ABOUT THE ARTIST
Uraraka Matsuzawa was born in Chiba, Japan. Her mother was a plastic arts teacher. So she has always been sensitive to art, especially to colours, since her childhood.
As a consequence, Uraraka followed her studies at the Tokyo Fine Arts "Tama" where she fell in love with nihon-ga - the ancestral art technique. It appeared long before the introduction of oil painting in Japan.
She immerses herself in Western and contemporary influences while proudly pursuing the Nihon-ga technique.
Moving to France in 2011, Uraraka wanted to present esthetic Nihon-ga materials, not only mineral pigments, but also synthetic pigments which can give good impression and a high quality. She has been invited to various gallery exhibitions and art salons in Japan and in Europe.
2002 University of Tokyo Kasei
2004 Beaux-Arts of Tama, Tokyo
2011 Moved to Lyon
2021 Valérie Eymeric gallery, Lyon
2019 Art Show Regard sur le monde Japonais (A look of the Japanese world), Parempuyre
2018 Valérie Eymeric gallery, Lyon
2017 L'Aqueduc Pôle culture, Dardilly
2017 Granges de Servette Museum, Haute-Savoie
2017 Bertin Poirée Space, Paris
2017 ART UP – Contemporary Art Fair
2015 Valérie Eymeric gallery, Lyon
2015 Pierre-François BREUILH’s House, Commissary Priser expertises
2014 87th Salon de Lyon et Sud-Est, l'Orangérie
2013 86th Salon de Lyon et Sud-Est, gallery l'oeil Ecoute
2012-2014 Marché de la création, Lyon
2011 Carré d'Artistes Gallery in Lille, in Montréal, and in Netherland
2006 Kawamura Memorial Museum Gallery, Japan.
2005 Museum of Sakura, Japan.
2005 Selection of the 23rd Competition of Royal UENO Museum, Japan.
2004 Selection of the 22nd Competition of Royal UENO Museum, Japan.
2004 Selection of the 1st Competition of Sekaido de Tokyo, Japan
2003 Gekkousou Gallery, Ginza, Japan.