About Ren Yano

 Ren is an artist who specialises on ‘Shodo’, Japanese traditional calligraphy. In 2003 he gained Australian permanent residence as an artist and has based on Sydney.

 In 2010 his work ‘Furusato’ (En: place of origin) was approved by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as a national property of Japan, meaning his artistic talent is now recognised by two nations Australia and Japan. This work is now housed at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra.

 Ren participated in production of Hollywood movie "The Wolverine"(2013) as a calligrapher and Gods of Egypt(2016) as a set-finisher.

 He was conferred Consul-General's Commendation on in 2016.


 福岡県豊前市出身。東京学芸大学書道科卒業後、多摩美術大学二部デジタルグラフィックデザイン科に進学・中退。シドニー在住。

 2003年にアーティストとしてスペシャルスキル部門でオーストラリアの永住権を取得。

 2010年には、作品「ふるさと」が日本の外務本省の審査をパスして国有財産としてキャンベラの在豪日本大使館に収蔵される。これにより2カ国の国家レベルでアーティストとしての才が認められたことになる。

 2013年公開のハリウッド映画「ウルヴァリン SAMURAI」の制作に書家として参加。また2016年公開の「Gods of Egypt」にセットフィニッシャーとして参加。

 2016年、シドニー総領事表彰。また2016、17年、総領事公邸で開催された天皇誕生日の祝賀セレモニーにも招待を受ける。

 書道教室を開設して後進の指導に当たる傍ら、各地で書道のワークショップを行って、書の紹介に努めている。

Exhibition History

2018 EXHIBITION OF “RENCLUB Members' Exhibition” Gallery Concourse SYDNEY

2017 EXHIBITION OF “RENCLUB Members' Exhibition” Gallery Concourse SYDNEY

2016 EXHIBITION OF “RENCLUB Members' Exhibition” Gallery Concourse SYDNEY

2015 EXHIBITION OF “RENCLUB Members' Exhibition” Gallery Concourse SYDNEY

2015 EXHIBITION OF “Haiku” Gosford Regional Gallery Gosford(NSW)

2014 EXHIBITION OF “King's Art Show" The King's school Sydney

2014 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 16 ” Gallery Concourse SYDNEY

2013 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 15 ” Gallery Concourse SYDNEY

2012 EXHIBITION OF “Project Kizuna -unseen ties” Ginza Japan

2010 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 14” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2010 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 13” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2010 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 12” Daruma Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2009 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 11” Kinokuniya Gallery DUBAI

2009 EXHIBITION OF “REN x 乾杯新聞” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2009 SYDNEY

2009 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 10” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2009 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 9” REVO Studio SYDNEY

2009 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 8” Daruma Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2008 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 7” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2008 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 6” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2007 EXHIBITION OF “Yu-bi” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2007 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 5” Kasumi Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2007 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 4” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2007 EXHIBITION OF “MIXI Shoten” O Gallery TOKYO

2006 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -Daruma” Daruma Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2006 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 3” Kinokuniya Gallery SYDNEY

2005 EXHIBITION OF “The art of flowers” Government House SYDNEY

2005 EXHIBITION OF “Tanabata Festival” Machinaka Koryu Center FUKUOKA

2005 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 2” Daruma Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2004 EXHIBITION OF “Shotei Ibata with Ren Yano” East & West Art Gallery MELBOURNE

2004 Solo EXHIBITION“HITOSHI YANO 11” Atelier Yuki FUKUOKA

2003 Solo EXHIBITION “REN -page 1” Shiki Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2002 EXHIBITION OF “Living Arts of the Tokonoma” BEOWULF GALLERIES SYDNEY

2002 EXHIBITION OF “One Day In Sydney” Y's Japanese Restaurant SYDNEY

2002 EXHIBITION OF “UNVEILED” BEOWULF GALLERIES SYDNEY

2002 EXHIBITION OF “URBAN SHAMAN” BEOWULF GALLERIES SYDNEY

2001 EXHIBITION OF “BUDDA & THE LOTUS” BEOWULF GALLERIES SYDNEY

2001 EXHIBITION OF “Erotic Art” BEOWULF GALLERIES SYDNEY

2001 EXHIBITION OF “Mardi Gra Erotic Art” BEOWULF GALLERIES SYDNEY

Live Performance

2018 “Natu-Matsuli 2018 " Tumbalong Park Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2018 “Noodle Festival” Kinds ford Sydney

2018 "the Japanese online course Professional development day"  Sydney Catholic School

2018 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2018 "Japanese online course teachers professional development day"  Leichhardt Sydney catholic school, Leichhardt  

2018 “San ju” Campbell town Art Gallery Campbell town

2018 "Sakura Matsuri 2018" World Square Sydney

2018 "1st AFKO National Open Full-Contact Championships & 2018 ShinKyokushinkai National Championships" Michael Clarke Recreation Centre, Carnes Hill

2018 "Lunar New Year 2018"  Lane Cove Plaza  Lane Cove

2018 "Calligraphy Performance at Australia-Japan Society" Australian Square Sydney

2017 "Kirin Tiny Tokyo"  IVY Sydney

2017 Auburn Sakura Festival 2017

2017 ”The Light of Drawn - The year of the Rooster” Sydney

2016 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2016 “Koi-Pet & Garden Show 2016" Fairfield City Showground PRAIRIEWOOD (NSW)

2016 5th Anniversary Memorial event for 3.11 Manly(NSW)

2015 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2015 Spring Festival in Willoughby 2015 Chatswood(NSW)

2015 Fukushima 4th Commemoration 2015 Gojyuan Balmain(NSW)

2015 Opening reception OF “Haiku” Gosford Regional Gallery Gosford(NSW)

2014 “Natu-Matsuli 2014" Tumbalong Park Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2014: Fukushima Children Project SYDNEY2014 Kam Fook SYDNEY

2014 “Australia/Japan Martial Art Fellowship Cultural Exhibition” North Sydney Leagues Club SYDNEY

2014 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2014 “The King's Art Show” The King's School North Parramatta(NSW)

2014 “Koshigaya Day” the Campbelltown Civic Hall Cambelltown(NSW)

2014 “Koi-Pet & Garden Show 2014" Fairfield City Showground PRAIRIEWOOD (NSW)

2014 “Chinese new year Market 2014" Belmore Park SYDNEY

2013 “Natu-Matsuli 2013" Tumbalong Park Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2013 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2013 “Odoru” Miami Marketa Gold Coast

2013 Koi-Pet & Garden Show 2013 Fairfield City Showground PRAIRIEWOOD (NSW)

2013 “Tsukulu” Miami Marketa Gold Coast

2012 “Natu-Matsuli 2012" Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2012 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2012 Koi-Pet & Garden Show 2012 Fairfield City Showground PRAIRIEWOOD (NSW)

2012 “Children's Day Japan Festival 2012” Coffs Harbour

2012 Japan & Friends Day 2012 at Albert Waterways community Centre Gold Coast

2012 Pre event of Japan & Friends Day at Surfers Paradise Beach Gold Coast

2012 Introduction Multi-culture at MCCGC Gold Coast

2012 CELEBRRATE 2012 NEW YEAR in TRADITIONAL JAPANESE WAY  Manly CORSO SYDNEY

2011 “Nichi-Go Friend Lunch” Shimizu French Restaurant SYDNEY

2011 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2011 “Japanese culture day” Cammeray primary school SYDNEY

2011 “Tanabata Charity Concert” St Marks Pre School SYDNEY

2011 Hornsby Westfield orizuru charity event HORNSBY (NSW)

2011 Koi-Pet & Garden Show 2011 Fairfield City Showground PRAIRIEWOOD (NSW)

2011 The Daily Telegraph Photo Shooting for orizuru (folded-paper crane) charity event BALGOWLAH (NSW)

2011 “Autumn Festival 2011” Shoyo-en DUBBO (NSW)

2010 “Focus Fest 2010 -Human Traces” NSW Art Gallery SYDNEY

2010 “Nagoya Day” Customs House SYDNEY

2010 “FETE 2010" Sydney Japanese School SYDNEY

2010 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2010 “Japan Night 2010” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2010 “Japan Festival 2010” Coffs Harbour

2010 “Japan Day 2010” Auckland New Zealand

2010 “Natu-Matsuli 2009" Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2009 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2009 “Wa - Modern” Japan Foundation Gallery SYDNEY

2009 “Japanese Studies Association of Australia(JSAA) - the International Conference on Japanese Language Education (ICJLE)“ NSW Art Gallery SYDNEY

2009 “Natu-Matsuli 2009" Darling Harbor SYDNEY 

2008 “FETE 2008" Sydney Japanese School SYDNEY

2008 “Candle Festival” Canberra Nara Park CANBERRA

2008 “Sydney Saturday school of Japanese” Sydney Saturday school of Japanese SYDNEY

2008 “Celebration for Mizutani instructor of martial arts” North Sydney Leagues Club SYDNEY

2008 “Natu-Matsuli 2008” Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2007 “YU-BI” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2007 “Tokyo Fiesta” Martin Place SYDNEY

2007 “Yuji Ogawa photo exhibition” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2007 “Natu-Matsuli 2007” Darling Harbor SYDNEY

2006 “Konomi Yochien” Konomi Yochien SYDNEY

2006 “Yuji Ogawa photo exhibition” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2006 “Matsuri” for Channel 7 Martin Place SYDNEY

2006 “Konomi Hoikuen” Willoughby SYDNEY

2006 “ZEN” NSW Art Gallery SYDNEY

2005 “Yuji Ogawa photo exhibition” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY

2004 “Yuga café & Gallery Opening party” Yuga cafe & Gallery SYDNEY