BIOGRAPHY

臼井 千里 | Chisato Usui

Ms .Chisato (Shusen) Usui was born in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture, Japan in 1950.
Usui was trained in modern calligraphy by Mr. Taisei Kato. Modern calligraphy [Kindaishibunsho] is a genre of calligraphy founded by Otei Kaneko, one of the three calligraphy masters of the 20th century in Japan.
Usui has been active as international conference coordinator and interpreter with many government projects around the world since the mid 1970s.
Usui began developing her own style of calligraphy through these international exposures.
Her form of calligraphy has come to be known as "painting-like calligraphy". For her, calligraphy is not a mere stroke of letters but an expression of artist's soul and the inner cosmos (world).
Usui has introduced her innovative modern calligraphy in more than 30 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

MESSAGE

It has been 40 years since I first encountered Calligraphy (Sho).
What type of art is Calligraphy?
It is the art of Sumi, brush and paper. But Calligraphy is more.
It is an expression of the calligrapher's soul, heart and humanity.
It reflects one's spiritual life; a life fusing traditional Buddhism with contemporary Western influences.
Because of its depth and breadth, Calligraphy invites discussion.
The theme I have explored "Internal Cosmos" is the expression of my inner world that I call internal cosmos.
I hope my art work speaks to you.
I appreciate your impressions and comments.

History

2006/6/15
Ogaki Multicultural promotion plan development committee
2011~
Ogaki Multicultural development committee
2006~
Gifu Prefecture Foundation for Contemporary Art councilor
2003~
Gifu Prefecture Art and Culture conference director
2009~2010
Gifu Prefecture special construction technology Study Group participation
2001~2008
Gifu Prefecture special construction technology institute director
2001~2005
(Goods) Gifu Prefectural Fureai Hall director
1996~2004
(Goods) World Youth Exchange Association director
2009~2010
(Company), Gifu Prefecture road and pavement technology research Association participation
1995~2008
(Company), Gifu Prefecture road and pavement technology Research Association director
1989~
(Goods) Ogaki International Association director
1989~
Canada Cultural Exchange Association (British Columbia Certified) director
1995~2004
(Goods) World Youth Exchange Association (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and outline) director
1989~1995
(Goods) World Youth Exchange Association (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and outline) councilor
1985~2005
Shogen-kai director (calligrapher)
1982~
Gifu World Youth Friends Executive Director, Secretary-General
1978~2004
(Goods) World Youth Exchange Association (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and outline) conference interpreters
companies and government agencies such as international conference interpreters, planning and management

Lecture

2010/4/24
Ogaki "Kai dream women" lecture "Women shining of the world."
2010/3/14
Elements are required in Gifu Tatsushi leader School lecture - the international community -
2010/2
Ogaki Educational Association Report 12-January issue "communication skills - required - in the Multicultural Society"
2009/12
"What kind of art is the document?" Usui Chisato ~ Cosmos microcosm - Exhibition Gallery Talk
2009/6
Ogaki organized civil handmade business international understanding lecture "lead to your first step is the world" planning and management (lecturer Saotome Mitsuhiro Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the original NGO Ambassador)
2009/6
Ogaki Japan Junior Chamber sponsored "About the Multicultural Society" International Symposium Coordinator
2009/1
Ogaki Konaka principal meeting international understanding lecture "new international situation."
2008/12
Ogaki Association of Corporate Executives "international situation a la carte"
2008/5
Gifu Women's University Gifu Society Symposium "samurai culture in life."
2008/1
What kind of art and calligraphy? "Cosmos microcosm"
2007/7
What kind of art and calligraphy?
2007/5
FM Gifu Morning Bird "My Heart"
2007/5
What kind of art and calligraphy?
2007/5
Gifu Women's University Gifu Society Symposium "Japan-UK education comparison"
"English education, which is required for tourism."
2007/2
Tarui-cho Lifelong Learning Division Memorial Lecture, "the international community and the Japanese culture."
2006/5
Kurashiki City International Exchange Association Speech "international exchange can me also."
2005/7
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry jurisdiction nationwide International Conference lecture "The Role of the international exchange."
2004/11
Ogaki west junior high school lecture "Now, what is required of the international community."
2003/11
Gifu Prefecture school activation forum "The Future of Education" panelists
2003/4
Gifu Prefecture "Past" movement founder committee Symposium Gifuhoso
2003/3
Gifu Prefecture, Arts and Culture Award Gifuhoso
2003/1
Seino district assistant principal Lecture "of as seen from abroad Japan Education"
2002/9
Gifu south corporation meeting international understanding lecture "Overseas a la carte"
2002/7
CHISATO USUI EXHIBITION IN KENT Gifuhoso
2002/4
Ogaki youth board of directors Memorial Lecture "new international situation."
2001/7
National dialogue of the Koizumi Cabinet "town meeting in Gifu"
2000/9
Gender-equal society symposium
"gender-equal society as seen from the international perspective."
2000/7
21 century "21st Century Symposium by Japan and Australia four countries middle bay" Youth Projects
2000/7
National PTA Federation Gifu Symposium "career guidance and the PTA"
1999/9
Capital Transfer of Functions Symposium "Women think me and capital Transfer of Functions"
1998/1
Governor talk "New Year Special" in the Gifu prefectural government outlook Gifu newspaper
as a "Kukai Forum" calligrapher Kukai
1994/1
Ministry of Foreign Affairs "window IN GIFU of diplomacy" aims of the international exchange

Award-winning

2010/4/1
Ogaki contributor commendation
2010/2/24
Ogaki mayor of appreciation (Ogaki works donated)
2008
Festival D'Art Franco-Japonais 2008 France Blois exhibition invitation writer certification
2007
Tokyo Ginza Kyukyodo Gallery Usui Chisato solo exhibition "Cosmos microcosm"
2005
Evian International Calligraphy Exhibition 2005 Modern Form Award
2005
Aesthetic representation Exhibition Prague National Gallery collection writer certification of calligraphy
2004
Cannes International Art Festival International Art Prize
2004
Denmark art century festival "Creation of trajectory" Exhibition international certification writer Award
2003
Gifu Prefecture Art and Culture Award
2003
EXPO ARTEC 2003 Japan and France art big bucks chapter award
2002
Beaujoalais Nouveau Vintage Art Exhibition Leblanc International Art Prize
2002
Italy Venice "La Meravu~iria Exhibition" Merabiria international Gold Medal
2001
Art Pictorial grand prize of Japanese Art in the 21st Century Prestige representation Technology Award
2001
EXPO ARTEC2001 Japanese and French art of prestige - traditional and modern - Grand Prize
2001
Gallery Art Train 2001 Art Pictorial certification writer
2001
Beaujolais Nouveau Vintage Art Exhibition Art Award
2001
Italy year Japanese art certification writer
2000
Sun Taihana Hyakuie Arts Large Exhibition Award (Beijing Palace Museum)
1999
(Goods) Gifu International Center 10th anniversary appreciation award
1996
Gifu software peer Japan Commemorative work letter of appreciation award
1995
Ogaki mayor of appreciation (Ogaki works donated)
1994
US Utah government letter of appreciation award
1991
Tokyo Art Expo 1991
1991
UK Kent Seino Kent youth exchanges commendation award
1990
Female novelist five Exhibition (Movie and securities-stained quilt Prints) Gifu Prefectural Museum of Art
1989
Canada Cultural Exchange Association (British Columbia) Award Winner
1985
Chubu female Calligraphy Exhibition Asahi Award (Grand Prix)
1984
Sogen-ten specialties
1984
Central Japan Calligraphy Exhibition Oka Sho

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