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Statement

My images of mother and child originate from Christian arts in Italy. My works are composed of it and Japanese culture. For example, Shinto shrines. there is a typical Japanese space where the Sacred and the Profane are mixed together, and I shiver with excitement to see red of rope attached bell. And the reason to consistently stick to female image is that woman is the existence to give birth to babies. A little girl of 10 years ago become a young woman with shining beauty, fresh girls become mothers to love a new life, and newborn baby will come into this world. Watching one-by-one of livings, surrounded by them, I would like to represent new female images.
Ikuyo Yasuda


Ikuyo Yasuda is one of the best artists depicting female images of Japanese painting. Her line drawing is supple and significant, and the method of representation is based on the tradition and so defined. Women she depicts, from little children to young mothers, have no wantonness but exuberant vitality and healthy beauty. Viewers are moved by eyes and hands filled with affection, purity and strong will. Yasuda’s works exude a charm similar to what can be found in Buddhist painting and Christian altarpieces.

Ikuyo Yasuda was born in Osaka prefecture. The Kansai region is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, where Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe lie and 17 million people live. Maintaining its cultural and economical originality, Osaka has flourished even after the Japanese rebirth as the modern state centralized. Particularly in Kyoto, artists have followed ancient tradition, incorporating ancient architecture and symbolism into their work and culture.

In 1969, Yasuda enrolled in Kyoto City University of Arts, Japanese Painting Program, a curriculum designed to instill fine artists with the values and culture of Kyoto. It was here that Yasuda went through rigorous training based on the tradition of the Shijo school and Maruyama school while receiving guidance of leading painters like, Koichi Okumura, Fuku Akino and Sho Ishimoto.

After the completion of her post-graduate course in 1975, Yasuda had steadily built her career by showing repeatedly in Soga Exhibition, Kyoto Art Exhibition, Contemporary Woman’s Exhibition and many others. In 1985, her tableau was highly evaluated enough to be considered for prize in Yamatane Museum Art Grand Prize Exhibition. She was awarded a solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya in 1993, and in the following year, she received an award in Suga Tatehiko Grand Prize Exhibition.

Since then, she has shown in many exhibitions every year. In 1994, she had a group exhibition with female Japanese painters of the same generation, Itsuki Miya and Ayumi Matsuike. From 1998 onward, she hold the solo exhibition including large works, which have 118 inch more, in alternate years.

Yasuda’s works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums and public institutions, including Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Kyoto prefecture, Narukawa Art Museum, Kurayoshi Museum, and Meito Art Museum, and Libera Corporation.

Biography

1949 Born in Osaka
1973 Kyoto City University of Arts; Faculty of Fine Arts Japanese Painting
1975 M.F.A., in Kyoto City University of Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1984 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Tetsuji Takechi Gallery, Tokyo
1986 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Tokyo Central Museum of Art, Tokyo
1990 IKUYO YASUDA Small Paintings Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo
1992 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
1993 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama
1998 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka
IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
1999 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, To-bi Art Fair in Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo
2000 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, To-bi Art Fair in Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo
2002 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Art Gallery; Nihonbashi and Sendai
IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, DAIMARU, Kyoto
2004 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama
2006 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Art Gallery; Nihonbashi and Sendai
IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, To-bi Art Fair in Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo
2007 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Kobe SOGO Art Gallery, Hyogo
2009 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Yokohama
2011 IKUYO YASUDA Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Art Gallery; Nihonbashi, Osaka and Sendai

Selected Group Exhibitions

1982 SOGA Association Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Kyoto Art Exhibition, Kyoto
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1983 Kyoto Selected Art Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1984 Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1985 Yamatane Museum of Art Grand Prize Exhibition, Tokyo
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
Two Persons Exhibition with Akiyoshi Ikeuchi , Yokohama Takashimaya, Yokohama
1986 Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1987 Selected Art Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
Drawing Exhibition, Gallery Moe, Tokyo
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1988 Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1989 Color, Season and Poet with Nakamura Fumiko, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1990 Color, Season and Poet with Nakamura Fumiko, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
New Artist Wave I, Tokyo Art Young Man Association
1991 Color, Season and Poet; Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
New Artist Wave II, Tokyo Art Young Man Association.
1992 Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
New Artist Wave III, Tokyo Art Young Man Association
1993 Ishizue-kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1994 Suga Tatehiko Grand Prize Exhibition, Kurayoshi Museum
Each of Assertion, Ikuyo Yasuda, Aguri Uchida, and Ayumu Matsuo three persons Exhibition, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
Ishizue-kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
1995 Each of Assertion, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka
Exhibition of PHP Cover pages Original Paintings, Tokyo and Kyoto
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1996 Each of Assertion, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka
Yamatane Museum of Art Grand Prize Exhibition, Tokyo
Three persons Exhibition with Yoichi Nishino and Ikuro Yagi, Takashimaya Art Gallery; Kyoto, Osaka and Yokohama
Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
1998 Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya,Tokyo
NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
1999 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2000 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2001 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2002 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2003 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2004 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2005 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2006 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2007 NEXT Exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2008 Art Today Nouvelle Alles, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2009 Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2010 Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo
2011 Artists Related to Kyoto, Several Unspoilt landscape, Osaka Takashimaya
Art Renaissance, JR Osaka Isetan-Mitsukoshi, Osaka
Kizuna-no-Kai Exhibition, Gallery Gunji, Tokyo

Award

1982 Encouragement Prize—Kyoto Art Exhibition, Kyoto
1994 Municipal Prize—Suga Tatehiko Grand Prize Exhibition

Public Collection

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Kyoto prefecture
Narukawa Art Museum
Kurayoshi Museum
Meito Art Museum
Libera Corporation