About me

 

Takahiro Yamada (山田 貴裕) 

[Black & White Ballpoint Pen Artist / Translator]

Cats, dogs, owls, stuffed animals and all furry KAWAII things draw most of the attention of my ballpoint pen. My aim is to express their warmth and liveliness on paper through simple means. 

Also, presently a translator (Japanese-English) for an Osaka trading company.

Please feel free to contact me anytime through email or Facebook. 

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Activities   :GalleryTranslation 

URL (eng) :http://takasan-eng.jimdo.com/

URL (jp)    :http://takasan.jimdo.com/ 

Facebook  :http://www.facebook.com/takahiro.yamada1983

FB Page    :https://www.facebook.com/takasannasakat

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Profile

1983 Born in Kobe, Japan

1988 Moved to Ottawa, IL, USA

1994 Returned to Kobe, Japan

2003 Studied at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK [exchange student program]

2007 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kansai University, Japan

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Cats x NY”, Gallery Modern, Kobe, Japan

2014 “Cats, Dogs and Others”, Gallery Café WORLD TIMES, Shukugawa, Japan

2014 “Cats, Teddy Bears and Others”, Gallery DEAI, Akashi, Japan

2015 “Ink on Paper”, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki, Japan

 

Group Exhibitions

2004 “Opening Exhibition”, Café sangmi, Osaka, Japan

2005 “Group Exhibition”, Café sangmi, Osaka, Japan

2010 “The Green Planet Earth Exhibition”, Gallery PlanetEarth, Kobe, Japan (~14’)

2012 “Opening Exhibition”, Kobe Motomachi 4 Contemporary Art Gallery and Atelier, Kobe, Japan

2013 “Double SM Exhibiton”, Atelier Kuwanoki, Akashi, Japan 14’

2014 “The 15th Anniversary 4 Persons Exhibition”, Gallery Oscar, Kobe, Japan

with Shoyo Imagawa, Ken Kasahara, Yoshiko Sakuma

2014 “The 14th Miniature Kobe Exhibition — Change”, Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan

2014 “Fantasista Annex”, Mikage Public Hall, Kobe, Japan

2014 “The 6th 151 Exhibition”, Gallery Sora, Osaka, Japan 15’

2014 “Animal Rescue Project : Maneki NECO”, spectrum gallery, Osaka, Japan

2014 “The 24th Japan Modern Fine Arts Association Kitakawachi District Group Exhibition”, Hirakata Municipal Gallery, Osaka, Japan 

2014 “Lost Gifts of Santa Claus Exhibition”, Gallery Tabie, Nishiakashi, Japan

2015 “Fantasista”, Mikage Public Hall, Kobe, Japan

2015 “The 34th NICHIGENTEN” Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Osaka Art Museum, Osaka, Japan

2015 Nekofun Gallery, Dojima Rhizome, Osaka, Japan

2015 The 2nd Young Creators Award, MI gallery, Osaka, Japan

2016 The 3rd Local Artists Exhibition, Sanyo Department Store, Himeji, Japan

2016 TRANSNATIONAL ART 2016 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka, Japan

2016 Souq Art Festiva, Hankyu Department Store Umeda, Osaka, Japan

2016 Hankyu Department Store Cat Artists Exhibition, Hankyu Department StoreUmeda, Osaka, Japan

2016 “The 34th NICHIGENTEN” Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Osaka Art Museum, Osaka, Japan

2016 The 26th Asia Watercolor Painting Alliance Exhibition, Osaka Art Museum, Osaka, Japan

 

Awards

2015 The 35th "NICHIGENTEN" Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Osaka Gazai Award 

2015 The 34th "NICHIGENTEN” Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Selected and Recommended as Affiliate Member

2015 The 2nd Young Creators Award, MI gallery, Selected