MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY was launched in January 2013. Our mission is to introduce and encourage emerging talents that we felt in love with. We explore artists and their work across various media that meet our two criteria; creativity and independence.
I make drawings as a main idea of ”density”.
Mostly I draw flower, insect, animal and girl.
I pick them by instinct as motifs.
Basically I like cute, beautiful, small and interesting-shaped motifs,
however in reality, they don’t seems very happy because they are sometimes broken into pieces, with hollow eyes, almost dead in the worst case
when I see them in streets, forests, or zoos.
Then I am surprised at a gap between my image and reality, and feel anxiety and impatient due to my ignorance of our living.
Feeling such emotion in daily life, I would like to draw their lives and proofs of their life preciously.
Minami’s works have a high density that makes us close as much as possible to look at.
Moves of black spread unlimitedly has fascination that is not only as a miniature drawing, but also give cubic effect.
Her “creatures” created one with purepure emotion have delicate and peaceful story nature.
（Director Masahiro Takahashi）
1990 Born in Tokyo, Japan
2012 BFA, Tama Art University of Oil Painting Department
2019 Graduated from Bigakko
I’m into you / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
KANA MINAMI SOLO EXHIBITION / Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NewYork
ARTforGIFT / Sansiao Gallery
TRUSTMARK / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong
HOMMAGE / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong
Permanent Exhibition / Sansiao Gallery
handpicked artists / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Girls Expo / BARA Gallery
MEMENTO / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong
Sai/Mitsu / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY
11th TAGBOAT AWARD / IID Setagaya School
Prize-winning works of the new face award for arts exhibition / Gallery Wada
8 Japanese Women Artists / Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NewYork
Shibuya Style vol.9 / Seibu Shibuya Department Store Gallery
the 100-gou Exhibition / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
NEW ARTIST EXHIBITION VOL.2 / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
10th TAGBOAT AWARD / IID Gallery
ACT Art Award Exhibition 2015 / The Art complex Center of Tokyo
SEATTLE ART FAIR 2019
ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2019
ART OSAKA 2018
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018
ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2018
spiral take art collection 2017 “SHU SHU SHU SHOW”
ART OSAKA 2017
the art fair +plus-ultra 2016
11th TAGBOAT AWARD
the new face award for arts
10th TAGBOAT AWARD
ACT Art Award