The Way of Paintings 2019

FACE Award Winners

The public entry competition FACE established in 2013 is offering a gateway to the art world for up and coming artists regardless of their age or affiliation and many entries are received every year. A panel of judges, comprised of art critics, conducts a rigorous review to choose submitted works that have potential to receive global recognition in the future. Outstanding works are awarded prizes, including the Grand Prix Award and Excellent Work Awards.
This exhibition brings together approximately 70 of the recent and new works of 11 artists who received the Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards in the three years from 2016 to 2018. In addition, this exhibition displays the three works that were awarded the Grand Prix and became works of our permanent collection. By doing so, this exhibition reveals the true value of the works which capture the essence of the times, and explores how the paintings of the artists have evolved over time.

Exhibition Details

From January 12th(Sat.) to February 17th(Sun.), 2019
(closed Mondays, except January 14th and February 11th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters building. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Last admission by 17:30)
600 yen (500 yen)
High School Students (Ages 16 up to 18 ) with ID : Free
Junior High School Students (Ages 13 up to 15 ) with ID : Free
Children (under age 12 ) : Free
( ) indicate discount rates for groups of 20 and more

Pick up

FACE2016 Grand Prix Award
Mika Endo,
2015, 182x91cm,
woodcut print
FACE2016 Excellent Work Award
Nozomi Tojinbara,
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for,
2014, 194x162cm,
Oil on canvas
FACE2016 Excellent Work Award
Ayane Mikagi,
2015, 162x162cm,
natural pigment, foil, hemp paper
FACE2016 Excellent Work Award
Reika Matsuda,
There is one thing, and the other thing also 84,
2015, 162x194cm,
Pigment, hemp paper on panel
FACE2017 Grand Prix Award
Emiko Aoki,
2016, 130.3x162cm,
acrylic on canvas
FACE2017 Excellent Work Award
Nao Ohishi,
melting point of lie,
2016, 130.3x162cm,
oil, cotton cloth on panel
FACE2017 Excellent Work Award
Nobuyuki Ishibashi,
landscape like diorama,
2016, 138x160cm,
ballpoint on paper
FACE2017 Excellent Work Award
Yusuke Sugita,
2016, 162x130cm,
acrylic on panel
FACE2018 Grand Prix Award
Hiromi Sengoku,
We jump up everytime when it comes around, the ground you land is never the same as the one you were on before,
2017, 194x194cm,
acrylic, oil on canvas
FACE2018 Excellent Work Award
Misao Abe,
The beautiful day,
2017, 190x136cm,
oil on canvas
FACE2018 Excellent Work Award
Yukari Inoue,
Dual sea,
2017, 194x162cm,
oil on canvas