Danielle O’Connor Akiyama

Danielle O’Connor Akiyama

born 1957 in Toronto, Canada

Education and Accreditation
bachelor degree in social work – University of Waterloo, Canada
studied art therapy – Norwich university, Vermont, USA
master’s seal in sumi-e – Japanese Cultural Centre
member of sumi-e artists of Canada
Painting at Art League of New York City
Hinck’s Treatment Centre – Art Therapist
Women’s College Hospital – Art Therapist
Guest Artist/Lecturer – the High Arctic – Adventure Canada
Nomination – UK Fine Art Trade Awards – Best New Artist - 2008
Winner of numerous Awards including President’s Choice, Florence Biennale -2009

Solo Exhibiitons
February 2011
Believe - Whitewall Gallery, Westbournegrove, London, UK
Believe – Whitewall Gallery, Chichester, UK
Believe - Whitewarll Gallery, Newcastle, UK

February 2011
Artist in a Floating World, Bohemia Galleries, York, UK

September 2010
Joy - Whitewall Gallery, James Street, London, UK
Joy - Whitewall Gallery, Richmond, London UK
Joy - Whitewall Gallery, Bournemouth, UK

August 2010
The Silent Way, - Clarendon Fine Art, Mayfair, London UK

February 2010
Essence, Whitewall Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Essence, Whitewall Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Artique Galleries – Cambridge, UK

April 2010
Spirit and Light, -Two woman Show with Maya Eventov, Bohemia Galleries, UK
Without – Susan DeWitt Gallery, Naples, Florida, USA

December 2009
From Canada, with Hope – Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy (group exhibition)

October 2009
Celebration of Colour, Whitewall Gallery, Westbournegrove, London, UK
Celebration of Colour, Whitewall Gallery, Birmingham, UK

July 2009
Light - Reign Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

April 2008
Journey, Forest Gallery, Guildford, UK

October 2008
Hopes and Dreams Whitewall Galleries, James Street , London, UK
Hopes and Dreams, Whitewall Galleries, Stratford, UK
Hopes and Dreams -The Lemongrove Galleries, Henley on Thames, UK

June 2008
Being - Artique Gallery, Tundbridge Wells, UK
Being - The Lemongrove Gallery, Chiswick, London UK

October 2007
Beauty - Whitewall Galleries, Westbournegrove, London, UK
Beaut< - Whitewall Galleries, James St, London, UK

2006
travelling inward - Forest Gallery, Guildford UK

2006
joy - Art and Art Gallery, Sapporo Japan

2005
Noble Call - Milward Farrell Fine Art, Madison, USA

2004
Nan Miller Gallery – Group show, Rochester, NY,USA

2003
Stardust Tribute, Susan DeWitt Gallery, Naples, Florida

2003
A brush with Life – Milward Farrell Fine Art, Madison USA

2001
Burlington Art Centre, Ontario, Canada

Collections
Wellesley Hospital – Toronto
Princess Margaret Hospital – Toronto
Hinck’s Treatment Centre – Toronto
Heart and Stroke Foundation – Toronto
Toshiba Corporation – Head Office – Canada
Firm Capital Corporation – Toronto
University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Mattel Inc. – American Girl Corporation – Head Office, USA

Media Exposure
Art of England – Feature Article – February, 2011 – Artist in a Floating World
Fine Art Preview UK – 17/03/2010
Chiswick Life TV – Feature Artist 25/02/2010
The Green – Great British Life – 22/01/2010
Fine Art Preview UK – 10/01/2009
Art Business Today (Cover feature) Jan 2008
Fine Art Focus (Cover Feature), 06/11/2007
Canadian Living Magazine Spring/2005
Style at Home, Spring 2005