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  Akatsuki (Painter)

Biography

English | Japanese

Akatsuki

Author of therapeutic picture book /Illustrator/ Artwork therapist in Japan/
Child therapist /Jewelry designer
 
Mission of Akatsuki is to awaken people through the Artworkshops.

Akatsuki was born in Vancouver, Canada, and grew up in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
from her earliest childhood She has a wandering nature so have been missing many times in Canada. She was a curious girl, so the score of the piano and the wall were graffiti books for her.

Surrounded by souvenirs of Malaysian scorpion, Arab vase, Inuit 's stone statue etc, which her father brought to home from overseas business trips、She was fascinated by the culture of the world. She came to love traveling exploring culture. In Finland, She took a lesson of a dwarf Tontoo serving Santa and got a Tontou dwarf qualification. Also she was attracted by New York's multi-cultural style, and in 2008 She studied abroad for a short time. In 2015 and 2016 She held art workshop at J-LABO Brooklyn.
When a passionate girl with abundant expressions transferred in elementary school third grader, she was bullied at school by friends and learned cooperation. Loneliness, anger, sadness began to be expressed with pictures, in contrast to the cheerfulness behavior, the color shade projected on the picture was dark. During the art university, beautiful Japanese painting materials and a calm production process healed her, painting expression became calmer.

After graduation,She was attracted by the power of the stone and became a jewelry designer. After becoming a company designer, became a freelance designer, and expanded the range of creation such as artist costumes and movie accessories.

She got the long-awaited baby. however She suffered from their daily life with here naughty child. At that time, She met art therapy and communication with her son became dramatically smooth by art therapy. And She realized that the picture She draw was art therapy to heal herself.
She want to deliver this wonderful wisdom to those who suffer like her, That's why She regard the art therapy workshop as life work. In the workshop, she is moved when participants access subconscious mind, or non-verbal exchanges between participants.
She wishes her artwork to open the door to the viewer's mind.

Published Art therapy picturebook "Flying Seed Over The Seed"
 
 
 Education
 
1997
Graduated from Tama art University
Degree : Japanese painting
2008 Summer session in FIT , NYC.
Certificate : Jewelry design, Water colour illustration
2010 Heart step college
Certificate : Child therapy , Gestalt therapy
2017
Quest Art Therapy & Training Analysis
Certificate :Art work Therapist
2017
Currently underway of Clinical Art Therapy study at JIPATT
          Japan International Program of Art Therapy in Tokyo
             
          Alliance partner
           CiiAT(Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy)
 
 
 Experience
 
1997~2001
・VENDOME YAMADA corp.
Worked as a Jewelry Designer
 
2001~2010
・ Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry Tokyo
Jewelry Design Lecturer
 
2001~2003
・New York Diary Jewelry produced by Norika Fujiwara
Jewelry Design
 
2003
・The Tour of MISIA 2004 MARS and ROSES
Made costume jewelry
 
2004
・『Shinobi』Japanese movie
Made costume jewelry for main movie character
 
・The Japan Foundation
Illustrated cover illustration for journal for Japanese teacher
 
2007
Exhibited at Swarovsky 2007s/s exhibition
Created original jewelry using new cut and colour crystal
 
2011〜2014
・Art therapy Workshop for children at Kodomo no Shiro in Tokyo
 
2012
Invited participant Sharjah Children’s Book Fair in Sharjah, UAE
・Art therapy workshop for Social Art Fiesta at Kawasaki City Museum in Japan
 
2013
・Oki Art Trial Book Fair in Shimane Prefecture in Japan
 ・Art therapy workshop for Social Art Fiesta at Kawasaki City Museum in Japan
 
2013〜2017
Exhibited at Bologna Children’s Book Fair , Italy
 
2015
Published "Flying Seed Over The Seed"
 
2016
Workshopat company in Credit Saison Co.、Ltd.;
『The Flying Seed Over The Sea』
 
Workshop in New York 『The Flying Seed Over The Sea〜 Journey to unknown〜』
「海を飛ぶたねワークショップ」 New York J-LABO Brooklyn
 
Workshopat Disaster area support in MIYAGI
『The Flying Seed Over The Sea』
 
2017
Exhibited atSharjah Children’s Book Fair in Sharjah, UAE