Creative Sonoma

Mamoru Shimokochi

Visual Arts: Painting
Mamoru Shimokochi



Mamoru Shimokochi is an accomplished fine art painter and his paintings have been exhibited in galleries and juried shows. His work hangs in corporate and private collections.

Artist statement: 

Simple elements – line, form, space and bold color – this is the visual language that fascinates me. I strive to create depth and balance, simplifying elements down to the minimal. It’s as much about what you don’t see as what you do.

My background:
Many years as a brand identity designer, helps me focus and distill the elements that make up my vision. I choose a strong and simple visual expression that combines bold form and color to create a sense of dynamism and tension that captures the eye.

Painting Shows:  
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Biennial Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
National Orange Juried Show, San Bernardino, CA – Honorable Mention
Mt. San Antonio Gallery, Mt. San Antonio College, CA – Purchase Award
Downey Museum of Art Show, Juried Show
MM Shinno Gallery, Los Angeles, Group Show
Sidney Rothman Gallery, New Jersey
Los Angeles Art Association, Group Show
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Juried shows, Sebastopol, CA
Chroma Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

The de Young Open Exhibition, San Francisco, October 2020