Makiko Kano is a painter belonging to the Toyota Art Federation. Born in Japan in 1985, she loves drawing from her childhood. Her sensibility was enriched by the influence of her hometown nature. She creates a picture with that sensitivity.
She started her career as a painter from 19 years old. She has participated in various group exhibitions such as the Kohdo Exhibition and the Toyota Art Federation Exhibition since 2006.
She has won many awards including the Encouragement Prize at the 73rd Kohdo Exhibition that was held in The National Art Center,Tokyo in 2018. She was also selected and exhibited at the 50th Kohdo-bijutu Newcomer Selection Exhibition that was held in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
The theme of her painting is “always smile”.
She uses acrylic paint and texture gel.
Her motifs are sunflowers and humans. She uses them to paint the scenes that come to mind.She expresses herself and the wall of others with sunflowers and people, and expresses “hope” in it.
Recently, “energy that humans try to move forward” is also expressed on the screen.
She considers material to be important, and the irregularities on the screen are also a feature of her picture.
She is trying to make the colors more complex and create accidental colors.
2019 Toyota Mayor Award at the 57th Toyota Citizen Art Exhibition
Selected at the 74th Kohdo Exhibition(The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Honorable Mention Award at the 60th Chubu-Kohdo Exhibition (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)
2018 Jury Special Prize at the 56th Toyota Citizen Art Exhibition
Selected at the 50th Kohdo-bijutu Newcomer Selection Exhibition
Encouragement award at the 73th Kohdo Exhibition(The National Art Center, Tokyo)
2017 Encouragement award at the 59th Chubu-Kohdo Exhibition(Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)
2008 Selected at the 63th Kohdo Exhibition(The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Encouragement award at the 50th Chubu-Kohdo Exhibition(Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)
2007 Selected at the 62th Kohdo Exhibition(The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Selected at the 49th Chubu-Kohdo Exhibition(Nagoya City Museum)
2006 Selected for the first time at the 61th Kohdo Exhibition(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
Encouragement award at the 48th Chubu-Kohdo Exhibition(Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)
2005 Selected for the first time at the 47th Chubu-Kohdo Exhibition(Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)
Exhibition history of group exhibitions and planning exhibitions
2020 The 40th Bisoku Exhibition (Okazaki City Art Museum)
2019 Made in Japan 2019(Noho M55 Gallery)
GALLERY ART POINT Grand Prize Exhibition -KIZUNA2019-(GALLERY ART POINT)
Stories 2019(GALLERY ART POINT)
Toyota Citizen Gallery Exhibition(Toyota Citizen Gallery)
Kamikaze Inoue To “ENONAKAMA” Exhibition（Five e’s）
The 50th Kohdo-bijutu Newcomer Selection Exhibition（Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
The 39th Bisoku Exhibition (Okazaki City Art Museum)
2018 KIZUNA 2018 Exhibition (GALLERY ART POINT)
Open call for participants exhibition “LIFE” (ART COCKTAIL)
ZEROTEN 2018 (GALLERY TATSUYA)
She belongs to the Toyota Art Federation since 2007 and has exhibited at the Toyota Art Federation exhibition.
In addition, she has published many works at home and abroad.