Yumiko (Kinyu) Kigoshi -Artist
Yumiko Kigoshi was born in Gujo Hatchiman, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As well as completing formal schooling, Yumiko studied art from the age of
ten and later attended university where she gained a degree in home economics before leaving Japan at the age of twenty-one.
Yumiko has been an Australian resident for the past forty-five years, in addition to her studies in both Siubokuga
(Sumi-E or Japanese Ink Art) and Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) she found time to raise a family and run two successful Japanese restaurants in Brisbane.
Yumiko is a Master of Sumi-E which she has been practicing for eighteen years, she is
also an 8th Dan in Japanese Calligraphy with more than twenty years’ experience.
Yumiko’s work has been displayed at the following:
2005 - Melbourne art gallery, National Museum - Estonia, Royal Museum - Lithuania,
National Museum - Slovakia.
2006 - Art Gallery - Poland, National Art Gallery - Ireland.
2007 - Art Gallery - Poland.
2009 - National Gallery - China.
2011 - Encre et papier:diversites
a siatigues - Paris.
2013 - National Museum - Estonia.
2015 - Mt Tambourine- Brisbane
2016 - Percolator Gallery - Brisbane
2017 - Visual Arts Centre - Singapore
- Hilton Hotel - Tokyo
2019 - Gallery of Modern Art - Tokyo
2010 - Geijyutsu Shinbunsya prize
2011 - International Sumi-E Association - Asahi Shinbun prize
- Fuji Sankei Business prize
2016 - Dai Nippon Syogeiin Syorei prize
2019 - Chanomi (3rd prize for calligraphy) and International Sumi-E Association Komon prize.
Sumi-E - Kinsui Katori
Oil Painting - Kinji Sato
Calligraphy - Syuho Kojima
Sculpture - Masao Mizuno
Yumiko conducts classes in Sumi-E and calligraphy in Japan and from her
home in Brisbane as well as doing private commission works.