“It begins and ends with Cezanne. Don’t go for techniques. There isn’t something there. My inspiration is Nirvana. God and Buddhism. I love Gustave Moreau, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso.”
Tahara Mio is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo. Her artistic journey began when her art teacher recognized her talent and encouraged its development. Growing up in an art-loving household where family members indulged in oil painting, Mio harbored a dream of creating artwork that would bring joy to others. Despite her parents' desire for her to pursue a career with a stable income, she continued sketching until her children became independent.
Her connection with overseas curators blossomed through Instagram. Mio draws inspiration from the light of the forest and her experiences painting in nature, often incorporating elements like birds and fish into her work.
1981: Ueno Mori Art Museum, Group Exhibition
2019, 2020: Ichimai no E Gallery, Nationwide Sunday Painters Contest
2020: Mads Art Gallery, Portraits, Dream Room; Art Prize Luxembourg, Participation Award
2021: Mads Art Gallery, Kromatic; Fondanizum Operavision Venice (Canceled); Vangogh Art Gallery Art3 Art Fair Brussels; Genova Docale Exhibition; World of Creta Vifaf2
2022: Japan Shibuya Ginza Groopten (4 times)
2023: Japan Shibuya Groop Ten; World Art Guide 2023 featured in Gina Chinamini, Sweden; Japan Tachikawa Takurosu Mini Gallery Solo; Artaita Expo New York, Finalist; Miami Red Dot Spectrum; Personal Book Contest Creative Excellence
Visit the artist's shop here: https://www.tricera.net/ja/artist/painters/8106623
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist