Chiemi Tomiyama

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Chiemi Tomiyama


Born in Tokyo in 1961, Chiemi Tomiyama moved to Osaka as a child. She has worked professional painter and fashion designer since graduating college.

As a natural escape from her Japanese urban environment, she finds beauty in the intimacy of still life and portraiture and in the natural appeal of landscapes. Her works are evenly split between these subject matters. While she seeks to preserve the vitality of her subjects through realistic depiction of forms, she admits to a preference for accentuated, vibrant colors.

* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 15th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.