1987 Tokyo

2012 Musashino Arts University BA Tokyo

2019 University of the Arts London Wimbledon College of Arts Painting MA

Developing Your Creative Practice Grant 2021-2022 Arts Council England

a-n Artists Bursaries 2021: Time Space Money

Solo Exhibitions

2022 'Quiet Hot Spring' at Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo

2020 'Word for a day' at Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo

2018 'The moss of the rock' at Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo

2017 'Absurd daily life between June 17th and February' at Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016 'Addiction and the wall' at Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015 'Mio Ebisu' at Monacle Deli, England, UK

2014 'Kaden' at taimatz, Tokyo, Japan

2014 ’Mio Ebisu- Shop art walk' at Cafe Shakey's in Tokyo designers week, curated by Haruka Ito (Island Japan 3331) Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Page Masters Art Fair SET Social, London

2021 'Art Action UK Online Artist Residency' Selected artist, AAUK

2020 'Deep autumn; How does my neighbour live; I wonder?' Curated by Mio Ebisu at SET Project Space Lewisham London

2020 '..and Female.' Online Exhibition curated by Khaoula B. Karaweigh

2019 ' Squeezed! ' at Nunnery Gallery, London

2019 '3331 Arts Fair' at Arts Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan

2017 'What we can do in the desert if our password is weak and we are stuck offline' at Everybody Needs Art, curated by Peter Peter Bencze, Budapest, Hungary

2017 '片山正通的百科全書 ” Life is hard…Let’s go shopping.” ay Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013 'Why not live for art?' at Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012 'Little little arts club'; presented by Yoshimoto Nara at Towada Art Centre, Aomori, Japan

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

2017 'Share the acts of bathing' Japan tour UK-JP artists/musicians collaboration Hokkaido, Tokyo, Beppu, Kyoto, Nagoya funded by Artist International Development Fund

2017 ' Living room' at Liebig 12, Berlin, Germany Soramame

2017 ' Verantwortung', Organized by Blat3000, Berlin, Germany

Commisioned Project

2021 'David Birchall's Walking & Talking' Main visual image.

2021 Otto Willberg's project 'Barbaric Mystical Bored' A scroll painting animation about an imaginary journey of Herbal Remedies in medieval time view of the parallel worlds.

2021 'P2P NGI Pointer Funded Program' visual image.

2013 'Art meets Beppu' Curated by Beppu Project, Collaboration with 'Yumenoki' Designed gift box and biscuit , Japan


2021 'How to Draw Trees' @ Conway Hall, Antiuniversity Now, London, UK


2016 'DJVFA research residency' Bornholm, Denmark

2014 'Tsugihagi-Aomori' at art space tetra, with Yasuhito Kawasaki, Cordinator Saeko Oyama, Hakata, Japan

2013-2014 'Kiyoshima Apartment' by Beppu Project, Beppu, Japan

2013 ' Sunshine and Air' at Zamworl Museum, with Kanako Tada curated by Zamworl Museum, South Korea

Artist Statement

Mio Ebisu is a Japanese painter based in London. Her paintings create dream-like botanical landscapes drawing inspiration from various sources such as folklore, mythologies, herbalism and an obscure boundary moment between landscape and identity. Mio studied at Wimbledon College of Arts graduating in the UK in 2019 and Musashino Art University in Tokyo in 2012. Since her graduation from UAL she has lived in London and has a studio in SET art studio Lewisham. Her paintings are deeply connected to Eastern painting where she is from, such as scroll painting, ink,Ukiyoe and manga culture. She has never stopped exploring the possibilities to merge the cross-over regional visual culture into modern painting style. Bold colour and deformet figurative style with her immediate stroke recalls audiences their cheerful and inner personal view to the landscape. Her passion for colour lead to explore making own paints. This is strongly inspired from European Medieval manuscript and oil paints in the 15th centuries that the colour has not faded and is still fresh and vivid more than any other later works. In 2021-2022 She is granted by Arts Council England and a-n Artists Bursaries 2021 to have a time to practice the pigments and materiality to recall the old tradition and bring a deep connection between material and nature in a creative path. The subject of botany is from her fascination with plants and their powerful history. Plants are not just pleasant creatures, humans have been using their toxicity created from their defense system for medicine, dye, clothes, resin, and addiction such as drugs, tobacco and coffee. She has started researching the background of local plants, how they use them for her goal to compose bringing metaphors into narratives.