Toko Yuma

Works

Statement

Toko Yuma was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1973. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with M.F.A.
She creates her artworks based on fairy tales, children’s stories, and Japanese mythology. Her sensitive and steady touch on her oil paintings provokes affection for old memories in the viewer’s mind. Her interpretation of animals, which are personified, can be sometimes viewed as sexy, beautiful, and sometimes even sorrowful. This unique motif is definitely the key element in appealing toviewers.
Her paintings has been selected for numerous private and public collections. Toko Yuma’s paintings has been exhibited in international art fairs including the Asian Contemporary Art Fair, in Singapore.

Personal History

1995 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Oil painting, BFA
1997 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Oil painting, MFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 13TH (Kinosho Kikaku/Tokyo)
2008 TOKYU-Department (Osaka)
2007 Gallery OYAMA (Osaka)
2006 circle of 12 (Gallery TOMO/Tokyo)
2005 GINZA OS Gallery (Tokyo)
2004 Gallery KABUTOYA (TOKYO)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 U ha Tono U (OTO Gallery/Osaka)
2011 Mr.I,Mr.W Collection (Akutsu Gallery/Gunma)
2011 Resonance Effect (Kinosho Kikaku/Tokyo)
2008 GEISAI #11 (Tokyo)
2007 HAKUJITSU 84TH (The National Art Center Tokyo)
2006 Exhibition of Three Artists (Gallery KABUTOYA/Tokyo)
2001-2005 Exhibition of RIN (TOKYU-Department store/Tokyo)