Bryan Ohno is president of Urban Art Concept and principal workshop facilitator for ArtRefresh from the Think as an Artist series. Ohno's background in the arts stretches over three decades where he served as a director of two art galleries (Seattle/Tokyo), and a consultant to emerging and established artists, including Dale Chihuly. He has curated and developed over 100 international shows and exhibits, specializing in sculpture. At Urban Art Concept Ohno's work embraces art, in all of its forms, to inspire human connection. These unexpected art installations are designed to enliven the grey in our city landscape. Currently a Seattle gallery owne, art consultant, and socially engaged artist, Ohno is always looking ahead to the next meaningful event.
Ohno's recent projects include Spiral Art Project at Lake Union Park supported by Seattle University and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation ARTSparks, Mad Homes on Capitol Hill, and numerous private workshops, installations, and guest lectures.
Urban Art Concept
Its mission is to embraces all creative platforms to inspire human connection.
Currently in progress is the reinvigoration of alleyways in the Seattle borrough of Belltown. Urban Art Concept believes art can be utilized to boldly improve everyday urban life.
Urban Art Concept has worked with professional artists and writers, ARTSparks, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Seattle University on notable projects such as Flying Kite, Spiral Art Project at Lake Union Park, Read with Me, and Mad Homes on Capitol Hill.
Urban Art Concept's first socially engaged project with artist Bokuden Matsuda at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 2000
Contemporay Japanese calligrapy
60 foot canvas with black sumi paint
Once the children were unleashed with unconventional painting tools, their expressions were dynamic
Joint project with Pomigranite for developing the Alley Way Art Plans for the Belltown community, Seattle, WA, 2016