Masako Ando

  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Portraits" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2021 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Son Ⅰ 2021 h.114.2 x w.115.5 x d.11.0 cm ceramic on board ©︎Masako Ando
  • ニットの少女Ⅱ Girl in Knitted Sweater II 2020 ceramic 80.0 x 90.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • 拾ってください Please Take Me Home With You 2020 pencil, colored pencil and watercolor on paper 66.0 x 50.0 cm ©︎Masako Ando
  • 生きている首 Living Head 2020 pencil, colored pencil and watercolor on paper 66.0 x 50.0 cm ©︎Masako Ando
  • 眠れない Cannot Sleep 2018 charcoal, charcoal pencil and watercolor on paper 83.3 x 66.0 cm ©︎Masako Ando
  • Installation view from "Masako Ando "Songbook" Commemorating the release of her first art book" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Masako Ando "Songbook" Commemorating the release of her first art book" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Masako Ando "Songbook" Commemorating the release of her first art book" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Masako Ando "Songbook" Commemorating the release of her first art book" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©︎Masako Ando photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • APE 2014 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 190 × 146 cm ©Masako Ando
  • パイン Pine 2014 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 190.0 × 146.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • うさぎ Hare 2013 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 190.5 × 160.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • APE 2012 watercolor, pencil on paper mounted on wood panel 180.0 × 140.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Installation view from "Hara Documents 9 Masako Ando -The Garden of Belly Button" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 ©︎Masako Ando photo by 城戸保
  • Light 2011 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 111.3 × 100.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • ざわわ Zawawa 2010 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 113.5 × 120.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • あぶく Bubbles 2010 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 60.4 × 60.3 cm ©Masako Ando
  • おへその庭 The Garden of Belly Button 2010 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 190.0 × 140.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • おへその庭 The Garden of Belly Button 2009 pencil on paper mounted on wood panel 140.0 × 103.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • 雑種 Hybrid 2008 pencil on paper 84.5 × 84.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • ざわわ Zawawa 2008 pencil on paper 84.5 × 89.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • スフィンクス Sphinx 2007 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 99.7 × 120.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • ビッグバン Big Bang 2007 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 150.0 × 150.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • 竜の背中 Dragon's Back 2007 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 120.3 × 130.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • スフィンクス Sphinx 2007 pencil on paper 71.0 × 85.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • かわいいつばめ Sweet Swallow 2007 pencil on paper 57.4 × 57.4 cm ©Masako Ando
  • 雲間にひそむ鬼のように Like a Fiend Hid in a Cloud 2006 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel diptych (140.0 × 220.0 cm each) ©Masako Ando
  • 貝の火 TheFire 2004 pencil on paper 62.0 × 62.0 cm (image) ©Masako Ando
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 2004 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 91.0 × 91.0 cm © Masako Ando
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 2004 pencil on paper 65.0 × 65.0 cm ©Masako Ando
  • The Bloody Monday 2003 pencil on paper 49.5 × 49.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • Pygmies 2003 pencil on paper 49.5 × 49.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • Blue Birds 2003 pencil on paper 49.5 × 49.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • In Spring 2003 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel diptych (122.0 × 122.0 cm each) ©Masako Ando
  • In Spring 2003 pencil on paper diptych (left) 49.5 × 49.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • In Spring 2003 pencil on paper diptych (right) 49.5 × 49.5 cm ©Masako Ando
  • In Spring 2002 pencil on paper 49.5 × 49.5cm (image) ©Masako Ando
  • Princess Diamond, Princess Topaz 2000 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel diptych (118.0 × 120.0 cm each) ©Masako Ando

Masako Ando was born in the Aichi Prefecture in 1976. She graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Aichi University of the Arts in 2001. She currently lives and works in Seto city, and is an Associate Professor at Aichi University of the Arts.

Her major solo exhibitions include “Hara Documents 9: Masako-Ando – The Garden of Belly Button”(Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2012), “Masako Ando ’Songbook’ Commemorating the release of her first art book” (8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016). Working with motifs such as young children, woolen knitted items, animals, plants and flowers, Ando creates paintings with eloquently smooth surfaces that take advantage of the characteristics of oil paint, and are conceived through various pictorial elements such as detailed depiction and her composition of the picture plane that incorporates the presence of large blank spaces. In contrast, while engaging with the same subject matter, her pencil drawings distinct for their meticulously elaborate execution, illustrate a much harder and solid texture.
Since 2018, she is engaged in creating ceramic relief works, along with charcoal, pencil, and water color drawings that have developed a new frontier within her artistic practice.

Publication
http://tomiokoyamagallery.com/publications/songbook/

Solo Exhibitions

2021 “Portaits” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “Masako Ando “Songbook" Commemorating the release of her first art book” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 “Hara Documents 9: Masako Ando – The Garden of Belly Button” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2004 project room/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2021 “A Nexus of Rainbows: Works from the Hara Museum and the Hara Rokuro Collections” Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
“FLOWERS & BIRDS” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Passage of Life” Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi, Japan
2020 “Seto International Ceramic & Glass Art Exchange Program 2019-2020 Exhibition of Invited Artists” Seto City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
2019 “Seto Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019” Chuo Center Seto Site, Aichi, Japan
2018 “My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection Part II” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “The Evolution of Realism” The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan [traveled to Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi/ Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art, Tochigi/ Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan]
2016 “Art Begins from the Forest” Aichi University of the Arts, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan
“The Feast of the Goddesses: Selections from the Hara Museum Collection” Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
2015 “BETWEEN BOTANY AND ART” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
“The Takamatsu City Museum of Art Collection II Part 2: Jump out! Pictorial Guide to Living Things” Sanuki Lacquerware and Contemporary Art Takamatsu Historical Museum, Kagawa, Japan
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION: Mirror Neuron” Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 “The Hara Museum Collection at 35” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION 2014 Mindfulness!” Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
2013 “Wonderful My Art” Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Mindfulness!” Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan [traveled to Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan]
“Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“The New within the Old: Contemporary Art from the Hara Museum Collection” Hara Museum Arc, Kankai Pavillion, Gunma, Japan
“From the collection of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art: Art of Aichi” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2009 “In the Little Playground -Hitsuda Nobuya and his surrouding students-” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art/ Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
2002 “Fragile Figures” Pallette Club, Tokyo, Japan

Public Collections

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
Ryutaro Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan