Biography

     Takayoshi Ueda is an artist who works creating primarily digital collages in Japan.
     He was born in 1969 and raised in Osaka, and began studying oil painting at art school
     in Kyoto.
     He was deeply impressed by the expressive ability of the monochrome paint software he
     experienced while studying there, and began creating with a computer in 1994.
     After producing fantastical digitally processed, hand colored material with a variety of
     painting materials from 1996-2000 called his “Digilo-graphy”, he began transitioning
     into digital collages using atypically shaped plants and animals from 2008.
     His current work began with the idea of presenting the illustrations he made for the
     characters of his children's picture book, (Silent book), in late 2007, as individual
     two-dimensional works.
     Further, the diversity of the plants and animals and the pleasure of the ecological
     system that he observed during his years of living in the forest and mountains of
     Wakayama over half of the 90's, his experience of the fierceness of nature in typhoons
     and more, and the Buddhist philosophy of life that he ascribes to all deeply affect his
     work.
     These teachings preach the hard to break connection between oneself and the
     environment, and that the heart and body are one, which are also important elements of
     his work.
     His representative works post-2010 have won the Asia Digital Art World in the still
     image division, and he participated in the STRICOFF Gallery group exhibit in NY as a
     finalist for the ARTBOX. PROJECT New York 1.0.
     Additionally, he has applied graphic design to put a selection of his works onto apparel,
     etc., since 2011, and has opened an online store.
     He has also received a number of awards in the design field, such as winning the GOOD
     DESIGN EXPO message T-shirts design contest.
     He began to create several types of hand made art books in 2014, and has been
     proactively participating in international art book exhibits, and is currently beginning to
     create a new ZINE that uses the same media that he uses in his actual works.
     Ueda currently resides in Wakayama, Japan, where he has his own studio.
     He draws and paints his materials there, and also has a system where he can input and
     output work from his computer.
     It is the place from which he announces his pieces and partakes in global activities
     including groups exhibits and art fairs in a total of 11 countries and regions across Asia,
     Europe, and North America.

 

 

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 2018  Finalists in Artavita’s 29th online art contest (CA, USA)
     Open Source (lacda: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art)

     Art Printed: The International Exhibition on Art Books and Digital Prints (CICA

     Museum, Korea)

     Finalist of the ARTBOX. PROJECT New York 1.0 (STRICOFF Gallery, NY)

     la camera dell meraviglie (GALLERIA MENTANA, Toscana, Itary)

     AFFORDABLE ART (GALLERIA MERLINO, Florence, Itary)

     SEGNO- GESTO MATERIA (GALLERIA MERLINO, Florence, Itary)

 

 2017  CONTEMPROARY TENDENCIES (GALLERIA MERLINO, Florence, Itary)
     Awarded Grand Prize in BAYER WORLD WIDE (Exhibition Hall BAYER,

     Stara Zagora, Bulgaria)

     ​Honorable Mention in IT'S LIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 2017 (Itsliquid Group,

     Venezia Italy)

     6x6x2017 (Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY)

 

 2016  Awarded Gallery Show Award in International Emerging Artist Award (Dubai/Belgium)
     Group Exhibition of 30 International Emerging Artist Award's laureates. (ifa laboratory,

     Brussels, Belgium)

     World Art Dubai “Under 1,000 USD Wall” (Dubai Convention Center, UAE)

     TKO International Miniprint Exhibition (Tokyo: B-gallery,  Kyoto: Art Zone Kaguraoka,

     Osaka: GALLERY IROHANI, Japan)

 

 2015  Awarded Still Images Division Grand Prize in 2015 ASIA DIGITAL ART AWARD
     (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan)

     Wakayama Prefectur Art Society Exhibitions (Wakayama, Japan)
     OFF THE S{H}ELF - the eclectic in the artist’s book. (i’klectik Art-Lab, London, UK)

     SPHINX2015 The hidden Thebes festival (ALPHA- CENTER ANAGOMOSIS inks,

     Greece)

 2014  Private Exhibition 2014 (Gallery juen, Wakayama, Japan)
     2014~ jury of Tanabe City Exhibition (Wakayama, Japan)
     Wakayama Prefectur Art Society Exhibitions (Wakayama, Japan)

 2013  Awarded Second Prize in 2013 Creative post Grand Prix 「Look this!」
     (Adobe Creative Cloud + OTSUKA CORPORATION, Japan)
     Wakayama Prefectur Art Society Exhibitions (Wakayama, Japan)

 2011  Awarded SILVER Prize in Art here! The Fukuoka street canvas (Fukuoka, Japan)
     ArtSlant : The contemporary art network New York 3rd Showcase Winners in the video
     /computer art Category, 6th Showcase Winners in the mixed-media Category.
     Awarded First Prize in MOCA : Museum of Computer Art Salon 1 Digital Art Contest
     5th Private Exhibition (Gallery juen, Wakayama, Japan)
     lacda“Snap to Grid”International Open Exhibition (Los Angeles Center For Digital

     Art)

 2010  Zeros + Ones : The Digital Era (climate/gallery, NY)
     JEMINI ART T-SHIRTS CONTEST 2010 (CREATORS BANK, Japan)
     lacda“Snap to Grid”International Open Exhibition (Los AngelesCenter For Digital

    Art)

 2009  ASIAGRAPH 2009 CG ART GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan)
     Excellent work in DESIGN GARDEN "Message" T-shirt design contest (Tokyo, Japan)
     Opening group exhibition (Gallery juen, Wakayama, Japan)

 2008  THE EXHIBITION“ ALEPH ”(ESPOSTA in Italy)
     Award Exhibition of 1~6th Nishiwaki City Thumbhole Grand Prize Exhibition (Hyogo,

     Japan)
     Awarded Design garden prize in T-shirt art exhibition design contest in DESIGN
     GARDEN (Tokyo, Japan)
     Awarded in decencia beauty×ART Design competition (Japan)
     ASIAGRAPH ASEAN+3 CG ART GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan)


 2007  Artist Run Exhibition Series 1 (Hedeh Restaurant in NY)
     Original Design Brand Set up The“Gutchee Projects Series”in DESIGN GARDEN.
     4th Fukumitsu Munakata Commemoration Grand Prize Print Exhibition (Toyama,

     Japan)
     ART Singapore 2007(Exhibition booth of Galleria CarloLivi 115, Suntec Singapore)
     4th Private Exhibition (Atelier of Nishiwaki City Art Museum in Hyogo, Japan)
     8th SMALL FORMAT INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION (MX
     ESPAI 1010 in Barcelona, Spain)
     Digital Image 2007 Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)

 2006  Awarded in 2006 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
     3rd Private Exhibition “FUSION”(Coo Gallery, NY)
     Digital Image 15th Anniversary Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
     Selected in Art Independent Contest (Tokyo, Japan)
     Awarded Judge Prize in 6th Nishiwaki City Thumbhole Grand Prize Exhibition (Hyogo,

     Japan)
     16th Art of Flower Grand Prize Exhibition (Osaka, Japan)
     U-35・60-Artist Exhibition (Nagoya, Japan)

 2005  2nd Private Exhibition “Plural Composition Work”(Osaka, Japan)
     3rd Yamamoto Kanae Commemoration Grand Prize Print Exhibition (Nagano, Japan)
     Award Exhibition of 2005 contest prize winners (Coo Gallery, NY)
     U-35・500-Artist Exhibition (Yokohama, Japan)

 2004  22nd Izu Art Festival Painting Contest (Shizuoka, Japan)
     3rd Fukumitsu Munakata Commemoration Grand Prize Print Exhibition (Toyama,

     Japan)
     Exhibition of “Modern Artists”(Hira Art Museum in Shiga, Japan)
     1st Private Exhibition “PRIMARY”(Osaka, Japan)
     Awarded Digital Prize in Coo Gallery Contest (NY)

 Up to 2003
     Participated in many exhibitions throughout Japan, including city exhibitions,
     group exhibitions and numerous contests.

    Awards include :
     Mayor Prize, Cultural Society Prize, Encouragement Prize
     in Daito City Art Society Exhibitions. (Daito civic center, Osaka, Japan)
     Talented Youth Prize in Junten Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan)
     Encouragement Prize in 3rd Man Paean Grand Prize Exhibition (Saitama, Japan)

 1993  Graduated from Kyoto Seika University : majored in Plastic art and oil painting 

 1969  Born in Osaka, Japan

 

 

 

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