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Exhibition: Nature in Motion — Paintings by Ayako Bando

December 21

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 9, 2019

Organized by: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)

Spring into winter © copyright Ayako Bando

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents “Nature in Motion,” an exhibition of abstract acrylic paintings by Ayako Bando expressing the energy and colors of the four seasons. Although Ms. Bando has had many exhibitions the past dozen years, these older works from 2011–12 have not been shown together until now. The exhibition will open on December 3, 2018 and will remain on view until February 9, 2018. You are invited to meet the artist at the CRS Holiday Program & Reception on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 6 – 9:30 pm.

While most of Ms. Bando’s paintings are abstract, one can feel a strong presence of light energy in many of her works, a feature that became even more central in her newest works recently shown in the solo exhibition “Eternal Light.” But even in the earlier works featured in “Nature in Motion,” areas of white or light color contrast with and reach toward darker areas and suggest the play of sunshine on water or plants or clouds. One might feel the presence of a cosmic energy or intelligence animating and giving life to these abstract structures and patterns, energizing them, setting them in motion, transforming them just as the light reflecting off the pigments reaches out to our eyes and enlivens our own minds and spirits.

Artist Statement

For this series, I’m trying to express the energy the nature’s atmosphere contains. And I always give my work movement. Nature has played a very big part in my desire to paint, the sky, the trees, the earth and elements of this sort. There’s much good energy to absorb into one’s body, delivered by the earth and its natural wonders, such as the play of sunlight, in its powerful gentle sky and the dancing leaves. In my case, very often it is the little things in life that we see everyday but take for granted that trigger my imagination to paint. And I believe that nature is a pure presence. The light lights up the heart and brings purity. The power of nature is endless, and I value its greatness with my body & soul.

About the Artist

Ayako Bando was born in the country town of Tokushima in Japan. She was blessed to be surrounded by the beauty of nature such as mountains, rivers, trees and flowers. After graduating from high school she moved to Osaka to study as a Medical Coding Specialist. She worked at the hospital for four years. During this time her passion was always to paint. After leaving the hospital she studied Art in Osaka, London, Tokyo and New York. She has exhibited in various venues in the United States, Japan, Germany and Italy. In 2017 she was the recipient of Namura Award and Honorable mention for the Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Her solo exhibition “Eternal Light” was exhibited at Saint Peter’s Church in NYC in 2018 and 2017.

https://ayako-bando.jimdo.com/painting/

Education
2000 Aug Art school in Osaka Painting course
2001 Sep Blake college in London Fine art course
2007 Jan Art school Ginza Painting course in Tokyo
2014 Sep The National Academy School in NY

Award
2017 Nov Namura Award for 44th Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition
2017 July Honorable mention for Modern Japan Art Society Kanto Art Exhibition
2017 Feb Honorable mention for Modern Japan Art Society Kanto Art Exhibition
2016 Oct Orion Award for 43rd Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition
2015 Oct Excellent Award for 42nd Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition
2014 Oct Excellent Award for 41st Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition
2013 Oct Japan Art Academy Award for 40th Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition
2007 July Excellent work for The 24th Fukui ThumbHole Art Exhibition

Permanent Collection
2014 Oct Over the Edge Paper Works Unbound Part1 at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jan The 14th Annual Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2012 Apri Spring Fling at Williamsburg Art &Historical center in Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibition
2018 Dec “ Nature in motion” at CRS, NY
2018 Aug “Towanohikari-Eternal Light- at Saint Peter’s Church: Narthex Gallery, NY
2018 Jun “Towanohikari-Eternal Light- at International Center of CCCS, NY
2018 May “Lotus” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2018 Feb “Towanohikari-Eternal Light- at YN, NY
2017 Aug “Towanohikari-Eternal Light- at Saint Peter’s Church: Narthex Gallery, NY
2017 Jun “Humanity” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2016 Dec “Winter Nature” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2016 Oct “Fall Nature” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2016 May “Summer Nature” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2015 Nov Ayako Bando at Black Cat LES , NY
2015 Apr “Spring Nature” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2013 Jun “Nature” at Hypnosis & Reiki Center, NY
2010.Mar ” Nature in Motion” at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2009.Dec Solo exhibition at Linn restaurant in Queens, NY
2005.July ” emotions” at Gekkoso Ginza in Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibition
2018 Nov The 45th Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2018 Oct SJAC Exhibition 2018 at Gallery Max New York, NY
2018 Aug PEACE 2018 at International Center of CCCS, NY
2018 Jun Juried Paper Works 2018 at Upstream Gallery, NY
2018 May 17th Annual Postcard show at AIR gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2018 Mar 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Art Fair at One Art Space, NY
2018 Jan 19th Annual Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2018 Jan JCAT Showcase at One Art Space Gallery, NY
2018 Jan Small works show at Upstream gallery, NY
2017 Dec ” A Political Apolitical Holiday Show” at Viridian Artists, NY
2017 Nov The 44th Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2017 Oct Small Art Show vol.3 at Studio 34 in Queens, NY
2017 Oct ALL Art + Exhibition at Van Der Plas Gallery, NY
2017 Sep WAH Celebrates Volunteers at Williamsburg Art &Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY
2017 Jul JCAT Small Show Case at Gallery Max New York, NY
2017 Jul Small Art show in Nagano and NY at Shoshinkan Gallery in Nagano, Japan
2017 Jul Modern Japan Art Society Kanto Art Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2017 Mar International Women’s day Art FAIR at One Art Space, NY
2017 Feb Modern Japan Art Society Kanto Art Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2017 Feb 11th 100 artists exhibition at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2017 Jan The 18th Annual Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2017 Jan Modernism3 at ARTSPACE Patchogue in Patchogue, NY
2017 Jan Members show at Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY
2017 Jan The 8th Annual small works show at Manhattan Brought Presidents Office, NY
2017 Jan Juried Small Work show at Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY

2016 Nov Slide Slamming:A Long Island Collaboration at Patchogue Arts Council in
Patochogue, NY
2016 Nov Open call 2 Holiday Salon show at Lorimoto in Brooklyn, NY
2016 Oct The 43rd Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2016 Oct Color of Fall at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2016 Aug A.I.R gallery’s15th Annual Postcard show at Interstate projects in Brooklyn, NY
2016 May Mail Art at Karuizawa New Art Museum in Japan
2016 Apr 100 Works On Paper Benefit at Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY
2016 Feb Modern Japan Art Society Kantou Art Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum in Tokyo, Japan
2016 Jan 18th Annual Postcards Edge at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in NY
2016 Jan The 17th Annual Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2015 Nov East & East Affordable Art Show at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2015 Oct The 42nd Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2015 Aug Raciality at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2015 Jun Summer Show Rules at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2015 May WAH Bridges Self at Williamsburg Art &Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY
2015 Feb 13th Thumbhole Exhibition at Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Japan
2015 Jan The 16th Annual Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2014 Dec Over the Edge Paper Works Unbound Part2 at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2014 Oct The 41st Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2014 Oct Over the Edge Paper Works Unbound Part1 at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2014 Oct International Art Festival at the Highline Loft Gallery,NY
2014 July Classical Realism Exhibition at Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY
2014 July Come rain or Come shine at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2014 Jun Mash Up: Collages in Mixed Media at Islip Museum in Islip, NY
2014 May 8th AiB Bushwick Open Studios Benefit at Storefront Ten Eyck in Brooklyn, NY
2014 Feb JART4th at Williamsburg Art &Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY
2014 Jan The sketchbook Project in Miami, FL
2013 Dec Fridge Art Fair NYC:The Miami Popsicle Project in Miami ,FL
2013 Oct The 40th Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2013 Aug Delicious Summer at Gallery SANSQUOI in Okayama Japan
2013 July Summer show at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2013 May Annual Small Works Juried Competition at Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jan The 14th Annual Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jan The 7th 100 Artists Exhibition at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jan 19th Juried Small Works Show at Upstream Gallery, NY
2012 Dec Window Dressing presented by the Islip Art Council in Syiville, NY
2012 Dec Holiday Show at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2012 Oct Grand Harvest International Juried Show at Williamsburg Art &Historical
Center in Brooklyn, NY
2012 Oct The 39th Modern Japan Art Society Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art
Museum, Japan
2012 Aug Parallax Art Fair , NY
2012 July Thumbhole Exhibition at Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan
2012 July The 6th 100 artist Exhibition at Sala dei Templari , Italy
(planed by Ouchi Gallery)
2012 Apr Drawing Matters at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2012 Apr Spring Fling at Williamsburg Art &Historical center in Brooklyn, NY
2012 Mar Puzzle Project at MI gallery in OSAKA, Japan
2012 Mar Puzzle Project at Umeda Sky Building in OSAKA, Japan
2012 Feb Thumbhole Exhibition at Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan
2012 Feb the 25 Years Anniversary Show Part 1 at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2012 Jan 13th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show at Williamsburg Art
&Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY
2011 Dec We Are One at Camel Art Space in Brooklyn, NY
2011 Dec The 3rd Annual Small Works Exhibition at Manhattan Borough President’s
Office, NY
2011 Nov Wave…The Tides of Time at Gallery onetwentyeight, NY
2011 Oct 100-Tage-Kunst , Germany
2011 Aug Planet Alert at Gallery onetwentyeight, NY
2011 Jun Art Rescue Team for Japan at Williamsburg Art &Historical center in Brooklyn, NY
2011 Apr Artists selected for the Peace Art online Exhibition
2011 Apr Fantastic fund at Bronx Art Space in Bronx, NY
2011 Apr Art love Japan at In Rivers Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2011 Apr Pray for Japan at National Academy School, NY
2011 Mar Ashita: Artist for Japan at the great hall in Toront, Canada
2011 Mar What every perason can do at Ouchi gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2011 Feb The sketchbook project at Brooklyn art library in Brooklyn, NY
2011 Jan New year New works “the year of rabbit” at Gallery onetwentyeight , NY
2010 Dec Art for gift at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2010 Sep Art for Tibet at the Union Gallery, NY
2010 Jun Group exhibition “1000 original postcard exhibition” at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2009 Mar Group Exhibition “Super Competition” at Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
2008 Nov Japan Arts Matsuri in Brooklyn, NY
2007 July Fukui ThumbHole Art exhibition in Fukui, Japan
2006 Aug group exhibition at Spacekids Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan

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Date:
December 21

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CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Phone:
212-677-8621
Email:
info@crsny.org
Website:
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123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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212-677-8621
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