My mother had a great influence on me when I was a child. She was a positive, tolerant, free-spirited soul who accepted people regardless of their status.
My family was originally from Tokyo, but my father’s work often required relocating so we lived in many parts of Japan. There wasn’t such an abundance of clothes, food or little luxuries back then like we take for granted nowadays, so a lot of the things we had were handmade by my mother. That left a great impression on me and sparked my interest in handmade work when I was a child.
I felt driven to follow this urge to create and make something with it. Such a desire is the origin of of ART and monodzukuri—literally the “making of things”—but monodzukuri is more than just production. It’s Innovation and creating things with sincerity, pride and skill while constantly striving for perfection.
In addition, living in different places around the world nurtured my interest in bright colors. Influenced by my mother’s attitude of freedom, tolerance and hope,
I painted bright pictures like a diary every day. When I was in high school I wanted to work on something that I expressed and created by myself in the future. After I turned 20 I started working on illustrations for advertisements and other media.
Then, in 1986 I went to New York for the first time and hoped to meet Andy Warhol. A young actor friend of mine often had lunch meetings at Warhol’s factory, where he too frequently visited. I was able to show a few small pictures of my work to Andy Warhol through him. After viewing my pictures Warhol said “Okay, I’ll meet Yuriko.” That’s how I was able to meet Andy Warhol at his factory. Although by that time he was very frail with eyes glazed over, he was fascinated with my work. He gave me some tips and ideas, such as how to perceive space, composition and an interesting sense of color. When I told him that I’d do an exhibition of only three-dimensional works the following year he told me to return to show him videos and photos.
Unfortunately, he passed away in 1987 before I got the chance to meet him again.
Later, my works became larger and included more three-dimensional works and spatial compositions. After that I shifted my focus to ART, with thoughts and energy flowing into my works out of the deep well of my childhood. I wanted to convey a message of universality through art—a spirit of coexistence regardless of nationality, race or religion. At the same time, I realized such a message was a bit too big and blurred for this complicated era we’re now in. Thus I returned to my starting point once more to focus on people’s energy and thoughts.
●Selected for the AD ART SHOW in New York and exhibited on signage at One World Center.
●Exhibited at “ART FAIR” in Tokyo, Ikebukuro, Seibu.
Art Works has been sold.
●Certified as an International Certified Artist “YURIKO HIROSE”
By The International Institute for Artist Accreditation.
● Exhibition of works by Okino island and Mt. Fuji at the 7th Munakata International Environmental Conference.
● Although Hirose selected for AD ART SHOW, it was postponed to September due to the influence of Corona.
Exhibited at the World Trade Center.
Hirose doing active in Japan while emphasizing overseas activities.
Currently, he is trying to expand not only his work but also Art production, design, goods, video, etc.
● Selected for AD ART SHOW based in New York and will hold a group exhibition at the World Trade Center and
Link NYC signage.
● From October, the works of 5 artists will be exhibited at Shibuya stream from AD ART SHOW.
The work of Mt. Fuji of HIROSE is selected.
Artworks and Artist Goods Exhibition (Art And Innovation With Yurikong-Art) held at Shibuya LOFT,Tokyo
Artist Goods Exhibition at SEZON ART GALLERY, Tokyo
Exhibited at Art Basel Miami held in December, 2016
Established Yurikong-Art Co., Ltd.
Opened and operated my own studio in Izu, Shizuoka
Exhibited on the presentation slide show of Art Basel Miami (NY ART Magazine) USA
Received the prize-of-excellence award from ART NOW exhibition(www.artoteque.com) and the honorable award from REAL TIME
Exhibited in “Park Performing Center” in New Jersey
Exhibited and displayed my sculpture artworks at the city hall of Miyakonojo city, Miyazaki Pref
Exhibited at the Marmara and Manhattan gallery in New York
Paintings displayed at Fukuoka Airport Lounge supported by All Nippon Airways
Exhibited at RTKL Associates Inc, (Los Angeles)
Displayed sculpture artworks at the entrance Laguna Beach festival of Art in Los Angeles
Beijing, olympic park.Sculpture Nomination Award(China)
Prize of Excellence : ART NOW(London)
Book “PRINT” Regional Design Annual award of ART & DESIGN(USA)
SEIBU, SEED “DDA award”(Japan)
Tokyo,Ginza SEIBU, “ADC award”(Japan)