Yukako photo©Lucienne van der Mijle 

YUKAKO

(BIO)

With depth, clarity and a bold flourish of movement and color, YUKAKO's paintings evoke the spontaneity of jazz, the harmony of lyric poetry, and the naturalism of dance. As a lifetime practitioner of Japanese calligraphy, and as an accomplished painter of modern art, Yukako incorporates diverse techniques and styles in ways that have become uniquely her own. The results are simply beautiful.

Born in Hirosaki City, Japan, and raised near its varied and expansive apple orchards, YUKAKO's creativity was apparent early and nurtured throughout.  As an artist, she went on to live and work in the cities of Amsterdam, Singapore, and San Francisco, all the while, bridging the worlds of tradition and modernity, both of the East and the West.

Her paintings and drawings are in the Permanent Collections of The Art Students League of New York, the Grace Institute, and in many other collections in the US, Europe, Brazil and Japan. Her works have been shown at Rockefeller Center, the Paris American Academy in Paris, Ueno Museum in Tokyo, the United Nations, the Salmagundi Club of New York City, Knox Gallery, Ceres Gallery, Gallery Tanaka-ya, Gallery NOVITA, Tenri Cultural Institute, German House at United Nation Plaza, the Manhattan Borough President's Office, Chase Bank, TD bank, Affordable Art Fair, Broadway Mall, City College of New York, Helene Fuld College of Nursing, St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and others.

Has taught at The Art Students League of New York, and is a member of The ASL and the Japanese Artists Association of New York, YUKAKO currently resides in NYC.  

(プロファイル)

まるでジャズ音楽を奏でる様なエネルギッシュかつ軽やかな色使いはYUKAKOの持つ独特の世界であり、幼少時からの書道修行と長年に渡る世界各地での経験により習得された力強い集中力と厳密さを激しいまでに映し出す。

青森県弘前市に生まれ、サンフランシスコ、アムステルダム、シンガポール、そしてニューヨーク在住、と世界を駆け巡るYUKAKOの人生そのものが真の世界人と呼ばれる所以であり、彼女の創作に存在する表現は東西を超越した大胆さを放つ。

30ロック・ロックフェラーセンター、ニューヨーク国連本部、ドイツ領事館、マンハッタン市長室、サルマガンディ・クラブ、チェイス・バンク、TD 銀行、グレース・インスティテュート、セント・フランシス大学、ノックス・ギャラリー、セレス・ギャラリー、テンリ・ギャラリー、田中屋画廊、ギャラリー・ノビタ、アート・ステューデンツ・リーグ・オブ・ニューヨーク、ヘレン フルド・ナーシング大学、パリス・アメリカン・アカデミー、ロシア美術館、上野美術館、その他にて展示。

ジャクソン・ポーラック、ジョージア・オキーフ、マーク・ロスコ、ノーマン・ロックウェルに並びアート・ステューデント・リーグにてパーマネントコレクションに永久所蔵、その他、ヨーロッパ、アメリカ、ブラジル、日本の公私コレクターにての所蔵。

現在、ニューヨークにて活動の場を構え、NY在住11年目。

 

(Permanent Collections)

Art Students League of New York

 

Grace institute of NY

And many private collectors in U.S., Canada, Paris, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Singapore and Japan

 

(Awards and Exhibitions)

 

  • Selected to grace the cover of the 4 editions of the “Compendium, MUSIC AS A GLOBAL RESOURCE: Solutions for Social and Economics Issues” published by the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in cooperation with the United Nations, UN-Habitat, International Council of Caring Communities and South-South News.

  • 4th Edition, published Fall 2015  Painting - Dance of Notes From a Music Box 

  • 3rd Edition, published Fall 2011  Painting - Dance of Notes From a Music Box 

  • 2nd Edition, published Fall 2010   Painting - Dancing to the Music of the Sky

  • 1st Edition, published Fall 2009

  • + Selected to publish on the top page of the Annual Catalogue of The Art Students League of New York 2013-2014

 

2018.Feb. - March scheduled

“Solo Exhibition”–At Gallery, HAMILTON, NY

 

2017. current on going since 2016. April 20 –

Solo Exhibition, At Squire Patton Boggs, 30 Rockefeller Plaza ,NY, New York 10112

 

2017. November 15 – December 19 

Solo Exhibition, “In the living room”, At International Center of CCCS, 80 Maiden lane, New York City, NY 10038 

 

2017. current on going since March 13 – June 15

Solo Exhibition, “Truth-In-The-Moment”, At BO’s Bagels,  235 West 116th Street, NY, NY 

 

2017. November 7 – December 5

A Fine Arts Exhibit, “ Visual Chorus ” At La Galeria at Boricua College, 3755 Broadway ,New York, New York

 

2017. March 3 – April 17

Solo Exhibition, “Born This Way”, At Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, 137th Street & Amsterdam Avenue New York City, NY 10031 

 

2016. Dec. 20 – 2017. March 10

Solo Exhibition, “EMBRACING THE DANCE” , At Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, located 136th @ Amsterdam Avenue/NAC Plaza, City College of New York, NYC, NY

 

2016. October 20

Live Drawing Demonstration for 2016 Gala ASL, At Metropolitan Club, 5 Avenue, NYC, NYC

 

2016. Aug.-Sep.

Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association of New York At TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK,

43A WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011

 

2016. July - September

Solo Exhibition, At Gateway Art Center, 4 West 43 Street, NYC, NYC

 

2016. May 31 - July 30

Solo Exhibition, “ Bringing Sunshine ” At Salon RIZ, West 81 Columbus ,NY, New York 10025

 

2016. April 13

Charity Exhibition, “ A Benefit for NYC’s Homeless ”, Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp.,120 East 32 Street 

New York, New York 10016 

 

2016. April 5 – April 25

A Fine Arts Exhibit, “ art bloom ” At La Galeria at Boricua College, 3755 Broadway ,New York, New York

 

2016. March 2016

Cultural Exhibition, “Discover AOMORI in NYC #5”,  At JAA The Japanese American Association of New York ,

49 WEST 45TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK  10036,11Floor

 

2016.Jan.4 - Feb 26

“Tama Art University Alumnus & Friends in NJ exhibit ”  At Fort Lee Public Library, NJ

 

2015.Dec.-2016.Jan.

Selected for “ Small Works exhibit ” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2015. Dec.-2016 Jan.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ A Gift of Art 2015 ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2015.Sep.-Nov.

“Solo Exhibition - Flash.” at Nepenthes New York, 307 West 38th Street, NYC

 

2015. Aug.-Sep.

Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association of New York At TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK,

43A WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011

 

2015. Aug.

Solo show at Tanaka-ya Gallery, Hirosaki,, AOMORI, Japan

 

2015. Aug.-2016. Feb.

Exhibition At The Conference Board, Inc. 845 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022

 

2015.July

Selected for “22X30 Paper Exhibit” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2015.June

“Multi-media” Award Received 

Selected for “ 37th Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for non-members” by Salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Avenue , NYC

 

2015. April

Selected for A Benefit for NYC's Homeless 4th Annual Spring Art Exhibition At 120 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016

hosted by Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp.&ASL

 

2014.Dec.-2015.Jan.

Selected for “ Small Works exhibit ” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2014.July

“Multi-media” Award Received 

Selected for “ 36th Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for non-members” by Salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Avenue , NYC

 

2014. June

Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association of New York At TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK,

43A WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011

 

2014. June

Red Dot Award winner Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2014. Jan. 

Received Red Dot Award (Best in show) in Poons class show at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2013. November

Featured as Solo Artist on Mutsu Shinpou Newspaper Aomori, Japan

 

2013. November

Featured Two Persons show on Too Nippou Newspaper, and Mutsu Shinpou Newspaper Aomori, Japan

 

2013. November

Two Persons show at Tanaka-ya Gallery, Hirosaki and Gallery NOVITA, AOMORI, Japan

 

2013. October

Discover AOMORI in NYC #3 Exhibition

At JAA The Japanese American Association of New York ,

15 WEST 44TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK ,11Floor

 

2013. September

Received ‘Suemura Award’- Grand Prize in show

at Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association of New York At TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK,

43A WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011

 

2013.July-Aug.

Selected for “2nd Annual Summer Exhibit” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2013. June - on going

Solo Exhibition at 78 Below At 380 Columbus Ave  New York, NY 10024

 

2013.June

NOHO NY presents “ The 10th Annual Artwalk ”, at TD bank, Broadway, NYC

 

2013. May 

Red Dot Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2013. April

Selected for A Benefit for NYC's Homeless 2nd Annual Spring Art Exhibition At 120 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016

hosted by Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp.&ASL

 

2013. April

Selected for Exhibition “RENASCENCE”

At The Helene Fuld College of Nursing (HFCN), 24 East 120th Street, New York, NY 10035

 

2013. April

Chosen as an Artist member of Japanese Artists Association of New York

 

2013. March.-April

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Abstrax 2013 ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2013. March 

Received Red Dot Award (Best in show) in Figurative Drawing Sussman class show at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2013. Feb.-2013 March

Solo Exhibit “View from Window- Yukako at Cafe Latte” At Brick Gallery, il Cafe Latte, NYC

 

2012. Dec.-2013 Jan.

Group Exhibit “100 WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD” At Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, NYC

 

2012.Dec.-2013.Jan.

Selected for “ Small Works exhibit ” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2012. Dec.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ A Gift of Art 2012 ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2012. Oct.

Live Drawing Performance “Hall of Fame Gala” by Art Students League of New York At Metropolitan Club, NYC

 

2012. Sep.-Oct.

Juried Exhibition of From the Warehouse District V8 Exhibit “ Voices 8: INNOV8 exhibition” Planet Muse Installation At Voices Warehouse Gallery, Dubuque, Iowa

 

2012. Aug.

Museum Juried Exhibit “the International Art Festival” At the Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NY

 

2012.July

“ Final Project” Works by League Certificate Artists at The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2012. July.

Times Square Huge Screen display At “ Artist Wanted ”, NYC

 

2012. May.

AOTA Private Firm Exhibit “Celebration of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month” Bank, Florida

 

2012. Apr.

Toronto Art Expo 2012 At Toronto, Canada

 

2012. Apr.-Sep.

Solo Exhibit “ Fest ” At Harlem Flo, NYC

 

2012. Apr.

Website display At “ Artist Wanted ”, NYC

 

2012. Apr.

Group Exhibit “ Monitor Show ” At Café Atelier at The Art Students League of New York At, NYC

 

2012. Mar.-Apr.

Group exhibit “ Listen ”, Poet’s Den Gallery, NYC

 

2012. Mar.-Apr.

Group Exhibit “ 311 Fukushima Memorial ”, Reis Studio, NY

 

2012. Feb.-Mar.

Group Exhibit “ The Joy of Creating ” At Interchurch Center Gallery, NYC

 

2012. Jan.-Feb.

Group Exhibit “ Women of Colours ” At Knox Gallery, NYC

 

2011.Dec.-2012.Jan.

Selected for “ Small Works exhibit ” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2011.Oct. 31

Solo Exhibit “ Halloween 2011 ” At Talbot Gallery, NYC

 

2011. Oct. 1-28

“30 Artists/30 Years”- An International Juried Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2011.Oct.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Abstractions 2011 ”~ Moving currents At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2011. July

Exhibition At Paris American Academy, rue Saint Jacque , 5 District, Paris, France

 

2011.July-August  

Art Student Exhibition 2011  At Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, 555 Broadway, NYC

 

2011. May 

Red Dot Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2011. May 

Received Red Dot in Figurative Drawing class show in Gary Sussman at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2011.May

Represent The Art Students League of NY to Exhibit “ Affordable Art Fair ” At 7 West 34 Street, NYC

 

2011.Apr.

NOHO NY presents “ The EIGHTH Annual Artwalk ”, NYC

 

2011. March  

Received Blue Dot in Abstract painting class show in Larry Poons at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2011.March

Permanent collection into Grace Institute, NYC

 

2011.Feb.-March

Selected for Exhibit “ Women in the Arts ” At Grace Institute, NYC

 

2011.Jan.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Resolution ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2010.Dec.-2011.Jan.

Selected for “ Small Works exhibit ” Juried by Art Students League of New York  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2010. Nov.-Dec.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Abstract Plus 2010 ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2010.June-July

Selected for “ 33nd Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for non-members” by Salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Avenue , NYC

 

2010.  Oct.  

The United Nations “ Music Compendium ” High Level Working Session By ICCC and UN-Habitat At The United Nations, 45th Street & 1st Avenue, NYC

Featured my painting in print as a brochure cover for the conference

 

2010. Sep.  

“a series of Earth Flower” paintings exhibited  and belonged to The Permanent Collection of Art In Tokyo Co., Tokyo, Japan 

 

2010.July-August  

Art Student Exhibition 2010  At Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, 555 Broadway, NYC

 

2010. June  

“Black Phoenix” painting belonged to The Permanent Collection of The Art Students League of New York 

 

2010. May-June  

Exhibited Red Dot Exhibition for “Black Phoenix” painting at The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2010. June – 2011.March  

Solo exhibit at Café One curated by Misha  Mcglown, 1619 Amsterdam,10031, NYC

 

2010. April  

Received Blue Dot Award for Life-sized figurative drawing in Alberts at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2010.Apr.

NOHO NY presents “ The SEVENTH Annual Artwalk ” At  Chase Bank ,& At Blick Art Materials, NYC

 

2010. Feb.   

The United Nations “ Music Compendium ” High Level Working Session By ICCC and UN-Habitat At The United Nations, 45th Street & 1st Avenue, NYC

Featured my painting in print as a brochure cover and video media for the conference

 

2010. Feb  

Received Red Dot Award for “Black Phoenix” painting in Poons at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2010. Jan.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Winter Darkness Comes to Bright ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2009.Dec.-2010.Jan.

“ Small Works exhibit ” selected by ASL  At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2009. Nov.   

The United Nations Exhibit & Presentation “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope....Imagining the Possible” High Level Dialogue By ICCC At The United Nations, 45th Street & 1st Avenue, NYC

 

2009.Oct.  

“Jazz and Art” guest exhibit At Gospel Uptown, 2110 Seventh Avenue, NYC

 

2009.Sep.-Oct.  

Artlive 2009  At Gallery 225, 225 West 14th Street, NYC

 

2009.July-August  

Art Student Exhibition 2009  At Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, 555 Broadway, NYC

 

2009.June-July

Selected for “ 32nd Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for non-members” by Salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Avenue , NYC

 

2009. May-June.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Awakening Spring ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2009.Apr.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Breaking Boundaries ” At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2009.Apr.

NOHO NY presents “ The SIXTH Annual Artwalk ” At  Chase Bank , NYC

 

2009.Apr.

Received Blue Dot Award at the Art Students League Annual Painting Class Show At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery

 

2009.Mar.-Apr.

Selected Juried Exhibition “ Global Identity: Through Our Eyes ”, Presented by Friends of Freie Universitat Berlin

At German House , United Nations Plaza , NYC

 

2009.Feb.-Mar.

Solo Exhibition “ Bliss ” At Bliss café and restaurant ,Williamsburg, NY

 

2009.Feb.-Mar.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Symphony in Black & White ” At St. Francis Collage, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009.Feb.

A textile design Exhibit “ Wrapping Paper Design Exhibition” At The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Japan

 

2009.Jan.-Feb.

Solo Exhibition “ Yukako’s Reserve 2009 ” At The Winery, 2166 Fred Douglass Blvd, NYC

 

2008.Jan.

The Art Students League Annual Drawing Class Show At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 W 57th Street, NYC

 

2008.Dec.

The Art Students League Annual Holiday Show At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 W 57th Street, NYC

 

2008. Nov.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Light and Color ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008.Nov.-Dec.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ A Visual Feast ” At Lafayette Grill, 54-56 Franklin Street, NYC

 

2008.Sep.-Oct.

PAPER WORK by selected ASL artists At Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC

 

2008. Sep.

Exhibit at Castello di Gabbiano, Tuscany, Italy  ( A Restaurant owned by Fosters Beer)

 

2008. Sep.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Observations and Concepts ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008.July-August  

Art Student Exhibition 2008  At Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, 555 Broadway, NYC

 

2008. July

Showcased in the July. 2008 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush

Curated by Tim Newton, the founder/curator of “American Masters at SCNY”, NYC

 

2008. June

Fine Arts Exhibit “ SALON 2008 ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008. May

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Simple Pleasures ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008. May

Red Dot Exhibition of The Art Students League of New York At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 W 57th Street, NYC

 

2008.April

Received First Prize, Red Dot Award, 2008 At The Art Students League of New York, W 57th Street, NYC

 

2008. April

NOHO NY ARTWALK Exhibit  At Chase Bank, 623 Broadway  &     At Bond No.9,  9 Bond Street, NYC

 

2008. March

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Creative Outburst ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008. Feb.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Art & Soul ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008. Feb   

The United Nations Exhibition “Voice Of The Artist”  By Nation to Nation Networking Ltd.

At The United Nations, 45th Street & 1st Avenue, NYC

 

2008. Feb.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Black Renaissance ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2008. Feb  

Received Red Dot Award at Annual Student Concours The Art Students League of New York

At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

 

2008. Feb.

Received The 1st Prize Award in the Feb. 2008 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush, NYC

 

2008. Feb.

Showcased in the Feb. 2008 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush

Curated by founder and director of SHAG in the Chelsea art district in NYC

 

2008. Jan.

Showcased in the Jan. 2008 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush

Curated by Alex Katlan, art conservator, author and collector, NYC

 

2007. Dec.

A Fine Arts Exhibit “ Art Speaks ” At West Side Arts Coalition, NYC

 

2007. Dec.

The Art Students League Annual Holiday Show At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 W 57th Street, NYC

 

2007. Dec.

Showcased in the Dec. 2007 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush

Curated by the three founding directors of Tria, the Suchman-Bart-Metheny Gallery in Chelsea, NYC

 

2007. Nov. 

Showcased in the Nov. 2007 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush

Curated by award-winning artist, Ronnie Cutler, signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and member of the Salmagundi Club, and Pen and Brush, NYC

 

2007. Aug

Showcased in the Aug. 2007 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush

Curated by Della Clason Sperling, of Dulack, Sperling & Cheney, art advisors, appraisals and collections

management, NYC

 

2007.July-August  

Art Student  Exhibition 2007  At Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, 555 Broadway, NYC

 

2007. July

Showcased in the July 2007 n*des-of-the-month calendar at Barebrush, curated by Alberto Magnan, founder and director of two Chelsea galleries: Magnan Projects and Magnan Emrich Contemporary, NYC   

 

2007.April

Annual Class Exhibition of The Art Students League of New York 

At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 West 57th Street, NYC

 

2006. Dec.

The Art Students League Annual Holiday Show At Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 West 57th Street, NYC

 

2005.April

Painting Demonstration with Children in Belgium At Oversteins, Belgium

 

2003-2004

Painting in Singapore

 

1996-1998

Painting session with local community At Riverside Buren, Amsterdam , Holland

 

 

Award artists’ Calligraphy Juried Exhibition   At Ueno Museum, Tokyo, Japan

 

Received Golden Award of the Calligraphy   At Hokumon Calligraphy Association, Japan

 

Awarded the title of rank of 7th Dan of Calligraphy, Japan 

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