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UEDA GENJI    Profile

1977年 千葉県生まれ、宮城県出身 
筑波大学芸術専門学群卒業 
祖父=画家、父=広告デザイナー、
母=美術教員という家庭で育ち、幼い頃から才能を発揮する。

10代の頃、父が事業で失敗し経済的困窮を経験。
筑波大学入学の直前に父が他界したため働きつつ通学、
修士課程に進学するが、金銭的理由で中退する。
就職氷河期に働き始めたが鬱病で失職、
どん底を経て再び描くことでアイデンティティーを見出す。

その後、ある社長からの薦めで個展を開催。
初個展でNYから帰国した実業家と出会い、
実力を認められ、彼女の日本でのギャラリーで
毎年個展を開くようになる。
陰と陽、世界の成り立ち等を描く世界観は
世代を問わず愛され、多方面の実業家、
経営者等からも指示されている。

1999年 独立美術協会独立展・入選2000年 上野の森美術館大賞展・入選
2001年 筑波大学芸術専門学群卒業 
大学卒業後 5年間の会社員生活を経て、
2006年画家として活動開始。同年、第1回個展を開催。
以降、茨城県つくば市、牛久市、東京都国分寺市などで毎年個展を開催。

2019年 国際博物館会議(ICOM)京都大会・出展
2019年 「銀座画廊 美の起原」展・入選


UEDA GENJI    Profile

Born in 1977.
Graduated from the Tsukuba University School of Art & Design.
I grew up in a family in which my grandfather was a painter, 
my father was an advertising designer and 
my mother was an art teacher.

When I was a teenager my family 
and I faced financial hardship, 
due to the failure of my Father’s business. 
Just before I entered Tsukuba University 
my Father passed away. 
So I had to work hard to earn money, 
to continue as an art student. 

Though I couldn’t earn enough to complete the Master course. 
During this time it was really difficult to get a job in Japan. 
By the time I got a job, I soon lost it, due to my depression. 
While struggling from depression 
I was able to find joy and a sense of purpose from drawing. 

One day a friend suggested I hold an art exhibition. 
On my first exhibition a Japanese businesswoman, 
who came back from NY greatly admired my artworks. 
Since this great opportunity, 
she invited me to hold an exhibition at her own gallery every year. 

My artwork encompasses positive and negative themes.
 It also depicts “how the world works” through my unique worldview. 
A style which is loved by people of all generations, and across many fields.

1999 Dokuritsu Bijyutsu Kyoukai(Independent Fine-Art Association) Dokuritsu(Independent) Exhibition – Accepted
2000 Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition – Accepted
2001 The University of Tsukuba, School of Art and Design – Graduated
2006 – Started work as a professional painter, after 5 years of working various jobs. Held first art exhibition
2007 – 2019 Held art exhibition annually in Tsukuba and Ushiku in Ibaraki and Kokubunji city in Tokyo.2019 ICOM Kyoto – Joined
2019 Ginza Gallery “On the Origin of Art” Exhibition – Accepted