Hiroka Yamashita

b. 1991, Hyogo, Japan

After graduating from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2017, she received an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2019. She currently lives and works in Okayama, Japan. Most of her paintings are inspired by her ‘satoyama’ life in Japan . She depicts the spiritual bonds between humans and their ancestral lands and nature’s generosity, rigor and freedom, imagining that these figures embody this spirit of nature in her work. By combining traditional Western and Japanese painting methods, Yamashita’s work experiments a spacial relationship between ourselves and landscapes. The unpredictable scenes start to have a story and recall the atmosphere as something that remains in our shared unconscious.

Past Exhibition

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2019

  • 融, Higashiyama Bldg. 301, Okayama, Japan
  • Hiroka Yamashita, Tanya Leighton Galllery, Berlin

2018

  • Intimate Strollin (two-person) Brooklyn, NY

2017

  • Young Mountain, N’s Art Project, Osaka, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Like a Day, New York, NY
  • All Conditions (thesis), New Brunswick, NJ

2018

  • I as Is, New Bruswick, NJ
  • Welcome Back Show, New Brunswick, NJ

2017

  • Mason Gross MFA First Year Exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ

2016

  • Brokedown Palace” (group), Chelsea, NY

Yamashita Hiroka

Dusk of the Pine tree

2019

Oil on canvas

139.3 x 121.3 cm

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Yamashita Hiroka

Bather and the Onsen Town

2019

Oil on canvas

142.2 x 121 cm

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Hiroka Yamashita

After a Bath at Takegawara

2020

Oil on canvas

97 x 145.3 cm

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