Keico Watanabe Exhibition

hBetween Star and Manh


October 26 | November 10, 2012
Reception 1 : October 25 (Thu), 5:00 | 7:30PM
Reception 2 : November 10 (Sat), 5:00 | 7:30PM

Gallery Hours : Tue. to Fri.12-6PM / Sat.12-5PM Closed Sun. & Mon.


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NYCoo happily presents a solo exhibition by one of our artists, Keico Watanabe.
14 years since her first NY exhibition titled "Between Star and Man" (1988), Watanabe's latest exhibition, also titled "Between Star and Man," continueswith her lifetime theme - stories evolves out of star-human relationship.

Watanabe's paintings remind us of the days when we enjoyed crayon drawing, singing and dancing, The days when we had not a care in the world. Take a look back and color yourself again with old memories and save yourself from losing your identity in this ever-changing world we live in. Appearing positive and waiting for the moment when a line assumes life, Watanabe's characters seem to greet us with ever-optimistic smiles.

Shining stars high above in the sky, richness of mother nature provided by four seasons, happiness of living in harmony with your neighbors. "These are what inspire me to paint," says Watanabe. The inaugural winner of S&R Foundation's Washington Award in 2001, Watanabe established NTCoo gallery in 2004 to provide the same fortunes she's been presented with to fellow Japanese artists. As the managing director of the galley, Watanabe, through regular exhibitions
as well as the annual open art competition. continued with her mission to introduceart to the public until last year when she took a year off from the daily operations of the gallery to prepare for this solo exhibition.

Brighter and more energetic than ever, "Between Star and Man" reflects the Watanabe's passion for the peace through art.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the gallery.


Keico Watanabe Brief Bio
Born in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Tama Art University, Tokyo (B.F.A. in Oil Painting and Printmaking). Joined Nippon Design Center, Ltd. (Illustration Dept.). Founded Atelier Za-O-Zoo and Keifs Co., Ltd.and worked with advertisement/ publishing companies in Tokyo between 1989 and 2003. A motorcycle afficionado, Keico travelled across Japan on her bike in search of new inspirations.
A challenger and an avid athlete, she excels in marathon, swimming, karate and triathlon. In 2004, founded NYCoo Gallery in New York where shecurrently serves as the artistic director/gallery artist.

-----The scene from the Exhibition-----

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