略歴

東京都出身。武蔵野美術大学で空間デザインを専攻し、舞台美術やディスプレイデザインを学ぶ一方、課外活動で版画制作の基礎を身につける。卒業後はウィンドウディスプレイやアパレルメーカーのデザイナーを経て、イラストレーターとして独立。物語をビジュアルであらわすことに興味を持ち、多色刷り木版画の技法を応用して、自分の中にある物語世界を表現するようになる。

 

これまでに作品展を東京、台北、ニューヨーク、ボローニャで開催。また、イラストレーションを絵本アプリ、年賀状、会報、カレンダーなどに提供している。

 

BIOGRAPHY

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. 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo exhibitions

2015.9 "Day Dream" The Art Complex Center of Tokyo

2013.7 "Flomera Flanica" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

2013.3 "MIKAN the kitten and the seeds of ice" Gallery Kubota Annex, Tokyo

2012.7 "Think about my Garden" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

2011.10 "Nanako's Fantasy World" The lighter Side, Taipei

2011.7  "Also fine day, Also rainy day" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

 

Group exhibitions

2015.4 “TASTE” FABulous Gallery, Tokyo

2015.3 “Studio t23 Exhibition” Gallery Kubota Annex, Tokyo

2015.3 “Animal World 7” The Art Complex Center of Tokyo

2015.2 “Girls Festival Exhibition” Donichi Garoh, Tokyo

2014.10 “The 10th Japan Illustrator’s Association Exhibition” Yamawaki Gallery, Tokyo

2014.10 “The 10th Bookplate Exhibition” Atelier Atico, Tokyo

2014.9 “Animal Planet” The Art Complex Center of Tokyo

2014.5 "The 7th SENSO HOKI Exhibition" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

2014.4 “Square Thumbhole - Town” Gallery Conceal, Tokyo

2014.3 “Signs of Spring” Gallery Conceal, Tokyo

2014.1 “Wish You Were here 13” A.I.R. Gallery, New York

2013.12 “Generations : The Red / Pink Show” A.I.R. Gallery, New York

2013.5 "The 7th SENSO HOKI Exhibition" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

2012.10 "The 8th Bookplate Exhibition" Atelier Atico, Tokyo

2012.6 "The 6th SENSO HOKI Exhibition" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

2012.5 "Prints Exhibition 2012" The Art Complex Center of Tokyo

2011.5 "The 5th SENSO HOKI Exhibition" Gallery Eijiu, Tokyo

2011.3 "Studio t23 Exhibition" Gallery Kubota Annex, Tokyo

 

AWARDS

2012.9 "The 1st Tokyo Book Jacket Illustration Competition", Takeo Prize


PUBLICATION

"Mikan the Kitten and the Seeds of Ice" 2013


STATEMENT

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.