Yuko Someya

  • Installation view from PIOON Project at cucurucu, Shizuoka, 2014 © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 清潔な沈黙 Clear Silence 2014 Pencil, Chinese ink, water color, lithograph ink, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel 150.0 x 120.0 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 清潔な沈黙 Clear Silence 2014 Water color, lithograph ink, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel 150.0 x 120.0 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 土を慕い、草花鳴らし光こぼるる 2014 Pencil, Chinese ink, water color, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel h.90 x w.90cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 土を慕い、草花鳴らし光こぼるる 2014 Pencil, Chinese ink, water color, lithograph ink, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel h.90 x w.90cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya かみあわぬ水に沈む月 Moon Settling in Water amid Unreconcilable Differences 2013 Pencil, Chinese ink, water color, lithograph ink, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel 170.0 x 390.0cm (3 pieces, 170.0 x 130.0 cm each) © Yuko Someya
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Yuko Someya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Yuko Someya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Yuko Someya photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 「涙の裏打ちに、安息の呼吸をする」のためのドローイング い 2013 water color, chinese ink, pencil on Japanese paper 15.0 x 15.0 cm / 15.5 x 15.5 cm / 13.0 x 13.5 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 「涙の裏打ちに、安息の呼吸をする」のためのドローイング り 2013 water color, chinese ink, pencil on Japanese paper 21.0 x 28.5 cm / 20.5 x 20.5 cm / 19.5 x 19.0 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 泳ぐ雲 2011 water color, lithograph ink, pencil, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel 120.5 x 150.0 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 秘密は籠の中で貪婪の水を吸う 2011 water color, lithograph ink, chinese ink, pencil, 149.0 x 359.5 cm (3 pieces) © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 蜘蛛の庭 2011 water color, lithograph ink, Chinese ink, pencil, Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel 90.5 x 80.5 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 緑いろの場所でひとやすみ 2007 water color and pencil, lithograph ink on Japanese paper mounted on canvas 46.0 x 53.0 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya きのうあえる 2007 pencil, lithograph ink, water color on Japanese paper mounted on canvas 33.5 x 33.5 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya リッカの季節 ートリー 2007 pencil, lithograph ink, water color on Japanese paper mounted on canvas 60.5 x 50.3 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya 空を想うリッカ1 2007 pencil, lithograph ink, water color on Japanese paper mounted on canvas 41.1 x 24.6 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya リッカの季節 ーキクー 2007 pencil, lithograph ink, water color on Japanese paper mounted on canvas 80.5 x 80.5 cm © Yuko Someya
  • 染谷悠子 Yuko Someya リッカの季節 ーブター 2007 pencil, lithograph ink, water color on Japanese paper mounted on canvas 91.0 x 91.0 x 3 cm © Yuko Someya

Yuko Someya was born in 1980 in Chiba. She completed her Master’s degree in printmaking at Tokyo University of Arts, the Department of Art, in 2006. She received awards for her work at Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo in 2004 and her works are now part of the museum collection. “I move my pencil as if I was spelling a word,” Someya says of her works, intricately drawing and coloring motifs such as flowers, birds, plants, and animals. The paintings often embrace generous blank spaces in which the motifs are given the sense of floating, releasing strong brightness as if to invite the viewers into the stories, and to continue them. Her specialized method using ink and distinctive transparency in color and texture created by layered washi paper are also attractive.
 

Solo exhibitions

2014 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2013 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2010 Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
2007 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan
2006 Gallery Kaku, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2016 "All Living Things" Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
"JAPAN 7" SILVERLENS, Manila, Philippines
2014 VOCA 2014 The Vision of Contemporary Art The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
"PIOON PROJECT" Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
"CSP2" Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo
2013 "flowers 80.1" TRAUMARIS|SPACE, NADiff apart 3 floor, Tokyo
tessen, Clematis no Oka, Shizuoka, Japan
2008 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2007 Highpoint Center For Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2005 O gallery, Tokyo

Public collections

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
The Sculpture Garden Museum Vangi Museo

Awards

2014 “VOCA '14” Encouragement Prize