2014

2014

 

 

I came to Tokyo in Golden Week 1989 for a two week vacation. I had been a worker in the art industry in New York and was feeling pretty bad about it.

Japan was a breath of fresh air. How often does a person get a new life just handed to them? I took it and am still here.

I hadn’t intended to stay. I didn't bring any paints, and for a while did not miss painting, but soon fell back on old ways. I banged a paint box together from scrap wood and bought some Japanese oils and brushes and I was at it again. Walking the back streets around the Gaijin house in OizumiGakuen, on the edge od tokyo where I was

 Born Upstate New York mid 50's, attended Art Students League of NYC 1975-6, 9, Glassier and Ladderman classes, Graduated State U. of N.Y. at Albany N.Y. 1978,  Attended Brooklyn college MFA program 1980.  Came to Japan 1989. Studied sumi ink painting, exhibit, galleries, museums. had some English text books published, and a book of essays, and a ren poetry collaboration with Ko Sagae.  Now teaching at Tama Art U., Tokyo Kase U., Dokkyo U.  worked part time his whole life. Painted.

 

 

 

staying.  Little farmer's fields were squeezed and surrounded buy jumbles of houses. Such a delight. Everything so new and so alive. The houses danced. I painted what I saw, as I had done in New York.

Summer turned to winter, and winter to spring. As I painted with the oils as I played with ink. The ink got more interesting and in another year I was only working with the ink. I have been at it for 25 years now, exhibition every year in galleries and small museums, living from exhibition to exhibition. Along the way happened a family, some beautiful children, plenty of mistakes and missteps and a whole lot of fun.

My next exhibition is coming up in the autumn. I hope to see you there.

 25 years ago

25 years ago

 ジム・ハサウェイ
アメリカ人墨絵画家。NY州出身。NY州立大学にて油絵を学んだ後、1989年に来日、墨絵と出合う。東京谷中にアトリエを構え、創作活動を続ける中、教鞭も取る。テレビ出演、雑誌へのエッセイ投稿、マスコミからの取材も多数。著書に「下町の外人さん」がある。

Exhibitions

Ameyoko Backstreet, ink paintings, Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo, October 10-24, 2016

Shisui Art Festival, 3 person exhibition, Magariya Gallery, Shisui Chiba, 4/26-2/26 2016

My Secret Life, New Paintings Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo, October 10-24, 2015

Mandala, Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo, October 11-26, 2014

Collaboration, Paintings, Music and Dance, Kiryu Center for the arts, Kiryu, Gunma, June 2014

Yamanote-sen and other Paintings, Nakanosawa Museum, Nakanosawa, April-June, 2013

Ichiyo's shortcut through Yanaka, Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo, October 5 -20, 2013

Sun, Water, Wind, Solo exhibition of paintings at Gallery CN, 2012/3/10 -3/25, Fujisawa,

        Japan

Black Ships Mandala and other paintings, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at

        JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo, 10/8-10/23, 2011, Affiliated with ART LINK and       Geikoten,

New Paintings, solo exhibition of ink painting, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka,

        Tokyo, 9/27-10/112, 2010, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten,

Paper Houses, solo exhibition of ink and wall paintings, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo,

10/10-10/25, 2009, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten,

New Shungs, the road to our 108 sins, solo exhibition of ink paintings 9/27-10/26 2008, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo,

The Enoden, solo exhibition, ink painting, Gallery CN, Fujisawa, September 2008

Hatsu Enma and other religious paintings, Island Gallery, Shinagawa Tokyo,

16-28 January 2008,

My Town, solo exhibition of ink and wall paintings, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/27-10/112, 2007, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten,

Humans, Angels, and Hungry Ghosts solo exhibition of ink paintings, at JiMuSoAn,

        Yanaka, Tokyo, 9/222-10/21, 2006, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten

Chaos Man solo exhibition of ink paintings, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/23-10/22, 2006, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten

My Town, solo exhibition of ink and wall paintings, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/27-10/112, 2005, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten,

Yanaka bito  Two man show, drawing and metal objects, at, J-2, UenoSakuragi,

Tokyo September 2005

Eyes of the Moon solo exhibition of new ink paintings, at Gallery Kingyo, Yanaka,

Tokyo, 6/7-26 2005

Time Dream, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at JiMuSoAn, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/25-10/11, 2004, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten,

Summer in a Gourd, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at Gallery Kingyo, Yanaka, Tokyo,

7/5-7/18 2004

Icarus over Ikebukuro, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/27-10/13 2003, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten

Takaoka Sisters, Collaborative exhibition with poet Sagae Ko, Art Museum Ginza,

Tokyo, 12/9-15th, 2002

Green between the Gray, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/29-10/14 2002, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten

The World in a Gourd, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo,

9/30-10/14, 2001, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten

New Tokyo’s 36 Spots Collaborative exhibition with poet Sagae Ko, Art Museum Ginza,

Tokyo, 12/4-15th, 2000

Blue Fuji, solo exhibition of ink paintings, at Jimusoan, Yanaka, Tokyo, 10/2-10/16,

2000, Affiliated with ART LINK and Geikoten

Ren 1999 Collaborative exhibition with poet Sagae Ko, Art Museum Ginza,

Tokyo, Nov 14-31,1999

18 bridges over the Sumida solo exhibition of ink paintings, Gallery Ef, Asakusa,

Sept-Oct. 1998

Tokyo Has No Sky, Solo Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, The East Asian Society of

Germany, Aoyama, Tokyo. Sept. 1998.

Yuki-Sumi, (Snow and coal) Solo exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Central Offices of the Long

Term Bank of Japan, Kasumi-Gaseki, Tokyo, March 1997

29 Stops of the Yamanote, Solo Exhibition, Sumida Riverside Gallery, Asakusa, Tokyo,

Feb and March 1996

People Places and Sumi Ink, Solo exhibition, Space Oguraya, Yanaka, Tokyo, Oct 1994.

New York, New York, Good-By, Solo Exhibition, oil painting, 4+1 Art Space, L.I.C., New

York, New York, March 1989

Views from the Street, Solo Exhibition, oil painting, 4+1 Art Space, L.I.C., New York,

New York, October 1986