33rd Foreign Artists Exhibition

Nagoya, September 29, 2018. From October 30 - November 4 Denise Buisman Pilger will exhibit several pieces from her brand new body of work ‘World on Washi’ at the 33rd Foreign Artists Exhibition (FAE33), organized by the Central Japan International Society (CJIS), with the generous support of Nagoya International Center (NIC). This exhibition encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas among the citizens of Nagoya and foreign artists living in the Chubu Region of Japan. 

The 33rd Foreign Artists Exhibition will be held from Tuesday, October 30 November to Sunday, November 4. Painters, potters, photographers, sculptors, printers, and other fine artists will display their original artworks in the well-appointed 4th floor Exhibition Room at Nagoya International Center (NIC). The exhibition will be open to the public, free, from 10 am to 7 pm daily except the last day (Sun.) which will end at 5:00 pm. | Pictures >>

Okazaki Foreign Artists Exhibition

Nagoya, September 29, 2018. From October 6-14 Denise Buisman Pilger’s work will be part of the Foreign Artists Exhibition at Kikyu Gallery in Okazaki. Gallery opening hours are 10am-6pm (Closed Monday). 16 Artists will be participating in this years exhibition, the exhibition will include painting, photography, woodblock prints and ceramics. On Saturday October 6th at 17:30 h. there will be a vernissage, sponsored by Kikyu Club, please come along, meet some of the artists and have a good time. | Pictures >>




ITbM Gallery presents a series of mixed media cityscapes by Denise Buisman Pilger.

Nagoya, July 27, 2018. Nagoya based Dutch artist Denise Buisman Pilger, will present her unique view of the familiar urban landscape in a solo exhibition titled: ‘Foreign Views’, at ITbM Gallery (464-8601 名古屋市千種区不老町 名古屋大学トランスフォーマティブ生命分子研究所 ITbM Gallery, 1F). The exhibition features the artists’ most recent works, in which she presents a series of condensed memories of her travels. The exhibition runs from August 23 – September 25.

As a frequent traveler, Denise Buisman Pilger, continues to be inspired by the urban landscape and the people that populate it. “We so often complain about our cities being old and dirty and we forget about the beauty that can be found there. ‘Foreign Views’ will give people the opportunity to see the city through my eyes. I love to observe city life, all the cars and people rushing by, I always like to imagine where all those people are going and what their lives are like.” In her work Denise captures those moments, giving us a chance to ponder and make up stories of our own. 

‘Foreign Views’ will be the inaugural exhibition at the ITbM Gallery that is located in the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), whose aim is to create cutting-edge science with potentially signifi cant societal impact. “By adding a gallery space, we want to remind people that science and art go together. I believe that every scientist is an artist that gets inspired by nature and the environment that they are in.” says Gallery Director Dr. Asraa Ziadi.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Buisman Pilger has a Bachelors Degree in Illustration from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. She has called Amsterdam, Fort Worth, Montréal and Nagoya home and she has proudly exhibited her work at the 2011 Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, the Artist Project and she recently received the Foreign Minister Award at the Global Artists Movement Exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art. Her work can be found in galleries in Montréal and Toronto.

“I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to share my work with the wonderful people of Nagoya. My recent move from Montréal Canada to Nagoya Japan has been very inspiring and I am very excited to include some of my newest, Japan inspired pieces, in this exhibition. I love to show the audience the beauty of their everyday environment and Japan definitely has a lot of beauty to offer!” Says Denise Buisman Pilger. | Pictures >>

Foreign Views
ITbM Gallery - 464-8601 名古屋市千種区不老町 名古屋大学トランスフォーマティブ生命分子研究所 ITbM Gallery, 1F
August 23 – September 25, 2018
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 19:30
Saturday: 9:30 – 17:30
Sunday: Closed


`Treasures of Tranquility` receives prestigious award at

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art. 

Nagoya, June 8, 2018. From May 16-20 the Artist Abroad, Denise Buisman Pilger, exhibited her brand new artwork `Treasures of Tranquility` at the 18th Global Artist Movement (GAM) group exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Toyota, Japan. 

`Treasures of Tranquility` received highest marks from the jury and was awarded the prestigious Foreign Minister Award, Denise Buisman Pilger being one of the first foreign artists to receive this honor. 

The exhibition featured the works of more then 70 artists from 12 different countries at a beautiful, contemporary exhibition space at the newly renovated Toyota MunicipalMuseum of Art. 

The Global Artist Movement is an organization aiming to promote international exchange of creativity and to encourage artistic activities as an international movement.


Global Artist Movement Exhibition at
the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Nagoya, April 20, 2018. From May 16-20 the Artist Abroad, Denise Buisman Pilger, will exhibit a brand new artwork at the 18th Global Artist Movement (GAM) group exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Toyota, Japan. 

The Global Artist Movement is an organization aiming to promote international exchange rich in creativity and to encourage artistic activities as an international movement.

From Wednesday - Saturday the exhibition will be open from 10am - 5pm and on Sunday from 10 am - 3pm. If you wish to meet the artist, she will be in attendance on Saturday morning and Sunday. | Pictures >> 

Toyota Municipal Art Museum
Address 8 - 5 Kozakamoto cho, Toyota City,  
Prefecture 471 - 0034 1
Tel: 0565-34-6610

〒464-0077 Nagoya-shi, Chikusa-Ku,  Kanda-cho 32-13

Nagoya-shi, Chikusa-Ku,
Kanda-cho 32-13


Womens Showcase at the Plastic Factory

Nagoya, March 22, 2018. On Saturday April 14th you will have a chance to show your support for women in the arts here in Nagoya! Come see some amazing performances and awesome artwork by female artists at the Plastic Factory, doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm, tickets are ¥1500 at the door and include one drink!

This is the event you've been waiting for! - the second ever Nagoya Women's Showcase! An entertaining evening of Music & Art from your favourite fully functioning female faction. | Pictures >>

Featuring... musical performances by:
Denise Hewitt
......May Chu Chu's Cabaret of Chaos!
.........DJ Divalicious Christiahn
Special Guest: Olivia
and our very own backing band, Don't Wrestle Ron!
(Darian Gore, Yuki Angel, Coleen Wickdahl and Lesley Bartlett).

along with art exhibited by:
Gwyn Wilson
...Louise Corry
......Saddle Kobayashi
.........Denise Buisman Pilger, the Artist Abroad. Hand layered photo based mixed media paintings.

Come support some awesome female artists!