• Visual Artist, Illustrator, Designer.
  • Born in Japan and based in both NYC and Tokyo, Yuko K.'s work spans a wide range of creative fields. Among her professional creations can be seen a contemporary application of fine art and commercial mediums including painting, print making, video and photography, illustration, writing etc.

    Selected Exhibitions

    • 2021
    • 2021
    • 2020-2021
    • 2020
    • 2019-2020
    • 2019
    • 2019
    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2018
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2017
    • 2017
    • 2017
    • 2017
    • 2017
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2016
    • 2016
    • 2016
    • 2016
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2014
    • 2014
    • 2014
    • 2014
    • 2014
    • 2013
    • 2013
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    • 2013
    • 2013
    • 2013
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    • 2013
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2011
    • 2011
    • 2010
    • 2010
    • 2010
    • 2009
    • 2009
    • 2008
    • 2008
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    • 2008
    • 2007
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    • 2005
    • 2004
    • 2004
    • 2004
    • 2002
    • 2001
    • 1998
    • Annual Salon Member's Exhibition, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
    • Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair
    • Works Created During the Lockdown Period, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
    • The Annual Salon Member's Exhibition, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
    • Solo Exhibition "Blanche" NYPL Mulberry Street Library N.Y, NY.
    • New Japanese Horizon, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
    • The 20th Annual Salon Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • The NY Art Book Fair 12th Annual Edition, MoMAPS1, LIC, NY
    • The 19th Annual Salon Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • Kakizome, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • Wabi Sabi, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • The NY Art Book Fair 12th Annual Edition, MoMA PS1, LIC, NY
    • Solo Exhibition "Air and Rocks" NYPL, Mulberry St.Library, NYC, NY
    • Summer/Artists' Air Out Their Drawers, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY.
    • Fridge Art Fair, NU Hotel, Brooklyn, NY.
    • Red Black & Blue - The First 100days, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • The 18th Annual Salon Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • The NY Art Book Fair 11th Annual Edition, MoMA PS1, LIC, NY
    • Fridge Art Fair, Angel Orensanz Center, NYC, NY
    • J-ART 6th, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • Printed Matter, N.Y, NY. St.Mark's Book Store, NYC, NY
    • 10th Japanese Young Artists' Book Fair, Kinokuniya Book Store, NYC, NY
    • The 17th Annual Salon Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • Solo Exhibition "Days of Happy Elephant", NYPL, Mulberry St. Library, NYC, NY
    • East and East, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • The NY Art Book Fair 10th Annual Edition, MoMA PS1, LIC, NY
    • Summer Show Rules, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • Tokyo Art Crossing BERLIN, Neurotitan Gallery, Motto Berlin, Germany
    • J-ART 5th, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
    • 9th Japanese Young Artists' Book Fair, Kinokuniya Book Store, NYC, NY
    • Printed Matter, N.Y, NY, St.Mark's Book Store, NYC, NY
    • The 16th Annual Salon Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • Hypercalligraphic, Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • String, Strang, Strung Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC, NY
    • Fridge Art Fair "The Ice Cream Sundae Project" LIC, NY
    • The NY Art Book Fair 14th Annual Edition, MoMA PS1, LIC, NY.
    • "Come Rain or Come Shine" Gallery Onetwentyeight, N.Y, NY.
    • Fridge Art Fair "the ice cream sundae project" Long Island City, NY.
    • Japanese Young Artist books fair 8th, Kinokuniya Book Store, N.Y, NY. Book Court, Brooklyn, NY.
    • Solo Exhibition "Colors and Icons" NYPL, Mulberry Street Library,N.Y,NY.
    • "Generations IX : The Red / Pink Show", A.I.R Gallery,Brooklyn, NY.
    • "Not Straight &emdash; Not So Straight", Gallery Onetwentyeight, N.Y, NY.
    • Solo Exhibition, Mariko Nakane Hypno Reiki Healing office, N,Y, NY.
    • "El Verano Part II", Gallery Onetwentyeight, N,Y, NY.
    • "El Verano Part I", Gallery Onetwentyeight, N,Y, NY.
    • Juried Paper Works Show, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
    • Ouchi gallery 100 Artists show "NO" Brooklyn, NY.
    • Annual small works juried competition, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
    • Annual Salon member's Exhibition, The WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
    • "Holiday show II" Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY.
    • "The Grand Harvest " International Juried Show, Brooklyn, NY.
    • "Square Foot 2012" AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • "Anniversary show Part I" Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY.
    • "Planet Alert, Art for Happiness" Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY.
    • Pray for Japan "New York-Japan", Ju-ichigatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • "Summer Project" Gallery Onetwentyeight New York, NY
    • "Juried Painting & Sculpture exhibition for Non-Members" Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY
    • Noho Art Walk, YWCA, New York, NY
    • Solo Exhibition "The Days of Elephant" Kurari, Kyoto, Japan
    • Solo Exhibition "Land of Happy Elephant" Farmhouse Café Gallery, Kobe, Japan
    • Solo Exhibition "Luminous" Nagoya, Imaike Station, Japan
    • Solo Exhibition " NY Daily Art." Toyota, Japan
    • Square Foot 2008, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • Solo Exhibition "One day in Paris." Nagoya, Japan
    • OM yoga spring show New York, NY.
    • "Christmas Show" The Art Student League, New York, NY.
    • OM yoga fall show "Impermanence" New York, NY.
    • Ise Foundation Gallery Group Show New York, NY.
    • OM yoga spring show "Loving Kindness" New York, NY.
    • OM yoga fall show "Impermanence" New York, NY.
    • Ise Foundation Gallery Group Show New York, NY.
    • OM yoga spring show "Loving. Kindness" New York, NY.
    • "Juried Member's Exhibition" The Art Student League, New York, NY.
    • "Print Makers from The Art Student League of NY" The Lobby Gallery, New York, NY.
    • OM yoga fall show "Impermanence" New York, NY.
    • "Not Ashamed to be beautiful" 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY.
    • "Credit Suiss First Boston" New York, NY.
    • The Merit Scholarship Winners' Exhibition, "Cork Gallery" Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Hall. New York, NY.

    Major Clients

    • Girl Pop / Sony Magazines (Tokyo, Japan)
    • What's In? / Sony Magazines (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Illustrated the book TRUE COLORS (hard cover) / Sony Magazines (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Monic / Jitsugyo no Nihon Publisher
    • Kyoto News Paper (Kyoto, Japan)
    • Children's Piano Concert / Studio Hidamari (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Designed poster, Illustration / Milky way Theatrical Company (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Designed lay-out and color coordination for WEB Site Home Page, Including design of company logo and icon / TIS (N.Y. NY)
    • Designed interior sign and painted murals / Restaurant Bar Elephant (N.Y. NY)
    • Designed sign, logo / Restaurant Bakery Frederic (N.Y. NY)
    • Painted Portrait and Illustration / Independent Film "Sleepless Night"
    • Painted Portrait / Art Collector, Gregory Callimanopulos
    • Written and translated articles / Web site magazine "iifashion"
    • Translated copy for print magazines / 66 communication Inc. (N.Y. NY)
    • Wrote articles, coordinated and illustrated / Fashion Magazine "Za style" (Published by Shiseido, Japan)
    • Coordinated and illustrated / Jazz Up (Ei publisher, Japan)
    • Designed for the original T-shirts and Tote Bags (Peinture)
    • Coordinated article, photos and writing / Wellness (Meiji Seika publisher, Japan)
    • Took video and photographs (A+Lips. N.Y. NY)
    • OM Yoga (N.Y. NY)
    • Integral Yoga Institute (N.Y. NY)
    • Farmhouse Café (Kobe, Japan)

    Awards

    • Awarded Second Prize in Painting Category for Juried Member's Exhibition at The Art Student League, 2004. (Judges : Frann Bradford, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, David Findlay JR. FINE ART)
    • Awarded The Merit Scholarship in The Art Student League, 1997