Yasue Maetake (b. 1973) began her career as a glass artist, first training in Japan and the Czech Republic before settling in New York City, where she now works as a sculpture artist, transforming raw and organic materials into abstract artworks. Maetake actives her deep cultural and historical knowledge, embedding expressions of Japanese Animism, Baroque aesthetics, and industrialization into her material-centered pieces.
Awards and Collection:
Brooklyn Museum, "International Object," New York
New York State Council on the Arts, Grant
The Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Queens Art Museum, New York
Kimball Art Center
Taiwan Design Expo
and many more.
Panta Rhei: Everything FlowsWorks by Five Artists on Japanese Washi Paper 27 Apr - 27 May 2023Ippodo Gallery presents selected washi artworks by five Japanese artists (KAKU, Mami Kato, Yasue Maetake, Ryuji Taira, Kaori Teraoka) working with traditional paper in diverse modes. Panta Rhei: Everything Flows unveils new perspectives in Japanese paper, transforming the medium into voluminous crafted planes. Washi is a medium in flux, intertwined...
Artist Spotlight: Yasue MaetakePanta Rhei: Everything Flows, Works by Five Artists on Japanese Washi Paper April 18, 2023Yasue Maetake, Printed Tannins on Fiber Relief I, 2019 (A25777) Yasue Maetake demonstrates unusual paper manipulation methods in her latest series of wall hanging bas-reliefs. Exploring the limits of the fibrous washi paper material, Maetake embeds atypical byproducts—steel rust, verdigris, and plant-based tannins among them—which accentuate her formal sculpting techniques. Panta Rhei: Everything Flows is a rare occasion to view Maetake's lesser known washi series which has not shown extensively in the past. Yasue Maetake , at her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Yasue Maetake, Printed Oxidation and Indigo...