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© 2012   Natsuko Hattori All Rights Reserved.

Artist Statement

Natsuko Hattori is an artist based in New York City.

Fabric is her medium of choice because people everywhere can relate more easily to this material, which conveys warmth, natural softness and the intimate human touch. The act of wrapping is essential to her sculptures.

Her artwork begins with choosing and cutting fabric to make cotton filled balls. These vibrant, sometimes flamboyant colored balls are bounded together to make each masterpiece unique and extraordinary. Each ball represents the inner state of Mankind. The gesture of wrapping around each round ball, is an act of transformation that converts pain, sadness and despair into positive energy such as love or a prayer for comfort. She hopes her work conveys a sense of happiness and celebrates the human spirit.

Permanent Collection

  • The Yuko Nii Foundation’s Permanent Collection (WAH Center)​, NY , United States

  • The Yard Brooklyn, NY,  United States

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019: Natsuko Hattori Solo Exhibition, "Hidamari", Consulate General of Japan in New York

  • 2017: Natsuko Hattori Solo Exhibition, The Local NY Gallery, Queens, NY

  • 2014: Natsuko Hattori Solo Exhibition, The Wall Street Journal Gallery, NewYork, NY

  • 2013: Natsuko Hattori Solo Exhibition, Berkeley college, NewYork, NY

  • 2012: Natsuko Hattori Solo Exhibition, JaNet, NewYork, NY

Production

2017

  • CD jacket , Maru,  Photo Provided to Ichimijin

 

2015

  • Interfaith Peace Gathering Commemorating 70th year Hiroshima Nagasaki Atomic Bombings, NY

  • Event decollation for Museum of Chinese in America, NY (April)

  • Event decollation for Museum of Chinese in America, NY (February)

 

2014

  • Music Concert Inchimujin in MocoMoco, The Local NY Gallery, NY

  • Dancer in MocoMoco, The Local NY Gallery, NY

 

2013

  • Window Display in Printed Matter 

  • Art Vetting, Selected Artists in October

GroupExhibitions(2016-2019)

2019​​

  • 26th Annual interfaith Peace Gathering,JapanSocietyAuditorium, NY

  • Two persons show, Flower and Art , Inakaya NY, NY

  • Warp & Woof Beyond The Loom, Gold Coast Art Center, NY

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art "Ikebana Demonstration",  NY

  • Divide And Multiply,Walter Wickiser gallery,NY

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art "Ikebana Display",  NY

  • Iebana & MocoMoco, Consulate General of Japan in New York

  • JAA Art Exhibition, The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc., NY

  • 20th Annual WAH Salon, WAH Center, NY

2018

  • Permanent Collection, WAH Center, NY

  • SJAC 2018 Exhibition, Gallery Max New York, NY

  • Atomic Bomb Panel & Peace Art Exhibition, Tenri Cultural Institute Gallery, NewYork, NY

  • The Yard: Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

  • Aesthetics of Dreams, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Pop Goes The Weasel, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Of Women, RAA’s Studio 7 Gallery, Breezy Point, NY

  • 19th Annual WAH Salon Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

2017

  • SJAC 2017 Exhibition, Gallery Max New York,NewYork, NY

  • WAH Celebrates Volunteers, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Peace Art and Photo Exhibition, Tenri Cultural Institute, NewYork, NY

  • Building Bridges, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • 18th Annual WAH Salon Show,WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • 116 Nassau Street, The Yard, Porter contemporary, NewYork, NY

  • Uprise / Angry Woman, The Untitled Space, NewYork, NY

2016

GroupExhibitions(2011-2015)

2015

  • Ichigo Ichie, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Textured Vocabulary, Chashama 266 Gallery, NewYork, NY

  • Hiroshima Nagasaki 70th Years Photo and Art Exhibition, West Park Presbyterian Church McAlin Hall, NewYork, NY

  • Tokyo Art Crossing Berlin, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Silent Auctuin, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • WAH Bridges Self, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Working Artists, Academic Gallery, Queens, NY

  • J_Art_5th, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

2014

  • Encounter Kichi Tono Sougu, Kurosaki Shimin Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Dance in MocoMoco Closing Party, The Local NY Gallery, Queens, NY

  • Turnstiles-A Focus on Our NYC Based Artists, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY

  • Holiday house NYC 2014, The Academy Mansion, New York, NY

  • Kenichi Nakajima+Natsuko Hattori Exhibition, Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Summer Art Festival 2014, Waterfall Mansion Gallery, New York, NY

  • Dancer in MocoMoco, The Local NY Gallery, Queens, NY

  • A National Women's Art Exhibition, The Wallace Smith Theater at Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • Spring Art Market, Space Womb, New York, NY

  • Jart, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Love Shack, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA  

  • 15th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Pop-up Show, First Street Gallery, NewYork, NY

2013

  • Two-Person Show, Choga, NewYork, NY

  • Mirai Artists Exhibition, Consulate General of Japan, NewYork, NY

  • Surp Assing Edges, Spacewomb, NewYork, NY

  • Alternative Reality, Spacewomb, NewYork, NY

  • Crest Hardware Art Show, Crest Arts, Brooklyn, NY

  • 14th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Apple Juice 13 Varieties: A Grope Show, Gallery @ Be Fluent, NewYork, NY

  • J_Art_3rd, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • The Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month Special Exhibit, Berkeley College Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2012

  • The Student Concurs-Mixed Media, The Art Students League of New York, NewYork ,NY

  • J_ART 2nd, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Spring Three Person Show, Caelum Gallery, NewYork, NY

  • The Grand Harvest, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

2011

  • We Are One: Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief Exhibition, Gallery 61, NewYork, NY

  • Art For Japan: A New York City Artist Benefit, Studio57, NewYork, NY

  • Ise Cultural Foundation Art Student Exhibition in NY 2011, Ise Cultural Foundation, NewYork, NY

  • Joy, Grace Institute, NewYork, NY

Awards

2012

  • The Student Concurs-Mixed Media First Prize, The Art Students League of New York, NY

  • Scholarship, The Art Students League of New York, NY

  • Model to Monument, Selected, The Art Students League of New York, NY

  • The 16th Anniversary Emerging Artists Award, WAH Center, NY

2010

  • The Student Concurs-Mixed Media, Second Prize, The Art Students League of New York, NY​

2009

  • 1st Shigeru Aoki Award: West Japan Art Exhibition, Ishibashi Museum, Award, Japan

2008

  • 17th Shigeru Aoki Award Art Exhibition, Ishibashi Museum, Award, Japan

2007

  • 40th Nishinihon Art Exhibition, Award, Japan

2006

  • 15th Shigeru Aoki Award Art Exhibition, Ishibashi Museum, Award, Japan

  • 47th Kitakyushu Bijyutsuka Renmeten, Award, Japan

  • 39th Nishinihon Art Exhibition, Award, Japan

  • 62nd Fukuoka Art Exhibition, Award, Japan

2005

  • 46th Kitakyushu Bijyutsuka Renmeten,  Mainichi News Paper Prize, Japan