Current News

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Tenleytown Main Street Public Art on November 4th, 2022

Tamao Nakayama created vividly colored panels to celebrate the healthy and active community that has grown up around Tenleytown. Thin lines and bold changes in color put the people in motion. Tamao’s artwork represents a vibrant town that is made for and supported by people of all ages and cultures.

Thanks to all the people who made the project come alive. I’m very happen to be part of the project Art In Motion!

Past News

Public Art, OmniRide & KPWB Bus Stop Beautification Project on August 24th, 2022

My first public art was just installed. It’s really exciting to see the bus station. I was very happy to be involved in OmniRide & KPWB Bus Stop Beautification Project. The bus shelter I designed is on Old Bridge Rd. and Antietam (across from Woodbridge High School), so I wanted to design something colorful and joyful for kids. I made this artwork, “Seven Animals On A Path To The River”, with the idea of promoting the beauty of Virginia’s wildlife. I hid small animals in the colorful forest, so people can have fun finding them. I hope my work enhances people’s everyday lives and raises public awareness about environmental stewardship.

Press Release: Fox 5 DC, Prince William Living

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Podcast Interview Aired On June 23rd, 2022

I had an opportunity to talk about my artwork and my biography. It was quite an experience. My hands are still sweating with nervousness. “Oh, how brave am I to take an interview in English!?” Although during the interview my brain was working super hard, so smoke almost came out from my ears, evidently on the podcast my mouth was moving much slower than I thought it was. However, because of my slow snail talk, every word I said was very true. I can not say enough thank you to The Truth In This Art and the host, Rob Lee, to be so awesome. They made the interview comfortable and welcoming for me. The Truth In This Art is documenting and supporting the vibrancy and development of arts and culture. Visit their website and enjoy their podcast!

The Open Space Arts at Stonebridge

Selected Group Exhibition

The Open Space Arts Gallery
15000 Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge, VA
May 4th – May 29th/2022
Juror(s): Prince William Art Society Committee

The Open Space Arts at Stonebridge

Selected Group Exhibition

The Open Space Arts Gallery
15000 Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge, VA
April 2nd – April 30th/2022
Reception: Thursday, April 21st, 4pm
Juror(s): Prince William Art Society Committee

Target Gallery In Torpedo Factory Art Center

Selected Group Exhibition “Hypothese

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St. Alexandria, VA 22314
September 11 – October 31/2021
Reception: Friday, October 8, 7pm
Juror: Sue Wrbican 

Summary: This exhibition is all about the process of intellectual experimentation and/or the exploration of new ideas and techniques in an artist’s practice. The goal of this theme is to create a dialogue of work in conversation with each other about embarking outside one’s traditional boundaries of understanding. Whether it be based in cerebral or scientific research or experimenting with a new technique or conceptual idea, each work in the exhibition will embody this concept of questioning and discovery.