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Catherine Jao
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio

Catherine is a Chinese-Filipino professional ink painter based in Fukuoka, Japan. She paints in both Sumi-e and Nihonga (Japanese painting) styles. She does paintings on media ranging from Japanese handmade paper (including shikishi and fans) all the way to kibira pure hemp cloth and wood.

She has obtained her yoga teaching certification in 2019 and has also been teaching yoga regularly in both English and Japanese. She was greatly drawn to yoga and sees how much both yoga and art can be avenues for spiritual growth. She has recently been incorporating more and more yoga elements and philosophy into her artwork.

Check out some of her handpainted fans and noren on sale at…

If you are interested in commissions or in purchasing originals, please send an e-mail to

Also, if you are on Facebook, please like Catherine Jao's Art fan page at…

And for more information about her yoga classes, please check

Tools of the Trade
sumi ink, fude (Chinese/ Japanese brushes), handmade paper
Other Interests
dancing, books, theatre, adventuring
My designs for the hydroflasks that I've been working on just before COVID-19 hit us all came out already! So grateful to my high school batch for entrusting me with this :) #catherinejao #onebrightpearl #Repost on Instagram @ica2000vanicx --- Presenting the Vanicx x Hydroflask x Catherine Jao project featuring 3 endangered species! Available in three different sizes, variation and colors, a portion of the proceeds will benefit @wwfphilippines and our #VanicxCares program. Order now as we have very limited stocks available:
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Participating in a benefit exhibit for the typhoon victims in Asakura. If you're nearby, would love it if you can drop by :) 「あさくら杉おきあがりこぼし展」に参加いたします。お近くの方々は是非ご来場ください💗 Kitakyushu Exhibit 9/19 - 9/23, 10:00 - 17:30 (until 17:00 on the last day) @ Kitakyushu Convention and Visitors Association AIM 3rd Floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 802-0001 Entrance fee: 500yen, free for high school students and younger (it's part of a larger exhibit for pottery) Fukuoka Exhibit 9/27 - 9/29, 10:30 - 19:30 @ IMS Plaza, B2F 1 Chome-7-11 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0001 Entrance is free!
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The calligraphy group I belong to will have an exhibit at the Fukuoka City Art Museum this August 6 - 12, 2019. The group is made up of people of all ages, so the pieces are bound to be varied and interesting, and of course, I have one of my pieces up too! If you have time, it would be great if you can drop by! :) 【展覧会のお知らせ】 8/6(Tue)-12(Mon) の期間、私の所属する書道会が福岡市美術館にて書道展を開催されます。 お忙しいかとは存じますが、ご高覧いただけましたら幸いです😊 ------------------------------------------- 【筆聖会書展】 8/6(Tue)-12(Mon) 9:30~17:30 / 金•土 ~20:00 福岡市美術館 市民ギャラリーF 〒810-0051 福岡市中央区大濠公園1-6 地下鉄 空港線「大濠公園駅」3•6番出口徒歩10分 七隈線「六本松駅」2番出口より徒歩10分 西鉄バス 「福岡市美術館東口」降停、徒歩3分 「赤坂三丁目」降停、徒歩5分 「福岡城•NHK放送センター入口」降停、徒歩3分
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You have an EXQUISITE Gallery, Catherine!


Japanese Snow Scene Colour Final

Thank you so much!

Lovely gallery! I admire your technique and skill with sumi-e :) I hope to see more from you!
thank you so much! I hope to see more of yours as well!
Love your work !