Born in Yokosuka, Japan an up to the age of ten travelled extensively
between Japan, Australia, and America. After receiving his Associate
of Arts in California in 1969, immigrated to Perth, Western Australia.
After achieving his degree in design, he worked as a graphic Designer
for three years. In 1975 he joined the Art Gallery of Western Australia
as an Education Officer and remained in that position until 1989.
After leaving the gallery, he lectured in design for the WA School
of Art and Design while studing for both his Diploma in Printmaking
and his Teaching Certificate. He received both in 1990. He then
went to live in Tokyo, teaching English and exhibiting his artwork
until 1996. Then he travelled for 6 months through America and Canada,
returning to Western Australia the same year, and taught Computer-imaging
and English at various colleges in Perth. In the year 2000, he moved
to New York for two years, to study for a Masters in Fine Art at
the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). During this period,
he perfected a Four-colour plate intaglio process in Non-Toxic printmaking.
He is now currently lecturing at the RIT, Monroe Community College,
and Bryant & Stratton.
2002 Master of Fine Art. Rochester Institute of Technology,
New York, USA.
Areas of Specialization: Non-toxic Printmaking and Computer Graphic
1997 Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.
Milner International College of English, Perth, Australia.
1991 Graduate Diploma in Education. (Teaching Certificate) Curtin
University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
1989 Diploma of Printmaking. WA School of Art and Design, Perth,
1973 Associateship in Design. (Bachelor Degree) Western Australian
Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia.
1969 Associate of Arts Degree (Honors). Contra Costa College,
Graduate Exhibition. Bevier Gallery. RIT Rochester. New York.
Re-Imaging the Multiple. Bevier Gallery RIT. USA (traveling). 2001
About Water, Gallery R. RIT. Rochester. New York. USA. 2001
RIT Student Competition Award. Gallery R. USA. 2001. First Prize
& Jurorí»s Award.
McGregor Prize for Photography. McGregor School, Queensland. 1999
Bunbury Biennale. Bunbury Art Gallery, WA. 1999
East Kimberley Art Awards. Kununurra, WA.1999. Hobbit Award
Hutchins Art Prize. Hutchins School, Tasmania. 1998
Bank West Open Art Exhibition. Perth Royal Showgrounds, WA. 1998.
Canning Art Award. Cannington, WA. 1998-99. (Print Prize)
PMAWA Annual Print Award. Fremantle, WA. 1998. (Unique State Prize)
Retrospective (with Emiko Fukamachi). Gallery East, Perth, WA. 1997
Nihon (one-person exhibition). Tokyo, Japan. 1995
From the Land of Oz (one-person exhibition). Tokyo, Japan. 1993
CWAJ Annual Print Exhibition. Tokyo, Japan. 1993-94
Town of Mosman Park's 7th Annual Art Purchase Prize. WA. 1991. (First
International Prints II. Stamford, Connecticut, USA (touring New
York). 1988. (Vic and Doris Bonomo Purchase Award)
Male Formy Grafika. Bureau of Art Exhibitions. Lodz, Poland. 1987-90
1st Bienal International de Gravura. Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
(touring). 1987-88. (Acquisitive prize)
Mini Print International. Cadaques, Spain (touring). 1986-87
Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art. Toronto, Canada.
The Hanga Annual '86. Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo. 1986
12th Biennale of Graphics. Exlibriscentrum, Belgium (touring). 1985.
Photo Jokes. 7th International Biennale, Bulgaria. 1985. (Third
Family Law Courts, Perth; State Library, Perth; WA School of Art
and Design, Perth; Bureau of Art Exhibitons, Lodz, Poland; Pontifica
Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Silvermine
Guild Art Center, Connecticut, USA; Taller Galeria Fort, Barcelona,
Spain; House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria; Exlibriscentrum,
Sint Niklaas, Belgium, and many private collections.