4. Regional Revitalization

  1. Large bookstores in Japan

  2. Museum Shop

  3. Airports

  4. Luxury cruise ship

  5. Hotels

  6. Library

  7. the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japa…

  8. Japan Society

Born in Tokyo in 1990.
Tokyo University of the Arts and Music, M.A, Design in 2015.
Held numerous solo exhibitions including "Shiki Taira" at Seibu Ikebukuro / Tokyo in 2018.
Participated to various group exhibitions and Art Fair including "Art Fair Tokyo" in 2018 and 2019, "Thirty-four Views of Mount Fuji of Heisei" at Seibu Ikebukuro / Tokyo, "Hyakki Yagyo" at Geidai Art Plaza / Tokyo in 2019.
Collaborated with fashion brand "STRAWBERRY-FIELDS."

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I make silk paintings with nihonga pigments that depict the power and phenomena of things invisible to the eye.
I paint the gods and creatures from old Japan in an exploration of the spirit of people who anthropomorphized supernatural phenomena.
To make these motifs more identifiable to the viewer, I imbue the works with empathy and the kind of charm that invites a laugh.
I also paint things like fantasy animals, humans, plants, and sceneries.
I like an antique-feel reminiscent of old Japanese artmaking techniques, ink washes, and old Chinese painting, and I often paint atop a surface that I have purposefully stained to exude the weightiness and depth that comes with time.
I often investigate sixth-sense accounts and collect old folklore stories, and instill them in my paintings.


1990 Born in Tokyo
2015 Received a master’s degree from the Graduate School of the Tokyo University of the Arts in drawing and decorative art

Solo Exhibition
2018 Nichigetsu-ten (Seibu Ikebukuro / Tokyo)

Group Exhibition
2014 O Plus Exhibition (Shinseido Gallery / Tokyo)
2014 ShinPA!!!!!!!!! (The Obuse Museum & Nakajima Chinami)
2014 Ato wo Asobu (Let’s play with Art) Exhibition (Awazu Gallery / Tokyo)
2015 O Plus Exhibition (Shinseido Gallery / Tokyo)
2015 ShinPA!!!!!!!!! (The Obuse Museum & Nakajima Chinami)
2015 Rin-90-nendai Umare no Sakkatachi (Artists Born in the 90s) (Awazu Gallery / Tokyo)
2015 Tanzaku Exhibition (Arai Gallery, Isetan Shinjuku Store / Tokyo)
2015 YOKAI TOUR Night 2015 (Park Hotel Tokyo)
2015 ShinPA 10th Anniversary Exhibition (Gallery Art Morimoto / Tokyo)
2015 Hatou no Kai (Matsuzakaya Ueno, Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Izutsuya Kokura, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi)
2016 Sora-Fujin, Raijin (Wind Deity and Thunder Deity) (Seibu Ikebukuro / Tokyo)
2016 Tanzaku Exhibition (Isetan Shinjuku Store / Tokyo)
2016 Mitsukoshi & University of the Arts (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store / Tokyo)
2016 Yokai Exhibition (Gallery Little House / Kyoto)
2016 Uroko-kai (Kyobashi Gallery / Tokyo)
2016 10th Exhibition (Gallery Ekoan / Tokyo)
2016 Art Art Art (Matsuzakaya Nagoya / Aichi)
2016 Art Aquarium (Park Hotel Tokyo)
2016 Yokai no Ochakai (Yokai Tea Party) (Seizan Gallery / Tokyo)
2016 20th Exhibition (Seizan Gallery / Tokyo)
2016 Something Special (Seizan Gallery / Tokyo)
2017 RED (Seizan Gallery / Tokyo)
2017 Something Special (Seizan Gallery / Tokyo)
2019 Heisei no Fugaku Sanju-yon Kei (Thirty-four Views of Fugaku in Heisei) (Seibu Ikebukuro / Tokyo)
2019 The Tokyo University of the Arts "Mononoke" Festival: Hyakki Yagyo (Geidai Art Plaza / Tokyo)

Art Fair
2018 Art Fair Tokyo
2019 Art Fair Tokyo

STRAWBERRY-FIELDS "Calendar Project"

"Japanese Zodiac" (Kodomo kyoiku Shuppan)

ONBEAT vol.12 features Shiki Taira