|Sheila McNellis Asato||
Title: Early Summer
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Size: 20" x 27"
Asato received her Shodan Degree in Japanese Calligraphy from Kyoto Suimei Shodo Kai, Japan in 1980; her Certificate in Japanese Language, Art and Culture from Kansai University of Foreign Studies, Osaka, Japan in 1980; and her BA, Cum Laude, in Fine Arts and East Asian Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota in 1982. She is a freelance illustrator and arts instructor in Japan.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Ozu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1994; Tom Gallery, Narita City, Japan, 1992; Gallery Tanaka, Urayasu City, Japan, 1991; and Hogarth Club, London, England, 1989.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Horie Culture Fest, Horie Community Center, Japan, 1993 and 94; Art Space Urayasu, Wave 101 Gallery, Japan, 1992 and 93; Urayasu City Annual Exhibition, Japan, 1991-93; McDonald and Asato's World, Gallery Zin, Japan, 1992; Responses, Avenue Kobe Gallery, England, 1991; Beauty of the Japanese Line, Hirakata City Gallery, Japan, 1991; Responses, Small Mansion Art Center, England, 1990; Riverside Open, Fulham Palace, England, 1990; McNellis (Asato) and Bernthal, Schaffer Gallery, United States, 1982; and Best 100, Minnesota Museum of Fine Arts, United States, 1980.