Ellie Omiya

  • Installation view from "Peace within you" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Peace within you" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Peace within you" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Peace within you" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Peace within you" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Peace within you" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beauriful Days" at DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • "Dogo ONSENART 2017" at Dogo Yunomachi, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan ©Ellie Omiya
  • "Dogo ONSENART 2017" at Dogo Yunomachi, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "tree, tree, tree" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "tree, tree, tree" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "tree, tree, tree" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "tree, tree, tree" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "This is forest speaking" at Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan, 2017 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2016 ©Ellie Omiya
  • Installation view from "emotional journey" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2015 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "emotional journey" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2015 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "emotional journey" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2015 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "emotional journey" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2015 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "emotional journey" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2015 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "emotional journey" at HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, 2015 ©Ellie Omiya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 桜II blossom II 2015 acrylic on canvas 30.0 x 30.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 岡山のお山のおはなし Tale of mountain of Okayama V 2015 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 岡山のお山のおはなし Tale of mountain of Okayama IV 2015 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 岡山のお山のおはなし Tale of mountain of Okayama I 2015 acrylic on canvas image : 184.0 x 357.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 土湯温泉 Hot spring 2015 acrylic on canvas 182.0 x 181.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 富士と朝日 Mt.Fuji 2015 acrylic on canvas 179.0 x 180.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya Sunrise 日の出 2015 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya 
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 桃色婦人 a pink lady 2015 acrylic on canvas 158.5 x 184.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya とある窓辺 a window 2015 acrylic on canvas 185.0 x 173.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 天使の音色 angel 2015 acrylic on canvas 198.0 x 152.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 2015 186.0 x 164.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 薔薇の予感 rose garden 2015 acrylic on canvas 155.0 x 195.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 森の中の女 a woman in the forest 2015 acrylic on canvas 189.0 x 196.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 社交界の貴婦人 shall we ? 2015 acrylic on canvas 156.0 x 98.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 2015 170.5 x 198.0cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya アイヌの神々の崖 Cliff of Ainu Gods 2015 acrylic on canvas 175.0 x 199.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya ペチュニア petunia 2015 61.0 x 50.3 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya マリーゴールド marigold 2015 61.0 x 50.3 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya キンモクセイ 2015 acrylic and spray on canvas mounted on panel 112.0 x 146.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya バラとハープ Rose with harp 2015 acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 112.0 x 146.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 湖畔 lakeside 2015 acrylic and spray on canvas mounted on panel 112.0 x 146.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya Forest 2015 acrylic on canvas image : 151.5 x 200.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 桜I blossom I acrylic on canvas 30.0 x 30.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya お花見 Cherry blossom II 2015 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya 
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 希望の海 Sea of Hope 2015 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya 
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya Piano Girl 2015 acrylic on canvas 209.0 x 326.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya Cosmic Purple 2015 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya 209.0 x 325.0 cm
  • Good morning “Orange” 2015 acrylic on canvas 100.5 x 80.5 x 4.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya Good morning “Coffee” 2015 acrylic on canvas 91.0 x 91.5 x 4.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya Good morning “Pancake” 2015 acrylic on canvas 130.5 x 97.5 x 4.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 桜と富士 Cherry Blossom and Mount Fuji 2015 acrylic on canvas 130.5 x 97.5 x 4.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 山肌の夜 Mountain Surface at Night 2015 acrylic on canvas 91.0 x 91.0 x 3.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 山肌の朝 Mountain Surface in the Morning 2015 acrylic on canvas 91.0 x 91.0 x 3.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 楽園 4 Paradise 4 2013 acrylic on canvas © Ellie Omiya 
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 楽園 1 Paradise 1 2013 acrylic on canvas 233.0 x 228.0 x 3.0 © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya アフリカの神様 God of Africa 2013 acrylic on canvas 235.0 x 180.5 x 3.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 雲じいさん Uncle Cloud 2013 acrylic on canvas 235.0 x 271.5 x 3.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 花顔 3 Flower Face 3 2013 acrylic on foam core board 243.0 x 241.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 花顔 2 Flower Face 2 2013 acrylic on foam core board 243.0 x 242.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 花顔 1 Flower Face 1 2013 acrylic on foam core board 242.5 x 242.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya A DIRECTION 2013 acrylic on plywood board © Ellie Omiya 
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 赤い女の子 Red Girl 2013 acrylic on plywood board © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 燃えたぎる山火 Raging Mountain Fire 2013 acrylic on canvas 233.5 x 286.0 x 4.0cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 大宮エリー Ellie Omiya 燃えたぎる山火 Raging Mountain Fire 2013 acrylic on canvas 248.0 x 594.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 青とさんごの海 Blue and Coral Sea 2013 acrylic on canvas 240.0 x 171.5 x 3.5 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • 青とさんごの海 Blue and Coral Sea 2013 acrylic on canvas 248.0 x 630.0 cm © Ellie Omiya
  • お祝いの調べ ”直島” Celebration Melody: Naoshima 2012 acrylic, crayon, felt on canvas 144.0 x 268.5 x 3.5 cm © Ellie Omiya

Ellie Omiya was born in Osaka in 1975, and graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She began to pursue an independent career after working at an advertising agency, engaging in projects across various genres as an accomplished author, stage play director, screenwriter and director for television programs and films, and also as a radio personality. From 2012 she started holding interactive solo exhibitions presenting works conveying various images and text, which are completed through viewer’s participation. Omiya has gained high acclaim for her solo exhibitions including “To Convey Emotions” (toured PARCO MUSEUM and other venues, 2012-13), “To Be Alive” (PARCO MUSEUM, 2013), and “Message from the Starry Sky” (toured MITSUBISHI ESTATE ATRIUM and other venues, 2013-2014).

Omiya’s journey as an artist began in 2012, when she was asked to produce a live drawing at the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures inside the Tokyo National Museum to celebrate Mr. Soichiro Fukutake’s receipt of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. This first ever drawing she produced, “Celebration Melody: Naoshima” (currently in the private collection of Mr. Fukutake), while unexpectedly marking the beginning of her painterly practice, had received much attention and acclaim as her debut work.

Ever since, Omiya has held numerous solo exhibitions such as “emotional journey” (Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Tokyo) and “painting dreams” (Shibuya Hikarie 8/ CUBE, Tokyo) in 2015, followed by her first museum solo exhibition in 2016, “Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya”(Towada Art Center, Aomori), in which she also presented works outside the museum in the city’s local shopping arcade. In 2017, she held the solo exhibition “This is forest speaking” (Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui), and in 2018 participated in “Rokko Meets Art 2018” where she created and presented “Mansion of a Widow.” The work was featured in her 2019 solo exhibition “Beautiful Days” (Daikanyama Hillside Terrace / Hillside Forum, Tokyo) along with her new large-scale installation “One Day’s Picnic.” She continues to rapidly develop and progress in her career as an artist, publishing her new catalogue of illustrations and texts, “Whale of Rainbow” from Bijutsu Shuppan-sha in February 2019, also in March holding “A Wonderful Forest” (TICOLAT TAMURA, Hong Kong) which marks her first solo exhibition at an overseas gallery.

solo exhibition

2019 "Peace within you" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"ELLIE OMIYA" yu-un, Tokyo, Japan
"Spirit Charge" TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo, Japan
"A Wonderful Forest" TICOLAT TAMURA, Hong Kong
"Ellie Omiya" Café Ineko, Paris, France
"Beauriful Days" DAIKANYAMA HILLSIDE TERRACE / HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan
2018 SUNDAY, Tokyo, Japan
2017 "Spirit Charge" CAPSULE/SUNDAY, Tokyo, Japan
"Secret Garden" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"This is forest speaking" Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan
"tree, tree, tree" HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, Japan
"Dogo ONSENART 2017" Dogo Yunomachi, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
2016 "Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya" Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
2015 "emotional journey" HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, Japan
"painting dreams" Shibuya Hikarie 8/CUBE, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Massage from the Starry Sky" Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo [touring Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan]
"a house of love" EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo, Japan
"To Be Alive" PARCO MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan
"Ceremony of Love - Red Room, Blue Room, Green Room" Nakanoshima Design Museum, Osaka, Japan
"Ellie Omiya" ginza graphic gallery, Tokyo / kyoto ddd gallery, Japan
"Art Wall Orchestra" Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan
2012 "To Convey Emotions" PARCO MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan[touring FOIL gallery, Kyoto, 2012 / Sapporo PARCO, Hokkaido, Japan, 2012/ sendai mediatheque, Miyagi, 2013]

group exhibition

2019 "Parcours Saint-Germain 2019" Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, France
2018 "Rokko Meets Art 2018" Rokkosan Country House, Hyogo, Japan
"Mt. Rokko Photographic Garden" Rokko International Musical Box Museum etc, Hyogo, Japan
2017 "ara mahoshi: Art, anything to access a world" Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Tomio Koyama Gallery: Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection 2" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan