Rajul Shah, ‘Memories of Hokusai III’, 2017, Kitano Alley Gallery

Born 1968 in Mumbai, India, grown up in the USA and now living in Tokyo, Japan; Rajul Shah retired from a 20-year career as a healthcare executive to pursue her passion in Art in 2012.

An up and coming artist who leverages her passion for travel and adventure, Rajul seeks to create conceptual and expressionistic compositions of landscapes and people that capture the spirit of a place, a time, or a memory.

Influenced by her Indian heritage and time spent studying art in Japan, the richness of India with its festive colors and the aesthetic use of negative space in Japanese Brush Painting allow her to present unique expressions of color and space.

There is an evolution of artistic expression as Rajul experiments across mixed media to create texture and layers of color, integrating and blending a variety of materials including mica, acrylic, oil, gold, silver and copper. The result is a dynamic interaction of light and color.

After seeing her first Monet at the age of 10; Rajul knew she would learn to paint someday. She began her journey in photography where she learned the importance of composition. Drawing gave her an opportunity to “play” with space. After reaching Japan in 2012, Rajul heavily pursued studio classes in Drawing, oil and Nihonga (Japanese) painting. She came to love and focus on painting.

Her goal is to create paintings that impart emotion, whether it is excitement, desire, inspiration, peace or a sense of adventure.

(With) Peace... (In) ART... (To the) Soul.


1990 Drexel University – Bachelor of Science
2002 Fairleigh Dickinson University – Masters of Business Administration

2012 to present

Sothebys Certificate in Art Mangement

Temple University, Tokyo Tyler School of Art – Continuing Education
Studio Classes in Oil, Drawing, Japanese Brush Painting, Photography

October, 2016: Indian Icons, Design Festa Gallery – Harajuku, Tokyo

November 2016: Tokyo American Club IB – Womens Artist Association of Tokyo (WAAT)

March, 2017: Blossom Blast Daily Rotating Easel

October, 2017: The Fuji Collection – Kitano Alley Gallery, Kobe, Japan

February 2018: India Art Festival, Mumbai India

Articles/ Blogs:


Canvas Dreams: https://issuu.com/intouch_magazine/docs/jan2014_intouch

About Rajul Shah

USA, b. 1968, Mumbai, India, based in Tokyo, Japan

Solo Shows

The Fuji Collection
The Backet list