Artist profile

Yuko Shiraishi

Yuko Shiraishi makes abstract paintings with remarkable but balanced use of colour. Whereas most of Shiraishi's earlier paintings incorporate lines and geometrical shapes, these works have a much freer quality and are especially gestural. The painterly background colour, which often almost resembles a wash, is accentuated by seemingly randomly placed coloured dots on the surface of the paintings.

Shiraishi is also known for working on several architectural profects and curating exhibitions and biennales. In the last few years she has worked together with musicians and in 2011 made a square vinyl record entitled Specimen. Also, she has created room installations like Space Elevator Tea House (2009) and Nether World (2013).

Biography

1956
Born in Tokyo
1978–81
Chelsea School of Art, BA
1981–82
Chelsea School of Art, MA
1994
Jerwood Painting Prize, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland & Royal Academy of Arts, London
Present
Lives and works in London

Selected exhibitions

2016
Magnetic Day, Hans Meyer Galerie, Duesseldorf
2014
Eglesia de convent de San Domingo, Pollenca
2013
Signal, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2012
Space Space, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011
Specimen, Shigeru Yokota Gallery, TPH, Tokyo
2007–08
Even if Love, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum (with Birgitta Weimer)
2002
Infinite Line, Unendliche Linie, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
2002–03
Episode, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, Leeds City Art Gallery
1999
As Dark as Light, Tate Gallery St Ives, Cornwall

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