bhopal, India
2003
Printmaking, Department of Art, Utah State University, Logan, USA
2002
Printmaking Division, Silpakorn University, Bankok, Thailand

Collections
LAMO (Ladakh Arts and Media Organization), India
Art Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Cremona Civic Museum, Cromona, Italy
Ernst & Young Collections, Toronto, ON
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Capilano College Art Institute, North Vancouver, BC
Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancovuer, BC
Surrey Metro Savings, Surrey, BC
Print Study Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Utah, USA


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