imaginary portrait, BN 50.5x40cm oil on paper 2007 Yuko Nasu

Yuko Nasu was born in Hiroshima, Japan.
She studied visual design in Kyoto and Fine Art in London.

She lives and works in Hiroshima, Japan.



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Yuko Nasu
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  Born in Hiroshima, Japan
  Lives and works in London
2007 Global Arts Practice, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London UK
2006 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London UK
1997 BFA Visual Design, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Japan


2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize
2008 Jerwood Contemporary Painters
2006 Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Quinquennial , Stour Space, London, England
2009 detective, I-MYU projects, London, England
  John Doe , the Arts Gallery, London, England
  Shadow Mirror- Imagined portraits of unknown people , Void Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2007 Imaginary Portrait , Zizi Gallery, London, England

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Depth Charge - Henrijs Preiss & Yuko Nasu, James Freeman Gallery, London, England
  Shadowside, Bo.Lee Galley, Bath, England
  3AM '..sounds eternal..." , Cobden Club, London, England
  BAD IGLOO LUST, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, England
  FACE, Shanghai, China
  The Franks-Suss Collection - Phillips de Pury & Company The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
  A Visual Dialogue Bo.Lee Gallery, Bath, England
2009 The Ivy The Ivy Restaurant, London, England
  Off Centre Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  NO-ism Bodhi Gallery, London, England
  Five Years Sesame Gallery, London, England
2008 Jerwood Contemporary Painters Jerwood Space, England & Wales
  Art Beijing 2008 Beijing, China
  The Future 50 Project Space Leeds, England

Characters: The people behind the portraits Atkinson Gallery, Southport, England

2007 Hand In Hand Embassy of Japan, London, England
  Future 20 Hoxton Square, London, England
  Xhibit 2007 The Arts Gallery, London, England
  Nothing to Declare Chelsea College of Art, London, England
2006 Bloomberg New Contemporaries London, Liverpool, Manchester, England
  Quick and Dirty The Oxo Tower, London, England
  Xhibit 2006 The Arts Gallery, London, England
  Recent Graduates 2006 Affordable Art Fair, London, England
  Emerging Art in Britain Sesame Gallery, London, England


2009 Art World (USA / Asia Edition) June / July 2009 (Cover / Main Feature !)
  Pigeons & Peacocks Summer 2009
  Amelia's Magazine April 2009
  Pocketto April 2009
  Art World (UK & Europe) April / May 2009
  Vogue February 2009
  Elle February 2009
2008 The Independent 20 April 2008
2007 London Evening Standard 25 May 2007 (Ten Next Big Thing)
  'The Art of Pop with Jarvis Cocker' Interview for Programme on Radio 4


2010 .Cent magazine issue 16, ISBN 977-175084403-9
Published by Atkinson Art Gallery, ISBN 978-1-874516-17-0
2007 Written, Global Art Practice, Published by CHELSEA space, ISBN 978-1-906203-13-9
  fold07, Global Art Practice, Published by CHELSEA space, ISBN 978-1-906203-08-5
  Evening Standard, "The Next Big Thing", Wednesday 23rd May
  Xhibit 07 (exhibition catalogue), University of Arts London 2007
2006 newcontemporaries 2006, Published by New Contemporaries [1988] Ltd, ISBN 978-0-9540848-6-1
  Xhibit 06 (catalogue) University of Arts London 2006
  Affordable Art Fair 2006( catalogue)

Music Industry

2006 Artwork for Dinosaur Jr 'Greatest Hits' Album & Promotional Campaign


  Arad Collection, London, UK
  Franks-Suss Collection, London, UK
  The Ivy, Caprice Holdings, London, UK
  Central Saint Maritins College of Art and Design, London UK
  University of the Arts London, London UK
  The Arts Council of Great Britain, London UK
  Private collections in UK, USA, Australia, Singapore, Spain and Japan


I am interested in faces because they surround me. Every day is full of faces.
I am currently interested in drawing someone no one knows. To draw someone we don't know, someone who might be.. who might be, someone special.
This is my interest. Imaginary Portraits.


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