LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in Miyagi Prefecture in 1992.
2018 Master’s Degree in Art and Education - Aesthetics and Art History, Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts
2016 Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Painting, College of Art and Design at Musashino Art University
I am a painter based in Japan.
In an ever transient and changing landscape, I wanted to depict a place where myself and others could feel belonging.
I grew up surrounded by fields in a place nearby the ocean. The sky was vast, and airplanes would often pass above me. I started drawing at a young age, and I would always try to depict scenery that I thought was beautiful.
I was entranced by the structure and vibrant colors of 'Ukiyoe', which led me to major in Japanese Art in University. That is where I was introduced to 'Iwa Enogu', 'Nikawa', and 'Washi'. 'Iwa Enogu' is made by pulverizing ore into particles to create paint. 'Nikawa' is created from animal collagen to create an adhesive material. 'Washi' is created from fibers of plants such as Kouzo or Paper Mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) and Ganpi (Diplomorpha sikokiana). It has a lusterless matte texture, and the familiarity of the natural materials can be felt when touched.
I use various techniques in my works, including painting the underside of the ‘Washi,’ laying out hearty portions of paint, and layering color with fine brush strokes.
I primarily paint landscapes. My scenes draw on a combination of photos, including those I take myself, memories, and my imagination. Rather than aiming for photorealism, I change the colors and shapes to those I’d like to see. My subjects are usually from nature, such as mountains and the sea, and I incorporate forms created from lines and planes of color. I use a lot of pinks and purples in particular, because I want to convey a fantastical, nostalgic feeling through non-standard colors. My paintings depict a kind of utopia, a home I’m always trying to return to.
One experience in particular informs my work. I’m from Miyagi Prefecture, and on March 11, 2011, when I was 18, the huge earthquake and tsunami changed my hometown forever.
In an instant, the world I felt would always stay the same was suddenly rearranged. It was the first time I’d ever experienced something like this, and it was a tremendous shock.
My world was covered in mud, and it was said that crops wouldn't grow for 10 years. But even so, weeds began to grow right away. After six months, the brown mountains of rubble were replaced with green, and hope began to temper my sadness.
There’s this Buddhism term ‘Shogyomujo,’ which means that all things are impermanent, constantly changing and disappearing. Seeing green return after the tsunami helped me understand the positive side of this idea. Now, for me, the act of painting is like creating a home that always welcomes me amid a changing world. Although my ideal may change from day to day, I try to paint landscapes that evoke nostalgia even without a prior visit, and which remind myself and viewers that there’s a place for us somewhere in this world.
2020 39th Shinshun Kikaku (Spring Exhibition): Ayaka Tadano Exhibition (Art Space 88, Kunitachi City, Tokyo Prefecture)
2019 Gallery Le Temps Support Exhibition: Kyo Tadori Tsuita Chihei (The Horizon I Arrived at Today) (Gallery Le Temps, Ginza)
2018 Tobari No Muko Wo Nozomu (Looking Out Over the Ledge) (On the Origin of Art, Ginza)
2017 Mita Koto Wa Nai Kokyo (Homeland As I've Never Seen It) (GALLERY b. TOKYO, Kyobashi)
2016 Ayaka Tadano Private Exhibition (Court Gallery Kunitachi, Kunitachi City, Tokyo Prefecture)
《Grants and Scholarships》
2014 Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program scholarship recipient
《Awards and Honorable Mentions》
2019 On the Origin of Art Exhibit Honorable Mention
2019 The 21st Setsuryosha Firenze Prize Exhibition Honorable Mention
2019 The 37th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Honorable Mention
2017 Tokyo University of the Arts Ataka Prize Recipient
2016 Shell Art Award 2016 Honorable Mention
2014 The 40th Commemorative Shunki Soga Exhibition (Tokyo) Honorable Mention (as well as the 41st Exhibition)
2014 Musashino Art University Art Festival Exhibition Fine Arts Category First Prize
2013 The 21st Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program Honorable Mention (as well as the 25th, 27th, 35th, and 46th)
Josenji (Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture)
Mori no Museum (Nagareyama City, Saitama Prefecture)
Sendai Taishi High School (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
Bijutsu no Mado (The Window of Arts) May 2018 Edition "Chumoku No Shinjin 160" (160 Emerging Artists)
2020 Japanese Art ~NEO Generation~ (On the Origin of Art, Ginza)
2020 Gallery He Iko (Let's Go to the Gallery) (Sukiwa, Nishi Ogikubo)
2020 MCAGP Artwork Exhibition (MC FOREST)
2020 Haru Machi Selection (On the Origin of Art, Ginza)
2020 Tougenkyo Art Festival 2020 (Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki Prefecture)
2019 On the Origin of Art Exhibition Honorable Mention Artwork Exhibition (On the Origin of Art, Ginza)
2019 Sapo Ten Godo Exhibition Four Sprouts (Gallery Le Temps, Ginza)
2019 Ajisai (Hydrangea)-4colors-Exhibition (On the Origin of Art, Ginza)
2019 The 37th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Ueno Royal Museum)
2018 in the air Exhibition (Flew Gallery)
2018 Mori no Museum Collection Exhibition vol.4, Nagareyama City, Saitama Prefecture
2018 The 66th Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Works Exhibition (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)
2017 Voluntary Exhibition by the Laboratory of Art Education (Tokyo University of the Arts)
2017 The 4th Mirai Exhibition - Bidai No Kyouen (Collaboration of Art Universities - (Galerie Nichido)
2017 MCAGP Artwork Exhibition (MC FOREST)
2016 Shell Art Award Exhibition 2016 (The National Art Center)
2016 The 3rd 'Mirai Exhibition' of Galerie Nichido (Galerie Nichido)
2016 The 39th Joint Graduation Exhibition of Art Universities in Tokyo(The National Art Center)
2016 Musashino Art University Degree Show (Musashino Art University)
2015 Wunderkammer von Fetischismus (Musashino Art University)
2015 Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program Scholarship Recipient Exhibition (EYE OF GYRE)
2015 MCAGP Artwork Exhibition (EYE OF GYRE)
2015 Koko Karano Keshiki (The Scenery from Here) (Musashino Art University)
2015 Futari (Two People) Exhibition (Ginza Bar-Art)
2015 Gonin (Five People) Exhibition - Yakudo (In Motion) - (Mille Fleuve, Hiroo)
2015 Pongaism 3 (Ginza Dai-Nana Buliding Gallery)
2015 Tabisuru Musabi Exhibition (Chino City Museum of Art)
2015 41st Tokyo Shunki Souga Exhibition (Nihonbashi Takashimaya)
2014 MCAGP Artwork Exhibition (EYE OF GYRE)
2014 Japanese Art Sannin (Three People) Exhibition (apgallery)
2014 Nihonga Kara Hanga He (From Japanese Art to Prints) (Musashino Art University)
2014 Ayaka Tadano 'Keshiki (Scenery) Exhibition' (Musashino Art University)
2014 41th Tokyo Shunki Souga Exhibition (Nihonbashi Takashimaya)
2013 MCAGP Artwork Exhibition (EYE OF GYRE)
2013 Heisei Modern Kou (Musashino Art University)
2013 Rei No Ano Nihonga (That Japanese Art) Exhibition (Musashino Art University)
2013 Koko Jyanai (Not Here) Exhibition (Ono Gallery Kunitachi)
2012 Ohatsu Ni Ome Ni Kakarimasu (We haven't met) Exhibition (Musashino Art University)
WHO I AM
I'm painter based in Japan. I use mineral pigment on Japanese paper mounted on wooden panel.
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