Naomi Ojima

Born in Fukushima, Japan    

Live and work in Findhorn, Scotland, UK


Qualifications and training

2012   First Class BA Fine Art (Hons.), Moray School of Art, Elgin

2004   Healing through Art, Findhorn Foundation, Moray


Group exhibitions

2018  ‘MULTIDIMENSIONAL MOMENT’, Bakehouse Cafe, Findhorn

2017  ‘LAND + KARADA’, Orchard Road Studios’ Gallery, Forres

2016  ‘Home Project’, Bay Art Festival, Forres

          ‘NY – contemplating what is’, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn

2015  ‘NY – contemplating what is’, Nicholson Building Gallery, Forres

      ‘Mark Making’ Macmillan Art show, Aberdeen

2014  ‘Love + the Act of Retrieval’, The Gallery, Moray School of Art, Elgin

       RA Summer Exhibition 2014 (shortlist), Royal Academy, London  

2013   New Highland Graduates, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness

       EPSFA Short Film Award, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

       RSA New Contemporaries 2013, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2012   BellaArt, Belladrum Festival. Beauly

       Degree Show, Moray School of Art, Elgin

2011  ‘Presstige’ Festival of Printmaking, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen

2010  ‘elgin 3’ Canary Wharf, London

      ‘21@Moray School of Art’, Academy Block, Elgin

1990  ‘GAKUENSAI’, Miyagi Kyouiku Daigaku, Sendai, Japan


Solo exhibitions

2018  ‘NAOMI OJIMA EXHIBITION – in summer, cuckoos…’, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn

2003  ‘coming home’, Bansui Gallery, Sendai, Japan

2002  ‘rebirth’, Cluny Hill College, Moray

2001  ‘completion’, Cluny Hill College, Moray



2018   Moray Artists Bursary 2018 selected by We Make Moray

2013   New Contemporaries 2013 selected by Royal Scottish Academy


Private Commission

2014  ‘untitled’, water colour, Japanese ink, (for Miho Macleod)

2009  ‘shinbijin’ ukiyo-e, acrylic, (for John Gaddes)


‘Naomi Ojima with a drawing ten metres long made from endless hatchings in blue

ballpoint pen. It is beautiful… but we should welcome this kind of thing as reflecting

the rediscovery of drawing.’ By DUNCAN MACMILLAN Published on 18/04/2013, Scotsman