Yuka Imata | Artist Profile


Greywacke Arch, Oil on linen.

Yuka Imata is a painter who was born in Sapporo, Japan. Imata is currently living and working in New York City. Imata earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has studied at the Art Students League of New York, Scuola de Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy, and independently in Spain for 6 months on a travel grant. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., Italy, and Japan. She received an Artist in Residence invitation to study and paint on Governors Island and Bryant Park during summer 2012. Her experiences at the residency were featured in Plein Air Magazine and New York Times. Her work has also appeared in American Artist Magazine. She currently teaches at the Jackson Heights Art Club and is represented at The Good Gallery located in Connecticut.

Imata explores various subject matters through her still lifes, landscapes, and figurative paintings. She constantly learns from beauty in nature and believes that by opening up to the possibility of a painting, different subject matters will nurture and feed one another. Imata especially enjoys working on portrait paintings for the challenge of learning not only the sitters’ facial and physical features, but also their personality and life experiences in order to capture the “Sitters’ presence” in the painting. Her recent portrait commission was unveiled at the Montefiore Hospital in New York in February 2013.

Visit Yuka Imata’s website to view a gallery of her portraits, drawings, and more. Also find the latest news on her work, classes, and demonstrations.

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