Etsuko Fukaya

Etsuko Fukaya Etsuko Fukaya has chosen etching to express the details as it allows her to draw extremely delicate lines. She exclusively works with naked eyes because even the loupe sets in between her eyes and the work becomes obstructive during the process. The finished work is filled with lively creatures that seem to be celebrating the lives given by the artist. An enriched world is stuffed inside the small picture frame and attracts one’s attention to staring into its richness for hours.

2005 B.A., Tokyo National University of Art and Music
2007 M.A, Tokyo National University of Art and Music

2008 Jury's Prize of ROPPONGI CROSSING 2007

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden


Etsuko Fukaya - Shofuku
by Etsuko Fukaya
Etsuko Fukaya - Untitled (20)
Untitled (20)
by Etsuko Fukaya
Etsuko Fukaya - Untitled (10)
Untitled (10)
by Etsuko Fukaya
Etsuko Fukaya - Untitled (25)
Untitled (25)
by Etsuko Fukaya


Solo Exhibition

2009 "Wind erosion," Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo
2006 "Natsume-giku," Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2009 "projection/reflection", Gallery Yada, Nagoya
"Kami. Silence-Action—Japanese Contemporary Art on Paper," Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
"City net Asia 2009," Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
"Parabiosis," Soka Art Center Beijing, China
2008 "A Muse Land Tomorrow 2009-Animal Fantasy-", Hokkaido Museum of Modern art, Hokkaido
"Land Breeze," Darren Knight Gallery, Australia
2007 "Tokyo>Copenhagen," Mogadishni CPH, Copenhagen
"Drive You Insane," Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo
"Young artists," Art gallery 1 of Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
"Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2006 "Alllooksame? / Tuttuguale? Art of China Korea Japan," Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo PerL’arte, Turin, Italy

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