Sayaka Nakagawa  
 - Oil Peinter -


1979  Born in Kagawa, Japan
1997 - 2011 Paris, France
2011 - 2013 Big Island, Hawaii
Now, work in Yokohama

EDUCATION

 
1995-1997
Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu-Kougei High School, Fine Art Course,  Japan
 
1997
Arrive in France
 The National Fine Art School in Toulouse, Evening courses
 
1999-2004
"Academie de Port-Royal" Art School, Paris
 

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2018
Solo Exhibition   FLORE Artist Gallery,Kobe (Japan)
Solo Exhibition   Gallery Fine Art 21, Kagawa (Japan)
Solo Exhibition   Yokohama Art Festival
 
2017
Solo Exhibition    Meet Gallery,Ginza,Tokyo
Group Exhibition  Greenpoint Gallery,NY
 
2016
Solo Exhibition   Yokohama Art Festival
Solo Exhibition   Gallery MON, Kagawa (Japan)
 
2015
Solo Exhibition   Studio Cave, Tokyo
 
2014
Solo Exhibition Marugame Art Museum, Kagawa (Japan)
Solo Exhibition   Soei Gallery,Ginza,Tokyo
Solo Exhibition   Gallery LEHALLE,Paris
President Award Salon Blanc, International Art Exhibition, Tokyo 
 
2013
Solo Exhibition Meets Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition Gallery Fine Art 21, Kagawa (Japan)
Two artists exhibition Kagawa Museum (Japan)
 
2012
Solo Exhibition Gallery Hito-Suji, Kagawa (Japan)
Award New Artist Award in Kagawa (Japan)
 
2011
Solo Exhibition J Trip Art Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition Gallery Kamado hall, Kagawa (Japan)
Group Exhibition J Trip Art Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
 
2010
Solo Exhibition Gallery Lehalle, Paris
Solo Exhibition Shionoe Art Museum, Kagawa (Japan)
Solo Exhibition J Trip Art Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition Gallery Ohira, Kochi (Japan)
Solo Exhibition Gallery Salon de Rubis, Kagawa (Japan)
Group Exhibition Machikado Museum, Tokushima (Japan)
Award,Medal Salon des Arts, Cholet (France)
Exhibited Salon Art et Matiere, Maisse (France)
Exhibited Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'eau, Grand-Palais, Paris
 
2009
Solo Exhibition Gallery GALERIE, Montmartre, Paris
Group Exhibition Gallery Clemangis, Chalons en Champagne (France)
Exhibited Exposition de peintures et sculptures, 8th district town hall, Paris
Exhibited Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'eau, Grand-Palais, Paris
 
2008
Solo Exhibition Gallery Espace Arsinoe, Montmartre, Paris
Solo Exhibition Gallery Salon de Rubis, Kagawa (Japan)
Solo Exhibition Gallery Hito-Suji, Kagawa (Japan)
Selected, 4 finalist Award Andre et Berthe Noufflard, Foundation of France
Exhibited Exposition de peintures et sculptures, 8th district town hall, Paris
Exhibited Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'eau, Grand-Palais, Paris
 
2007
Solo Exhibition Toa Gallery, Kobe (Japan)
Solo Exhibition Art Land Gallery, Kagawa (Japan)
Solo Exhibition Gallery Ohira, Kochi (Japan)
Solo Exhibition Gallery Salon de Rubis, Kagawa (Japan)
Exhibited Exposition de peintures et sculptures, 8th district town hall, Paris
Exhibited Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'eau, Grand-Palais, Paris
Exhibited Salon Art et Matiere, Maisse (France)
 
2006
Exhibited Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'eau, Grand-Palais, Paris
 
2005
Solo Exhibition Gallery Saiyuki, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition Gallery Art Space Soko, Kagawa (Japan)
Group Exhibition Gallery Clemangis, Chalons en Champagne (France)
Exhibited Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'eau, Paris
Selected Prix de peinture Andre et Berthe Noufflard, Paris
 
2004
Solo Exhibition Gallery ART-K, Paris
Solo Exhibition Sunny Hall, Kagawa (Japan)
Group Exhibition Takamatsu Art Museum (Japan)
Get the artist visa in France
 
2003
Highest Award,Grand Prix Competition of Academie de Port-Royal, Paris
Selected Kagawa Prefecture Art Exhibition (Japan)
Selected Le Salon des Artistes Francais, Paris
 
2002
Solo Exhibition Salle Suzanne-Tourte, Cormontreuil (France)
Two artists exhibition Gallery Clemangis, Chalons en Champagne (France)
Excellent Award Peintres dans la rue, 20th district UDAC, Paris
Second Award La Ville Aux Artistes, Pontarlier (France)
Selected Award Competition of Academie de Port-Royal, Paris
Award Salon Francilienne des Jeunes Talents, Nozay (France)
Selected Prix des Arts 2002, Strasbourg (France)
Selected Le Salon des Artistes Francais, Paris
 
2001
Group Exhibition La Chapelle, Saint-Memmie (France)
Exhibit Portrait of Hemingway, Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris
New Artist Award Salon Blanc, International Art Exhibition, Tokyo 
Selected Prix des Arts 2002, Strasbourg (France)
Exhibited President's Select, Salon d'Automne, Paris
 
2000
Selected Award Competition of Academie de Port-Royal, Paris
Exhibited NAC Biennale, Paris
 
1999
Group Exhibition Gallery Ombre et lumières, Paris
Award Painting Competition, Verriere (France)   
 

 
  Sayaka Nakagawa was born in Kagawa on Shikoku island, Japan. Her artist life began in Paris.  A French "Artistes Magazine" calls her a Colorist in long interview. Nakagawa's work uses only seven oil paints, and mixes them for making several color variations. She paints by the strong touch of brush with standing in the sunlight. When people look her painting, they feel the strength, cheerfulness, happiness, passion and pleasure in vibrant colors. A lot of hospitals display her paintings for energetic mood. Painting is her mirror that continues to change forever. 
 
  Growing up in a japanese small port town with vivid sunlight and rich nature, had an effect on her colorful drawing and dreaming of overseas. Nakagawa decided strongly to become a painter at the age of 15. So after having graduated from special art class in Takamatsu Kougei high school with honors, she went to France in order to study art in 1997, until 2011.
  In Paris, by many art museums and foreign artists, Nakagawa was able to find her original painting style. In 2003, she was awarded the grand prize of "Academie de Port-Royal" art school of Paris. Thereafter, she took the artist visa, and then her professional artist life started. 
  After working fourteen years in Paris, she decided to move from her second hometown to Hawaii's Big island. Painting with the Earth's power, volcano, starry heavens, amazing sea world and Hawaiian mythology, had really changed her way of thinking and drawing. She went back to her own country from 2013, and worked the first time with Japanese culture. 
 
   Nakagawa's work has won awards, from Kagawa prefecture for culture art, Salon des Arts in Cholet, La ville aux artistes in Pontarlier, France, and Salon de Blanc in Tokyo.
    In 2001, president of the Salon d'Automne invited to exhibit her painting, and she exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 2001-2003, Salon Dessin and Peinture a l'eau in 2006-2012, at Grand Palais, Paris. 
  Since 2002, Nakagawa has had solo exhibitions at various places of France and Japan every year. Gallery Art-K and Gallery LEHALLE near the Eiffel Tower, Gallery Espace Arsinoe in Montmartre, galleries in Champange region, J trip art gallery in Ginza, Tokyo, galleries in Kagawa, Kobe, Kochi and Yokohama. In 2010, Shionoe art museum held her personal exhibition, and Kagawa art museum in 2013, Marugame art museum in 2014.
 

Solo Exhibition 
“Yokohama Art Festival”,Japan
 

from January 28 to February 2, 2016
 

 
 
 

 


 
Solo Exhibition “Meets Gallery”,Japan

from April 16 to April 28, 2013


Solo Exhibition “Fine Art 21”,Japan 
from March 19 to April 31, 2013


Two artists exhibition Kagawa Museum”,Japan

 

from February 22 to March 10, 2013


 
 
 

 


Solo Exhibition“Hito-Suji”,Japan
 

 

from March 23 to March 29, 2012

 
 

 

Solo Exhibition “J-trip art”,Japan
 

 

from June 21 to June 26, 2011,Ginza, Tokyo
 

 
 
 


 

 

President Award 
Salon Blanc, International Art Exhibition, Tokyo 

2014

  

 


New Artist Award in Kagawa(Japan)

2012
 

Award,Medal  Salon des Arts, Cholet (France)

2011

  


Interview “Artists Magazine” in france
(Nov ~ Dec 2008, Special edition 2009)