Ayako Okuda

Biography

Ayako Okuda’s pure paintings delineate the boundaries between the ground and the sky. There are many variations, such as ground and trees, mountains and sky, lakes and mountains, which are based on photographs of the countries and landscapes Okuda has visited so far. The people appeared in Okuda’s painting, such as people who are too small or too large in the scale, is one of the motifs. On the canvas, Okuda has a feeling of strangeness as if he were drawing shuffles, ignoring the place, the size of the person, and even the sense of the season, and combining them like puzzle pieces. In reality, it is a tree that can be reached with just a few steps in front of you, but it depicts a person who is too small, and creates an uncertain unrealistic feeling that is hard to reach. On the contrary, it can be predicted that a person walking on the mountain will easily cross the mountain. Reality that seems to be reached and cannot be reached, and in reality, it can be surpassed easily. Okuda’s painting asks us humorously whether the world in which we exist is certain. It’s a strange but beautiful scenery.

History

1980      Born in Osaka

2005      Master of Osaka Kyoiku University

2004      gallery wks., Osaka

2005      STREET GALLERY, Hyogo

2006      Gallery Den, Osaka

2007      gallery wks., Osaka

              Gallery Den, Osaka

2008      Gallery Den 58, Osaka

2009      GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo

2011      GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo

2012      2kw gallery, Osaka

2013      2kw gallery, Osaka

2014      2kw gallery, Osaka

2015      2kw gallery, Osaka

2016      2kw gallery, Osaka

2017      Galerie Tzigane, Osaka

         GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo

2019      GAMOYON gallery, Osaka

<Group Exhibitions and Others>
2001       Group exhibition SUMISO, Osaka

2002       Jiro Yoshiwara admiration way contest exhibition, Osaka Contemporary ArtCenter (’04)

2003       Kyoten 2003, Kyoto city Museum of Art

              Morikazu Kumagai grand-prix exhibition, Artpia futi kogei plaza, Gifu

2005      Yumehiroba Haruhi pictures biennial, Haruhi art museum, Aichi

              P & E exhibition,  Art coat gallery, Osaka

              Mihama art exhibition

2006      Wonder seed 2006, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo

              Ayako Okuda, and Chikako Hayakawa  exhibition, GALLERY MoMo, Tokyo  

              Shell art award 2006, Daikanyama Hillside forum, Tokyo  

              Holbein scholarship

2008      Wonder seed 2008, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuy, Tokyo

              GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku Opening Exhibition,  Tokyo

              VISUAL SENSATION vol.3, Gallery Den, Osaka

2009      ArtCourt Frontier 2009, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka

              Hop Step Jamp, GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo

2010      winter session of 4 artists “spring is here”-  Shibuya Seibu 8F An alternative space, Tokyo

2011      “Woods of imagination” Ayako Okuda, Koji Okuda, and Yumi Yamauchi Three-person exhibition, Kouichi fine arts, Osaka

              Reproduction -Regenerate- Part.1, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo

              Ayako Okuda, Kensho Hamaji, and Hisayo Fukuyoshi Three-person exhibition, gallery Kiku, Osaka

2012      Amagasaki art festival   Archaic hole, Hyogo

              Create the future Exhibition Part.1, gallery Kiku, Osaka

              Shell art award  2012, The National Art Center, Tokyo

2013      2kw Hendensho keikaku, 2kw gallery, Osaka

              Summer Gruop Show :Individual Creations, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo

2014      Amagasaki art festival, Archaic hole, Hyogo

2015      Create the future Exhibition Part.1, gallery Kiku, Osaka

              Encounter, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo

2016      Create the future Exhibition Part.1, gallery Kiku, Osaka

2017      Create the future Exhibition Part.1, gallery Kiku, Osaka

              Big Sensation, Gallery Den mym, Kyoto

              Alternative Selection 1 – Ayako Okuda, Koji Okuda, Nobuko Sugio Three-person exhibition, Kouichi fine arts, Osaka

              WONDERS vol.3  In & Out MINA-TO (SPIRAL 1F), Tokyo

2018      SPRING COLLECTION Abeno harkas gallery, Osaka

2019      FACE 2019 “ONDO”  Yuko Ebi, Ayako Okuda, Yukiko Nakamichi, 2kw gallery, Shiga

1980      Born in Osaka

2005      Master of Osaka Kyoiku University

2004      gallery wks., Osaka

2005      STREET GALLERY, Hyogo

2006      Gallery Den, Osaka

2007      gallery wks., Osaka

              Gallery Den, Osaka

2008      Gallery Den 58, Osaka

2009      GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo

2011      GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo

2012      2kw gallery, Osaka

2013      2kw gallery, Osaka

2014      2kw gallery, Osaka

2015      2kw gallery, Osaka

2016      2kw gallery, Osaka

2017      Galerie Tzigane, Osaka

         GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo

2019      GAMOYON gallery, Osaka

<Group Exhibitions and Others>
2001       Group exhibition SUMISO, Osaka

2002       Jiro Yoshiwara admiration way
              contest exhibition, Osaka
              Contemporary ArtCenter (’04)

2003       Kyoten 2003, Kyoto city Museum
               of Art

              Morikazu Kumagai grand-prix
              exhibition, Artpia futi kogei plaza, Gifu

2005      Yumehiroba Haruhi pictures biennial,
              Haruhi art museum, Aichi

              P & E exhibition,  Art coat gallery,
              Osaka

              Mihama art exhibition

2006      Wonder seed 2006, Tokyo Wonder
              Site Shibuya, Tokyo

              Ayako Okuda, and Chikako Hayakawa 
              exhibition, GALLERY MoMo, Tokyo  

              Shell art award 2006, Daikanyama
              Hillside forum, Tokyo  

              Holbein scholarship

2008      Wonder seed 2008, Tokyo Wonder
               Site Shibuy, Tokyo

              GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku Opening
              Exhibition, Tokyo

              VISUAL SENSATION vol.3, Gallery
              Den, Osaka

2009      ArtCourt Frontier 2009, ARTCOURT
              Gallery, Osaka

              Hop Step Jamp, GALLERY MoMo
              Roppongi, Tokyo

2010      winter session of 4 artists “spring is
              here”-  Shibuya Seibu 8F An alternative
              space, Tokyo

2011      “Woods of imagination” Ayako Okuda,
              Koji Okuda, and Yumi Yamauchi Three-
              person exhibition, Kouichi fine arts,
              Osaka

              Reproduction -Regenerate- Part.1,
              GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo

              Ayako Okuda, Kensho Hamaji, and
              Hisayo Fukuyoshi Three-person
              exhibition, gallery Kiku, Osaka

2012      Amagasaki art festival  Archaic hole,
              Hyogo

              Create the future Exhibition Part.1,
              gallery Kiku, Osaka

              Shell art award  2012, The National Art
              Center, Tokyo

2013      2kw Hendensho keikaku, 2kw gallery,
              Osaka

              Summer Group Show :Individual
              Creations, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku,
              Tokyo

2014      Amagasaki art festival, Archaic hole,
              Hyogo

2015      Create the future Exhibition Part.1,
              gallery Kiku, Osaka

              Encounter, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku,
              Tokyo

2016      Create the future Exhibition Part.1,
              gallery Kiku, Osaka

2017      Create the future Exhibition Part.1,
              gallery Kiku, Osaka

              Big Sensation, Gallery Den mym, Kyoto

              Alternative Selection 1 – Ayako
              Okuda, Koji Okuda, Nobuko Sugio
              Three-person exhibition, Kouichi
              fine arts, Osaka

              WONDERS vol.3  In & Out MINA-TO
              (SPIRAL 1F),  Tokyo

2018      SPRING COLLECTION Abeno harkas
              gallery, Osaka

2019      FACE 2019 “ONDO”  Yuko Ebi, Ayako
              Okuda, Yukiko Nakamichi, 2kw gallery,
              Shiga

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