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About the program

Hosted jointly by Ronin Gallery, Globus Washitsu, and OnBeat Magazine, the annual Ronin Globus OnBeat Artist-in-Residence Program seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue by providing the opportunity for Japanese visual artists to live, work and exhibit in New York City.

Awards & Benefits
SOLO EXHIBITION

at Ronin Gallery

STUDIO & RESIDENCE

at Globus Washitsu

DEDICATED EDITORIAL

in ONBEAT Magazine

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Round-trip airfare and stipend

Who can apply?
  1. Japanese visual artists
  2. Artists who have not previously had a solo exhibition in NYC
  3. Two-dimensional works no larger than 28.5 x 45.5 inches are preferred, but all submissions will be considered
  4. Must have twelve completed works for display and sale in New York by the start of the residency
  5. Basic English skills preferred but not required
  6. Artist must be able to comfortably live and work independently while in NYC
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
  • Program Launch January 2022
  • Application Period Through Oct. 31, 2022
  • Judging Period Nov. - Dec. 2022
  • Announcement of Winner January 2023
  • Preparation & Logistics Feb. - June 2023
  • Program & Exhibition July - August 2023
PROGRAM JUDGES
PROGRAM JUDGE

Hiroshi Senju

Nihonga Artist

PROGRAM JUDGE

Ryutaro Takahashi

Art collector & psychiatrist

PROGRAM JUDGE

Katsura Yamaguchi

Managing Director of Christie’s Japan
International Director of Christie’s
Asian Art Departments

PROGRAM JUDGE

Ramona Handel-Bajema

Chief Program Officer
Japan Society, NY

PROGRAM JUDGE

Johnny Waldman

Founder of Spoon & Tamago

PROGRAM JUDGE

Chelsea Foxwell

Associate Professor of Art History,
East Asian Languages and
Civilizations, and the College
at the University of Chicago

PROGRAM JUDGE

Bradley Bailey

The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao
Curator of Asian Art at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


ARTICLE: Meet our Program Judges
PROGRAM SPONSORS
RONIN GALLERY

Ronin Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in Japanese woodblock prints and home to one of the largest collections of 17th – 21st century Japanese prints in the United States. Founded in 1975 in the Explorers Club Mansion of New York City, the gallery is now located in the taproom of the historic Engineers Club at Bryant Park Place.

THE GLOBUS FAMILY

The Globus Brothers (Ron, Ric and Steve) have long been associated with cultural interchange between Japan and United States. They have sponsored events at eminent institutions including Japan Society and Asia Society. Their scope spans dance, theater, cinema, art, craft, and performance groups. Globus Washitsu is a venue to spark the expression, knowledge, and wonderment that arise from dialogue between Japan and the United States.

ONBEAT MAGAZINE

ONBEAT=音美衣杜, is composed with four kanji characters, “音”(music), “美”(art), “衣”(fashion) and “杜”(forest, environment). ONBEAT magazine is a “Bilingual Magazine for Art and Culture from the Edge of the East” and is published biannually. It aims to introduce various arts and cultures all around the world as well as Japanese art and culture to the world.

PAST PROGRAMS
2019Yoshihito Kawase

Ryusui: Flowing Stream, Running Water

2018Asako Iwasawa

Kacho Fugetsu

2017Katsutoshi Yuasa

Iki: Stylish, Simple and Sophisticated

2016OZ Keisuke Yamaguchi

The Great Wave

PROGRAM LIAISONS

If you have any questions regarding the application process or program, feel free to reach out to the program liaisons below.

Kumi Shimizu

AIR Japan Program Liaison
Japan Representative, Globus Washitsu
kskumi3@gmail.com

Travis Suzaka

AIR U.S. Program Liaison
Creative Director, Ronin Gallery
travis@roningallery.com

PROGRAM AMBASSADORS
Noboru Tsubaki

Director of ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO, Aomori Triennale, and Setouchi Intl Art Festival | Contemporary Artist, Professor

OZ Keisuke Yamaguchi

2016 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence

Katsutoshi Yuasa

2017 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence

Asako Iwasawa

2018 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence

Yoshihito Kawase

2019 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence

Everett Brown

Director of Kyoto Kaisho Foundation, writer and photographer

Joji Mita

Global Art Management Advisor

Kentaro Totsuka

Director of NOWHERE | Director of hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO

Risako Ota

Doctoral Student at Kobe University

Nachi Das

Art Collector, Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor

Koji Hayashi

Manager of the Sato Sakura Gallery New York

Yasuko Harris

Former Gallery Director of Honjo Gallery in Tokyo

Masako Shiba

Art Entrepreneur

John Einarsen

Founding Editor and Publisher of Kyoto Journal

Hiroko Ishinabe

Founder of the One Piece Club

Akiyo Yagyu

Project manager of Artothèque, Art consultant, coordinator, curator

F.A.Q.
F.A.Q.
Why only Japanese artists working in Japan?

While many international residency programs bring artists to the United States, there are few opportunities specifically for Japanese artists. For the past 40 years, Ronin Gallery has focused on bringing the best of Japanese prints to New York City. In keeping with this tradition, Ronin Gallery seeks to nurture and promote the most exciting talents in contemporary Japanese art. The Globus family has a singular focus on supporting Japanese culture. This program reinforces this focus by promoting Japanese art in the United States.

Who is responsible for the transport of the art?

The artist is responsible for shipping the art to Ronin Gallery and all Japanese import and export duties. The program will fully cover the cost of retuning the art to Japan and all U.S. import and export duties.

How is the winner selected and what is the review process?

In the first round of screening, five candidates will be selected by the sponsors of the program. In the second round of judging, a panel of judges will join in and vote to select the winner from among the five.

Are the artist’s materials included?

We do not provide materials, but the $1000 stipend can be used for this purpose.