Project Description

Artist Profile

Kyoko Abe

Born 1967, Japan.

Artist Profile

Kyoko Abe

Born 1967, Japan.

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1987  Graduated from Fukuoka designer School.

1990  Became an independent illustrator, working in general advertising at well as illustrating story books and working in display designs.

1996  Moved to Thailand.

Exhibition & Award

1997  Received major publisher Kodansha’s Grand Prize for storybook in the “Sun Magazine”.

1998  “Spring Surprise” Solo Exhibition at Akko Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

1999  Produced a storybook based upon Kenji Miyazawa and held a solo exhibition in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and Daido Life Insurance.

2001  “Being Myself” Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2004  “Can’t Stop Painting” Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2006  “Here comes the Dog” Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2007  “The Country that I Love-Thailand(installation)” Solo Exhibition at the Japan Foundation Bangkok, Thailand. Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2008  Honoured by painting purchased for the Thai Contemporary Art Museum.

2009  “The Place where I am” Oishi Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan with the cooperation of Thai Airways, the Tourist Authority of Thailand & “Avanti” Fukuoka information Magazine.

2011  Bangkok & Fukuoka 20 years friendship painting commissioned and used for posters; with the original being presented to the Bangkok Mayor.

2012  “Let’s Go Far, Away” Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2013  Cosmos Park Wall Painting of Hope Project – Kamaishi City, Iwate, Japan.

2014  “Tohoku” Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2016   “I Like Tomorrow” published from Poplar publishing Co., Ltd, Japan.

2017   “Living in Thailand” Solo Exhibition at Akko Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2018   BTS (Bangkok Sky Train) wrapping design.

Drawings of the picture story show of “Promise to Remember”(Story of Hiroshima atomic bomb) by Shumpei Ogata.

Sri Lanka Wall painting (Scheduled completion within the year)

Artwork