MASAKO ANDO / MIKA KATO

group exhibition “My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection Part II”

「あぶく」”Bubbles” 2010 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 60.4x 60.3 cm ©Masako Ando

Masako Ando, Mika Kato, Mika Ninagawa / group exhibition
“My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection Part II”
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
March 21 – June 3, 2018
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp

「みんなのお墓」”a tomb for all of us” 2006 oil on canvas 117.5 x 90cm ©Mika Kato
“PLANT A TREE” 2011 C-print mounted on plexiglas, framed 48.5 x 72.8cm edition of 6 ©mika ninagawa

Artist Profile

Masako Ando

1976 Born in Aichi, Japan
1999 B.F.A., Aichi Prefectual University of Fine Arts and Music
2001 M.F.A., Aichi Prefectual University of Fine Arts and Music

Masako Ando was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1976. In 2001 she graduated from Aichi University of the Arts’ Graduate School of Oil Painting Department. While at university, she studied painting under Nobuya Hitsuda whose practice has influenced many artists, and now she continues to live and work based in the verdant setting of Seto city in Aichi Prefecture. Because of the extremely time-consuming techniques behind her art she works at a pace of several new pieces per year, and we hold her third solo show next Jan- Feb, following on from one in 2004 at Tomio Koyama Gallery, as well as “Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando: The Garden of Belly Button” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2012).

Mika Kato

1975 Born in Mie, Japan
1999 B.F.A., Aichi Prefectual University of Arts and Music
2001 M.F.A., Aichi Prefectual University of Fine Art and Music
Most Promoising Young Talent Prize, Fine Art Division of Gotoh Memorial Cultural Award
2004 Roppongi Crossing International Advisory Board Prize