About the Artist
Shinya Kumazawa::熊澤慎也
Shinya Kumazawa

Born and raised in an artistic environment, Shinya Kumazawa left his native Japan to study astronomy, philosophy and art at the University of Arizona. Kumazawa’s passion for and interest in art have brought him to New York, India, Spain and Italy. In 2000, he moved to Toronto, Canada and has been painting professionally ever since.

The source of Shinya Kumazawa’s paintings all stem from his fascination of nature. The colours, the temperament and unpredictability of the natural and cultivated environment inspire the artist to put brush to canvas and capture an experience.

Kumazawa has exhibited in Canada, the US, Japan and Europe.


2009 ColdwaterGalley, Coldwater, Ontario
2008 Shinya Kumazawa Exhibition, Mario Galley, Okaya, Japan
2008  “0.3 Sec to the Moon”, Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
2008 "Re:creation", Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
2006 "Dialogue", Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
2005 "Familiar Landscapes"Gallery 1313, Toronto
2005 "Urban Reflections", Galerie Bertossini, Toronto
2003 Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2003 PH Gallery, New York
2003 Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
2002 Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2002 Brother-Sister Exhibition, Saibido Gallery, Nagano, Japan
2002 River, Toronto
2001 Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2000 Settembre Rapolanese, Tuscany, Italy

2005 "Eat The Food", Gallery 1313, Toronto
2004 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto
2003 "Urbane, Urbana", Gallery 1313, Toronto
2003 Inside Art Show, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto
2002 Distillery District Outdoor Exhibitions, Toronto
2002 Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
2001 Juried Exhibition, The McNair Gallery, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto
2001 Propeller Gallery, Toronto
1999 Suwa Exhibition, Nagano, Japan

Joint Plaza Mario, Okaya, Japan
City of Rapolano Terme, Tuscany, Italy
Bosch Cavedo Art School, Barcelona, Spain

Artery, Spring 2004

2010 "East Don Parkland", Private Collection (Canada)
2007 "Kew Gardens", Private Collection (Canada)
2006 "A Man with Salmon", Private Collection (Canada)
2004 "Big Rock", Private Collection (Canada)
1999 Murals, Suwa Central Shopping District, Suwa City, Japan
And other private comissions

2008 Best in Show, AWOL Gallery's SQFT show, Toronto
2001 Honorable mention award, Image of Humber Show, Toronto
2000 Purchase Award for Painting, Bosch Cavedo Art School, Barcelona, Spain

1995 The University of Arizona, USA, BA (Philosophy And Art)