Rino Katano

I use a bird's eye view to depict familiar scenes, using pointillism as my signature effect. I create colorful works that evoke a sense of nostalgia and human warmth.

  • Artworks
  • Biography


・1992 Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido Lives in Tokyo
・2011 Graduated from Hokkaido Sapporo Asahigaoka High School
・2013 Entered Joshibi University of Art and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Japanese Painting Course
・2015 Tama Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Japanese Painting, 3rd Year Transfer 
・2017 Entered Tama Art University, Graduate School of Art and Design, Master's Course in Painting, Japanese Painting Research Area. 
・2019 Completed Master's program in Japanese Painting, Graduate School of Art and Design, Tama Art University 

Selected Awards

・2010 Excellence Prize, The 3rd Doshoten U21 (Encouragement Prize in 2011, Excellence Prize in 2014) 
・2010 The 52nd All Hokkaido Student Art Exhibition, Hokkaido Newspaper Award, 2010
・2010 Hokkaido Governor's Prize, The 22nd Takuro Arishima Youth Public Art Exhibition 
・2016 Selected, The 18th Seiryosha Florence Prize Exhibition
・2017 FACE Exhibition 2017 Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibition, Special Jury Prize (Selected for 2021)
・2017 Jury's Special Prize, The 4th Yayoi Iida Award Public Exhibition, Excellent Graduation Work, Tama Art University
・2018 The 17th Fukuchiyama City Sato Taisei Prize Public Art Exhibition, 80th Anniversary of the City Government Prize
・2019 Kamiyama Foundation Art Support Program 5th Graduation Results Exhibition, Grand Prize


・2016 Tama Art University Scholarship for Academic Excellence 
・2017 Tama Art University Alumni Association Scholarship
・2017 Kamiyama Foundation Art Support Program, 4th Scholarship Student

Selected Exhibitions

・2017 FACE Exhibition 2017 Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibition (Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Tokyo)
・2017 The 40th Tokyo Five Art University Union Graduation and Completion Works Exhibition, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
・2018 The 17th Fukuchiyama City Takekiyo Sato Award Public Art Exhibition (Fukuchiyama City Plaza Fukuchiyama, etc.)
・2019 Solo Exhibition (Fujiya Gallery, Tokyo)
・2019 Solo Exhibition at GALLERY b.TOKYO in Tokyo.
・2021 FACE Exhibition 2021 Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibition (SOMPO Museum of Art, Tokyo)