1932 – 2005

Tanaka joins in Gutai Art Association since 1955. With her “electric dress”, which is composed of bulbs with synthetic enamel paints, presented in Gutai Art on the Stage (1956), Tanaka enters the limelight. She gets this idea from electrical diagram, where uncounted circles are intertwined with lines. Tanaka uses consistently synthetic resin enamel as mediums. With its glossy matiéres and vivid colors, her creation shows outstanding presence. Tanaka is considered one of the represented figures of early period of GUTAI like Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga. Tanaka’s works are included in many exhibitions in USA and Europe.

The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), The Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Hyogo, Japan), etc.

Selected Artworks

  • 1971A

  • ’88 (150) C