Artists

Yukiko Hata’s works capture contemporary society with vivid colors and dark messages. Having felt a strong sense of discomfort with “society” since her early childhood, Hata learned to build acceptance by expressing her thoughts through painting and depicting the world as seen through her own eyes. While portraying real-world problems, she has taken to using venomously bright colors, likened to recalling “the brilliance and beauty of the world before the explosion of the atomic bomb.” The end result recalls the feeling of omnipotence and dreams of piercing hue she experienced as a child, while also pairing them with a unique sense of humor.

Profile

Born in Miyagi, Japan in 1988
Lives and works in Miyagi, Japan
 【Education】
2014 Received Master’s degree at Tohoku University of Art and Design, School of Art, Graduate School, Industrial arts course, specialized in arts and culture
2011 Graduated from Tohoku University of Art and Design, School of Art
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2019 Yukiko Hata: Ghost in the Summer (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2017 Young Artists Support Program Voyage “Yukiko Hata: Natsuno Genshi” (The Shiogama Sugimura Jun Museum of Art, Miyagi)
2014 Gitai suru Kaiga (GALLERY b.TOKYO, Tokyo)
2013 Human ERROR (Ideha cleation, Yamagata)
2012 Human COMPLEX (art room Enoma, Miyagi)
 【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2020 Gendai sakka niyoru Kissho daruma-ten (Matsuzakaya Ueno, Tokyo)
TOHOKU CALLING: Shika ou mono ha Yama wo mizu (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
The Red (Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Fukuoka)
Contemporary Art to Wakate 100-ten (Nagoya Mitsukoshi, Aichi)
Online Exhibition “Jo Sai Sho Fuku (Ward off Calamities, Invite Good Luck) : Gods and Yokai in the Time of Pandemic” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo; SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
Yamagata Biennale 2020 “Shape of Mountains, Shape of Life” (Yamagata)
On This Shore (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
Bijutsu-ka Fukushu-ten 2020 (Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata)
2019 REIMAGINED: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS TAKE ON THE TALE OF GENJI (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
The Red: Women (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2018 Michi no Oku Geijutsusai YAMAGATA BIENNALE 2018 (Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata)
2017 The 11st Nishiwaki city Thumb Hole Grand Prize Exhibition (Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo)
2016 Genzai Sensoga-ten (TAV GALLERY, Tokyo〉
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued until 2019)
2015 Tohoku-ga ha Kanou ka?: Chihou no Kuni Gendai Bijutsu-ten (T-Art Gallery, Tokyo)
TERRADA ART AWARD 2015 Exhibition (T-Art Gallery, Tokyo)
ART AWARD NEXT Ⅲ Exhibition (Tokyo Art Club, Tobi Museum, Tokyo)
2014 LITTLEAKIHABARA MARKET (ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY, Tokyo)
The 1st CAF Award Exhibition (TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo)
【Collections】
Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo
【Awards】
2017 Yuji Yamashita Prize, the 11st Nishiwaki city Thumb Hole Grand Prize Exhibition (Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo)