About

at-cafe-opal
(photo taken at cafe opal)

i was born in kobe, japan and am now living in saskatoon, canada. for the last couple of years, i’ve been telling people i’m an artist. i’m self-taught. i draw with color pencils and make useless toys for adult children.

i use this blog to show my work and entertain myself. you can browse through my drawings on my gallery page. you can buy some of my originals, as well as prints and postcards, from my online shop.

people who find me online often invite me to do shows or join projects. i try to do as many as i can. and people often ask me for interviews or to show my work on a website or in a magazine. i almost always say yes.

if you have any comments on my work or this site, or would like to purchase or exhibit my work, or wish to arrange an interview, please contact me.

thanks for visiting me here!

shows / exhibitions:

2010

2009

  • three person show, thinkspace gallery (los angeles) – september
  • “culver city invasion”, group show, thinkspace gallery (los angeles) – may
  • “indoor playground”, solo show, the stall gallery (saskatoon, canada) may
  • “tales from an imaginary menagerie”, palo alto art foundation (san francisco) – jan ~ april

2008

  • handmade plush doll show, monkeyhouse (los angeles) – december
  • international art fair with douglas udell gallery (toronto) – october
  • spotlight, beagle production (saskatoon) – october
  • group show, douglas udell gallery (edmonton) – september
  • group show, douglas udell gallery (vancouver) – september
  • ‘flatlanders’, group show, mendel art gallery (saskatoon) – september
  • hosfelt gallery (san francisco) -september
  • “paper pushers” group show, gallery 1988 (san francisco) -august
  • “environment 911″gordon snelgrove gallery (saskatoon) – july
  • “aha!” group show, helm gallery (tacoma, washington) – june
  • the affordable art fair in NYC with mauger modern gallery (bath, UK) – june
  • cracow screen festival (cracow, poland) – may
  • “100 stories”, group show, hosfelt gallery (new york) – april ~may
  • drawings on the group wall, thinkspace gallery (los angeles) – february ~
  • “visceral valentine”, group show, apama mackey gallery (houston) – february
  • “hello my name is”, group show, ISM gallery (long beach) – january
  • “strict japanese high school” solo print show, pause gallery (tokyo) – january
  • “fight for flight”, group show, thinkspace gallery (los angeles) – january

2007

  • “christmas machine”, mfk gallery (berlin) – december
  • tree trimming 2“, j flynn gallery (costa mesa, ca) – december
  • tiny shop” several matchboxes in group show, double punch gallery (san francisco) – november
  • girls at play” group show, compound gallery (portland) – november
  • “para para books” in a special collection at university of saskatchewan library (saskatoon)
  • 1950 ford show“, single drawing in group show, art gallery of alberta (edmonton) – september
  • untitled LOVE project: phase 4“, single drawing in group show, thinkspace gallery (los angeles) – august
  • iMyGrate“, single drawing in group project, anteism.com (international) – july
  • broadway art encounter, al’s shoe repair (saskatoon) – may
  • batchsplash!“, group show, SCYAP (saskatoon) – may
  • her-i-cane godiva women’s art festival, established artist (saskatoon) – march
  • personal“, show with david geary, mendel art gallery (saskatoon) – march
  • reach+“, single drawing in a group show (taiwan) – february
  • art-o-rettes“, a group show, mendel art gallery (saskatoon) – january
  • kindness of strangers”, single drawing in group show (tacoma, washington)

2006

2005

  • christmas art lottery,single drawing, AKA gallery (saskatoon) – december
  • “petit nonchalant”, solo show, sushiro restaurant (saskatoon) – october
  • feltbirds / noncapable party, group show (saskatoon) – october
  • loud silence“, solo show (photographs), modern fuel gallery (kingston) – july

2004

  • nonchalant“, solo show, sleepless goat cafe (kingston) – december
  • new me’s being born“, at the women’s art festival (kingston) – august

media / interviews:

2010

  • interview with art junkie (mexico)
  • interview with warp magazine (mexico)
  • ‘dark inspiration’ book (hong kong)
  • interview with computer arts magazine (uk)

2009

  • review on solo show ‘indoor playground’ on verb newspaper (saskatoon)
  • best event 1st pick for solo show ‘indoor playground’ on planet s magazine (saskatoon)
  • review on solo show ‘indoor playground’ on planet s magazine (saskatoon)
  • mendel art gellery catalogue

2008

  • the district magazine, drawing on the article about the grand opening of ISM gallery (los angles)
  • drawing in thirdspace magazine, university of victoria women’s centre (victora, canada)
  • drawing mentioned on juxtapoz online
  • UK graphic design magazine, the case (UK)
  • untitled love project book, ISM gallery (long beach)

2007

2006

artist talk

2010

  • grade 11 art class on color pencils and my work, walter murray collegiate (saskatoon)

2009

  • solo show ‘indoor playground’, the stall gallery (saskatoon)

2008

  • group show ‘flat lander’, mendel art gallery (saskatoon)

grant

2008

  • independent artist grant – saskatchewan arts board

2007

  • independent artist grant – saskatchewan arts board

public collection

2009

  • saskatchewan arts board

Nihongo De

日本のみなさんへ、

はじめまして、神戸出身の山口夕香です。現在カナダサスカッチュワン州、サスカトゥーンという街に住んでいます。 つい最近人に”アーティスト”と名のりはじめましたが、単に絵を描くのが好きなだけです。役立たずのおもちゃと絵をアダルトチルドレンのために作ってます。

現在、”周りのものをかわいく楽しくする計画”実行中。このブログでは私の作ったものを見せたり、自分を笑わせるために書いてます。 私の絵はギャラリーにて閲覧できます。

2006年のカナダデーに、サスカトゥーンの新聞に私の記事が載りました。英語ですが、こちらで読めます。またそれに対する私の感想はこちらで。

そして、2006年の11月にサスカッチュワン大学、学生新聞: the sheafにインタビューが掲載されました。

プリントやオリジナルの絵はオンラインショップにて購入できます。

お問い合わせはこちら:

yukayamaguchi [at] plastiquemonkey [dot] com