Margot Tohkou Olejniczak

Margot Tohkou Olejniczak

Regensberg, Schweiz, Switzerland

About Margot Tohkou Olejniczak

Thanks to my numerous trips to Japan, I discovered the art and philosophy of ink painting.

Since 2001 I have been studying the Sumi-e Art in Tokyo in the classes of well-known masters and since 2012 I have been perfectionning my skills in the class of Master Tohun Kobayashi until today.

In 2014 I received a diploma of Sumie Instuctor awarded by The Sumie Japan Association.

I run courses of Japanese painting in Zurich, in the Museum of Japanese Art and Technology 'Manggha" In Cracow, in Warsaw (Poland) and in Ekō-Haus in Düsseldorf, Germany.

I regularly exhibit my works at individual and group exhibitions in Europe, USA und Japan.

In 2016 I received for my masterworks a Special Award in the Tokyo National Art Center, followed by a Special Award in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum during Le Salon Blanc -The International Exhibition of Contemporary Art.

In September 2016 I became a member of the art group at the Noho M55 Gallery in New York.

In August 2017 I received the International Best Award in Japanese art, calligraphy and painting exhibition in Gunma Precfeture, Japan. Since this moment, I was awarded several times during the exhibitions n Japan.

In 2018 I became a member of the Jury of the international exhibition The Torch of Asia, at the National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan.

In January 2020 I have received a Special Award of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for my 3 works and the promotion of the Japanese culture and ink painting outside Japan (International Exhibition Art for All, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan)
In my paintings I use very traditional techniques which have been always transmitted from master to master and many of them - on the highest level - never completely unified in a book . Taking care of these technical world's treasures remains very important to me. Combining this ancient style with modern approach while adding various, available tools allows me to achieve a unique style. My artistic research goes also into creating a new concept of sumi-e painting by introducing of the contemporary means of expression.

Education

Atelier of Master Tohun Kobayashi
Atelier of Master Ilan Yanizky

Exhibitions

Art for All
International Group exhibition
01. 2020
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Special Award of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan (The National Art Center, Tokyo)

16.05.2020 - Japan Tag, Group Exhibition, life performance
EKO-Haus, Dussledorf, Germany

20.06..2020 - Matsuri, Basel, Switzerland

10.2020- Bonsai and Japanese Painting - solo show with Klub Bonsai Polska, Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Manggha, Cracow, Poland

October.2020 - Tea Stories... - exhibition with Anna Chmiel,
Galeria Trzecie Oko, Cracow. Poland

10.11 - 28.11.2020 - Solo show - Gallery NOHO M55, New York, USA