Opening Reception 5/17
Kayoko -Animals in the dream-

Kayoko was born in Sapporo (Japan) in 1967.She in the days of the child often spent it to see a favorite picture book alone and she pictured the world such as the fairy tale that she imagined and played.She was a high school student and learned a first oil painting picture through club activities.And to expand more worlds of the picture, She went to a Sapporo Otani junior college oil painting department.She learned the history of the art, an oil painting image, a watercolor, a sketch in two years in the junior college.She at the age of the student was going to express a target form with the light and shade under the influence of Rembrandt.After having graduated from a junior college, She stopped production for approximately ten years, but began the training of the sketch in 1996 again.

During 1996-2003, She mainly sketched nude women.The opportunity when she came to describe the painting of the animal in is to have begun to draw the portrait of the dog of the pet in 2005.The activity as of hers participates in an exhibition and draws it in response to the request of the portrait of the pet and does the sale of the work in an Internet site.

She feels charm in the delicate expression of the Japanese painting and the bold composition of the ukiyoe print now.And when she draws an acrylic, being conscious of a decorative image, She think about the combination of composition and color and picture a line in an outline.She wants you to feel art close in more life.She want to make people smile and feel gentle by looking at her art work.

EXHIBITION: 5/18, WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 5/22, SUNDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Appointments only on Wednesday)


JCAT SHOWCASE 16 -Group Exhibition-

Participating Artists: 

Masumi Yoshida
Monzo Watanabe
Takaaki Mano
Takako Oho

5/17 TUESDAY 7:00PM - 10:00PM

 THURSDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 5/22 SUNDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(Closed on Wednesday)

No, not "ouch". Pronounced OOH-WOO-CH-I, Ouchi is Japanese for "home" or "house". Our gallery is named Ouchi because we display artwork by contemporary Japanese artists in a home-like setting.
Art should be more than a business commodity. It should transform into our daily lives, awakening us with new thoughts and passions each day. The best art teaches that there are no limits to individual pursuits; that our own possibilities are infinite.
When you visit Ouchi Gallery, we hope that you feel both at home and inspired. Perhaps you will feel something exhilarating—a positive "ouch!"