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“Until Dawn” – Lacquer Art Exhibition of Eiko Tanaka

Eiko Tanaka is a woodturner and lacquer artist based in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. From the preparation of the materials to the finishing of the lacquer painting, she does everything by herself. The beauty of curves created by her advanced wood-turning technique, and the glossy world-view expressed by black-red lacquer give us a lasting impression like a feeling that the darkness of the night is dawning.
In this exhibition, HULS Gallery Tokyo showcases her lacquer works including sake cups for your evening drink, sake ware for professional-use that can be used in bars and restaurants, and art panels. Please visit the gallery and enjoy the rich expressions of her lacquer works up close.


Date: 10th (Fri) December – 25th (Sat) December 2021
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. *Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Venue: HULS GALLERY TOKYO(Akasaka/Roppongi, Tokyo)
Dialogue with Artist: 17th (Fri) ,18th (Sat) all day, and 20th (Mon) December until 2:00 p.m.

* Please note that the event is subject to change or cancellation depending on the situation of COVID-19. Please check the gallery website for the latest information.

* An online event by Zoom to introduce the artist’s atelier in Kaga is scheduled on the 15th December from 7:00 p.m.
Details will be announced on the gallery website and SNS.


<Eiko Tanaka Profile>
A lacquer artist and woodturner based in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. She studied under Torao Nakashima, handling all works by herself, from wood turning to lacquer painting. With her unique sensibility, she captures the dual nature of events and creates beautiful works.

1983 Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
2005 Graduated from Aichi University of Education, Molding Culture Course, Lacquer Arts.
2010 Graduated from Ishikawa Prefecture ground product wood turning technology training centre, Professional course.
2012 Became independent and established the studio “AKATOKI”.
Has exhibited in Tokyo, New York, Indonesia, Taiwan, Germany, Holland, Singapore and Thailand and also has provided technical guidance in Columbia since then.
2019 Opened “Gallery and Salon “Roukoku” in Kaga City.
Held a solo exhibition at HULS GALLERY TOKYO.
2021 Invited to exhibit at The American Association of Woodturners 15th Annual POP Exhibition and Auction.
Chosen as selected models for the 17th KAJIMA Sculpture Competition.



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