2022 第９回三鷹市星と森と絵本の家回廊ギャラリー展示絵本作品公募 優秀作
2012 第１回東京装画賞 竹尾賞
HATTORI Nanako was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. While attending Musashino Art University, she studied scenography as her major, and began focusing on print art. After graduating in 1995, she worked as a designer in the apparel industries. By 2011, she began to experiment again making art, primarily wood-block prints.
She has exhibited her work in Tokyo, Taipei, New York, and Bologna. She also provides illustrations for childbooks and greeting cards.
Her multicolor wood-block print work grows out of the tradition of ukiyo-e technique which is unique to Japan.
I have been loved to indulge in fantasy since my childhood. Influenced by the print works of Minami Keiko and Seimiya Naobumi, I create similarly distilled scenes. But within my worlds, surreality is a centerpiece. A rainbow of color gusts like wind and streams into the print to shape oddly recognizable forms. Through the sliver of a door, a strange realm teems with vibrant colors, charming in their simplicity. Rather than the trudge of daily life, the never-before is an enchanting force. It is natural to want to explore. My works offer glimpses of a vivid imagination innocently opened, an alluring story waiting to be told.
2022 "9th Mitaka Picture Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest Competition", 2nd prize
2012 "The 1st Tokyo Book Jacket Illustration Competition", Takeo Prize