Seiko Tanaka
Artist/
Painter

Seiko Tanaka

Painter

Bio

ARTIST STATEMENT

Art is my identity, my way of expressing, and the comfortable forms of communication and connection with other people. Using pen as a tool to sketch freely, I begin a piece by sketching un-consciously. Then I use different colors to make multi-layers to create paintings. Some pieces, combine with the wire to make 3D. I know that a piece is done when I feel nothing else to fix or add.
My original world ”Humanimaliving®” -The harmony of both “Human”,”Animal” and ”Life” pre-sent living and breathing creatures on canvases. I use colors, and textures to express dynamic and organic forms. I emphasise in my paintings the complex feelings of animal, human being and living life style around us. My work reflects upon our intricate relationship with the environment. Expressing the feelings that each human being has an individual face and personality. Animals too have different appearances and characters. Things around us have feelings, souls, and that living creatures are all alike in that way. We are living together and always connecting.
I want people to shrink and enter into my world of “Humanimaliving” physically as well as emotionally.


BIOGRAPHY

Born in Chiba, Japan 1981
Since kindergarden she went abroad in different countries to study Art, English, Cooking, and Horseback riding. These experiences made her bases and influenced her to become an artist. She is a painter.
In1997, she graduated the Aoba Japan International School Tokyo, entered to Wilbraham and Monson Academy, private high school in MA, USA. She focused on studying painting and drAw-ing. In May 2000, she received the Eveline Barber Departmental Prize for the drawing section. In September 2000, she entered Pratt Institute in NYC. On later transferred to theTemple University Tokyo Japan, 2004 summer Temple University Rome Italy, and in 2007 graduated Temple University.
In 2005, she designed and produced the cuisine “Japanese Garden Italiano Doctore”,and in 2015 she designed “GALLERY CAFERONCO.” At Doctore Gallery, she also exhibit-ed”Humanimal,” for her first solo exhibition. 2007 for her second solo show”Humanimaliving” at LE DECO GALLERY 1st floor, Shibuya. In 2017 the “Humanimaliving” Registered as a trade-mark. In 2019 “God of the Sea” Selected 75th “GENTEN ART” exhibition, and Received《KUSAKABE Award》at National Art Center Tokyo, Roppongi. In 2020 Selected for《Feature young modern artist》THE NIKKEI, NIKKEI ART and “Mt.FUJI Horse III” showed in《THE NIK-KEI》News paper. She also designed and produced Animal T-Shirts, bags and accessories , and interior. With the world well known candle company “KAMEYAMA CANDLE” she made the collaboration with her paintings and Kameyama Candle. Also with the Well-established KYOTO drape Company “KAWACHIYA” which established in 1753, she made the collaboration with KYO-TANGO weave silk cushion called” FUJI-UMA.” Presently, she is a painter, Humanimaliving® designer, and Senior art director. Especially, in “GALLERY CARE RONCO” Chiba as her Permanent Exhibition Gallery. She is expressing the world of “Humanimaliving” in many differ-ent way.


EXHIBITIONS: SOLO, GROUP, COMPETITION

2021 / 6 / 2 ~ 6 / 7 Selected “GENTEN ART” exhibition, National Art Center Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
2021 / 5 /24 Selected for《Feature young modern artist》NIKKEI ART magazine, THE NIKKEI, NIKKEI ART
2021 / 5 /17 “Poodle man-blue I” showed in the Today’ s《THE NIKKEI》News paper 2020/12/ 28 ”Mt.FUJI Horse III” showed in the Today’ s《THE NIKKEI》News paper 2020 / 9 /15 Sele ted for《Feature young modern artist》September special editon, THE NIKKEI, NIKKEI ART
2020 / 7 / 6 ~ 7/18 “COVID-19 Artist perspective”, group exhibtion, SHIMON Gallery, Ginza,
Tokyo, Japan
2020 / 2 / 10 ~ 2 / 15 Selected for “AXIS 2020 EAST Artists” Kyobashi RASHINBAN ART Gallery,
Kyobashi, Tokyo, Japan
2019 / 11 / 20 ~ 11 / 25 Selected for “GENTEN 100 Artists” , Yokohama Civic Art Gallery,
Yokohama, Kanazawa, Japan
2019 / 10 / 7 ~ 10 / 30 HIMARI Charity ART Exhibition “brings you lots of haooiness”,
HIMARIKAN, Inzai, Chiba, Japan
2019 / 5 / 29 ~ 6 / 10 Selected 75th “GENTEN ART” exhibition, Received “KUSAKABE” Award
and recommended Associate member, National Art Center Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo, Ja- pan 2019 / 1 / 7 ~ 1 / 12 Selected “2019 New Year Ginza GENTEN ART FAIR” exhibition,
“Ginza Gallery Shimon”, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2018 / 9 / 1 ~ NOW Mini-Solo Gallery and shop @ “MITSUYA” Kappabashi, Tokyo, Japan
2018 / 8 / 1 ~ NOW "everyday happiness"1 painting specially for Mr.NOBU Matsuhisa Matsuhi-sa restaurant, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA
2018 / 5 / 30 ~ 6 / 11 Selected “GENTEN ART” exhibition, National Art Center Tokyo, Roppon-gi, Tokyo, Japan
2017/ 10 / 23 ~10 / 28 Selected very first TUJ alumni and faculty ART Exhibition, “Mediation” Ul traSuperNew Gallery, Jingumae, Tokyo, Japan
2017/ 5 / 31 ~6 / 12 Selected,and Received ”KAIYU” prize, ”GENTEN”ART Exhibition, National Art Center Tokyo, Roppongi.
2017/ 3 / 24 ~ 3 / 27 Collaboration with Modern Head Chef Mr.OKUDA x Humanimaliving SOLO Exhibition, Ristorante Kunitachi BUNRYU, Kunitachi,Tokyo, Japan
2016/ 11 / 22 ~ 11 / 27 CHIBA GENTEN "Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art", Chiba, Japan
2016/ 11 / 8 ~ 11 / 14 Humanimaliving SOLO SHOW "IMAGE MAKER" Hair salon, Asakusa, To kyo, Japan
2016/ 10 / 6 ~ Now Apsey dog salon x Humanimaliving Shop, Apsey dog salon, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
2016/ 10 / 6 《Apsey dog salon》Logo design, Apsey dog salon, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
2016/ 6 / 23 ~ 2018 / 8 / 10《Kameyama Candle house x Humanimaliving Candle》Kameyama Candle house, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
2016/ 4 / 19 ~ 4 / 22 Selected Belladonna-ART Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
2016/4 / 4 ~ 4/22 putit-Belladonna-ART Exhibition, Group show, Amore GINZA Art Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2015/8/17 ~ 8/24SEIBU FUNABASHI Humanimaliving Solo Exhibition , SEIBU FUNABASH De- partment Store, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
2015/ 6 / 1 ~ 6 / 6 Humanimaliving Solo Exhibition, St.LUKE INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL GAL-LE-
RY, Tukiji, Tokyo, Japan
2015/ 4 / 16 ~ NOW Humanimaliving permanent Solo SHOW, CAFE RONCO GALLERY, Kama-ga-
ya, Chiba, Japan
2014/ 6 / 24 ~ 6 /28 ART FUSION IN NY, GROUP SHOW, Jadite Gallery, Midtown, NY, USA
2014/ 6 / 19 ~ 6 /22「Spice'n Taste MARKET Daikanyama」Group show Daikanyama Hillside Ter- race, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2014/ 3 / 8 ~ 3 / 12 Charity Art Auction Exhibition “Humanimaliving“ "Komazawa Park interna-tio-
nal School, Komazawa, Tokyo, Japan
2014/ 2/ 24 Special Guest Art Lecturer "Komazawa Park international School, Komazawa, Tokyo, Japan
2013/ 10 / 2 ~ 10 / 9 ”Humanimaliving” Solo Exhibition "hana-naya" flower shop, Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan
2013 / 5 / 29 ~ 6 / 2 Spice Rack Summer Event Group Exhibition, Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2013 / 4 / 25 with SEIBU Department Store Summer Jewel fair ”Humanimaliving+ Jewel“ italiano Doctore, Kamagaya, Chiba, Japan
2013 / 1 / 4 ~ 1 / 28 New Years Exhibition by Japanese Artists Group Exhibition Gallery Mujo, Downtown, LA, USA
2012 / 12 / 19 ~ 22 Spice Rack Summer Event Group Exhibition Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Shi-
buya, Tokyo, Japan
2012 / 11/ 22 ~ 12 / 25 Christmas window display decoration "IMAGE MAKER" Hair salon, Asa-
kusa, Tokyo, Japan
2012 / 4 / 28 Collaboration with SEIBU Department Store Summer Jewel fair ”Humanimaliving+ Jewel“ italiano Doctore, Kamagaya, Chiba, Japan
2012 / 4 / 3 ~ 4 / 28 ”Humanimaliving”+ Solo Exhibition Gallery Mu、Shibuya ,Tokyo, Japan
2011 / 11 / 8 ~ 11/ 16 Emerging Japanese Artists in NY Exhibition Group Exhibition
2/20 gallery Chelsea NY, USA
2011 / 6 / 3 ~ 7 / 3 Humanimaliving + Jewel Shoes Solo Exhibition, LAS CHICAS CAFE & DIN NING Aoyama, Japan
2007 / 1 / 16 ~ 1 / 21 Humanimaliving Solo Exhibition, LE DECO Gallery 1st Floor Shibuya, Ja-pan 2005 / 12 / 25 Humanimal X Doctore Live Concert Music collaboration, Italian Doctore Chi-ba, Ja pan
2005 / 12 / 11 ~ 1 / 31, Humanimal Solo Exhibition Italian Doctore Gallery Chiba, Japan
2004 / 7 / 1 Group Exhibition Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy
2000 / 3 / 31 ~ 5 / 31 Senior Art Exhibition Group Exhibition Binney Gallery, Wilbraham, MA, USA

Artworks