About Masako and her Art Works

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 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'd been based in NYC and kept creating her art pieces.





 My abstract paintings are inspired by nature structures, especially the richness of the flora or landscapes, and also nature elements. When I start to depict images on the canvas, which has already been envisioned as abstract pictures in my mind, thus it becomes as a faithful portray of the moment. The images come to me often when I’m experiencing open-minded moments by realizing something new, or somewhere I never thought I’d be in physically or emotionally. Sometimes I encounter writings that perfectly represent my thoughts or moments of experiences. Also, when I hear music that fits my feelings with the sights I’m looking at, and those moments create my own abstract images by combining the scenes that I capture with the emotion attached.

 To me, each color embodies a moment of experience. It seems to make more sense when an individual color is mixed with a different color unintentionally, even though each color is carefully chosen, and developed to be something unexpected, it fits more perfectly to represent my paintings. I’d like to create an opportunity what paintings can show the viewers throughout the day, giving different organic experiences in the audience’s eye each time they look at and finding images unseen before.



Masako Takamasu
Solo Exhibition
  • 2022 & 2021 KuroKirin Espresso & Coffee, NYC
  • 2008 Café Boeki, Sasebo, Japan
  • 2007 Gallery Monne Porte, Hasami, Japan
Group Exhibition
  • 2022 RedFox Contemporary Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
  • 2020 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliances (NoMAA) Online, NYC
  • 2019 Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007 Arkas Sasebo Music Hall, Sasebo, Japan
  • 2004 Fukuoka City Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Permanent Public Displays
  • Tangible Cultural Property ・ Nagayama Residence / Café Akashiya, Hirado Japan
  • Restaurant Aozora, Saza Japan
  • Restaurant Sakuraya, Sasebo Japan
  • Restaurant Ottantotto, Fukuoka Japan
  • Hirado City Library, Hirado Japan
  • Kitagawa General Hospital, Hirado Japan
  • Ainosono Kindergarten, Hirado Japan
  • Flower Design School Kaka, Nagasaki Japan
  • Florist Tanpopo, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Gallery Koushun Gama, Hasami, Japan


Multiple Location in Private Residence

  • Japan - in  Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tokyo
  • USA - New York City, Buffalo NY, Ohio state
Auxiliary Project 
  • 24th and York Mini Park - Mosaic Sculpture - San Francisco, CA


  • NY Seikatsu Gallery : nyseikatsu.com/gallery
  • Artsy : www.artsy.net
  • Artsper : www.artsper.com
  • Kyoto University of the Arts- Kyoto Japan - Bachelor of Arts
  • Academy of Art University San Francisco CA - New Media and Fine Art Study