Aono Amanatsu

PROFILE
Aono Amanatsu is one of autodidact artists, born and raised in Hokkaido and learned the technique of traditional Japanese painting by herself.She depicts her unique world of fantasies in free and delicate style.Because she doesn’t have a mentor, she has a free command on exploiting traditional technique in her originality. Her paintings give us a kind of pleasant impression.
Women like fairies are flying over in a free space without discrimination of sex. She is trying to take the legend of “Kojiki” as her subjects. She may well deserve to be a front runner who expands the possibilities of traditional Japanese painting.
HISTORY
2019
Group Exhibition / Mitsukoshi Department Store Nihonbashi / Nihonbashi, Tokyo
2018
Solo Exhibition / Kanda Nissho memorial museum of art / Kato, Hokkaido
Group Exhibition / Northen Regions Academic Information Center PORTO / Sapporo, Hokkaido
Group Exhibition / MARUZEN Bookstore Marunouchi / Tokyo
Art Prize / The 7th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Award / Ueno Royal Museum / Ueno, Tokyo
2017
ART TAIPEI 2017 / Taipei World Trade Center
Solo Exhibition / Mitsukoshi Department Store Nihonbashi / Nihonbashi, Tokyo
2016
Group Exhibition / Art Cube / Mitsukoshi Department Store Nihonbashi / Nihonbashi, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition / The Sound of Dreams / Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro / Ikebukuro, Tokyo
2015
Solo Exhibition / The Color of Dreams / Abeno Harukas Art Gallery / Oaka
Art Prize / The 5th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Award / Ueno Royal Museum / Ueno, Tokyo
Group Exhibition / Mitsukoshi Department Store Nihonbashi / Nihonbashi, Tokyo
2014
Solo Exhibition / Dream Things / MARUZEN Bookstore Marunouchi / Nihonbashi, Tokyo
Aono Amanatsu and Osaka Chika / Art Space Kin Gyo Koo Kan / Taipei
Art Prize / Dogin art culture Encouraging Award / Lilac Gallery / Sapporo, Hokkaido
2013
Solo Exhibition / Tsukigata Kabato Museum / Kabato, Hokkaido
Group Exhibition / Sapporo Art Museum / Sapporo, Hokkaido
Group Exhibition / Abashiri City Museum of Art etc. / Abashiri, Hokkaido
VOCA: The Vision of Contemporary Art 2013 / Ueno Royal Museum / Ueno, Tokyo
2012
Solo Exhibition / Gallery Retara / Sapporo, Hokkaido
"Shibuya Style" / Shibuya Seibu Art Gallery / Shibuya, Tokyo
"Nine Colors VI" / Shibuya Seibu Art Gallery / Shibuya, Tokyo
2011
Solo Exhibition / STV Kita Nijo Building / Sapporo, Hokkaido
Runner-up / Young Artists Japan / LAFORET MUSEUM ROPPONGI / Roppongi, Tokyo
Awarded / The 30th outstanding Rising Artists Exhibition presented by Sompo Japan Fine Art Foundation / Shinjuku, Tokyo
2010
Awarded / Doten / Sapporo Citizens Gallery / Sapporo, Hokkaido