Sequoyah  Aono 
  
    Born in Naples, Italy; Grown in Tokyo, Japan. Reside in NYC.


Education
2012    -The Art Students League of New York  
2007    -MFA in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts 
2005    -BFA in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts


Solo Exhibitions
2018    -Vital Beating     Loko Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2017    -Identity of the difference     Marta Shefter Gallery / Krakow, Poland
2016    -Evidence of Existence     Infinito Gallery / NYC
2013    -Process of Perceiving     P339_cpny Gallery / Brooklyn, NY
2011    -Face to Face (thru Jan. 2012)     Chashama 461Gallery / NYC
2010    -Governors Island Art Fair 2010     Governors Island, NYC
  

Selected Exhibitions & Activities
2018 ~'12  -JAA Art Exhibition   JAA Hall / NYC
2017    -4th Beylikdüzü Int'l Stone Sculpture Symposium / Istanbul, Turkey 
2016    -Crown Heights Film Festival   FiveMyles Gallery / Brooklyn, NY
-Kömürcüoğlu Int’l 6. Stone Sculpture Colony / Denizli, Turkey
2015    -The League Residency at VYT / Sparkill, NY
2014    -Artist in Residence at Haslla Art World / Korea
-17th Nasunogahara Int’l Arts Symposium in Ohtawara / Tochigi, Japan
-Asklepios : Int'l Stone Sculpture Symposium / Izmir, Turkey
-Fiction in Reality   Three-Person Show at ISE Cultural Foundation / NYC
2013    -The New Florence Biennale   at the Fortezza da Basso / Florence, Italy
-Komurcuoglu 3. Int'l Stone Sculpture Colony / Denizli, Turkey
-Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
A year show at Smithsonian Nat'l Portrait Gallery / Wash, DC  
2012    -Beyond Rodin: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture  The Rye Arts Center/Rye, NY
-Heads   Lori Bookstein Fine Art / NYC
2011    -M2M Project (thru June. 2012)   ASL / NYC
-7th Int'l Bildhauer Symposium Davos / Switzerland
-2nd Int'l Sculptors Symposium in Ahrntal Valley / Italy
2010    -The Affordable Art Fair New York City 2010 / NYC
2009    -Young Artist ISE Cultural Foundation Supports
Tamada Project Temporary Contemporary / Tokyo, Japan
2007    -3rd Outdoor Exhibition for Selected 6 Sculptors (thru July. 2012)
Museum of Contemporary Sculpture / Tokyo, Japan 
-The Art Walking Path  A year group exhibition at Ueno Royal Park / Tokyo, Japan


Selected Awards
2017    -Richard McDermott Miller Prize   National Sculpture Society   / USA
2016    -Walter & Michael Lantz Prize   National Sculpture Society / USA
2015    -Roger T. Williams Prize   National Sculpture Society / USA
2014    -Alex J. Ettl Grant   National Sculpture Society / USA
-Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation Grant   for ISE NY Exhibition / Japan
2013    -3rd Prize   Smithsonian Nat'l Portrait Gallery / Wash, DC
2011    -National Endowment for the Arts Grant / USA
-1st Prize   2nd Int'l Sculptors Symposium in Ahrntal Valley / Italy
2010    -Grants for Overseas Study Pola Art Foundation 2010 in New York / Japan
2009    -Young Sculptor Award -Roger T. Williams Prize   Nat'l Sculpture Society / USA
2008    -ISE Cultural Foundation Award / NYC
-Tokyo Governor Award / Japan
-Arakawa Ward Headman Award   Arakawa Park Public Art Installation / Tokyo
2007    -Excellence Award   for 61st Gifu Prefecture Art Exhibition
The Museum of  Fine Arts, Gifu / Japan
  

Scholarships
2015    -Ruth Katzman Scholarship   for The League Residency at VYT / Sparkill, NY
2012    -Nessa Cohen Grant   ASL / NYC
2011    -Model to Monument Project   ASL / NYC
2010    -Edward G. Mcdowell Travel Grant   ASL / NYC


Outdoor Sculpture Installation:
“Mask” (White Marble)  at Beylikdüzü Valley of Life (park) / Istanbul, Turkey
“Foot” (Travertine Marble)  at Kömürcüoğlu Mermer Aş / Denizli, Turkey
“Suppressed Head” (White Granite)  at Ryogoku-Chuoh Middle School / Tochigi, Japan
“Chihuahua” (Lime Stone, Travertine Marble)  at Dokuz Eylül University / Izmir, Turkey
“Self-Head” (Travertine Marble)  at Kömürcüoğlu Mermer Aş / Denizli, Turkey
“Lotus Base for Ordinary People” (Oak with Varnish)  at Peace Village / Haines Falls, NY 
“Watching Upon the Present” (Marble, Aluminium, Steel)  at Westhampton, NY
“A Man’s Back” (Black Granite & Red Granite Base)  and
“Man with Burden” (Lime Stone)  at outdoors of Aged Home / Akiruno-City, Tokyo
“Brief Moment” (Black Granite with Beige Marble Wall)
at Museum of Contemporary Sculpture/ Tokyo
“Black Gaze I” (Black Marble & Black Granite Base)  at Arakawa Park/ Tokyo








 
 
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