Asuka Ito
[handling artist]

Pinky time, 2013, 45x45cm, 17 3/4x17 3/4in., acrylic on canvas Creamy time, 2013, 45x45cm, 17 3/4x17 3/4in., acrylic on canvasFlower Nurse Nadeshiko Miltonia, 2009, 100x65.2cm, 39 3/8x25 5/8in., rhinestone, lame, oil and acrylic on canvasMission of declaration of love, 2010, 100x80.3cm, 39 3/8x31 5/8in., oil and acrylic on canvas A set of four for time of red polka dots, 2011, 65.2x65.2cm, 25 5/8x25 5/8in., oil and acrylic on canvas Mixture of deceit and truth, 2009, 100x100cm, 39 3/8x39 3/8in., rhinestone, lame, oil, and acrylic on canvasSpiritual Beauty (rose) Color of Heart / Hanairo Sugata, 2008, 45.5x45.5cm, 17 8/9x17 8/9in., oil and acrylic on cotton on panelPure Heart (paeoniae radix) White / Hanairo Sugata, 2007, 100x100cm, 39 3/8x39 3/8in., oil on canvas

 

I represent Japanese girls’ ambivalent feelings, such as love and eros, freedom and secrets,

kawaii-ness and motherhood using colors and patterns in my paintings. Each color gives off an aura of feeling,

that is heightened and stimulated by patterns such as polka-dots, stripes, and hearts.

By placing posing females in silhouette along with objects of desire,

I would like to explore a boundary between the real and unreal.

My ultimate goal is to communicate with viewers by sharing my secrets and hidden feelings about love. – Asuka Ito

Artist HP:http://ito-asuka.com

 

1978 Born in Yokohama, Japan

2003 B.F.A, Tokyo University of the Arts

2005 M.F.A, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

MEMENT / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong

 

2016

Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY and MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

Masataka Contemporary’s exhibition:Japanese Women Artists / Bernarducci Meisei Gallery

 

2015

Girls Expo / FUMA CONTEMPORARY TOKYO

Shinpiteki-Ganbou(The secret desire) / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

ART OSAKA 2015 / HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA

 

2014

Corporate Collaboration Art Tokyo 2014 with Hello Kitty / MDP Gallery

Beginnings / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

Mitsukoshi X Geidai / Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store

 

2013

Mechanism of Early Summer / Wright Shokai

2013 Corporate Collaboration Art Tokyo 2013 / MDP Gallery

SNIFF OUT 2013 / INTEX OSAKA

 

2012

Dew of Mirage / Bashamichi Ohtsu Gallery

Light Room Vol.10 / O-Kurayama Memorial Hall

 

2011

Yokubo to Iu Na no Watashi / Galerie Sho Contemporary Art

SHIBU Culture / Seibu Shibuya Department Store

 

2010

Girly 2010 / Kawasaki Museum

About Two Tatami Show / Galerie Sho Contemporary Art

 

2009

Flower Collections II / Turandot Yusenkyo

A Midsummer Dream / Four Seasons Hotel Chinzanso

Flower Collections / Turandot Yusenkyo

 

2008

The House / Nippon Homes Model Houses

Obsessional Object / Erisuman-tei

Galerie Sho Projects-7 Emerging Artists Exhibition / Galerie Sho Contemporary Art

Galerie Sho Projects-Something Sweet 4 Girls / Galerie Sho Contemporary Art

 

2007

White Collection / Okurayama Kinennkan

Yokohama Boogie Woogie / Yokohama Gallery

Forth Reunited / Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino

 

FAIR

 

2015

ART OSAKA 2015 / HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA

 

2014

YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2014 / Regent Taipei

 

2013

YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2013 / Sheraton Grande Hotel Taipei

 

2012

Art Fair Tokyo 2012 / Tokyo International Forum

 

2010

Art Fair Tokyo 2010 / Tokyo International Forum

 

2009

SCOPE MIAMI 2009 / SOHO Studios

 

2008

Art@Agnes 2008 / Agnes Hotel