April 2009 – March 2012
Tokyo Geidai University, Tokyo, Japan (ranked no.1 art school in Japan). Ph.D. in Fine Art (Painting). Tokyo Portraits: Expressions of Community & Isolation.
April 2006 – March 2009
Tokyo Geidai University, Tokyo, Japan. Master of Fine Art (MFA, Painting). Tokyo Portraits.
September 2002 – July 2003
The Princes Drawing School, London. The Drawing Year 2003.
September 1995 – July 1999
The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London. BA in Fine Art, Honours Degree (Painting). The Glass Cage: Depictions of Isolation in the Work of Six Artists.
September 1993 – July 1994
Newcastle College of Art & Design, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art).

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Shōzō. Berloni, London.
2014 Portaits from Edo to the Present. The Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Japan.
2014 Tokyo Portraits. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London.
2013 In The Footsteps of Ando Hiroshige – The Tokaido Highway and Portraits of Modern Japan, The National Portrait Gallery, London;
The Aberdeen Art Museum, Scotland (Oct 2013 – Jan 2014); Wolverhampton Art Museum (March - June 2014). A display of 17 Japan-based paintings, as a result of winning the 2012 BP Travel Award.
2009 Tokyo Portraits: Recent Paintings & Drawings. Bunkyo Arts, Fuma Contemporary, Tokyo.
2006 Works on paper: Recent Portraits.
The Japan-British Society, Tokyo, Japan.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘London Portraits’. Display of 15 prints of recent London-based paintings at the Print Room of The National Portrait Gallery, London.
2016 Drawings from the Royal Drawing School. Christies New York, U.S.A.
2015 Last of the Tide. Buckingham Palace, London.
2013 BP Portrait Awards. The National Portrait Gallery, London; The Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland; The Wolverhampton Art Gallery, England.
2013 RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts.
2012 BP Portrait Awards. The National Portrait Gallery, London; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.
2012 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition. The Mall Galleries, London.
2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize. Jerwood Space, London; Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; mac, Birmingham; The Gallery, Bournemouth University.
2011 Doctorate Course Final Exhibition. Tokyo Geidai Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
2009 RA Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy of Arts, London. Invited to be guest artist by Mick Rooney RA.
2009 Tokyo Art Award. Gyoko Gallery. Maranouchi, Tokyo (exhibition of best 2009 graduate artists in Japan).
2009 MFA Exhibition. Tokyo Geidai Museum, Japan.
2007 Fresh Eyes on Formula 1. Mayfair Hotel, London.
2007 Fresh eyes on Formula 1, Mayfair Hotel, London
2005 Hiroshima Art Document. Bank of Japan, Hiroshima City, Japan. Exhibition of international artists marking 60th anniversary of nuclear event in Hiroshima.
2005 Vol. 2, U-35. The Red Brick Building. Yokohama, Japan. Exhibition of Japanese and Western artists.
2004 Being Present - Eight Painters. The Jerwood Gallery, London. 8 young emerging figurative painters.
2004 Japan Arts. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
2003 RA Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy of Arts.
2002  Landscapes. The Forbes Chateau De Balleroy, France.
1999 BA Degree Show. Slade School of Fine Art.

Art Fairs

2015 ArtInternational. Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 Art Volta. Basel, Switzerland.
2013 Slade Print Fair, The Slade School, UCL, London
2012 Art Taipei. Taipei City, Taiwan.
2001 The Art Fair. Business Design Center, London.
2000 The Art Fair, London

Prizes, Scholarships & Awards

2012 BP TRAVEL AWARD, awarded by The National Portrait Gallery, London. Prestigious prize open to international applicants, to travel and produce an innovative portrait-based project for display at the National Portrait Gallery in London (then toured to Aberdeen and Wolverhampton).
2011 NOMURA ART PRIZE, awarded by Tokyo Geidai University, for best graduate Doctorate work. Painting bought by Geidai Museum for its permanent collection.
2009 KEISEIKAI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP, awarded to support artist in residency in Hiroshima, Japan.
2007 FORMULA 1 ARTIST IN RESIDENCY, selected to represent Japan as artist in residence at the 2007 Japan Formula 1 Races. Work produced exhibited at ‘Fresh Eyes on Formula 1’ - a contemporary art exhibition in London, featuring artists chosen to represent various F1 races throughout the world.




MEXT SCHOLARSHIP (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). Japanese Government scholarship to support Fine Art (Painting) studies at Tokyo Geidai University, Japan.


SCHOLARSHIPS awarded by The Gen Foundation & The Great Britain Sasagawa Foundation, to support exhibitions and art projects in Japan.




THE DAIWA ANGLO-JAPANESE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Prestigious award to spend 20 months living in Tokyo city as an artist, whilst gaining lasting knowledge of Japanese language & culture.


JOHN ADAMS FINE ART AWARD, awarded by Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.


DUVEEN TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP, awarded by the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), for two months study travel to visit art museums and galleries in Italy.


SUNDAY TIMES WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION - 1st PRIZE. National annual UK watercolour competition, with over 1200 entries (£15000 1st prize).


WILLIAM COLDSTREAM PAINTING COMPETITION, 2nd Prize. Annual University painting competition awarded by the Slade School of Fine Art.


1st PRIZE – RAILTRACK PLC PAINTING CPMPETITION. Awarded by the Slade School of Fine Art & Railtrack PLC.


WILLIAM COLDSTREAM PAINTING COMPETITION, 2nd Prize. Annual University painting competition awarded by the Slade School of Fine Art.
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