Everyone has darkness and light. I draw darkness in order to draw light. I want to give form to myself or my desire through the scenery and animals I encounter in my daily life.
1981 Born in Osaka Prefecture, moved to Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture at age 5.
2004 Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Major in Japanese Painting
2006 Graduated from the Graduate School of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, majoring in Japanese Painting
2007 Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Training Course
2008 Part-time lecturer at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music (-2011)
2005 The 90th Inten Exhibition
Selected for the first time at the 90th Inten Exhibition
Seinokai Japanese Painting Exhibition, Matsuzakaya, Nagoya (exhibited every year since then)
2006 Maeda Seison Memorial Grand Prize Exhibition
Selected for the Maeda Seison Memorial Grand Prize Exhibition
Selected for the 17th Garyu Cherry Blossom Nihonga Grand Prize Exhibition (Selected in 2007)
Fly! Memories of a Twenty-Year-Old, CBC Prize
2007 The 62nd Spring Inten Exhibition, First Prize
Selected for the 62nd Spring Inten Exhibition
Chosukai Japanese Painting Exhibition, Takashimaya Department Store, Nihonbashi, Nagoya (exhibited annually in 2009 and 2010)
Uzura-kai Japanese Painting Exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi, Nagoya (exhibited annually thereafter - 2013)
YUYUKAI Exhibition of Japanese Painting, Matsuzakaya Department Store, Ginza and Sakae, Tokyo (exhibited annually from 2009 to 2010)
Masashi Ishitani Japanese Painting Exhibition "Light, Shade, Form" at Daimaru, Shinsaibashi, Tokyo.
Masashi Ishitani Japanese Painting Exhibition, Art Fair 2010, Sogo Omiya, Tokyo
Masashi Ishitani Exhibition -Light, Shadow, Line- at Tsuruken Art, Taiwan.
YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2011, Taipei (exhibited for the next 12 years)
Fuga no Kai, Daimaru Matsuzakaya, Nagoya/Shinsaibashi/Ueno (exhibited annually thereafter)
ART TAIPEI 2011, Taipei
Japanese Painting Exhibition of Aichi University of Arts, Sogo Omiya (exhibited every year since then)
Meibi Art Allium, Seibi Exhibition, Nagoya Art Club (exhibited annually since then)
Masashi Ishitani Exhibition "Everyday Melody", Tsuruken Art, Taiwan.
Japanese Painting Exhibition, Matsuzakaya Department Store, Nagoya/Ueno, Nagoya (exhibited every year since then)
WAKAZUZUSAKAI Exhibition of Japanese Paintings, Mitsukoshi Nihombashi, Nagoya (exhibited annually thereafter)
Masashi Ishitani Exhibition -Life, because of light. - Tsuruken Art, Taiwan.
Tobu Painting City, Ishitani Masashi Japanese Painting Exhibition ? Moment of Silence, Tobu Department Store, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
Tobu Painting Market, Tobu Department Store, Funabashi, Tokyo
100 Years of Okazaki Art Exhibition, Okazaki City Museum of Art, Okazaki, Japan
Solo Exhibition, Matsuzakaya Department Store, Nagoya, Japan
Solo Exhibition at Tobu Department Store, Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
Solo Exhibition, Daimaru Kyoto Store, Kyoto, Japan
Solo Exhibition at Tokyu Department Store, Tama Plaza, Tokyo.
Currently, In-house Friend of the Japan Art Institute