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ASAKO TABATA


Born in Kanagawa, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
 

Tabata studied oil painting at Tama Art University in Tokyo. While following a traditional path as a homemaker and mother, she has continuously made art. The artist works in a humble studio located in the house where she lives with family. Tabata creates intimate, introspective works featuring women and children situated in dreamscapes: “I often start a painting by imagining an uncomfortable situation." Beneath the muted color and imagery is a world of emotions and voices that resonate with the viewer. 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Himitsu no Barizogon (Secret Strong Language) (Gallery Echo-Ann, Tokyo)

2019

Tasuuketsu Dakara (It’s Majority Vote) (Artspace Mizuoto, Tokyo)

2018

Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Gallery Echo-Ann, Tokyo)

2017

Seesaw (Artspace Mizuoto, Tokyo)

2015

Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo)

2014

Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Seizan Gallery, Tokyo)

2013

Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo)

2012

Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo)
Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Gallery Echo-Ann, Tokyo)
Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2011

Asako Tabata Solo Exhibition (Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Ghosts of Summer (SEIZAN Gallery New York)


2020

Online Exhibition: JO SAI SHO FUKU (Ward Off Calamities, Invite Good Luck): Gods And Yokai In Time of Pandemic (SEIZAN Gallery Tokyo, SEIZAN Gallery New York)
ON THIS SHORE (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
Ari No Hitokami (Bite of the Ant) (SEIZAN Gallery Tokyo)


2015

Sensu-Ten (Japanese Fan) (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)


2014

Hyakki Yako (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)


2013

Sensu (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)


2010

Taisetu Na Mono (Precious) (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo) 


2007

Hitohito-Ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)