A Japanese artist / activist is active around the world.
She has been inspired by activists and researchers such as Martin Luther King
and Jane Goodall which makes her work cross beyond the border of art.
From an artist's point of view,
she has been thinking about “the power of art and it's possibilities”
and “the role of art within society”
This passion comes from her strong feeling of wanting to
“Make art that tell people - the world - the heart of the people - the world - ”
which is somewhat similar to how Picaso painted “Guernica (1937)” as a protest against war.
In the midst of the Philippine Presidential Election, she painted a poster of Rodrigo Duterte
(now president of the Philippines)to fight against the black propaganda in the Philippines,
which was widespread across the country at that time.
Since then, she has been participating in social activities such as charity events.
She established a project of turning her painting into 3D, for people that are visually impaired.
The presidential palace of Philippine invited visually impaired students from local school
and Ayumi unveiled her new work with them.
This artwork has been donated, and is now exhibited at the Malacanang Palace.
She started a new project called “DOGEN”
The concept of this project is the “fusion” between a painter that expresses feelings
through visual images, and a dancer that expresses through his or her body.
The interference and repulsion of the two means
“To express the movement of the heart(emotion)”, which also means to “free” the heart.
We beilive that there are “emotions” that will be saved by art.
She made guerilla creations as “the world tour of DOGEN”
in Jamaica, New York, Paris, London etc. and held solo exhibitions in Dublin and Doha.
In Doha which is the capital of the city of Qatar,
she collaborated the art work with the autistic children and endowed it to Shafallar Center.
When His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani,
Amir of the State of Qatar paid an Official Visit to Japan in 2019,
she endowed him her art work which is included her heart of the hope for peace
and also graced the development of the friendly relations between Japan and the State of Qatar.
“Art becomes one language that transcends language barriers”
This is what she has been embodied through her works, and therefore would transcend
many of the “walls” such as race, religion, age and body, using the medium of art.
- Selected Exhibition and Works -
Solo Exhibition -AYUMI EXHIBITION- Gallery yasashii yokan Tokyo,JAPAN
Group Exhibition -Colors- HILLSIDE TERRACE, Tokyo, JAPAN
Live Painting -WINDOWZ- Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, JAPAN
Solo Exhibition -AYUMI EXHIBITION 2009- Gallery yasashii yokan, Tokyo,JAPAN
Live Painting -The Lo-Fi Live- Fringe Club, HONG KONG
Group Exhibition -Chips- Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama,JAPAN
Invited Exhibition -HAND MADE KOREA- Coex Hall, KOREA
Live Painting -SUMMER SONIC 2011- Osaka,JAPAN
Live Painting -DOUTCH DESIGN WEEK- Eindhoven,HOLLAND
Appear as a painter in an adidas CM/ADV with Eason Chan -adidas originals-,, CHAINA
Live Painting -Namie Amuro 20 anniversary New albam“Uncontrolled”- Tokyo, JAPAN
Mural (Shop Design) -Patisserie JOKER- Osaka, JAPAN
Graphic Design & Staind Glass -NHK Red&White Singing Festival- JAPAN
Mural -Lialy Inn- Cairo,EGYPT
Live Painting -SUMMER SONIC 2013- Osaka, JAPAN
Sign Painting -Tokyo Retro- London, UK
Live Painting -JRA Takarazuka Kinen- Osaka Station, JAPAN
Live Painting -Momoiro Yakai- GRAND FRONT OSAKA, Osaka, JAPAN
Train Painting -World Cultural Heritage“Train Cemetery”- Uyuni, BOLIVIA
Solo Exhibition -AYUMI EXHIBITION 2015- Osaka & Tokyo, JAPAN
Live Painting -MEGA CEBU- University of San Carlos & San Jose, Cebu, PHILIPPINES
Street Light Painting -Red Bull Ignituon 2015- Osaka, JAPAN
Live Painting -Ran Gei Sai- Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Kyoto, JAPAN
Mural -Trattoria ALBERO- Osaka, JAPAN
Graphic Design (Campaign poster) -Rodrigo Duterte 1.2.3- PHILIPPINES
Graphic Design - KANSAI COLLECTION 2016 AW- Kyocera Dome, JAPAN
Live painting&Exhibition -KADAYAWAN- Ateneo de Davao, Museo Dabawenyo, PHILLIPINES
Solo Exhibition -8th Anniversary- Gallery 1616 Osaka, JAPAN
Inviteed/Gift Presidential Palace,Prime Minister's Official Residence, PHILLIPINES/JAPAN
Pazzle Painting/Appear in a Dickies MV “Live the moment” JAPAN
Graphic Design -EKI COLLECTION 2016- JR Kyoto, JAPAN
3D ART PROJECT “TOUCH and SEE” -Presidential Museum and Library- PHILIPPINES
Hand Lettering ART -MONT BLANC- JAPAN
Mural “ f a i r n e s s ” - EMURGO HK - HONG KONG
- 2018 -
Project 「DOGEN」- World Tour - JAMICA, NY, PARIS, IRLAND, LONDON
Exhibition 「DOGEN」 CHQ Dublin, IRLAND
CD Design “ identity ” MINMI JAPAN
Exhibition “I want to keep humanity as something beautiful” KATARA Doha, QATAR
WORK SHOP「DOGEN」with autistic children, Shafallar Center, QATAR
Lecture / Work shop 「AYUMI ENDO＆DOGEN」VCU arts, QATAR