Teaching Staff (Multidisciplinary Arts)

曽根博美
Title Professor
Research Fields  Art projects / Community and art / Art and resilience
Education
2015
Master’s (Clinical Psychology), Hope International University, Fullerton, USA
1987
Bachelor’s (Aesthetics and Art History), Tokyo University of the Arts
Selected Professional Experience
2021-Present
Professor, Akita University of Art
2018-2021
Associate Professor, Tokyo Kasei University
2016-2018
Mental health therapist; Social worker; ‘Far East Lounge’ Community program coordinator, Little Tokyo Service Center CDC, Los Angeles, USA
2015-2016
Mental health therapist, Center for Japanese Mental Health, Los Angeles, USA
2015-Present
Certified clinical psychotherapist, State of California, USA
2014-2015
Mental health therapist, Asia Pacific Women’s Center, Los Angeles, USA
2000-2014
Art management, Yutaka Sone Studio Los Angeles, USA
1992-1994
Curator, Penrose Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo
1987-Present
Art critic; Writer; Independent curator
Recent Activities <Research Projects>

2020-Present
Cho-korei shakai ni okeru ‘tsunagari’ saisei to tayo na chi’iki shigen ni yoru ‘kore made-dori no kurashi keizoku’ e no chosen [Towards maintaining ways of life through various local resources and the regeneration of social bonds in a super-aged society] (with MATSUOKA Yoko). Tokyo Kasei University
2020
Shishunki no jiheishosha to no hyogen o tsujita tsunagari no tame ni [Bonding with autistic adolescents through artistic expression]. (Multidisciplinary art-based therapy research)
2019-2021
Children and Parenting Support through Expression-Centered Art Program. Research Institute of Domestic Science, Tokyo Kasei University

 

<Art Projects>

2019-Present
TONARI (Neighborhood) Project (as Min Nishihara). Presented at various venues including Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021
2016-2018
Various community art projects as part of ‘Far East Lounge,’ Little Tokyo Service Center CDC, Los Angeles, USA
2016-Present
Michoacán Project (with SONE Yutaka)
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Theory 1, 2
Contemporary Art Seminar
Multidisciplinary Arts Seminar A, B, C
Art Tour
Graduation Project (Multidisciplinary Arts)
Example Works
ミチョアカンプロジェクト ファー・イースト・ラウンジ2017 となりプロジェクト トナリプロジェクト2021
Michoacán Project (2016) ’Far East Lounge’ (2017) TONARI (Neighborhood) Project (2020; photo by Yukai) TONARI (Neighborhood) Project (Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021; 2021)

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: SONE Hiromi (Japanese page)