Ellie Omiya "Love from the Sea"

Ellie Omiya, "Sun from the Sea" (2023) , Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery

Love from the Sea, an exhibition of work by Ellie Omiya will open at Spiral Garden (Spiral 1F) on July 11th, 2023. 

We look forward to your visit. 

■ About

Ellie Omiya Love from the Sea

Date:11 (tue) - 31 (mon) July 2023 11:00〜20:00
(*Close at 19:00 on July 11th・the event has been extended) 
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
       5-6-23, Minami-Aoyma, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission Free 

Inquiries03-3770-3277(Ellie Omiya Office)
Organized by : Ellie Omiya Exhibition Executive Committee
Planned by : Ellie Omiya Office

Sponsored by: Juchheim
In Collaboration with : Tomio Koyama Gallery , Spiral
Venue provided by : Wacoal Art Center

■ Profile
Ellie Omiya
Ellie Omiya was born in Osaka in 1975, and graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She began to pursue an independent career after working at an advertising agency, engaging in projects across various genres as an accomplished author, stage play director, screenwriter and director for television programs and films, and also as a radio personality. From 2012 she started holding interactive solo exhibitions presenting works conveying various images and text, which are completed through viewer’s participation. Omiya has gained high acclaim for her solo exhibitions including “To Convey Emotions” (toured PARCO MUSEUM and other venues, 2012-13), “To Be Alive” (PARCO MUSEUM, 2013), and “Message from the Starry Sky” (toured MITSUBISHI ESTATE ATRIUM and other venues, 2013-2014).

Omiya’s journey as an artist began in 2012, when she was asked to produce a live drawing at the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures inside the Tokyo National Museum to celebrate Mr. Soichiro Fukutake’s receipt of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. This first ever drawing she produced, “Celebration Melody: Naoshima” (currently in the private collection of Mr. Fukutake), while unexpectedly marking the beginning of her painterly practice, had received much attention and acclaim as her debut work.

Ever since, Omiya has held numerous solo exhibitions such as “emotional journey” (Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Tokyo) and “painting dreams” (Shibuya Hikarie 8/ CUBE, Tokyo) in 2015, followed by her first museum solo exhibition in 2016, “Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya”(Towada Art Center, Aomori), in which she also presented works outside the museum in the city’s local shopping arcade. In 2017, she held the solo exhibition “This is forest speaking” (Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui), and in 2018 participated in “Rokko Meets Art 2018” where she created and presented “Mansion of a Widow.” The work was featured in her 2019 solo exhibition “Beautiful Days” (Daikanyama Hillside Terrace / Hillside Forum, Tokyo) along with her new large-scale installation “One Day’s Picnic.” She continues to rapidly develop and progress in her career as an artist, publishing her new catalogue of illustrations and texts, “Whale of Rainbow” from Bijutsu Shuppan-sha in February 2019, also in March holding “A Wonderful Forest” (TICOLAT TAMURA, Hong Kong) which marks her first solo exhibition at an overseas gallery.

Photo:Aminaka Kenta
■ Related Performance

Company Derashinera × Ellie Omiya

Experience the mesmerizing blend of music, mime, poetry and art all in one simultaneous performance. Withness the fleeting, dynamic artistry unfolding for just two days. 

Commemorative Performance: Aoi Kehai
Date: 21(fri), 22(sat) July 2023
20:00~ (Doors open at 19:30, approx. run time 70min)
Venue: Atrium(Spiral 1F)  

For more information, please follow the link below:


5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 MAP
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