Profile

育庵 IKU-An

安保 育子(Ikuko Abo)

Monogatari Artist, Sumi-ink Painter, Healing Worker
Born in Aichi-Pref., Japan.

Artist’s Profile

In the spring of 2020, to heal myself, I began sumi-ink painting in my own way. As I drew the nature as it is, my mind was gradually healed, and I began to feel the preciousness of my existence, and finally could regain self-esteem.

Then I began to share, through my art works, healing powers from the nature with people I met. Those who appreciated my works felt peace and healing of their minds.

Now, based on my belief that all beings are precious, I’m working as a “Monogatari Artist” and spinning new “monogataris”, or stories, with people I meet by feeling together preciousness of our lives through my art works.

Artist’s Profile

In the spring of 2020, to heal myself, I began sumi-ink painting in my own way. As I drew the nature as it is, my mind was gradually healed, and I began to feel the preciousness of my existence, and finally could regain self-esteem.

Then I began to share, through my art works, healing powers from the nature with people I met. Those who appreciated my works felt peace and healing of their minds.

Now, based on my belief that all beings are precious, I’m working as a “Monogatari Artist” and spinning new “monogataris”, or stories, with people I meet by feeling together preciousness of our lives through my art works.

Awards

2023 The 59th Sogen (Calligraphy) Exhibition, Nika Award, Japan

2022 The 71th Chunichi Calligraphy Exhibition,
Semi-special Award,  Japan

2021 The 70th Chunichi Calligraphy Exhibition, Encouragement Award, Japan

2020 Mellow Art Award 2020, Special Prize

Exhibition

2022, Enne nittouren Gallery solo Exhibition “REBORN”, Nagoya, Japan

2022, Local Halls 10th Joint Exhibition “Ryoran no Hana” special exhibit, Nagoya, Japan

2022 Tokoname-ya solo exhibition “A Journey for The Four Treasures of Sumi-painting and Calligraphy”, Tokoname, Japan

2021 Gallery Yuntaku solo exhibition “KARISOME”, Kasugai, Japan

2021 Local Halls 9th Joint Exhibition “Ryoran no Hana” special exhibit, Nagoya, Japan

2021 Chunichi Calligraphy Exhibition award winners exhibition, Nagoya, Japan

2021 Hosho Hongo Art Exhibition friendship exhibit, Kagoshima, Japan

2020 Kano Tomomi Hisashi Obara Japanese Paper Craft Exhibition cooperative exhibit, Nagoya, Japan

Media

IKUKO’s exhibition article was published in Japanese newspaper, Chunichi Shimbun, dated Feb. 2022. &Nov. 2022.

IKUKO appeared as a guest on the radio program “Yokotorarara Talk” (MID FM Co., Ltd.).