I was born to be an artist.
"I knew I wanted to be an artist at the age of five. I believe in the great power of art, in how it can impact and foster to shift the consciousness of mankind towards a potential spiritual evolution. I wish my work to be a part of encouragement and discovery of beauty and strength
for the growth of inner life within all of us. My art comes from my soul's desire to open up
our connections to the inner light and love and beyond for the innate yearning for the human spiritual awakening and enlightenment. My art is a message and energy from my soul
externalized on a visual dimension to inspire the feeling of joy, peace and love in every person."
Yuko Adachi is a Tokyo-born artist who was raised in Japan, Paris, London and the USA. She studied at various art institutions and schools in England and the USA.
Despite her multicultural upbringing, spirituality has always been an important part of her Japanese culture. Feeling the life energy from every sentient being around her, Yuko Adachi developed a heightened sensitivity to perceiving the vitality from her surroundings – especially from Nature and human beings. One can easily observe in her abstract art the influence of beauty and mysticism inspired by our environment, which she is able to express with originality and vivid imagination.
Yuko Adachi has been recognized by the art world with many awards and reviews including the first prize from New England’s art magazine "Art Scope". The Manhattan Art International in New York awarded her work for Best in Painting in "Healing Power of Art". South End News nominated her public artwork in Boston for "Best Public Art".
Numerous works by Yuko Adachi were already acquired by private and institutional collections, corporations, and medical communities including well-known hospitals around the world.
Today, she works in Switzerland and lives with a Swiss artist husband and two most beautiful small creatures – "her beloved children".
Yuko's World of art
“My artwork reflects my love for life, an appreciation of being alive and my interest in expressing the spiritual journey during the process of creating art. I consider it my responsibility as an artist to stay genuine to what it means to create art and to understand how art can be so important to support and foster the potential spiritual evolution of humans.
I work mainly in oil on canvas and mixed media on paper in different scales, covering a variety of subject matters that presently interest me. I am a kind of an artist who enjoys exploring a certain theme in series, then I move on to the next theme where my curiosity takes me. This keeps my creative and artistic spirit open for everything.
I do not make any preliminary sketches for any of my artwork. I simply dive into the unknown. By being in the present moment and letting go the fear I walk right into an unexpected state of mind, I am able to express my creativity without getting trapped in one place. This is the most crucial aspect of my approach as it liberates my soul to freely choose what truly speaks to my mind in this moment of NOW, allowing my soul to tap into the highest potential spheres that one can reach. This practice keeps my artwork alive, genuine, authentic and timeless with ever so positive vibrations for the life of the universe.
I believe that art is the ultimate form of love externalized on a visual level, transmitting energy as I put my love into every brush stroke that I make".
"Art is love."
"Art is a universal language of souls which fundamentally liberates our mind to help us experience the eternal truth of what we are. Through my art I attempt to open up our connection to the inner LIGHT and LOVE within all mankind".
2019 "Liebes Leben", Bibliothek Steinhausen, Zug, Switzerland
2011 "Celebration of NOW", Albright Gallery, Concord, MA, USA
2008 "Burst of Colors", Urban Living Studio, Boston, MA ,USA
2007 "Expression; The state of being", Keiko Gallery, Boston MA, USA
2006 "Dance in the bloom", ILEX, Boston, MA, USA
2004 "Messages", Berman Gallery, Watertown, MA, USA
2001 "Healing Art", MIT Kresage Auditorium, Cambridge, MA, USA
TWO PERSONS EXHIBITIONS
2009 "1+1", New England Bio Labs, Ipswich, MA, USA
2008 "Inside Out", Baak Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA
2006 Red river Trading Company, Boston, MA, USA
2001 "Awakening of the soul", Upstairs at Johnson Gallery, Boston , MA, USA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 "Kunst Supermarkt",Solothurn, Switzerland
2015 "Front of Bicycle", Galerie Katapult, Basel, Switzerland
2009 "Vivid wonders of startled imagination', MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA, USA
2009 "Three women", Mayor's Art Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2009 "Home is where art is", The Boston conventional and exhibition center, Boston, MA,USA
2008 "Art fair New Blood Art", The light box, London, UNITED KINGDOM
2008 "Flag", Lamarong Gallery, Huhhot, CHINA
2008 "Hit the deck SXSW', Austin , TX, USA
2008 "Hit the deck at WMC", Miami, FL, USA
2008 "Mixed plates plus metal", Venus Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2008 "Future art 2008", The Mills Gallery at the BCA, Boston MA, USA
2007 "Vision", Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA
2005 "Red", University Place Gallery, Lincoln, MA, USA
2005 Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2005 "Sound of Painting", Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA
2005 "Boston Drawing Project", Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2005 "Cuatro", Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA
2005 "Contemporary Paintings", Gallery at City Square, Charleston MA, USA
2005 "18th Annual Drawing Show", The Mills Gallery at the BCA, Boston MA, USA
2003 "Gift", Mark Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2003 "Works on paper", South Shore Art Center, Boston, MA, USA
2003 "Individualized", Artspace@16, Malden, MA, USA
2001 "Oppai Art", International Juried Exhibition", Kyoto, JAPAN
2001 "Between Lines", The FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
1999 "Nikaten", Tokyo, Japan
AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, SCHOLARSHIP & GRANTS
2009 Best Public Art, South End News Favorite 2009, South End, Boston, MA,
2009 Fellowship Grant, Vermont Art Center(Cancelled for my health reason), VT, USA
2008 Scholarship, Arts & Business Council Greater Boston, USA
2007 Best in painting, Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Art International, NY, USA
2007 1st Prize, Vernal Escape, Artscope Magazine, Juror: Britta Konau, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Linda
Lamberston, The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art,C.Laferriere, Artscope Writer
2007 Juror's Choice, "Vision", Juror, Clark Gallery Director, MA, USA
2006 Luminary Pick, The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Juror, Valerie Wilder Executive director at Boston Ballet, MA, USA
2006 Fellowship Grant, Vermont Art Center, VT, MA, USA
2005 2nd Prize, "Red", Cambridge Art Association, International Competition, Cambridge, MA, USA
Juror, Nick Capasso at Decordova Museum of Arts
2004 2nd Prize, The 18th Annual Exhibition, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, USA
2003 Paul Goodnight Artist Grant, Continuing Education Drawing with Pau; Rahile
1998 Full Scholarship for exchange students program, The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
1998-2001 Dean's List, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MA, USA
1998-2001 Merit Scholarship, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MA, USA
1998 Full Scholarship for exchange students program, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
2019 Aspekte, September issue, p.16, Steinhausen, Switzerland
2010 LIVES, Vol.5,P.56,April/May issue, Daiichi Shuppan, Tokyo
2010 IN RED, P.50,September、Takarajima Shuppan,Tokyo
2010 Takara Magazine, July, August issue, cover art, Boston, MA, USA
2010 Imprevue, The Said and the Unsaid, May, No.2, Boston, MA, USA
2010 The Confident Creative, Cat Bennett, Findhorn press, London, United Kingdom
2009 MCLA Beacon, North Adams, MA, USA
2009 North Adams Transcript, Imagination, North Adams, MA, USA
2009 Berkshire Fine Arts, Vivid wonders at MCLA Galley 51, North Adams, MA, USA
2008 The Metro, Boston, MA, USA
2008 The Berkeley Beacon, Online Article, Boston, MA, USA
2008 SOWA News Letter, Interview, March/April issue, South end Boston, MA, USA
2007 Takara Magazine, Interview, September, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Laconia Gazette News, fall issue, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Artscope, New England’s Culture Magazine, Center Fold, May/June, issues
2007 Takara Magazine, front cover for 2007, 11 issues, Boston, MA, USA
2005 Sampan New Paper, Interview: Speaking with Paint, Boston, MA, USA
2002 J Magazine, July issue, front cover, Boston, MA, USA
2001 J Magazine, October, April issue, front cover, Boston, MA, USA
2001 Boston Globe, City weekly, ”Gallery encourages art with a message”, 28th January, Boston, MA, USA
2003 Massachusetts College of Art, Continuing Education Program, Boston, MA, USA
1998-2001 The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts Painting, Boston, USA
2000 The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Selected Exchange Student Program, Boston, MA, USA
1993-1997 Sophia University, Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Tokyo, Japan
1995-1996 Georgetown University, Selected Exchange Student Program, Washington D.C. USA