Asuka NAKAYAMA Solo Exhibition

Asuka NAKAYAMA Solo Exhibition


Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to announce Asuka Nakayama’s solo exhibition. This will be Nakayama’s fourth show held at our gallery after four years. We will feature her latest large-scale works, showing her recent creative progress.


Nakayama has been depicting a space that combines a room with neatly arranged furniture and a garden with lush vegetation on a large pictorial plane. Her intention of expressing the idea that “the relationship between nature and humankind is a mixture of mutual coexistence and domination,” is directed toward the ambivalent thoughts that contemporary people have, who seek both nature and artifacts; It seems this viewpoint is ahead of the nature-oriented trend rapidly growing in the wake of the covid crisis. The scenes she describes look joyful and approachable at first sight, but the dynamism of the conflict between nature and human activity also gives the viewer a horrifying and eerie impression. While imagining a hopeful harmony between nature and humanity, Nakayama carefully captures the ironic realities on the surface. Her latest works, “opposite shore” and “It’s no use crying over spilt milk.” are ambitious paintings that reveal Nakano’s perspective, who continues to observe the space in front of her. Nakayama’s new thinking can be seen in the fatalistic titles as well.


Asuka Nakayama was born in 1986 in Hyogo, Japan. Since completing the master’s program at Kyoto City University of Arts, she has lived and worked in Hyogo. Nakayama had her first solo exhibition at Nishiwaki City Okanoyama Museum of Art in 2015 and exhibited her work at the VOCA Exhibition (The Ueno Royal Museum, 2019), known as a gateway to success for young painters. Also, she was awarded the Kyoto Newspaper Prize at the Kyoto Selected New Artists Exhibition. (The Museum of Kyoto, 2021) Nakayama is one of the artists who is expected to be active in the art world. Please enjoy Nakayama’s latest works full of humor and criticism.

【Selected solo Exhibitions】
2023'Solo Show,' Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2019'Solo Show,' Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2017'Solo Show,' ELSA ART GALLERY, Taipei
2017'Solo Show,' Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2017'Solo Show,' Gallery 16, Kyoto
2017Art Fair Tokyo 2017 Gallery Yamaki Fine Art booth
2016'Solo Show,' Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2015‘Asuka NAKAYAMA –Niwasaki Kaiga 360°’, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo
2011empirical garden, INAX Gallery 2, Tokyo
2011‘-florid table-‘, Gallery 16, Kyoto

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2023”Summer night's dream" - Exhibition of female artists, emmy art+, Tokyo
2022'Study: Osaka Kansai International Art Festival 2022
2021‘Kyoto Art For Tomorrow 2021’, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
2019’Flower and Art’, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo
2019’VOCA exhibition 2019 The Vision Contemporary Art’, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2019'Taipei Dangdai Art &Ideas', Gallery Yamaki Fine Art booth, Taiwan
2018‘Tamba Sasayama Machinami Art Festival 2018’, Kawaramnachi, Tsumairi Shoukagun, Hyogo
2017Elsa Art Gallery booth, 2017 Young Art Taipei, Taipei
2017‘Renewal Open Exhibition’, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Oji Branch Haradanomori Gallery, Hyogo
2016Elsa Art Gallery booth, Art Taipei 2016, Taipei
2016‘Tamba Sasayama Machinami Art Festival 2016’, Kawaramnachi, Tsumairi Shoukagun, Hyogo
2011‘2010 Mitsubishi Shoji Art Gate Program Scholarship Exhibition, Omote-sando GYRE, Tokyo
2010‘Kyoto City University of Arts Exhibition’, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
‘Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2010’, Gyoko Chika Gallery, Tokyo
2009‘Art1Camp 2009’, Gallery Yamaguchi Kunstbau, Osaka
2008‘Three persons exhibition’, Gallery Scarborough, Kyoto
‘via art OSAKA 2008’, Breeze Tower 7F, Osaka

2021’Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2021’, Kyoto Shinbun Award
2010Kyoto City University of Arts Exhibition: Kyoto Mayor's prize
2008via art OSAKA 2008: Digmeout prize
【Artist Information】

SessionSat. Mar 25, 2023 - Fri. Apr 28, 2023 Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL:
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)