Location: Japan, Seattle, NY/United States
Conceptual, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Born and raised in Japan, currently based in the U.S. and Japan and travel to Europe.
Her artworks have been exhibited at galleries and art fairs internationally such as in France, Belgium, Germany, Japan and the U.S., including Salon d’Automne in Paris, AIPAD photography Shows (prestigious fine art dealer show) in New York, photo l. a. in Los Angeles, and many more. Her works are in private and corporate collections as well as in public collection such as in Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris as a part of their National permanent collection. Magazines and newspapers have interviewed and published articles about her life and artwork. Received several awards including The First Prize in The Pollux Awards. She was aslo awarded to Artist-in-Residency program such as “PAA Artist-in-Residency,” and spent summer at the studio in Pennsylvania to create the series of encaustic mixed-media work.
Oba's work explores human life as a journey, and is a metaphor for our lives. It is both a deep examination of her soul and an exploration of universal experiences such as sorrow, loneliness, frustration and turmoil (darkness) as well as peace, joy, hope and love (light). As she continues pursuing art, she has expanded her media from photography to mixed media painting, especially incorporating text, photographic images and encaustic that are based on the individual concept of each series.
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