GALLERY crossing

SOMEYA Satoshi

  • CV

"Vessel for Landscape#41"2021, Lacquer, branches, cypress

"Vessel for Landscape#20", 2024, Lacquer, branches, gold, wood, clay, etc.

"Vessel for Landscape#66|boundary", 2024, Lacquer, Stone, MDF

"Vessel for Landscape#67|Silhouette", 2024, Lacquer, Stone, Cray

Born in Tokyo in 1983, Having spent his early childhood in Indonesia, he developed an interest in decorations while visiting ruins with his parents. As he deepened his interest in the concepts of "play" and "decoration" within Japanese culture, he began to focus on lacquer, a material that developed only in limited areas of Japan and Asia. He creates works and conducts research broadly from the perspectives of "painting," "decorating," and "reading" in relation to lacquer decoration. He explores what role the primitive act of decoration plays in the modern world through various artifacts.




  • 2022
    "Beyond the Scene", Gallery 9.5 NAHA, Okinawa, Japan
  • 2020
  • 2018
    "Ameno-furu-Ana" Nakamuraya salon Artists relay first round, Nakamuraya salon, Tokyo, Japan
    "Showcase gallery 2018 - Satoshi Someya" Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino Entrance lobby, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2016
    "Mukei-no-Asobi" imura art gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2014
    "Digesting Decoration Ⅱ" imura art gallery, Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2011
    "Uragaeritainotameni" imura art gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2009
    "OKEMONO" imura art gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008
    "Heritage of S exhibition", Keifu Gallery, Kyoto, Japan


  • 2024
    "Whereabouts of Crafts - GALLERY crossing", KOGEISEIKA, Kagurazaka, Tokyo
    "TRANSIENT ENCOUNTER"GALLERY crossing, Gifu, Japan
  • 2023
    "Ryukyu Lacquerware Homage", Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
    "MIND TRAIL 2023" Yoshino, Nara, Japan *※participated as signplay
    "Satoshi Someya×Aya Kawato Exhibition" CADAN YURAKUCHO, Tokyo, Japan
    "NIJL Arts Initiative Paired Exhibition Someya Satoshi×Tanihara Natsuko Darkness and Light: A Deep-coiled Tension" Bunpodo gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2021
    "Art Collaboration Kyoto[Beyond Kyoto]", Hoshoan / ICC Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
    "Yanbaru Art Festival", Okinawa, Japan
    "THE POWER OF ORIGIN"The Japan folk crafts museum, Osaka, Japan
  • 2020
    "The Sapporo International Art Festival 2020" *Assuming Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
    "MOYO-ZUKUSHI Full of Patterns and Designs", The Museum of Modern Art, WAKAYAMA, Wakayama, Japan
  • 2017
    "Imayo - Connecting Past and Present" The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
    "Mitate and Imagination - Homage to Rikyu and Duchamp" Former Junpu Elementary School, Kyoto, Japan
    "Hard Bodies", Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, USA
  • 2016
    "Setouchi Triennale" Takamishima, Kagawa, Japan ※participated as APP ARTDS STUDIO
    "IMAYO:JAPAN's NEW TRADITIONISTS" UH Manoa Art Gallery / Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, U.S.A
    "5 Rooms" Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2015
    "Rimpa is Pop/Pop is Rimpa : Artistic Practices AFT2015", International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014
    "Dialogue with Materials|Contemporary Fine Japanese Arts and Crafts", AASSM, Turkey
    "2014 over the case of over-producing New to open up the future of laquer" Ishikawa Prefecture Wajima laquer art museum, Ishikawa, Japan
  • 2011
    "Lacquer Festival, Aizu -Yell for Tohoku-" Yamatogawa Shuzou Brewery, Fukushima, Japan
    "ZIPANGU", Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Osaka Takashimaya, Kyoto Takashimaya, Japan
  • 2010
    "Delicious Art in SATOYAMA", Matsudai NOUBUTAI, Niigata, Japan
  • 2009
    "Tsuneko Tanaka collection exhibition" The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan
    "The Power of Decoration - A Viewpoint on Contemporary Kgei" The National Museum of Modern Art/Craft gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A
Fukushima Museum, Fukushima, Japan


  • 2015
    Kyoto City Award for New Artist
  • 2014
    2014Umehara Award for his Doctoral Thesis, Kyoto City University of Arts