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Kayano Ushiyama
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Happy Flower
Mixed Media on Canvas
31.5" x 31.5" 

    Happy Flower

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    31.5" x 31.5"
  • Dream Mist
Mixed Media on Canvas
16" x 16" 

    Dream Mist

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    16" x 16"
  • Dream of Universe
Acrylic on Paper
16" x 16" 

    Dream of Universe

    Acrylic on Paper
    16" x 16"
  • Emotion
Mixed Media on Canvas
12" x 12" 

    Emotion

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    12" x 12"
  • Fantasy
Acrylic on Paper
16" x 16" 

    Fantasy

    Acrylic on Paper
    16" x 16"
  • Happy Fraction
Mixed Media on Canvas
16" x 11" 

    Happy Fraction

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    16" x 11"
  • Love Flower
Mixed Media on Canvas
18" x 18" 

    Love Flower

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    18" x 18"
  • Memory Fantasy
Acrylic on Paper
16" x 16" 

    Memory Fantasy

    Acrylic on Paper
    16" x 16"
  • Music
Acrylic on Paper
12" x 12" 

    Music

    Acrylic on Paper
    12" x 12"
  • Mother Planet
Mixed Media on Canvas
12" x 12" 

    Mother Planet

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    12" x 12"
  • Sparkle of Memory
Mixed Media on Canvas
18" x 18" 

    Sparkle of Memory

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    18" x 18"
  • Passion
Mixed Media on Canvas
12" x 12" 

    Passion

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    12" x 12"
  • Peace Memory
Mixed Media on Canvas
10" x 10" 

    Peace Memory

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    10" x 10"
  • Snow Fantasy
Mixed Media on Canvas
10" x 10" 

    Snow Fantasy

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    10" x 10"
  • Memory of Moon
Mixed Media on Canvas
12" x 12" 

    Memory of Moon

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    12" x 12"
  • Thank You Heart
Mixed Media on Canvas
8" x 8" 

    Thank You Heart

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    8" x 8"
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Kayano Ushiyama

Japanese artist and designer Kayano Ushiyama inherited her love for art from her grandfather and father. She studied Textile Design at the Kuwasawa Dress Design School and worked in the fashion industry for twenty years as a tie designer. Her background has influenced her art visibly, as found in the textures, compositions, and ambiences of her paintings. Ushiyama uses gouache, pastels, watercolors, and other materials, such as newspaper and magazine clippings. She combines them with printed images of scanned pastel and acrylic gouache drawings, which she manipulates digitally and paints on with acrylic paint. The result is a lively pop melange with a striking graphic aesthetic, almost akin to those of advertising posters. Ushiyama’s intent is indeed to awaken the heart to feelings of joy and she mostly does so in her work. However, in a few instances, we may be taken by surprise after our first feeling of elation, as Ushiyama layers poignant headlines on distressing current events, creating powerful dissonance against a tapestry of bold color. She is a firm believer that art can change the world and she does so splash, after splash; word after word.

Ushiyama has exhibited extensively in Japan, Europe, and New York, both solo and collectively. She received the Collector's Vision International Art Award and the Power of Creativity Art Prize from Contemporary Curator Magazine in 2021. Ushiyama works as a graphic designer in Tokyo, where she likes to grow plants, cook, and complemplate her existence in the universe.