Shoko Maekawa

I am a Japanese-style painter based in Kyoto, Japan. The endless cycle of life that continues to repeat itself even after life is over. When does this memory start repeating itself and where does it go? In a sudden moment, I feel that I am a part of this flow. I want to depict the fleeting but beautiful moments of the world surrounding life with colors and lines.

  • Biography

Profile

1987 Born in Kyoto, Japan
2012 Kyoto Seika University Graduate School of Arts
Master of Arts, Kyoto Seika University

Selected Exhibitions

・2009 Spring Soga Exhibition 
(Participated in every year since) (Kyoto Kyocera Museum of Art)
・2009 SOGATEN 
(Participated in every year since) (Kyocera Museum of Art, Kyoto / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
・2010 Shouhaku Museum of Art Flower and Bird Painting Exhibition 
(11.15 years) (Shouhaku Art Museum / Nara)
・2015 Kyoto Nihonga new exhibition 
(The same 20 years) (Museum "Eki" KYOTO/Kyoto)
・2015 The 1st Tadashi Ishimoto Japanese Painting Grand Prize Exhibition
(Hamada City Ishimasa Art Museum, Shimane, Japan)
・2015 International Exchange Exhibition, Kyocera Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
・2018 Group Exhibition "Now's Now - Painting to See    
(Harada no Mori Gallery, Hyogo, Japan)
・2020 Group Exhibition "UNISON - Thoughts Spelled out in Japanese Painting
(Miki Art Museum, Hyogo)


Awards

・2009 Spring Soga Exhibition, Spring Exhibition Prize (The same year 10.16.17)
・2009 SOGATEN Encouragement prize winning (11th year)
・2010 Awarded the Excellence Prize at the Shouhaku Art Museum Flower and Bird Painting Exhibition (2011)
・2015 Won the Grand Prize at the Shouhaku Art Museum's Flower and Bird Painting Exhibition
Won the Second Prize at the 1st Ishimoto Tadashi Japanese Painting Grand Prize Exhibition
Won the International Exchange Association Prize at the International Exchange Exhibition
・2019 Soga Exhibition: Awarded the Soga-kai Prize

Public Collection

Hamada City Ishimasa Art Museum (Shimane)