A b o u t

Ryoko Minamitani is Japanese artist based in Wales UK and Japan.

Her art works have been shown in numerous exhibitions 

and galleries in UK mainly, and some were chosen for 

selected shows and private collections. 

Studied mixed media painting under Yokoo Tatsuhiko 

who is Zen master and professional painter in Berlin Germany 

and hold MA Art & Design at Leeds Becket University in the UK.




S t a t e m e n t


I explore the connection 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 directly by the state of the creator’s spirit.

I create abstract art using a variety of mixed media techniques,

incorporating materials like pastels, ink, pencils, acrylics, and sand.

My art work’s inspirations are from abstract expressionism, psychology,

spirituality including Shintoism, Buddhism, Astrology, and Nature.






C o l l e c t i o n s


CICA Museum in Korea

Sue Ryder hospice, Yoga centre, Zen Buddhist center in UK

Private collections in UK, USA, France, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Portugal and Japan



G a l l e y / C o l l a b o r a t i o n


Cupola gallery, Sheffield UK

English Art co, Leeds UK / print available online 



E x h i b t i o n s / s e l e c t e d


2024 / Online auction / Project play France / UK

2024 / Roundhey show / English Art co. / Leeds UK

2023 / Cupola gallery (solo) / Sheffield UK

2023 / Roundhey show / English Art co. / Leeds UK

2022 / Roundhey show / English Art co. / Leeds UK

2021 / Winter exhibition / Thrown contemporary / London UK

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

2021 / Cupola 30 / Cupola gallery/ Sheffield UK

2021 / Identity virtual group show / shortlisted, The Holy Art / London UK

2020 -21 / Group show / Atrium gallery / Leeds 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

2019 / The inner universe (solo) / Seaside gallery / Swansea UK

2019 / Comtenporary landscape show/ CICA museum/ Korea

2019 / Positive emotions / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke UK

2019 / Art Roundhay park winter show / English Art co. / Leeds UK

2018 / Our eARTh show / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke UK

2018 / Introspective / 44AD gallery / Bath UK

2018 / Art Roundhay park autumn show / English Art co. / Leeds UK

2018 / Abstract Mind 2018 / CICA museum / Korea

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

2017 / Summer group exhibition / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke UK

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

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

2015 / The source / selected for Curator choice, Leeds college of Art / Leeds UK

2013 / Being present (solo) / Bowery Visual Arts, Leeds UK