Biography


   Masako was born in Hirado, Japan which is one of the islands located on the west of Kyushu region. The natural scenery around her was always magnificent and limitless, to which these were the overwhelming presence to stimulate her five senses as the core of her production of paintings. She realized her passion of paintings in early teenage and developed her interest of learning the meaning of colors in the exchange year in USA. It took no time to express herself in abstract paintings by learning Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

 

  Her passion to create became abstract paintings that are not only expressive but also emotional in their effects, in which, nature appreciation that may reflects Japanese spirituality. She deeply found her sense of Japanese beauty by studying at Kyoto Art University. She installed and curated her own first solo exhibition in Hasami, where was renovating an old pottery garage into an art gallery to show juxtaposition of old and modern through her artworks.

 

   Since 2019, she’s been based in NYC, her paintings are represented for the group exhibition at Red Fox Contemporary Art Gallery in Pound Ridge, NY 2022, featuring the six prestigious artists from New York City. Her paintings were also exhibited by nonprofit organizations in NYC. Her works have been shown internationally and are featured in public collections in Japan and gaining collectors globally.

 

 


Juried Exhibition / Group Exhibitions

2024.    Usagi NY Gallery, DUMBO Brooklyn, NY

               Loft Artists Association, CT

               Greenpoint Gallery, NY, NY

2023.    Kota Alliance, Sugar Hill, NY, NY

2022.    RedFox Contemporary Gallery, NY

               KuroKirin Espresso & Coffee, NY, NY

2021.     KuroKirin Espresso & Coffee, NY, NY

2020.     Northern Manhattan Arts Alliances, NY, NY

2019.     Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS


 

Public Displays

  • Tangible Cultural Property  Nagayama Residence / Café Akashiya, Hirado Japan
  • Tangible Cultural Property  Sumiya, Hirado Japan
  • Hirado City Library, Hirado Japan
  • Kitagawa General Hospital, Hirado Japan
  • Ainosono Kindergarten, Hirado Japan
  • Flower Design School Kaka, Nagasaki Japan
  • Arkas Sasebo Music Hall, Sasebo, Japan 
  • Gallery Monne Porte, Hasami, Japan 
  • Kousyungama Gallery, Hasami, Japan  
  • Restaurant Ottan-Totto, Fukuoka Japan
  • Restaurant Aozora, Saza Japan
  • Café Boeki, Sasebo, Japan 

 

 

Online 

  • Artsper, Curator Japan, Artsy, Northern Manhattan Art Alliance, Art Collide -Notable Entry Award-, Royal Blue Gallery Sweden, Las Laguna Gallery CA.

  

 

Auxiliary Project 

  • 24th and York Mini Park - Mosaic Sculpture - San Francisco, CA
  • Uptown Artist Stroll - Ring Garden - NYC

 

 

Education

  • Kyoto University of the Arts- Kyoto Japan - Bachelor of Arts
  • Academy of Art University San Francisco CA - New Media and Fine Art Study

 

 

 


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