Yui FUJINAGA

Statement

Yui FUJNAGA (born 1981, Hiroshima, Japan) graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 2006. She has been painting children as her main motifs. By depicting group figures of them, she expresses her feelings and thoughts toward things happening around her and in the world. ” One of the viewers once told me that my paintings lie in a silent and mysterious, but cheerful world. I think this is true. Actually,I am not so keen to express darkness or sadness. I don’t want to push viewers strongly by painting something negative.” says the artist. It is noteworthy that even if she begins to work on her piece as she got inspired by heavy social incidents, her work always turns to peaceful in the end. ” I personally believe that the strongest expression of art should be silent ,mysterious and cheerful. This is how I would like to paint. I simply would love to concentrate on pursuing beautiful lines and colours. Perhaps, this is the happiest and the most important thing to me.” In this unstable contemporary world, FUJINAGA might be an artist of rare and necessary character.She is an emerging artist who received silver medal at “GEISAI#7” in 2005 and honorable mention at Adachi Contemporary Ukiyoe Award in 2015. ⇒ Fujinaga's drawing diary blog 「You are right」

Works

BIOGRAPHY

Biography

1981
Born in Hiroshima, Japan

Education

2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan

EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
“Todokoyo 〜 reaching you〜,Entrance hall of Futako tamagawa Rise office, Tokyo, Japan
2011
“Pandas in Ueno!” (Meguri Window Gallery), Cafe Meguri, Tokyo, Japan
2010
“When we were little, we met in a dream”, Niji Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 
"Perpetual Gaze" Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
2017 
"treasure hunting" Nihonbashi and Shinjuku Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
2016
“with the spring breeze”, Bora gallery, Utsumi-cho, Hiroshima, Japan
2011
“Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
2006
“GEISAI#10”
2004
“GEISAI#6”
“GEISAI#5”

Selected Art Fairs

2012
ART OSAKA 2012, Osaka, Japan
2011
ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR HONG KONG, Hong Kong

AWARDS

Selected Awards

2015
“Adachi Contemporary Ukiyoe Award”,Honourable mention
2005
“GEISAI#7”, Silver medal

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