Artist Oscar Oiwa with drawing on an Akari light sculpture
© Oscar Oiwa Studio
Families, Free, Offsite

Art at Rainey Park

Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:30 am–3:30 pm
Free, at Rainey Park, Vernon Blvd btwn 33 Rd & 34 Ave

Families with children ages 4–10 are invited to join Noguchi Museum educators and special guest artist Oscar Oiwa for art activities at Rainey Park, across the street from The Noguchi Museum. Explore Oiwa’s panoramic landscape drawings and consider how you might draw a landscape from the park, or from your memory, onto a paper lantern.

Families can drop in to join us at any point from 10:30 am–3:30 pm; no RSVP required. Art materials (including paper lanterns) will be provided. Bring your own picnic blanket to sit on while making art in the park. All participants will receive a pass to visit The Noguchi Museum for free.

Oscar Oiwa was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He received his B.F.A. (1989) from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University. He experienced contemporary art during this time in nearby galleries and became an assistant at the São Paulo Art Biennial. Oiwa held his first solo exhibition while he was still in college and thereafter participated in the 21st São Paulo Art Biennial (1991). He has received several awards including Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2001), and Asian Cultural Council in 2002. In 2019 he received the Medal of Honor from His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Japan. His works has been shown widely throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe, including solo exhibitions in institutions including Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2007), Japan House São Paulo (2019), Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), California Southern University Pacific Asia Museum(2020), Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris (2020), among others. He currently lives and works in New York City.