Tomoyo Ihaya


Art Beatus is presenting Fountain, a special collection of prints and mixed media works by Tomoyo Ihaya from January 14 to March 11, 2005. The opening reception is on Friday, January 14th from 3 to 6 pm. in the Nelson Square Tower at 108 – 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver.

Tomoyo and I met and became friends some years ago at the Art Institute, Printmaking at Capilano College. Later she went on to do her Masters in printmaking at one of the best printmaking schools in Canada, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Tomoyo has won many awards for her work, including the Ernst & Young Great Canadian Printmaking Competition. To see more of her work, have a look at this award-winning piece (pdf). If you are in Vancouver, I hope to see you at the opening!

UPDATE Jan.15.05: I did make it to the opening yesterday afternoon and was glad I went. Tomoyo’s work is always appealing and poetic. Her venture into a new medium with the “little people” installations succesfully melded thematically with her works on paper. Lots of people there. Congratulations, Tomoyo!

January 7, 2005 in Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking by Marja-Leena