MIZUE SAWANO

241 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Tel/Fax:1-212-925-0648


Biography


Born in Moriguchi, Osaka Prefecture. Due to Fathers work and the war, family moved frequently

Moved to Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture

Moved to Tokyo

Due to regulation technicality, graduated from both Hiratsuka Municipal Konan High School and Tokyo Metropolitan Mita High School

B.A. in Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Studied with Ren Ito

Instutute of Contemporary Art (Gendai Bijutsu Kenkyujo), Tokyo

Graduate studies, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Studied with KaoruYamaguchi

Received a French Government scholarship and began studying with Maurice Brianchon at L’Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Moved to New York. Thereafter, based in New York and traveled to many places in Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, Mexico, and the U.S.

Studied at Art Students League, New York. Made a Lifetime Member

Invited by Assilah Forum Foundation in Morocco (President: Mohamed Benaïssa, Moroccos Foreign Minister), held solo exhibitions and visited Assilah many times to sketch. In 2000-03, created a 6x20-meter mural (extended to 45 meters in 2002), in 2007 created a 4x8-meter mural, in 2008 created a 6x30-meter in conjunction with Assilah International Culture Festival

Contributed her paintings as main visual for promotions of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossam Festival)




Selected Grants and Awards

Gold prize, Contemporary Students Oil Painting Exhibition, sponsored by Mainichi Newspaper and held at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

French-government scholarship to study in Paris

Silver Prize, L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts’ exhibition, Paris

Merit scholarship, The Art Students League, New York; made a Lifetime Member

Gold Prize and “Artist of the Year,” ’74 Selected Emerging Artists Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo and Osaka

Selected by stage designer Oliver Smith in the competition for the backdrop of Grand Ballroom at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

Invited to Assilah International Cultural Festival by Assilah Forum Foundation in Morocco

Invited as Artist-in-Residence at Assilah Cultural Palace

27 oil paintings, first shown at Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Library, Assilah, entered the collection of Assilah Forum Foundation as “Art Collection by His Royal Highness Prince Bander Bin Sultan”


Selected Solo Exhibitions

[* and ** indicate the publication of an accompanying catalogue and brochure respectively.]


Bungei Shunju Gallery, Tokyo**

Yoshii Gallery (held at Yogasho Hall), Tokyo* (also 1980*, 1987*)

Dedication of Water Lilies (completed 1976) at Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf-Astoria, New York

Viridian Gallery, New York (also 1982, 1984, 1988**)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gallery, New York

East Hills Gallery, East Hills, New York

Steinhardt Conservatory Exhibition Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York* (also 2006*)

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo* (also 1997*, 2002*, 2006*,2010*)

International House Gallery, New York*

Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York (also 2003)

Casa Lamm Centro de Cultura, Mexico City*

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.*

International Art Placement in the Shorenstein Realty and Yale University Building, New York.*

Hassan Center. Assilah Forum Foundation, Morocco*

Executed mural painting at Assilah International Cultural Festival, Morocco*

(also 2001*, 2002*, 2003*)

Espace Amphytriun Casablanca, Morocco*

Marrakech Museum Morocco*

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, New York**

Radio House Gallery , New York**

Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Library, Assilah, Morocco*

Became permanent exhibition

The Gerald Peters Gallery, New York**

Takashimaya Art Gallery,Tokyo*

Gerald Peters Gallery Northeastern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Charity

Art at CGIS Buildng, Harvard University

Art at CGIS South First Floor Gallery. Harvard University

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo *


Selected Group Exhibitions

[* and ** indicate the publication of an accompanying catalogue and brochure respectively.]


Contemporary Students Oil Painting Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum*

Néo Forme, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo (annually)**

Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum*Exhibition of Works by Graduating Students [from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music], Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

[Exhibition of L’Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts], Musée des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Exhibition of the Best Student Works [selected by the Art Students League faculty], B. Altman Gallery, New York

74Selected Emerging Artists Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo and Osaka*

Nippon-Ten 79:The First Art Show of Japanese Artists in Greater New York, The Japanese American Artists of New York, New York Windows on the East: A Survey of Contemporary Japanese Art, Mezzanine at One World Trade Center, New York*

Exhibition of Contemporary Women Painters, Takashimaya, Tokyo and others (annually)*

In memory of the Master Ren Ito, Nichido Gallery, Nagoya*

Contemporary Images: Flowers by Seven Realist Painters, Prudential and Mendik Company, New York** International Exhibition, North Gallery, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.

Contemporary Japanese Art Created in Other Lands, Gallery International 52, New York*

Exhibition of Women Painters, Takashimaya, Tokyo and others (annually)*

9 Japanese Artists, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, New York* Nature in Art: Paintings by Forty-Four Women, Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, New York**

Eleven from Japan, Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Aspects of Flowers, Lever House, New York [Exhibition of the Japanese American Artists of New York], Lowenstein Library Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York

Meguro Art Annual, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo (annually)*

JAA Art Exhibition of Japanase and Japanese American Artists in New York, Annual show

Après Monet: The Water Lily in Contemporary Painting, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, New York**

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.**

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