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Asae Soya
Asae Soya
Photo: Hiroshi Taguchi

Asae Soya obtained a doctorate in fine arts from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006. She works in interdisciplinary fields, such as painting, installation and video installation.
Asae’s works are all filled with vibrant colors and light, while also possessing a dynamic sensation and subtlety that can awaken not only viewers’ visual senses but also their physical sensations.
In 2001, she won the Grand Prize in the SHELL ART AWARD, and in 2002, the VOCA Prize in Vision of Contemporary Art. In 2013, she won the Culture and Art Incentive Award in the Yokohama Culture Award, and also the Future Prize in the Kanagawa Cultural Award.
She was resident at ISCP in NYC in 2014 as a foreign trainee through the Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency. She currently works in Japan and abroad.

2018
Lives and works in Kanagawa Japan
Stayed Atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland by Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) Exchange Residency Program (3 months)
2014
Lived and worked in NY, USA (-′15)
2006
Conferred a Doctorate for Painting Major of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2001
Entered in the Doctor Course of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2000
Completed the Master Course in Oil Painting of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Grants & Prize
2014
NYC Dot Art Community Commissions
2013
Outstanding Youth Award at Kanagawa Cultural Award
Cultural·Art Encouragement Award at Yokohama Culture Award
2012
Prize at "CS Design Award"
2009
Prize at "The4th shiseido art egg"
2002
VOCA Prize (Grand Prize) at "The Vision of Contemporary Art 2002"
2001
Grand Prize at "The 6th Exhibition of Showa Shell Sekiyu Contemporary Art Prize"
2000
Associate Grand Prize at "JACA Japan Visual Art Exhibition"
1998
Salon de Printemps Prize, The Mayor of Toride Prize, Mr.O Memorial Prize for The Graduation Work of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
鳴る色
"Ringing"
2010
Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo Japan
Subsidy
2018
Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) Exchange Residency Program
2013
Granted a fellowship to study in the US for a period of one year Japanese Government Overseas Study
2011
FOUNDATION FOR CREATORS AND ARTISTS TO SUPPORT ESTABLISHING OFFICE IN YOKOHAMA (Arts Commission Yokohama)
2006
Yokohama City Creative Art and Culture Grants (City of Yokohama) (-'07)
1999
The 13th Holbein Scholar ship (HOLBEIN WORKS, Ltd.)
Solo Exhibition
2018
"Broken Rainbow" Salon Mondial at Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
2015
"Rainbow" Aki Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2014
"Float" KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theatre), Kanagawa Japan
"Asae Soya Exhibition" Gallery Tamura, Hiroshima Japan
2013
"sora" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
"sora iro" (color of the air) Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki Japan
2012
"MIZUNOWA" Yokohama City Hall, Kanagawa Japan
2011
"Swim" The Obuse Museum · The Nakajima Chinami Gallery, Nagano Japan
"Float" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2010
"Ringing" SHISEIDO GALLERY, Tokyo Japan
2009
"air" (Live Painting) ZAIM, Kanagawa Japan
2007
"Prism" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2003
"Asae Soya Exhibition" Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2002
"Open Studio Program, Exhibition of SOYA Asae" Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
Circles
"Circles"
2007
oil on cotton on panel
Group Exhibition
2018
"ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2018" SUNTRY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo
"Best Selection of the Next Generation Exhibition" Obuse Museum, Nagano Japan
"International Sessions, Atelier Mondial" Basel, Switzerland
"The Collection of the Takamatsu Art Museum + In Spilling Light with Chuta Kimura" TAKAMATSU ART MUSEUM Takamatsu, Japan
2017
"Snowy Wonderland" Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of contemporary Art KINARE, Niigata Japan
"Abracadabra of Drawing" Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba Japan
"SMART ILLUMINATION YOKOHAMA 2017 (The Night Picnic)" Kannai-Sakura Street, Kanagawa Japan
"The joint exhibition of Asae Soya and Rintaro Haran" taisei-po-chi, Kanagawa Japan
2016
"19th DOMANI:The Art of Tomorrow" The National Art Center, Tokyo Japan (-′17)
"A Concise Guide to Life with Japanese Contemporary Art" Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa Japan
"Bullet (p)roof · artificial interference," George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles
"Art Museum Rokko Meets Art 2016" The summit of Mt. Rokko, Hyogo Japan
"Drawn waterside scene" Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
2015
"among those intangible..." Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto Japan
"Color field" MANDY PLAZA, Xi'an, China
"SMART ILLUMINATION YOKOHAMA 2015" Zouno hana park, Kanagawa Japan
"BankART Artist in Residence OPEN STUDIO 2015" BankART1929, Kanagawa Japan
"ART TAICHUNG 2015" Taichung Taiwan
"Nishimura Gallery 40th Anniversary" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2014
"Synesthesia" AKI GALLERY, Taipei Taiwan
"Open studios" ISCP, NY
2013
"NEW YEAR NEW WORKS" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan (′14)
"20years of VOCA 1994-2012" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo Japan
2012
"Parents and children traveling exhibition" Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
"Asae Soya - MIZUNOMICHI" Mito City Area, KEISEI DEPARTMENT STORE, Mito, BUNKA DESIGNER INSTITUTE, Mito Arts Foundation, Ibaraki Japan
2011
"“New Art” exibition NEXT2011 Sparkling Days" Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Yokohama Arts Foundation), Kanagawa Japan
"CAFE in Mito 2011" Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki Japan
"Charity Auction to Bebefit the Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Art of Our Time" Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Japan
2010
"Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Seoul" THE SHILLA HOTEL, Seoul
"The exhibition of the expression of the water" Toyokawa City Sakuragaoka Museum, Aichi Japan
2009
"Where Light Gathers : Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection" Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
"Drawing" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
"SEVEN–Nishimura Gallery 35th Anniversary" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
"Drawing and Print Show 2009" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2008
"Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 08" New Otani Hotels, Tokyo Japan
"Contemporary Art Festa" Ikebukuro Tobu, Tokyo Japan
"Charity of Painters Exhibition 2008" Gallery Karen, Kanagawa Japan
"ZAIM FESTA 2009 -DOUBLE FAÇADE" ZAIM, Kanagawa Japan
2007
"ZAIM de FESTA YOKOHAMA 2007" ZAIM, Kanagawa Japan (′08,′09)
"ART x DANCE" Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa Japan
"Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2007" Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Tobi Art Forum, Japan (′08, ′09, ′10)
"Perspectives of Contemporary Painting -Horizons-" Old Shinbashi Station, Break Station Gallery, Tokyo Japan (-′08)
"Opening Up New Horizons:Japanese Painting Contemporary" PYO GALLERY, BEIJING China
2006
"The Present State of Contemporary Art–Selected Works from the VOCA Exhibition" Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi Japan
"Young Artist Biennale in Korea" Teagu, Korea
"JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ART 1950s-2000s from the collection of Takamatsu City of Art 1" Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa Japan
2005
"Art Today 2005" SEZON MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Nagano Japan
"Rosa! the Exposed Colour : Pink" The Chinretsukan Gallery of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo Japan
"SOYA Asae Open Studio" SMMA FACTORY, Tokyo
"ART FAIR TOKYO" Tokyo International Forum, Japan (′07, ′08, ′09, ′11, ′12, ′13)
"SUMMER SHOW 2005" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan (′05, ′06, ′10, ′11, ′13, ′17)
2004
"VOCA 1994-2003 Exhibition of Winner's works of 10 years" Ohara Museum of Art, Annex, Okayama Japan
"TAMA VIVANT 2004" Tama Art University, Tokyo/Minatomirai Station Concourse, Kanagawa Japan
"Korean International Art Fair" COEX, Seoul Korea
"Light" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2003
"A☆MUSE☆LAND☆2004 Gulliver's Exploration of Art" Hokkaido Art Museum, Japan
"SEPTEMBER 2003" Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo Japan (′08,′10)
"KOMOREBI" Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki Japan
"ART WATHING part2" The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan
2002
"The First Fuchu Biennial 2002 -Double Reality" Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
"PHILIP MORRIS K.K. Art Award 2002 : THE FIRST MOVE" Tokyo International Forum, Japan
"normal.normal" Dirt gallery, USA
"Normal" Spica Museum, Tokyo / Studio J, Osaka / Izutsuya, Hiroshima / Studio & Exhibition Space, Fukuoka Japan
"Group Exhibition" Gallery Gan. f, Tokyo Japan
"The Vision of Contemporary Art 2002" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo Japan
"The 1st exhibition" Atelier shiroyama, Kanagawa Japan (′'03)
2001
"The 6th Exhibition of Showa Shell Sekiyu Contemporary Art Prize" Kumin Gallery, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo Japan
2000
"Arte Contemporáneo del Japón" Museo De Arte De Puerto Rico, San Juan
"APEC YOUNG ARTIST EXHIBITION 2000" Brunei International Convention Hall
"JACA Japan Visual Art Exhibition" The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo Japan
1999
"Artists in Japan and Korea" Seoul Korea / Tokyo Japan
1998
"Message to the Coming Generation" The Obuse Museum · The Nakajima Chinami Gallery, Nagano Japan(′99, ′00, ′01)
Ringing Light
"Ringing Light"
2011
Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa Japan
Public Art
2018
Ringing (and more), SENZOKU GAKUEN COLLEGE of MUSIC (White Castle), Kanagawa, Japan
2015
"Bloom" MANDY PLAZA, Xi’an, China
2014
"Float" KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theater), Japan
"Ringing waves" NYC Dot Art, NY
(on the bridge at 45th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, NY)
"Color of wind" TOYOSU22, Tokyo Japan
2013
"Splash" SHIBAURA HOUSE, Tokyo Japan
"MIZUNOMICHI" (Revitalization Project of the Central Urban Area in Mito), the Mito city area, Ibaraki Japan
"Branch" "MIZUNONIWA" Osaka Psychiatric Medical Center, Osaka Japan
"Ringing" Totsuka Ward Administration Office, Kanagawa Japan
2012
"Ringing Light" Miyada east village Preschool, Nagano Japan
2008
"air" BREEZÉ BREEZÉ, Osaka Japan
Ringing
"Ringing"
2012
Totsuka Ward Administration Office, Kanagawa Japan
Public Collection
Ringing 1
"Ringing 1"
2009
waterecolor and acrylic and pen on paper on panel