Tomomi Nitta

Tomomi Nitta explores the existential pursuits of the human being, as well as the infinite world and obscure perception engendered by such pursuits, through anonymous and abstract female figures on white canvases. In recent years, she employs motifs of birds and nature to explore the same theme from a different perspective, as well as to consider and express the state of life or the world.

Born 1978, Nara. Nitta graduated with a law degree in 2001 from Kyoto University, and Tama University of the Arts in 2010. Before enrolling in Tama University of the Arts, she previously studied art at Corcoran College of Art and Design and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her recent solo exhibition includes Hanging Garden at Japan Creative Centre (Embassy of Japan in Singapore, 2016) and Infinite Set 3 (Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, 2012), and recent group exhibitions includes Presence: Figurative Painting (The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center King Street Gallery, Maryland, 2015) and Likeness: Tomomi Nitta + Karen Ann Myer (The Athenaeum Gallery, Virginia, 2012).




  • Tomomi NITTA
  • 1978

    Born in Nara, Japan

  • 2001

    LLB Kyoto University

  • 2010

    BFA Painting, Tama Art University

  • 2017

    Hanging Gardens, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Hanging Gardens, Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore

  • 2015

    Infinite Set 4, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2012

    Infinite Set 3, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

  • 2011

    Infinite Set 2, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2010

    ANA MEETS ARTS 25th Exhibition, Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo
    Infinite Set 1, YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo

  • 2020

    The Rite of Spring, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2015

    Oil on canvas, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo
    Presence: Figurative Painting, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center King Street Gallery, Maryland

  • 2012

    Likeness / Interpretations of Portraiture, The Athenaeum Gallery, Virginia

  • 2010

    Angelica 01, YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo
    Tama Art University Thesis Show 2010, Tama Art University, Tokyo
    Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    No Man’s Land, Embassy of France, Tokyo

  • 2009

    Tomomi Nitta & Saeko Asai, Genkan Gallery of Tokyo American Club, Tokyo
    Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program III, Eye of Gyre, Tokyo
    Emerging Artists 2009, Gallery Q, Tokyo

  • 2008

    Amuse Art Jam 2008 in Kyoto, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
    Visaart 2008, Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo
    Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program II, Eye of Gyre, Tokyo

  • 2007

    Pushing Paper, VisArt Gallery, Maryland

  • Stephanie Merry, Each portrait tells a story of its own, THE WASHINGTON POST, August 24, 2012, p.25
    Nouvelle Metamorphose du Lieu, No Man’s Land, Hachette Fujingaho Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 2010, p.334-335
    The up-and-coming 108 new artists selected by galleries, Bijutsu no mado, June 2010, p.72

  • Daisuke Miyatsu Collection