May 28th, 2016 - Sep 25th
The Towada Art Center presents Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya, artist Ellie Omiya’s first-ever solo museum exhibition. Since 2012, the multi-talented Ellie Omiya has presented a string of word-based installations and interactive exhibitions including Conveying Thoughts, Living, and Messages from the Starry Sky. Omiya has become a prolific painter since her debut live painting event Celebration Melody: Naoshima in 2012. In 2015, she held the exhibition emotional journey and published her first book of paintings.
Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya features new pieces as well as stand-out pieces from past exhibitions. Full of inherent and unbridled expression, Omiya’s paintings illustrate motifs, both familiar and naturally magnificent, that appeal to our emotions through their storytelling.
Live painting events accompanied by live music will also take place during the exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to see Omiya create in a beautiful space surrounded by beautiful sounds. A second exhibition, Shopping Street Museum by Ellie Omiya, will be held concurrently in a unique exercise to tie the center and the community together. We hope you’ll join us.
Ellie Omiya (b. 1975, Osaka, Japan) graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo, and after working in advertising, published a book of essays on daily life. She is also known for her work as a screenwriter, director, radio host, and TV show host.
I’ve painted these pictures as if they were letters, beginning each with “Dear,” and ending it with “Sincerely yours.” I hope that they touch you in some way.
Embrace them in ways that are meaningful to you.
No need to write me back.
See you in Towada!
Towada Art Center
(admission until 30 minutes before closing)
(Open Aug 1, 8, 15 and Sep 20)
Exhibition: 600 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 1,000 yen
Children (18 and Under): Free
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
Ellie Omiya Exhibition Organizing Committee
Towada Art Center
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Special Support from
With the Support of
To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company, Towada City Board of Education