MASAKO ANDO

【Now On View】 Group Exhibition “A Nexus of Rainbows: Works from the Hara Museum and the Hara Rokuro Collections” Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan

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

Masako Ando / Group Exhibition “A Nexus of Rainbows: Works from the Hara Museum and the Hara Rokuro Collections”
Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
Dates, Part II: September 11, 2021 – January 10, 2022
https://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/arc/exhibition/643/

Artist Profile

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/