Photo by Seiya Kawamoto for the monthly magazine “Shumi no Suibokuga: Hito to Sumi”

Photo by Seiya Kawamoto for the monthly magazine “Shumi no Suibokuga: Hito to Sumi”

Yasuko Hasumura

Born in 1958 in Hokkaido, Japan Works and lives in Tokyo, Japan

Yasuko Hasumura majored in oil painting at Tama Art University, producing and exhibiting mainly abstract paintings and contemporary bas-relief works. Hasumura has become internationally known for her pioneering style which mixes black ink and ultra-thin Japanese paper to create the illusion of air and wind brushed onto a canvas. These works, such as Hasumura’s Yo/Sway from 2011 and her monumental diptych Flowing Water on Soshu Shichirigahama from 2015, have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Japan, New York, and Europe, including the recent Sumi: Japanese Ink Painting from Post-War to the Present at SEIZAN Gallery. Hasumura is currently a member of the Japan Artists Association and International Association of Art.


 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

“Yasuko Hasumura – ten” (Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo)

2016

“Yasuko Hasumura: Washi no Sekai” (Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
“Gendai Suiboku 2015” (Gallery Nagai, Tokyo)

2013

“Yasuko Hasumura Suibokuga-ten” (Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Osaka)

2012

“Yasuko Hasumura-ten” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“Yasuko Hasumura Sakuhin-ten” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)

2011

“Inori no Katachi-ten” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi, continued in 2012)

2009

“Sumi no Sekai-ten” at Japan Art Festival (the Salzburg Museum, Austria)
“Yasuko Hasumura: SUIBOKU” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2007

“Sumi niyoru Chusho-teki Hyogen” (Gallery Moteki, Tokyo)

1993

“Kanata no Mono” (Tamuramaki gallery, Tokyo)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

“Sumi: Japanese Ink Painting From Post-War to the Present” (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

2018

“Kaze 2018” (Gallery Q, Gallery Bar Kajima, Tokyo)


2013

“Sensu-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2015)

2012

“Nihon no Shitsurei: Kissho no Katachi-ten” (Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka)
“Summer Art Selection” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)

2011

“Ome Art Jam: Great East Japan Earthquake donation Exhibition” (Ome Municipal Museum of Art Civic Art Gallery, Tokyo)

2010

“Kiei artists 7+7 no Shiten” (Sapporo Daimaru Department Store, Hokkaido)
Invitational Exhibition “Gendai Suiboku Sakka-ten” (The National Art Center, Tokyo, Tokyo, continued every year afterward)

2009

“Something Precious Exhibition” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, until 2014)

2008

“International Artexpo” (New York, USA, continues in 2009)
“Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition” (The Ueno Royal Museum, Toyo, continued in 2009, 2011)
“The 37th Japanese Today’s Arts Exhibition in Spain” (Komijasu, Spain)

2007

“LINEART INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR” (Gent, Belgium)

Awards

2008 Paris Salon award, Franco-Japanese contemporary art world

exhibition (Tokyo)

 

Exhibitions