Keisuke Watanabe

Resident of Kyoto. Primarily interested in painting “on the spot,” based on designs from his long-cultivated musical sense. Recipient of the Aoki Shigeru Memorial Award for Excellence. Individual exhibitions at the Beijing Central Academy of Art (with a grant from the Japan Foundation) and in New York, Cologne (Köln), and the Ginza. Studied abroad in Australia. Invited Artist-in-Residence in the United Kingdom. Exhibited his one hundred meter painted scroll of the Tohoku (Northeast Japan) Disasters, in full, in Adelaide (Australia) and Avingnon (France). Invited by the professional dancer Pina Bausch to spend a month in Wuppertal (Germany) drawing her rehearsals. Creative work in Tibet, Peru, and elsewhere. Published four collections of work.