— Our Mission —

KOSAKA Art program promotes Japanese traditional culture in New York City. The ultimate role of KOSAKA ART program is to share and continue the dialogue for the diverse audience in New York City. Every month, the program creates opportunities for all ages to experience Japanese culture, such as culinary, arts & crafts. We encourage all of you to cultivate ingenious Japanese culture with us. KOSAKA Art program introduces outstanding internationally selected ceramic art work by leading Japanese artists throughout the year. KOSAKA Art invites artists to engage with uniqueness of Japanese culture and art, and to share a dialogue with our community and Gotham City.

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Upcoming exhibition “RIHAKU Calligraphy World 2017”
by RIHAKU INOUE
May 22 – June 17th, 2017

RIHAKU is a calligraphy artist and consultant of the Japan Calligraphy Museum, and a calligraphy professor of the Japan Education Calligraphy Federation. She creates a new type of Japanese calligraphy that uses not only ink but also incorporates color, such as acrylic paints. Based in Japan, she is active at numerous solo exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations domestically and overseas, chiefly in New York. She has provided calligraphic designs to corporations, including label artwork for Japanese sake manufacturer Hakushika Sake. She has also designed wall artwork for a New York restaurant, and her wall art at a roadside rest area (Kasaoka Bay Farm) in Okayama Prefecture has been featured on television. 

July 2016: Held a double solo exhibition at the JICC (Japan Information and Culture Center) Gallery at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., and a gallery in Manhattan, NY.

March 2017: Held a live performance on a 4.8m sheet of Japanese washi paper at a major social event for “Gastropolis Kobe”, a project newly launched by Kobe City to publicize Kobe’s food culture overseas leading up to 2020. Her design was selected as the logo for this Kobe City project.RIHAKU creates a new type of Japanese calligraphy that uses not only ink but also incorporates color, such as acrylic paints.

Based in Japan, she is active at numerous solo exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations domestically and overseas, chiefly in New York.

She has provided calligraphic designs to corporations, including label artwork for Japanese sake manufacturer Hakushika Sake. She has also designed wall artwork for a New York restaurant, and her wall art at a roadside rest area (Kasaoka Bay Farm) in Okayama Prefecture has been featured on television.

 July 2016:  Held a double solo exhibition at the JICC (Japan Information and Culture Center) Gallery at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., and a gallery in Manhattan, NY. Received high acclaim for her color-incorporating live calligraphy performance.

 March 2017:  Held a live performance on a 4.8m sheet of Japanese washi paper at a major social event for “Gastropolis Kobe”, a project newly launched by Kobe City to publicize Kobe’s food culture overseas leading up to 2020. Her design was selected as the logo for this Kobe City project.

Artist Statement:  Even if the audience has no knowledge of Japanese characters, I want this contemporary Japanese calligraphy to stimulate the senses of people across the world, without borders, and reach out to their souls. This is the reason that I attempt to use more three-dimensional, active expressions.

*If you would like to inquire about the price of arts, please contact art@kosakanyc.com

 

 

 

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Email / art@kosakanyc.com

EunYoung Sebazco / KOSAKA Art Curator

*KOSAKA Art does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Submissions will not be returned.