YUKO NASAKA YUKO NASAKA

YUKO NASAKA

YUKO NASAKA
YUKO NASAKA

By being prized consecutively at the Nika Exhibition and the Ashiya City Art exhibition in 1962, Yuko Nasaka is caught the eyes of Jiro Yoshihara, the leader of Gutai Art Association. Nasaka joins to Gutai in the following year. Due to her family business that produces meters for ships, Nasaka is familiar with the form of circle from her childhood. Then, circle becomes her lifelong motif for creation. Her first solo exhibition at Gutai Pinacoteca (1964), which filled whole space with number of concentric circles, draws so much attention; among visitors, international prominent figures such as Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham are contained. After a certain period of break from her career, the artist comes back to her creation and continues to present a series of circles and big pieces. The worldview of Nasaka knows no boundaries to fascinate the views as well as her boundless circles. The popularity of Nasaka grows also in Europe.

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

∞-6PIECES, 1965, Resin and lacquer on board, 104.5 x 69.3cm
Infinity, 1965, Resin, lacquer on board, 45.0 x 45.0cm
Work NY-60, 1967, Ressin, lacquer on board, 35.0 x 35.0cm
Work 1968, 1968, resin, lacquer on board, 43.5 x 43.5cm
Work, 1968, Resin, lacquer, fabric on board 40.0 x 40.0cm
Work, 1978, Acrylic on board, 20.5 x 20.5cm
Untitled(Fabric, print), 2013, Print on fabric, 168.0 x 139.0cm

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

COLLECTIONS

The Ashiya City Museum of Art & History (Hyogo, japan), Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Hyogo), Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts (Osaka, Japan), The Miyagi Museum of Art (Miyagi, Japan), Guggenheim Museum (New York), etc.

BIOGRAPHY

1938
Born in Osaka Japan
1962
Awarded Mayor`s Prize in 15th Ashiya-City Exhibition  Won 47th Nika Exhibition Participated 5th Contemporary Art exhibition Studies under Jiro yoshihara
1963
Joined to Gutai Group
1964
First Solo exhibition at Gutai Pinacoteca
1965
Received an honorable mention in 9th Shell Exhibition  Exhibition in Paris (Stadler Gallery/Paris)
1966
Exhibition in Netherland /2nd Lausanne International Exhibition
1967
Participated 4th Exhibition of young artists
1970
Presented a field sculpture work at Osaka Expo Museum
1979
Exhibition of Jiro Yoshihara and later Gutai (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art)
1985
Exhibition of Jiro Yoshihara and `Gutai`1954-1972 (Ashiya-Citizen Center)
1987
Received a second prize of IBM Picture and illustration competition
1988
10th Enba Prize Exhibition
1989
Women`s 89 (Osaka Contemporary Art Center)
1990
Exhibited Osaka Triennale`90 1st International Contemporary Creator Contest
1991
Women`s 91 (Osaka Contemporary Art Center)
1992
Gutai Exhibition (The Miyagi Museum of Art)
1993
Exhibition Osaka Triennale`93 4th International Contemporary Gutai Exhibition II 1959 – 1965 (Ashiya City Museum of Art and History)  Gutai Exhibition III 1965 – 1972 (Ashiya City Museum of Art and  History)
2004
50 Anniversary `Gutai` Retrospective (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art)
2005
Avant-Garde Women 1950- 1975 (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art)
2008
Exhibition: Osaka for Female Artists/ 20 Century Beijinga and Avant-  Garde (Osaka City Modern Museum)
2012
GUTAI: The Spirit of an Era (The National Art Center/Tokyo)
2013
Gutai: Splendid Playground (Guggenheim Museum/ New York)
2014
Solo Exhibition at Whitestone Gallery
2015
Yuko Nasaka, Axel Vervoodt Gallery, Wijnegem - Antwerp
2017
Meditative Minimalism: Confusion and Order, SAKURADO FINE ARTS, Tokyo

 

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