Riichirou Shinozaki Solo Exhibition [Inside_Diver]

Riichirou Shinozaki Solo Exhibition [Inside_Diver]

In 2017, we began our “Art Laboratory” project where we feature pieces by artists who have a connection with Kagoshima Prefecture. This year we have four artists lined up for the exhibit. Currently, we are displaying the artwork of Riichirou Shinozaki.


Riichirou Shinozaki studied mathematics at a university but also documented the scenery he saw in his daily life and his inner self through pen drawings. He began displaying his art work in solo exhibitions, domestic and international galleries, and art projects. Now, he continues to search for new possibilities within the art of line drawings.


Lines are a defining component of Shinozaki’s works, but flat surfaces, round objects, wood, the internet, and other mediums he utilizes are a call back to the book “The Origin of Creation” and cause viewers to remember that the world is always expanding.


In this exhibition we have Shinozaki’s new drawings and pieces from recent years. In addition, we are planning a live drawing event where attendees will be able to watch the artist create an original piece. People are welcome to come experience the creation of this line work in real time.


[Related Events] Live Performance Art

Relax (2017)

Action (2016)

Human (2016)


[Sponsor] Kagoshima Prefecture Kirishima Open Air Museum

*Riichirou Shinozaki [Inside_Diver] fliers can be found here:




Kagoshima Prefecture Kirishima Open Air Museum Art Hall, Exhibition Lobby
Holding period
2018/01/17 〜 2018/02/18
January 17 - February 18
*The Museum is closed on Mondays. If a public holiday falls on a Monday, the Museum will be closed the following day.
Viewing time
9am – 5pm (Entrance open until 4:30 pm)
Admission fee
Includes entrance to outdoor area:Adults ¥310 [¥240 in groups of 20 and over]/High School Students ¥200 [¥160 in groups of 20 and over]/Elementary and Middle School Students ¥150 [¥120 in groups of 20 and over]



Riichirou Shinozaki
Riichirou Shinozaki was born in Kagoshima in 1989. After studying mathematics in university, he began making pen drawings. He has presented his works in and out of Kagoshima through exhibitions and art projects. In recent years he has completed a few collaboration pieces including a tour t-shirt with TK from the band Ling Tosite Sigure, a bag with NY-based brand Manhattan Portage, a poster for the “Slice of Heartland” art project by beer brand Heartland, cover art for the book “Architecture Flows With Us” by architect Takuma Tsujita, and supervision of the art work for jackets and an MV by rock band THURSDAY’S YOUTH.
Notable Exhibitions:
[Ritoru Ameijinga] (Maruya Gardens, Kagoshima, 2012)
[Sen de kaku jibun toshi] (MUJI OPENMUJI, Fukuoka, 2017)
[ASIAN CREATIVE AWARDS EXHIBITION vol. 1] (Takeo Paper, Tokyo, 2015)
[Asian Creative Crossing 2016] (The Jam Factory, Thailand, 2016)
[NEW ALTERNATIVE U30 Competition vol.0] (NEW ALTERNATIVE, Kagoshima, 2017
Notable Awards:
Human Museum 2016 Arimoto Yayoi Award (2016)
UNKNOWN/ASIA 2016 Osaka Prefectural Government Department of Culture Teraura Kaoru Award (2016)
ASIAN CREATIVE AWARDS Media Judge’s Prize Adobo Magazine (2015)
Australian and Japanese New Artists Exhibition Young Artist Award (2013)
U1 SPACE Illustration File Competition vol.04 Grand Prize (Ohtera Satoshi Award) (2013)
*Photo by Kimiko Shimozono