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Artist Bio

Born in Chiba, Japan, Yuko was reared by parents who appreciated every aspect of art. As a child growing up in Bangladesh her creative talents began to flourish. 

 

In 2000, Yuko attended Tama Art University in Tokyo majoring in oil painting. At that time, her method of expression gradually shifted from canvas to jewelry design. As a result, Yuko launched a jewelry brand while simultaneously attending school. Her jewelry has been sold worldwide and has collaborated with popular fashion brands. 

 

Yuko spent several years in the Netherlands and the United States and moved to Nagasaki Japan, where it’s surrounded by beautiful mountains and the blue ocean.

She was deeply impressed by the majestic nature and animals there and that led her soul to start painting again. 

Yuko channels her enthusiasm for the amazing characteristics of the animals formed in the process of evolution onto canvas. Employing academic oil painting techniques in the creations of her pieces, Yuko believes that oil gives life to her art because the medium "works inquisitively as if it has its spirit". 

 

Her works are housed in private collections widely around the world.

 

Yuko is also passionate about preserving beautiful nature and the planet earth for the next generation. By donating a portion of the art sales, she contributes to nature conservation activities.

EDUCATION

           

2004     BFA,Tama art university / Tokyo,JP

2011      Jewelry design associate degree, Hiko Mizuno College of  jewelry / Tokyo,JP 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2020      “Creations Between Heaven and Earth”     Shimanose Art Museum / Sasebo, Nagasaki, JP

 

2021       “Sacred Creations”   Artas Gallery / Hakata, Fukuoka, JP

2021        “Living Sculptures”   Ropponmatsu TSUTAYA / Ropponmatsu, Fukuoka, JP

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2020        “Kokonoe - Group Exhibition”     Shimanose Art Museum / Sasebo, Nagasaki, JP

2021         “TAGBOAT AWARD 2021 winning artists group exhibition”   Shibuya Hikarie 8 / Shibuya, Tokyo, JP

2021         “IAG AWARDS 2021 winning artists group exhibition”   Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Ikebukuro, Tokyo, JP

2021          “Dual Views”   Arkas Sasebo / Sasebo, Nagasaki, JP

2021           "2021 ON THE ORIGIN OF ART art competition" Winning Artists Group Exhibition

                    ON THE ORIGIN OF ART Gallery / Ginza, Tokyo, JP

2022           "2021 ON THE ORIGIN OF ART Competition” Winning  3 Artists Exhibition 

                    ON THE ORIGIN OF ART Gallery / Ginza, Tokyo, JP

 

2022           “Bird Strike”  Antler Gallery / Portland, OR, United States

 

2022            “KENZAN”   Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Ikebukuro, Tokyo, JP

 

2022           “The Poison Garden”   Antler Gallery / Portland, OR, United States

 

2022           “Animalia”   Abend Gallery / Denver, CO, United States

AWARD          

 

2021        “TAGBOAT AWARD 2021 / Nominated

2021         “IAG AWARDS 2021 / Nominated

2021         “2021 ON THE ORIGIN OF ART" art competition / Prize-winning

MEDIA

                                       

2020           Awesome art resource book  /  Awesome art prize spring edition 2020

2020           TVS / “Spot-in-Sasebo” Artist interview

2020           LIFE Sasebo Magazine /  “Gallery” Artist interview

2021            Nagasaki Newspaper /  "Two female artists"

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