Nobuo Kubota

Region: Ontario
Born 1932, Vancouver British Columbia


Nobuo Kubota was born on June 27, 1932 in Vancouver BC. He has degree in architecture from the University of Toronto. He practiced architecture for 10 years before becoming an artist. He is also a musician, sound artist and sound singer. As an artist, he has a tendency to work in isolation and remains outside the main stream. His current interest involves the development of a calligraphic style of notation for the depiction of sound which he calls ‘Sonic Calligraphy.’

He has been awarded the Allied Arts Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; the Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from The Canada Council for the Arts; The Governor General’s Award and the Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa from The Ontario College of Art & Design.

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