Artists

In the depths of the human mind lie sadness, loneliness, despair, hope, joy, happiness, conflict, and a sense of emptiness.
It is the deeper spaces of unstable and ambiguous feelings in the back of our minds that cannot be processed with words that I explore with my art. By employing the figures of children and animals, I attempt to draw a “bright darkness” that gives expression to those inexplicable feelings. I try hopefully to lighten the darkness through expressions that are sometimes lonely, sometimes quiet, sometimes in black humor but always invested in the story. - machumaYu

Profile

Started career as an artist works on oil paintings and Etchings in 1997, and the permanent exhibition showcases machumaYu’s artworks opened in public at HOMME BLUE CAFE in Yufuin, Oita, Japan since 2004. While mainly exhibiting in Fukuoka, she has been active in the Tokyo area as well since 2010.
Lives and works in Fukuoka, Japan
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2019 machumaYu (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2018 Yaneura no Kokyu (Gallery Kaze, Fukuoka)
2017 Gashu Hakkan Kinen-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2016 Monogatari no Yohaku (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo)
2012 Solo Exhibition (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo, continued in 2014)
2009 Hito wo Tabeta Kirin Ehon Genga-ten (Calo Bookshop & Cafe, Osaka)
2005 Solo Exhibition (Gallery Kaze, Fukuoka,continued in 2006, 2008-2012,2014)
2004 Solo Exhibition (amie, Nagasaki, continued in 2006)
2003 Solo Exhibition (Fukuoka)
2002 Solo Exhibition (Fukuoka)
2000 Solo Exhibition (Fukuoka)
1999 Solo Exhibition (Fukuoka)
1998 Solo Exhibition (Fukuoka)
 【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2019 THE GHOST TOWER (Gallery Cafe Zaroff, Tokyo)
2018 Nanatsu no Shiteki na Yūgi (Gallery Cafe Zaroff, Tokyo)
DORADO GALLERY 10 shūnenkinen-ten (DORADO GALLERY, Tokyo)
SUMMER FESTA 2018 (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo)
2017 Yū Yū-ten (Gallery Enlace, Fukuoka)
Romantic na Omocha-bako (Gallery Cafe Zaroff, Tokyo)
X’mas & Hajime-ten (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo)
2016 FANTASIC ART EXHIBITION (DORADO GALLERY, Tokyo)
Shoujo no Kishido-ten (Gallery Cafe Zaroff, Tokyo)
Watashi no Ichu no Gaka-ten (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo)
2015 Artwonderland (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
Watashi no Hoshi no Oji-sama (silent music, Tokyo)
Two Persons Exhibition “Futari no Komoriuta” (DORADO GALLERY, Tokyo)
2014 Heya no E (DORADO GALLERY, Tokyo, continued in 2014)
Andersen Daisuki (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, until 2016)
2013 Fantasic Art-ten (DORADO GALLERY, Tokyo, until 2014)
Circus no Shi (DORADO GALLERY, Tokyo, until 2014)
2012 Monogatari no Naka no Shujinkou-tachi (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo, until 2014)
Kioku no Naka no Shoujo-tachi (Yokohama Roman-kan, Kanagawa)
2011 interactive: YOUTH (Gallery Hinoki, Tokyo)
Four Persons Exhibition “Gensou no Shita de” (Design Festa Gallery Harajuku, Tokyo)
Gallery Echo-ann Summer Festa 2011 (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo, continued in 2014)
2010 IMAGINE-ten (Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka)
Angel Drops (Fukuoka)
Gallery Echo-ann no Christmas (Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo, continued in 2015)
2007 Hako-ten (Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka)
2005 Aoi Tori (Gallery Kaze, Fukuoka)
2003 Nikkan Hanga Kouryu-ten (Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka)
2002 MOMO-ten (Fukuoka)
2001 Nikkan Kouryu Hanga-ten (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
 【Publications】
2017 Collection of oil paintings “COCON NOIR” (Kyuryudo)
2016 Picture book of oil paintings “Hito wo Tabeta Kirin”, revised edition
2008 Picture book of oil paintings “Hito wo Tabeta Kirin”