Haruka Saotome





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date of birth / gender / blood type

1987/Female/Type O

Dominant hand -dominant hand-

right

Birthplace -hometown-

Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture

Title -title-

lacquer artist

career -career-

Born in Tochigi Prefecture. After graduating from the Graduate School of Tohoku University of Art and Design, started working in cosmetics sales. Focusing on the high affinity between cosmetics and lacquer, I wondered if it could be expressed in art, and developed the "Red lip series", which is the representative series of the artist. Currently, he works at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Exhibition history
2018 | TOHOKU CALLING (3331 Arts Chiyoda/Tokyo)
2019 | Art Department Assistant Exhibition 2019 (Yusokan/Yamagata), TOHOKU CALLING (Tokyo Bijijutsukan/Tokyo), 4th Kanazawa World Triennale (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)
2020 | Contemporary Urushi Art 2020 (Kanazawa City Yasue Gold Leaf Museum/Ishikawa), Craft Corridor Exhibition of Trainees at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Craft Studio (Kanazawa/Craft Hirosaka/Ishikawa)
2021 | Kanazawa Utatsuyama Craft Workshop Trainee Exhibition (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa), Art Fair Tokyo 2021 (Tokyo International Art Forum/Tokyo), Kaobi (Lumpa Loompa/Ishikawa), Lacquer Genealogy Exhibition (Tohoku University of Art and Design/ Yamagata), Rabbit Dragon Maun Exhibition (Takashimaya/Tokyo/Osaka)
2022 | The 78th Kanazawa City Crafts Exhibition, Kanazawa Utatsuyama Crafts Workshop Trainee Exhibition (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)

Awards
2019 | Selected for the 4th Kanazawa World Triennale
2021 | Selected for the 1st Shen Zhaoan Award International Competition
2022 | 78th Kanazawa Crafts Exhibition, Mayor of Kanazawa Grand Prize

Motto -motto-

It's not how to look attractive, but what kind of charm you want to have.

Works Theme -the theme of making a treasure-

I feel an affinity for the two aspects of makeup and lacquer: to "make up beautifully" and "cover up." With the theme of the movement of the human heart, such as emotions, emotions, and emotions, she pursues the question, "What is the essence of human beings?" through makeup and lacquer.

Dream as an artist -dream as an artist-

To move more people's hearts. Collaboration with cosmetics brands.

The trigger for starting art -the trigger for art-

Since I was attending painting classes since I was little, art was familiar to me. It was after I quit art and got a job that I started working as an artist in earnest.

Motivation for making works -motivation-

Makeup/lacquer/formal expression/intellectual curiosity, desire, and sympathy for human psychology

-where to make a treasure-

Kanazawa Utatsuyama Craft Studio

Favorite art tool -favorite tool-

lacquer

Hobby -hobby-

Cosmetic collection/driving/car wash

Favorite food -favorite food-

sushi/ramen

Favorite music -favorite music-

emotional song

favorite animal

Dog Cat

Favorite movie -favorite movie-

Back to the Future/Contact/Ghibli Movies

A word to those who are watching my work -messeage-

I create my work with the intention of sending positive energy to those who view my work and those who purchase it. And your emotions will become my strength.







MELT

五月女晴佳

¥416,000

reincarnation

五月女晴佳

¥220,000

True love

五月女晴佳

¥220,000

BONDAGE

五月女晴佳

¥1,300,000

blisters

五月女晴佳

¥570,000

SUPPRESSION

五月女晴佳

¥558,000