After obtaining a BFA from Indiana University, JC moved to Tokyo where he lived for two decades, with a one-year break in Paris. In Japan, JC studied traditional calligraphy for fourteen years with Yamahata Shoko. In Tokyo, he was the first non-Japanese to hold a solo show of his calligraphy at the Ginza Shoro Gallery. After returning to the States he settled in Los Angeles, becoming the graphic designer, artist/calligrapher and cultural consultant on Japan-related films such as The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Last Airbender, as well as The Call of the Wild, and episodes of Pirates of the Caribbean. He created set signage for the Brad Pitt film ‘Bullet Train.’ J.C. Continues to paint and practice calligraphy.

Calligraphy



Broken teacup

Take Pleasure in Art

If you have the means, make poetry

Muga

no ego

Mu

nothingness

Reggie

Jinsei

life

The Dog Koan

Bottle

Arashi

storm

Kokoro

heart

Hin

poor

Bugz

Animal Zodiac

folding screens

JC Brown