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

2007    -MFA in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts
2005    -BFA in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts

Selected Exhibitions & Activities
2015 ~'12   -The 20th JAA Art Exhibition   JAA Hall / NYC
-The League Residency at VYT / Sparkill, NY
2014    -Grant Winners Exhibition 2014   Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, ASL / NYC
-Artist in Residence at Haslla Art World / Korea
-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
-LA art show 2014 / Los Angeles, CA
2013    -The New Florence Biennale   at the Fortezza da Basso / Florence, Italy

-ISE NY Art Search 2013   ISE Cultural Foundation / NYC

-Komurcuoglu 3. Int'l Stone Sculpture Colony / Turkey
-Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013 (thru Feb. 23, 2014) Smithsonian Nat'l Portrait Gallery / Wash, DC
-Process of Perceiving   Solo Show at  P339_cpny Gallery / Brooklyn, NY
-Fractal   The Nippon Gallery at the Nippon Club / NYC
2012    -Grant Winners Exhibition 2012   Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, ASL / NYC
-Go Brooklyn   Brooklyn Artist Open Studio / Brooklyn, NY
-2012 Red Dot Exhibition   Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, ASL / NYC
-Beyond Rodin: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture   The Rye Arts Center Gallery / Rye, NY
-Heads   Lori Bookstein Fine Art / NYC
2011    -Face to Face (thru Jan. 2012)   Solo Show at  Chashama 461Gallery / NYC
-M2M Project (thru June. 2012)   ASL / NYC
-7th Int'l Bildhauer Symposium Davos / Switzerland
-Alexander Hotel Group Exhibition / Davos, Switzerland
-2nd Int'l Sculptors Symposium in Ahrntal Valley / Italy
-Group Exhibition in Geschäftsstelle Luttach Bank / Italy
-ART FOR JAPAN   ISE Cultural Foundation / NYC
2010    -A.G.A.S.T.   Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour / Brooklyn, NY
-Exhibited as Cover Artist Review No.11, ISE ART AUCTION / Tokyo
-Governors Island Art Fair 2010   Solo Exhibit / Governors Island, NYC
-Moments of Being   Spacewomb Gallery / Long Island City, NY
-2010 Red Dot Exhibition   Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, ASL / NYC
-The Affordable Art Fair New York City 2010 / NYC
-Center City Galleries Grand Opening   Center City Galleries / Paterson, NJ
2009    -Young Artist ISE Cultural Foundation Supports
Tamada Project Temporary Contemporary / Tokyo, Japan
-Happy Hour   ISE Cultural Foundation Front Space / NYC
-A.G.A.S.T.   Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour / Brooklyn, NY
-Art after September 11   Kumono Gallery Art Project / Brooklyn, NY
-Art [email protected] Living Vol. 1 / Brooklyn, NY
2008    -A.G.A.S.T.   Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour / Brooklyn, NY
-10th Winning works of Model Division Exhibition   Kajima / Tokyo, Japan
2007    -3rd Outdoor Exhibition for Selected 6 Sculptors (thru July. 2012)
Museum of Contemporary Sculpture / Tokyo, Japan 
-61st Gifu Prefecture Art Exhibition   The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu / Japan
-Morning Shadow & Evening Light   Senju Petti-Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
-Art Promenade Exhibition at Ueno Royal Park (thru Feb.2008) / Tokyo, Japan

Selected Awards
2015    -Roger T. Williams Prize   National Sculpture Society / USA
2014    -Alex J. Ettl Grant   National Sculpture Society / USA
-Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation   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

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


2014    -The Tretyakov Gallery Magazine #2 2014 / Moscow, Russia

          -“Valerie Cassel Oliver - Curate NYC 2013”   Online Exhibition

2013    -Interview “Sculptor: Sequoyah Aono” in Japanese weekly news paper, Shukan 

New York Seikatsu, No.472

-The Brooklyn paper titled “Striking a wooden pose”

-Interview “Sculptor:Sequoyah Aono” in japanese news paper YOMITIME,Vol.196 

2011    -Interview as Three Sculpture Artists in “Sculpture Review Magazine
 Summer -New 

2010    -No.11, ISE Art Auction Magazine   Cover Artist Review

-Art Kudos   online exhibition

-PS1 (online) Studio Visit


 Outdoor Sculpture Installation:

“Suppressed Head”(White Granite) / Ohtawara-shi Tochigi, Japan
“Chiwawa”(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 W

esthampton, NY
“A Man’s Back”(Black Granite & Red Granite Base) 
“Man with Burden”(Lime Stone) at outdoors of Aged Home, Akiruno-City, Tokyo

“Brief Moment”(Black Granite with Marble Wall)  at Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Tokyo

“Black Gaze I”(Black Marble & Black Granite Base)  at Arakawa Park, Tokyo

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