R Y O K O  M I N A M I T A N I



 Born in Japan, she has been in the UK since 2008, 

Currently based in South Wales.

Her art work is mainly abstract art and is produced 

on a wide range of mix media paintings using different materials

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

She is influenced by abstract expressionismpsychology and

spiritualism such as Shintoism, Buddhism and Healing therapies

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

Studied painting with meditation under Yokoo Tatsuhiko in Berlin Germany. 

Hold 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.   →日本語







C o l l e c t i o n s


CICA Museum, Korea

Yoga centre and Zen Buddhist group,  UK

Private collections, UK, USA, Ireland and Japan






E x h i b i t i o n s




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

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

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






S u p p o r t   A r t i s t


It will help provide me with a better art materials such as acrylic paint, pigment,

paper, canvas, brush, easel, digital equipment such as camera and video and exhibition fees. 

Thank you all for your support and allowing me to continue my art.  

Supporting artist by paypal → donation.






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