BIOGRAPHY

Who is she

Ellie Omiya was born in 1975 in Osaka. She graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. After working at an advertising agency, she achieved popularity for her essays about daily life. Besides her career as a writer, she works as a radio personality as well as a host of TV programs and a writer and a director of stage plays. From 2012, she started holding interactive solo exhibitions in which works are completed by the viewers' participation. She started to paint on the occasion of her live drawing "Celebration Melody: Naoshima" in Ueno in 2012, and continues to explore the medium of painting. She held a solo exhibition "emotional journey" at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace in 2015. In a solo exhibition "Sincerely Yours" at Towada Modern Art Center she exhibited also in the city centre arcade, which received attention.

Ellie Omiya’s work has the energy of life overflowing from the canvas and filling the space. As a creator she has various expressions, and her liberated imagination pushes the possibilities of art without any constraints. Flowers, trees, and landscapes such as lakes are depicted vividly through the artist’s emotion, moving the viewer into active experiences beyond the mere act of looking. Omiya also often performs live painting with live music. She says, "My live drawings are stories. They continue and constantly develop." Arising from a horizon on a canvas, they evoke tangible sensations such as the buzz of particular places; lights, and smells. Because they are direct representations of what is felt by the artist, they invite the viewer to a rich world of artistic resonances.

Artist Profile
Ellie Omiya

(Writer / Stage Director / Painter)

1975
Born in Osaka, Japan. Graduated Tokyo University Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science. After working at an advertising agency, she gains popularity through a publication on series of essays about course of ordinary days. Aside from writing, her profession expands to other media including radio presenter, presenter on television program, and stage producer and director.

2012
Interactive solo exhibition called “To Convey Emotions” at PARCO Museum.
2012 was the year in which she started exploring medium of painting.

2013
Art installation exhibitions including “A House of Love” at the GYRE,
” Funeral Room ” at Nakanoshima Banks ” de sign de > ” gallery
“Ellie Omiya Exhibition” at ggg gallery and ddd gallery.
Interactive exhibitions including “what is A live” at PARCO Museum,
“To Convey Emotions” at Sendai Mediatheque and Kyoto Foil Gallery
“Message from the Starry Sky” at Mitsubishi Jisho Artium.

2015
Feb First painting exhibition called ” Emotional Journey ” at Hillside Terrace, Tokyo
Apr ” Painting Dreams ” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

2016
May-Sep First solo exhibition in museum called ” Sincerely Yours ” at Towada City Museum of Modern Art

2017
Jan ” T ree ! T ree ! T ree ! ” at Hillside Terrace, Tokyo.
Apr-Jun ” Hello, This is Forest Speaking ” at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui
Jul photo exhibition “Spirit Charge” “at CAPSULE/SUNDAY, Tokyo
Aug “Secret Garden” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Nov “Art, anything to access a world” at Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for history and culture, Tokyo (Group exhibition)
“Tomio Koyama works from the gallery artist 2″at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (Group exhibition)

2018
Apr-Feb, 2019 “Dogo ONSENART 2018” at Dogo onsen, Ehime (Group exhibition)
May-July “Mt.ROKKO PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN” at Mt. Rokko, Kobe (Group exhibition)
Apr-Jun photo exhibition “a day, camellia ” at SUNDAY, Tokyo
Jul photo exhibition “Spirit Charge 2 ” at CAPSULE, Tokyo

2019
Jan ” beautiful days ” at Hillside Terrace, Tokyo

coming soon

2019
Feb 2.26-
“les beaux jour” at cafe INEKO
13, rie des Graviliiers, 75003 Paris, France

Mar 3.25-
“un decided” at Ticolatttamura (Art Advidory in Modern and Contemporary Art)
601 Printing House, 6 Duddell Street.Central, Hong Kong

April 4.10-
“undecided” at ANTEPRIMA(Milano)
Corso Como, 9, 20154 Milano

SELECT WORK

Red Girl

2013
acrylic on plywood board
348.0 x 663.0 cm

A DIRECTION

acrylic on plywood board
348.0 x 502.0 cm

Flower Face 1

2013
acrylic on foam core board
242.5 x 242.0 cm

Flower Face 2

2013
acrylic on foam core board
243.0 x 242.0 cm

Flower Face 3

2013
acrylic on foam core board
243.0 x 241.5 cm

Flower Face 4

2015
acrylic on canvas
91.5 x 91.0 x 4.0 cm

marigold

2015

61.0 x 50.3 cm

petunia

2015

61.0 x 50.3 cm

Cherry Blossom and Mount Fuji

2015
acrylic on canvas
130.5 x 97.5 x 4.0 cm

Fortune flowers

2017
acrylic on canvas
150.0 x 130.0 cm

Fortune flowers

2017
acrylic on canvas
150.0 x 130.0 cm

Mountain Surface at Night

2015
acrylic on canvas
91.0 x 91.0 x 3.5 cm

Mountain Surface in the Morning

2015
acrylic on canvas
91.0 x 91.0 x 3.5 cm

A Widow’s Drawer “Drawer, Trunk and Hat Case”

2018
acrylic on canvas
169.3 x 117.4 cm

A Widow’s Three Windows "You can see the sun rising over the sea

2017
acrylic on canvas
112.2 x 162.2 cm

A Widow’s Three Windows "You can see the sun rising over the sea

2017
acrylic on canvas
117.5 x 166.3 cm

A Widow’s Three Windows "You can see the sun rising over the sea

2017
acrylic on canvas
117.3 x 175.5 cm

A Widow’s Mirror “Happy Mirror”

2018
acrylic on canvas
178.0 x 97.5 cm

A Widow’s Chair “Convenient to Sit, Like When You Wear Shoes”

2018
acrylic on canvas
96.8 x 59.3 cm

a winter of towada

2016
acrylic on canvas
190.0 x 800.0 cm