Chinatsu Seya

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Artwork
"Nyeema", 52 x 64 inch, Sumi ink on Paper
"Tyler", 52 x 70 inch, Sumi ink on Paper
"Yaicha", 52 x 67 inch, Sumi ink and Graphite on Paper
"TIGRES", 52 x 67 inch, Sumi ink on Paper
"Neuland", 30 x 44 inch, Sumi ink on Paper
Chinatsu
Seya
Artist's Statement

I'm currently working on a series of large-scale portraits drawn in Sumi ink and graphite. I depict my subject from oblique viewpoints to interrupt the traditional gaze of the viewer and subject. Through gently developed textures and tones I emphasize the graphic element of the drawings. By focusing on and enlarging textures like hair and fabric, parts of the drawings begin to look like geographical surfaces. These drawings allow me to explore alternative characteristics of the subject through my expression and exaggeration of rich detail that usually goes unnoticed.

Bio/Resume

Chinatsu Seya
Born in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
1993 BFA, JOSHIBI College of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions
2012 Go Brooklyn Museum open studio project, Brooklyn, NY
2012 NARS Foundation Annual open studio, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Black and White, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, NY
2010 Team Work, Allan Nederpelt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 NARS Foundation Annual Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2009 NARS Foundation Annual Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2008 NARS Foundation Annual Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Grants & Awards
2011 The Best In Graphics, Black & White, Juried Art Show, Brooklyn, NY
2003 First Prize, Dr. Ralph Weiler Memorial fund, New York, NY
2003 Outstanding Work, National Academy Annual Juried Show, New York,
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2002 The Gladys Blum Scholarship, New York, NY