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About

Emi Kamataki (Kinran)

Born in Saitama, Japan

Lives & works in Melbourne, Australia


She learnt painting as a young child and calligraphy till 15 years of age. 

In 2005, she came across Sumi-E in Melbourne and since then went into this art form under her master, Kinsui Katori in Tokyo. She became Certified Advanced Lecturer of International Sumi-E Association in 2010.

She teaches at schools as an artist in residence, runs adult group classes, and gives lectures and demonstrations at events and for companies. She also works on commissions and her art works are housed in USA, Singapore, Germany, Japan and Australia.

Emi’s background in ikebana and tea ceremony has deepened her understanding of Japanese art and the beauty of it. She loves the simple yet deep art of brush and ink on paper or silk. Emi is also exploring other possibilities within sumi-e and ways to develop her new style by absorbing other techniques like drawing, watercolour and pastel.

Publications

2009 - Art Work Pictorial issue 10 (China) 

2009 - Nichigo Press (Australia)

since 2007 - Japanese Art Yearbook (Japan)

Awards 

Inernational Sumi-E Public Exhibition

2008 - Incentive Award

2010 - Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co. Award

2013 - Grand prize

2018 - Advisor's Award

2019 - Runner up

Exhibitions

2008 - Hana exhibition (Melbourne, Australia)

2009 - Japanese Sumi-E exhibition

                                          (Hangzhou, China)

2011 - Encre et papier:deversites asiatiques                                                      (Paris, France)

2013 - Jaapani traditsiooniline tusimaal Sumi-E                                                (Tallinn, Estonia)

2016 - mywa (Melbourne, Australia)

2017 - Japanese Pop Art Show

                                      (Melbourne, Australia)

- Ink Painting Exchange Exhibition (Singapore)

- Sumi-e Aguada Tradicional Japonesa

                                               (Santiago, Chile)

2018 - Solo exhibition "Diversity"

                                             (Cairns, Australia)

- Group exhibition @ Ryazanoff gallery

                                      (Melbourne, Australia)

- Art Japan 2018 (Melbourne, Australia)

2019 - A Bridge to Japanese Art (London, UK)