Yukiko Hata, Let the Sadness Drift Away, 2019 Oil, alkyd resin paint on canvas. 13.1 x 20.9 x 0.9 in (33.3 x 53 x 2.2 cm)

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YUKIKO HATA


Born in 1988 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Lives and works in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


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.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

2019

Reimagined: Contemporary Artists Take on The Tale of Genji (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)


2018

Michi no Oku Geijutsusai YAMAGATA BIENNALE 2018 (Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata)


2017

The 11th 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 2018)


2015

Tohoku-ga ha Kanou Ka?: Chihou no Kuni Gendai Bijustsu-ten (T-Art Gallery, Tokyo)
TERRADA ART AWARD 2015 (T-Art Gallery, Tokyo)
ART AWARD NEXT III (Tokyo Art Club, Tobi Museum, Tokyo)


2014

LITTLE AKIHABARA MARKET (ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY, Tokyo)
The 1st CAF Award (TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo)

AWARDS

2017

The 32nd Holbein Scholarship
Selected for Yuji Yamashita Prize, the 11th Nishiwaki City Thumb Hole Grand Prize Exhibition (Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo)


2015

Selected for TERRADA ART Award


2014

Selected for the 1st CAF Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyoko

EXHIBITIONS

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Reimagined: Contemporary Artists Take on The Tale of Genji