Japanese artist Hiroko Lewis is based in Sussex, where she creates semi-abstract mindscapes inspired by her local environment.
After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Kanazawa College of Art, she pursued a career as artist, porcelain pattern designer, and illustrator in Japan, where she exhibited widely, including at the prestigious National Art Centre in Tokyo.
Her work has been displayed at various venues including the ING Discerning Eye and SWA at the Mall Galleries in London, the Kimberly Clark corporate HQ, and a number of Brighton Artists Open House festivals. Resonance, a major commission executed in oil, metal leaf, and patination for law firm Cripps LLC, was completed in February 2017. Comprising ten panels, and measuring 1.5m x 5m, it fills the lobby at their Tunbridge Wells offices.
Artists Xmas Open Houses 2021 Nov/Dec 2021 http:www.onesixnine.co.uk
ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2021: “Into the Light” and “Unveiled I” selected by Tony Humphreys, and shown at the Mall Galleries in London, November 2021
Worthing Open 21 Bienniale Worthing Theatres and Museum, until 30 January 2022; “Frozen Lake, Reykjavik” received the Curators’ Prize
Artists Open Houses 2021 May/June 2021
SWA: The Society of Women Artists 2020 “Mother Tree” selected for the 159th Annual Exhibition
Artists Open Houses 2020 held from 21 Nov to 20 Dec
Christmas Open House 2019, One-Six-Nine
Edinburgh Art Fair 2019 21–24 November, represented by Frickleton Fine Art
Fresh: Art Fair at Ascot Racecourse 2019 “Basking in Reflected Glory” and others presented by Forest Gallery, 20–22 September
SWA: The Society of Women Artists 2019 “Unhurried Moon” was selected for the 158th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. 24–29 September
Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition 2019 at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre “The Murmuring of Water,” “Glimpse” series, and others displayed, 3–18 July
Artists Open House 2019 in Brighton, May: Once again, One-Six-Nine opened as part of the Fiveways Trail. This year saw over 1,800 visitors.
DMH Stallard, London “Echo III” and others displayed until Feb 2019
Artists Open House 2018 in Brighton, May: One-Six-Nine on the Fiveways trail welcomed over 1,600 guests
Art in Brighton Magazine 2018: full page feature in this artist’s directory
Gallery news! Now represented by Forest Gallery in Petworth. These include pictures from the Forest Dawn and Dusk series, among others. Visit the gallery’s page via this link.
Linn Painter-Stainers Exhibition 2018: Nordic Light I shortlisted
Art Bright in July 2017: Eight-artist show at Brighton’s Jubilee Library, 3–16 July
Cripps LLP commission: Resonance now on display in the foyer of the new Cripps lawyer’s building in Tunbridge Wells
ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2016: Three pictures selected by Celia Imrie and shown at the Mall Galleries in London, 17–26 November
Big Heart Auction: One work donated and sold at an online auction hosted by eBay in July 2016, in support of Chestnut Tree House Charity (Hospice)