大学 4 年間続けた和太鼓の演奏活動を通じ、日本の伝統芸能を体感する機会を得る。
Miho Kawase, a Japanese-style painter
She has enjoyed drawing and painting since childhood, and with the encouragement of her painting instructor, she decided to study nihonga (Japanese-style painting). She began full-time studies of Japanese art at Kyoto University of the Arts, which was formerly called Kyoto University of Art and Design. Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, she was surrounded by examples of Japanese traditional art. This unique environment stimulated all her senses, and she was immersed in the art world. Also, she had the opportunity to learn traditional Japanese performing arts including Japanese drums (‘‘Wadaiko’’ in Japanese) for four years at university.
Through her artwork, she depicts the relationship between herself and the outside world. She projects herself into it by breathing her soul into each of her works. In addition to the traditional techniques of using natural paints such as sumi ink and mineral pigments, she also explores unique ways of utilizing and bringing out the best of metals such as silver leaf to create delicate, yet powerful and vibrant works.
Artist of Japanese paintings
- Born in Kobe, Japan
- B.F.A. in Japanese Paintings, Kyoto University of the Arts
- The 30thSato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation,2020-2021
- M.F.A. in Japanese Paintings, Kyoto University of the Arts