Isabelle Kawai Vincent

Isabelle Kawai Vincent

Isabelle Kawai Vincent: I was born an artist, and art is my first language.

EDUCATION

2021 Sumi-e painting workshop with Sogen Hirano
2021 Gyosho lessons with Izan Owaga
2020 Sumi-e painting workshop with Hidekichi Shigemoto
2020 Sumi-e Painting workshop at Ozu Washi
2019 Student of Kaho Kato, Master of Kikko-kai, Tokyo, Japan
2018-2020 Hisui Tokyo – student; Shodo
2017-May 2018 Student of Kenryo Hara, Master of Bokokku, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Awagami Factory Papermaking Workshop, Shikoku, Japan
2010 Graduate Diploma of Education; Art Methods (Secondary) La Trobe University Bendigo
2009 Travelled to Japan, UK, France and Italy (cultural and art research) 2001 Graduate Diploma of Arts (Politics) La Trobe University Bendigo
1995 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Kodai MOJO Exhibition; Soraaruki Café, Kitakyushu, Kyushu, Japan
2017 Mysteries of Cats; Soraaruki Cafe, Kitakyushu, Kyushu, Japan 2016 Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
2015 MEAC Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
2014 Alton Gallery, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
2013 River Gallery Inn, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
2012 Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
2012 Blue Dog Gallery, Beaumaris, Victoria, Australia 2011 Togs Place, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
1997 Convent Gallery Daylesford, Victoria, Australia

LIVE PAINTING PERFORMANCES

2018 Solo performance – Soraaruki Café, Kitakyushu, Kyushu, Japan
2018 March Bokkoku Exhibition and Group Performance. Hongakuji Temple, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
2017 October Bokkoku Exhibition and Group Performance. Hongaku-ji Temple, Taito, Tokyo, Japan.
2017 March Bokkoku Exhibition and Group Performance. Hongakuji Temple, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 My Health Story. The Capital Foyer, Bendigo, Australia
2019 Neutralism Exhibition, Alba City Gallery, Italy
2019 International Group Exhibition SZK Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
2018 Neko Exhibition, SZK Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
2018 Neutralism Exhibition, Alba City Gallery, Italy
2018 Tokyo Calligraphy Group Exhibition. Machiya, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Spanish Neutralism Exhibition, Ca l’Antiga Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
2018 Natural Beauty, Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, Kyabram, Australia
2018 Splinters Contemporary Exhibition, Grainstore Gallery, Nathalia, Australia
2018 Neutralism Exhibition, Neutralism Museum, Nereto, Italy
2018 Splinters Retrospective Exhibition, Riverlinks, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
2018 March Bokkoku Exhibition and Performance. Hongaku-ji Temple, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
2017 October Bokkoku Exhibition and Performance. Hongaku-ji Temple, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Artist in Residence, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Kyushu, Japan
2017 March Bokkoku Exhibition and Performance. Hongakuji Temple, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Artist in Residence, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Kyushu, Japan
2016 Urban Insight, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
2015 Friends of SAM, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
2015 Where the Birds Sing, Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
2015 Be Seated Exhibition, Kyabram Town Hall Gallery Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
2014 Cutting Edge Exhibition Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
2014 Friends of SAM, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
2014 Where the Birds Sing, Woodend, Victoria, Australia
2014 Splinters Art Group, Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
2014 Rochester Hospital Exhibition, Rochester, Victoria, Australia
2013 Fifty Shades of Blue, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
2013 Number 4 Art Show, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
2013 Rochester Art Show, Rochester, Victoria, Australia
2013 Joint Figurative Exhibition. Customs Wharf Galleria, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
2013 Dirty Dishes Evolving installation, ‘Sold’ Exhibition by Candy Stevens at Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
2013 Rochester Art Exhibition, Rochester, Victoria, Australia
2013 Castlemaine Festival; Gathering Gallery, Newstead and Artist Market, Victoria, Australia
2013 Forget Me Not Exhibition, View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
2013 Bend Arts Group Exhibition, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
2012 Life Drawing Group Show, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
2012 Printmaking, Group Show, Brunswick Street Gallery Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
2012 Painting, Group Show 12A, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
2012 Artist in the Street. Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 2008 Art in the Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1998 Geoff Sayer Framing & Gallery, Bendigo ‘A Contemporary View’, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1998 Bendigo Festival
1997 Colonial Bank Gallery, ‘Juxta Festive Exhibition’ Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1997 Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Works on Paper Exhibition, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1997 Café Torso, ‘Size is Not Everything’ Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1996 Colonial Bank Gallery & Mully’s Café, ‘A Collective Collusion’ Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1996 Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, ‘Bendigo Works on Paper’ Exh. Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1994 Torii Gallery, Strathfieldsaye, ‘Group Exhibition’ Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1995 Phillis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo ‘Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Final Exhibition’ Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1981 Dandenong Youth Portrait Awards Exhibition

PUBLICATIONS

Splinters Contemporary Artists; 20 Years of Creating
Beyond Calligraphy

COMPETITIONS, PRIZES AND ACQUISITIONS

2020 Fuji Brewing Company Sake Label competition – Finalist and Honourable Mention – Winner to be announced in May exhibition.
2011 Finalist; Silk Cut Awards
1997 Bendigo Festival Acquisition Award 1981 Dandenong Youth Portrait Awards

COMMISSIONS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES.

2020 Javier Asenjo – The Zen Monk at from Tenryu Temple
2019 Norm Fieldew – Shodo commission
2018 Norm Fieldew – Shodo commission
2017 Artist in Residence, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Kyushu, Japan.
2016 Artist in Residence, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Kyushu, Japan
2016 Life Drawing Workshop. Regional Arts Victoria Grant. Shepparton, Australia
1998-2000 Artist in Residence, Greater City of Bendigo,Bendigo
1997 Artist in Residence, Girton Grammar, Big Hill Primary School, Greater Bendigo City Council.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

2018-2019 National President for Japan, World Art Games
2017-2018 Bokkoku Group, Tokyo, Japan
2015–2019 Splinter Contemporary Art Group, Victoria, Australia
2013-2014 Echuca Moama Artist Inc. Victoria, Australia
2013-2014 Tuesday Junction Art Group, Victoria, Australia
2010-2013 Co-facilitate self directed Life Drawing classes, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1997–2000 Central Arts Collective Inc. Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 1997- 2000 Japanese Group, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1997-1998 Chairperson, Steering committee, Multicultural group, Bendigo, Australia

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