1937 born in Steveston BC, then raised in Japan 1941-1953



1957-61 studied painting with Peter Aspel and Jack Shadbolt at Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University) – graduated in 1961


EXHIBITIONS (painting)

1963-1975 various exhibitions in Vancouver BC and Richmond BC
1979 Richmond Arts Centre (Richmond BC)
1996-1999 Silverton Gallery (Silverton BC)
1998 ARTworks (Vancouver BC)
1998 VanDeusen Gardens (Vancouver BC)
2000 Richmond Art Gallery (Richmond BC)
2001 Kaslo Art Walk (Kaslo BC)
2002 Mildred Erb Gallery (Nelson BC)
2001-2004 Upper Valley Art Tour (New Denver BC)
2004 Langham Cultural Centre (Kaslo BC)
2000-2007 Alfa Gallery (Nakusp BC)
2009 Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society
2012  Studio Connexion Gallery (Nakusp BC)
2001-2017  Hidden Garden Gallery (New Denver BC)
2014   Vancouver International Dance Festival (at the Roundhouse, Vancouver BC)
2015  Regeneration at Langham Cultural Centre (Kaslo  BC)
2015  Regeneration at Gallery2  (Grand Forks  BC)
2016  Regeneration at Touchstones  (Nelson  BC)
2017   Plant Memory at Kootenay Gallery of Art  (Castlegar BC)
2017   Plant Memory at Revelstoke Art Gallery



paintings in private collections in Japan, Europe, USA, Mexico, and Canada



1991 Ghosts in the Machine – at the UBC Museum of Anthropology
1995 Heiwa (Peace) – at Powell Street Festival for 50th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombing


COMMISSIONS (costumes)

1978-1994 Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre
1983-1993 Katari Taiko drummers
1985-1994 Vancouver Moving Theatre
1986 Welfare State International
1987 Cirque du Soleil
1989 Grand Opening of Canadian Museum of Civilization
1997-1998 Ailanthus youth theatre
1999 Grand Finale of Vancouver Folk Music Festival
1987-2000 Uzume Taiko drummers
Kokoro Dance



1990 United Nations Global 500 award (with Paul Gibbons and Gerardo Avila)
1994 Canada Council for the Arts grant for painting



1978-1993 resident artist/performer at UBC Museum of Anthropology (several months each year)
1988 resident artist at Na Bolom (House of the Jaguar), Chiapas, Mexico (three months)
1992 resident artist/performer at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (three weeks)



1993 subject of half-hour feature documentary on CBC television (one of series by Jane Glassco: “Canada – Many Voices, One Future”)
1994 cultural consultant for “The War Between Us” (feature film directed by Anne Wheeler)
2007 cover art for “Race, Racialization and Racism in Canada and Beyond” (University of Toronto Press)                                                                                                                                         2009 feature interview on CBC Radio “North by North-West” with Sheryl MacKay                         2011 subject of “Falling From the Sky” – short documentary film by Moira Simpson – shown at Vancouver International Film Festival

2013  co-producer and principal performer in “So Kat’ta” – short film directed by Moira Simpson