R Y O K O  M I N A M I T A N I




 Japanese artist based in South Wales.

Her art works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries in the UK mainly 

and some were chosen for selected shows and private collections

She tries to create pure abstract painting and it is produced 

on a wide range of mix media method using different materials

such as sand, pigment, pastel, ink, pencil, acrylic and others.

She is influenced by abstract expressionismpsychology and

spiritualism such as Shintoism, Buddhism and Healing therapies

Studied fine art in Japan, mixed media painting with Zen meditation

under Yokoo Tatsuhiko in Berlin Germany and 

Contemporary art in MA Art & Design at Leeds Becket University in the UK.





S t a t e m e n t


I explore the relationship between spirituality and artistic expression. 

During meditative states, I transfer the true nature of the inner unconscious behind the mental and 

emotional phenomena on the art works.

In particular, I focus in capturing the expressions of the essential soul.

I believe that art expression (especially abstract expression) is influenced by the state of the creator’s soul. 

The beautiful mixed colours, shapes and vibration of painting  affect people’s mind positively. 

My aim is to uplift people’s mind and freedom from negativism or own frame of mind trough art.  

What you feel from Art is the truth to you.

Artist is just transformer from the unseen world to the painting.








C o l l e c t i o n s


CICA Museum in Korea

Yoga centre and Zen Buddhist group in UK

Private collections in UK, USA, Ireland and Japan





 C o l l a b o r a t i o n


English art co

( print works available)






E x h i b i t i o n s



2021 / Winter virtual exhibition / Thrown contemporary / London / UK

2021 / Roundhay Park show / English Art co./ Leeds / UK 

2021 / Cupola 30 group show / Cupola gallery/ UK

2021 / Identity virtual group show / Selected as Finalist / Holy Art gallery / London / UK

2020 -21 / The English Art co group show / Atrium gallery / Leeds / UK

2020 / Secret post card show / Cupola gallery / Sheffield/ UK

2020 / TF affordable art exhibition / Thought Foundation / UK

2019-20 / Positive emotion / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK

2019-20 / Group show / 808 du gallery / Bristol / UK

2018-20 / Roundhay Park show / English Art co./ Leeds / UK

2019 / The Inner universe / Seaside gallery Volcano / Swansea / UK

2019 / Contemporary landscape 2019 / CICA museum / Korea 

2019 / Spring Summer show/ Silson Contemporary / Harrogate / UK

2018 / Our eARTh show / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK

2018 / Introspective / 44AD gallery / Bath / UK

2018 / Thresholds / Gonzo unit /Thessaloniki / Greece 

2018 / Abstract Mind 2018 / CICA museum / Korea

2018 / NN Open Exhibition / NN Contemporary Art / Northampton / UK

2017 / The sound of inner universe, solo / Chalice Gallery / London / UK 

2017 / Summer group exhibition / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK

2017 / Colour Cord / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2016 / The flower of universe, solo / shortlisted for bursary, Calver gallery, South Square / Bradford UK

2016 / To please a few / Cupola gallery / Sheffield / UK

2015 / Selected for Curator’s choice / Leeds college of Art / Leeds / UK