WHO AM I
My name is Keita and I'm a 30-year-old Japanese Canadian artist living in Toronto. I moved from Japan to Canada in 2006. Before and after graduating from OCAD University in 2012, I have been exhibiting my work in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Indiana, Berlin, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Montréal, Peterborough as well as Toronto.
I've mounted six solo exhibitions including one museum solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art as well as being a finalist in the 2016 RBC Painting Competition. I've also participated in charity auctions including Art with Heart to support HIV care and Artists Help Japan for tsunami relief. I'm currently represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.
Ever since I graduated from school, I've been developing and improving my teaching methods that have helped thousands of students privately in my Toronto studio as well as through online mentoring.