Yuriko Wada

...Profile...

Artist/ Painter / Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
(http://www.bambinart.jp/)



1986
Born in Chiba, Japan
Live in Kanagawa. Japan

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2010
Tokyo University of Arts, Fine Arts oil paintings Department , Tokyo, Japan, BFA

2012
Tokyo University of Arts, Fine Arts oil paintings Department, O Jun Lab., Tokyo, Japan, MFA

Live in Berlin, Germany

:::News:::
2013. April
Returned to Japan!

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...Exhibitions...

Solo exhibitions:

2012
"Chotto, Hot, Hyotto" Bambbnart Gallery, Tokyo

2010
"Yuriko Wada" Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo


Group exhibitions:

2011
"Taro or Alice vol.2" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo
"777 Fuck'n baby exhibition" Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo
"10th AG-H Charity auction" Omotesando GALLERY EYE of GYRE, Tokyo
"TURNER AWARD 2010" Arts Chiyoda 3331(Tokyo),ART COURT Gallery (Osaka), Aoba Gasou (Miyagi), Daimaru Fujii (Sapporo)
"Art Lounge in Kabukicho" Kabukicho Techno space, Tokyo
"ATC ART AWARD" Art Complex center, Tokyo
"Geidai(Tkyo University of Arts) Art Plaza Prize exhibition" Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo

2010
GTS(Geidai Taito Sumida) Sightseeing Art project 2010"Sumida-gawa shin meisho monogatari (The story of the new landmarks around the Sumida river)" A ceremony hall of the Higashi Honganji (a tenple), Tokyo
"Taro or Alice" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo
"Tokyo metro encouraging prize winner's exhibition" Ikebukuro Echika PASSAGE DE METRO, Tokyo
"Graduation Exhibition 2010" Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo

2009
"Otome Kaishingeki" Tokyo Universityof Art, Tokyo

2008
"Tokyo Wonder Seed 2008 winner's exhibition" TWS Shibuya, Tokyo


...Awards...
2010
+TURNER AWARD 2010, Grand prize
+Mr.O memorial encouraging award
+Tokyo metro encouraging prize

2008
+Tokyo Wonder Seed 2008, selected as a finalist.

...About the production...

concepts:

I have interests on nature and principles of the universe. My artistic views go into the structure and elements of phenomena before my very eyes. That is sometimes composed of sceneries, or the other times formed as portraits. The works drawn through this point of view are colorful and have behaviors of trick art. When viewers find out the tricks in the paintings, I hope their thoughts go to the evolution of a world. 
The thing you are seeing in front of you makes you see a different world. In that world, there is another world glimpsing you. Including this type of the nested objects, I love motifs that lead you to somewhere else. That is because each one of us is shrouded, swathed, and guarded by many things in each one’s unique environment of the galaxy, the solar system, the earth, the sky, the ocean, the mountains, or the cities.
How transient and minuscule the limit of human activity is. On the other hand, there are long-lasting activities of human beings in the world around us. In my works, I would like to express this type of hopes, agony, and dilemma which every human being thinks about throughout their lives.

contact:
unchi_hakase@ybb.ne.jp
info@bambinart.jp
TEL:+81(0)3-6420-1973
FAX:+81(0)3-6420-1976
Bambinart Gallery
B107 3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

:About the recent new works, “Shimi -the natural shapes-“
Though life in Berlin including time spent in a language school, I recognized Berlin is one of the most globalized cities in the world. For example, the city is full of Germans of course, Turks, Arabs, Italians, Spanish, Swiss, Polish, French, English, Americans, Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese. Each spends everyday life. This is the first time for me to live in this type of international cities. In such ambience, I recognized I am always asked where I am from, what I have done, how I am grown. I am put to stand a gap between self-awaking as Japanese and receiving foreign culture. That makes me keep reconsidering my identity. After all, however, we are all same human being. Sometimes, I could share thoughts deep in my root with them. All along, in my work, I have work series handling the shapes of nature. Each shapes of nature (for example, stems of tree, roots of trees, cracks in walls, moss clinging to trees, and terrains) has some difference in size and shapes but in same kinds. For the series, I have painted a collection of them and put them together. Reflecting experience in Berlin in this concept, first, I would like to collect freckles on people’s skin from all races, freckles on animal skin, smudges made of daily life, natural shapes of plants, and shapes of the terrain of my beloved places. Second, I would turn this collection into art works.
※These Artworks are unpublished.

:About the recent new works, “Shimi -the natural shapes-“

Though life in Berlin including time spent in a language school, I recognized Berlin is one of the most globalized cities in the world. For example, the city is full of Germans of course, Turks, Arabs, Italians, Spanish, Swiss, Polish, French, English, Americans, Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese. Each spends everyday life. This is the first time for me to live in this type of international cities. In such ambience, I recognized I am always asked where I am from, what I have done, how I am grown. I am put to stand a gap between self-awaking as Japanese and receiving foreign culture. That makes me keep reconsidering my identity. After all, however, we are all same human being. Sometimes, I could share thoughts deep in my root with them. All along, in my work, I have work series handling the shapes of nature. Each shapes of nature (for example, stems of tree, roots of trees, cracks in walls, moss clinging to trees, and terrains) has some difference in size and shapes but in same kinds. For the series, I have painted a collection of them and put them together. Reflecting experience in Berlin in this concept, first, I would like to collect freckles on people’s skin from all races, freckles on animal skin, smudges made of daily life, natural shapes of plants, and shapes of the terrain of my beloved places. Second, I would turn this collection into art works.

※These Artworks are unpublished.

Solo exhibition “Chotto, Hot, Hyotto”  2012, Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo

http://www.bambinart.jp/en/exhibitions/20120323_exhibition.html

◯showed artworks◯

"Hibiyare Gekijoh -looming Pop-", "Meimeimeimei", "Peephole -Pink stripe room-(8 pieces)", "A Peeping Man", "iriko world", "The sea and the sky like a desert", "The woman of red shoes progresses (repainted)", "Nontitle(Yellow key hole painting)", "The world is connected series (5 pieces)", "That room"

showed at…

"Graduation exhibition 2012"  2012/ Tokyo/ Tokyo University of Art

Solo exhibition “Chotto, Hot, Hyotto”  2012/ Tokyo/ Bambinart Gallery

"A Peeping Man"  2011, Acrylic colors on Mixed media,  20cm diameter x about 25cm high ●private collection

Showed at…

Solo exhibition “Chotto, Hot, Hyotto”  2012, Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo

"Graduation exhibition"  2012, Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo

"Taro or Alice vol.2"  2011, TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo

A group exhibition “Taro or Alice Exhibition vol.2”   2011/ Tokyo/ Turner Gallery

"Peephole-pink stripe room-", "That room", "A Peeping Man"

Installation of my works at group exhibition ”777 fuck’n baby” . 2011

"Kaleidoscopic landscape of key holes", "That room","The other of in the box" ,"Atopless woman in the box", "Peephole"

showed at…

group exhibition “777 Fuck’n baby”   2011/ Tokyo/ Tokyo University of Art

"Breath of the Universe Ⅲ"  2011, acrylic colors on canvas, 22.7cm x 15.8cm
●Private collection

"Breath of the Universe Ⅲ"  2011, acrylic colors on canvas, 22.7cm x 15.8cm

●Private collection