Atsushi Suwa 諏訪敦 b. 1967

 Born in 1967 in Hokkaido, Japan, Atsushi Suwa studied oil painting at Musashino Art University, graduating in 1992. Two years later he was nominated by the Department of Culture of Japan to be an Overseas Art Trainee and traveled to Spain. In 1995, he became the first Asian artist to receive the top award at the 5th International Painting Competition, presented by the Fundacion Barcelo in Mallorca, Spain. After resuming his career in Japan, he went on to receive the Award for Excellence at the 22nd Rising Artists Exhibition, presented by the Sompo Japan Museum of Art in 2003.

Since 1994, he has been holding solo exhibition in galleries and art museums in Japan and overseas, including Realist with Compound Eyes, the Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo (2008), Can’t See Anything Anyway, Suwa City Museum of Art, Nagano (2011), Sleepers, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong (2014). He has also participated in group exhibitions in Shanghai Art Museum (1998), Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (2007), the National Art Centre, Tokyo (2007), Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2013), Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris (2015), etc. His work was collected by Benetton Collection, Venice, Fundacion Barcelo, Spain, the Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, and the Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.