About the Artist

Kayo Nomura

Japan’s Kayo Nomura is fast emerging as one the new and most dynamic, innovative abstract painters to arrive in some time. Self-taught, her work includes contemporary abstract painting provoking the sense, commercial product branding and what is believed to be a new genre – Dialogue Drawing i.e. DD.  In DD Kayo engages private clients in personal, therapeutic-like dialogues from which a personal painting is created for the client, reflecting the revitalizing interplay of the dialogue.

An abstract painter extraordinaire, one of her many mesmerizing talents include Live Painting. Here Nomura paints before audiences. The viewers witness in awe, the transformation of she, the canvass and the paint becoming, moving as one. She, her brush, and chosen colors grace the canvass instinctively with the physicality and elegance of a seasoned ballerina. It is both breath taking and transformational to behold.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024

  • ISETAN Shinjuku Department Store, Tokyo
  • GULI GULI gallery, Osaka

 

2023

  • POP UP Exhibit / Hankyu Department Store Umeda, Osaka, Japan
  • Color of Life / Echoan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2022

  • Sign, SIORIBI, Nagano, Japan
  • POP UP in Abeno Harukas, Osaka, Japan
  • Life in the Moment with Flowers, about her, Osaka, Japan

2021

  • Sense of Wonder, GULI GULI gallery, Osaka, Japan
  • DIALOGUE, ondo gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • DIALGOUE, greenray + marute, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Picking Up Pieces of Light, Gallery Echo-an, Tokyo, Japan

2020

  • Cycle of Life, Hase Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2019

  • Silent Colors, ONE AND ONLY Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • Seed to Life, Sanseido Gallery, Hyogo, Japan
  • Moment of Eternity, Echoan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018

  • Calendar Exhibit, Setagaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

2017

  • Current State of Mind #2, GULI GULI Gallery, Osaka, Japan
  • Sunny Rain”, arton art gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • Where Dots Becomes a Story, iki STYLE, Tokyo, Japan

2016

  • All Was Just a Dream, Bohemian, New York, USA
  • Current State of Mind, GULI GULI Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2015

  • True Colors, wacstyle Furniture,Nagoya, Japan

2014

  • Just Be You, Japanese Cafe Gallery Hitohi, Kobe, Japan

Selected Two Persons Exhibitions

2021

  • balance, sirotae, Kagawa, Japan

2018

  • Various Kinds of Blue, Gallery UNITE, Kyoto, Japan

2015

  • Spring Eve, GULIGULI gallery, Osaka, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

  • More FUN Together, Hankyu Umeda Department Store, Osaka, Japan

2020

  • Victory Bouquet, Echoan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019

  • 5th Year Anniversary Exhibit, Tetote Café Gallery, Hyogo, Japan
  • LETTERS, Tsukasa, Tokyo, Japan

2017

  • Haruki Murakami Exhibit, Echoan Gallery, Tokyo, JPN

2016

  • Christmas Exhibit, Echoan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015

  • Art Cat, World Times Interior, Hyogo, Japan
  • CANTE GRANDE with art friend, Nu Chayamachi Department Store, Osaka, Japan

Collaborations

2019

  • Greeting Card Produced by Kakimori

Publication

  • 2018, MAKE INK, Jason Logan, “Collaboration with Artists”, p.156, ISBN-10: 1419732439

Awards

  • Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program scholarship, Mitsubishi Corporation, 2017