Background / Porträt

Solo and Double Solo Exhibitions (selection)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

Biography

Studied fashion design in Japan and other subjects, e.g. copyright law

Worked as a teacher at an university in Kyoto and
event management in Tokyo and Kobe/Japan

Moved to Munich, Germany in 1987

       Founded and operated an advertising and PR agency, also worked as a computer graphic designer
       in own company, Munich, Germany until 2002.

 

       Painting studies

        Sumi-e (Japanese ink wash painting) with Hozan Matsumoto (1925—2010), Kobe, Japan, whose works
             are collecitons of the British Museum, London

       2003–2009 Atelierprojekt, Munich, Germany,
        -
Stefan Moritz Becker (19582013), painting, color theory and material science;
        - Stefan Heide, lecturer at the Academy of Visual Arts Munich, Germany

Grants and Awards (selection)

Works in Collections (selection)

Projects (selection)

Glass Design Center Abate Zanetti is located in Murano/Venice. Famous glass manufacturing, glass artists live and work in Murano for centuries in Murano.

Glass Design Center Abate Zanetti, Murano/Venice,
since 1862

Castle Dachau, Germany

Toskanische Säulenhalle
(Tuscan Peristyle Art Hall)

Zeughaus, Augsburg, Germany

Hoisting of EU flag before the opening ceremony,

Castle Doorwerth, The Netherlands

Press / Media (selection)

Textfeld: Ausverkauft
Sold out

Books, Mayumi Yamakawa

Catalogues (selection)

Art magazine Spotlight 10,
Lyon, France, 2018

Exhibition catalogue R8, Veneto, Italy, 2018

Associazione di artisti independenti,
Dario Mellone Museum

Exhibition hall Casa dei Carrarsi,
historical royal house of the 15th centrury,
Treviso—Veneto, Italy

Dario Mellone Museum—Villa Rescalli Villoresi, Milan

Villa Brentano, Milan

Collective Exhibition,
Dario  Mellone Museum,
Milan, 2020

The Mall Galleries (Galleries of
Federation of British Artists), London
since 1971

Finalists catalogue 2020

1st Mellone Art Prize, Milan


„The day after—Hirosihma in 1945“

Collective Exhibition „Cellurer Structures“, during the Autumn Festival, Milan

 

 

 

Optical Art

 

 

 

 

Fall Harvest


 

 

Inspired by
Yayoi Kusama

 

 

 

Pantone color
of the year 2021

Private collection
(USA)

 

 

 

 

Inspiration of
Banett Newman

Your work has been chosen to feature in our collections

2023

Members annual exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Dachau, Germany

 

Collective Exhibition, „LIMINAL PLACES“, Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

 

Castle Exhibition (held since 1919), Dachau Castle, Germany (30 out of 180 artists)

2022

Collective Exhibition „IDENTITY“, Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

 

Collective Exhibition „City of the future“, Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

2021

Collective Exhibition „Cellurer Structures“, Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

 

Finalists exhibition, Premio Arti Visuali—10 Edizione (1st Mellone Art Prize), Dario Mallone Museum—Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

2020

Collective Exhibition „Men of Street Art“, Villa Brentano, Milan, Italy

 

Collective Exhibition, Villa Brentano and Dario Mallone Museum —Villa Rescalli Villoresi, Milan,

2019

„ACQUA – L’elemento primordiale visto dall’Arte“, Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

 

"Abstract—Opera Astratta", Dario Mellone Foundation and Museum, Milan, Italy

2018

R8. Ottava Rassegna di Arte Contemporanea (contemporary art exhibition),
Casa dei Carrarsi, Treviso—Veneto, Italy.
  Curator: Daniel Buso (Art historian) 

 

11. ARTIK, Günzburg, Germany

2016

L.A. Center for Contemporary Digital Art, Los Angeles

 

Finalists exhibitions of The 3rd Derwent Art Prize, The Mall Galleries (Galleries of Federation of British Artists), London; On tour, Trowbridge Arts, UK (Sept.– Nov.)

 

Castle Exhibition (held since 1919), Dachau Castle, Germany (catalogue)

2014

Castle Exhibition, with 14 guest artists from Brazil, South Africa, Russia and Paraguay, Dachau Castle, Germany                                                                               

 

Arts Organization Projekt30, Florida

2013

Municipal Gallery, Neue Galerie Dachau, Germany

 

Tour exhibition "sidestep“, with Professional Artists Association BBK Augsburg, Germany
    Toskanische Säulenhalle
(Tuscan Peristyle Art Hall) of Zeughaus, Augsburg and
    Schlossausstellung (
Castle exhibition), Dachau Castle, Germany         

 

"Still Point V“, Still Point Art Gallery, USA

 

Gallery Galerie im Alten Rathaus, Prien at Chiemsee, Germany (EuroArt)

2012-2013

European Art Exhibition (24 artists) „Look, see, express“, Museum Veluwezoom in
Kasteel Doorwerth (Castle Doorwerth) , the Netherlands (EuroArt)

2012

"Still Point IV“, Still Point Art Gallery, USA

 

"White“ and "Open“ respectively, Arts Organization Projekt30, Florida since 2012

2011

Arts Organization Projekt30, New York City

 

"Memory Box“, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco

 

"Still Point III“, Still Point Art Gallery, USA

 

Contemporary drawings (online), Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

European Art Triennale "7th FURAMENT", (27 Foundations from 10 countries),
Papeblok Centre + Nettenberg Hall, Tervuren/Brussels, Belgium (EuroArt)

2010

Galerie der KVD (municipal gallery), Dachau, Germany

 

Gallery Vie, Kobe, Japan

 

“7th Schildersweek—In het licht van Walcheren”: 7th Int‘l Painters Week, the Netherlands
(25 artists from 10 European, North and South American countries), Gallery Duingalerie,
Stichtung Art & Performance, the Netherlands (EuroArt)

 

Climate Gallery (merged into DK Gallery since June), NYC

 

Galerie der KVD (municipal gallery), Dachau, Germany

2009

Climate Gallery, NYC

 

Gallery Vie, Kobe, Japan

 

"VIP Members 2009“, APW Gallery, NYC

 

Dankeskirche, as part of the Munich International City Festival, Munich, Germany

2008

Municipal cultural center, Kulturhaus München, Munich, Germany

2019

Gallery Kleine Altstadtgalerie, as a part of the 100th anniversary of KVD (Professional Artists assosication since 1919), Germany

2014

Altomünster Museum, Germany

2013-2012

Municipal Cultural Center of Munich, Kunstforum Arabellapark, Munich, Germany

2012

Municipal gallery Dachauer Kulturschranne, Dachau, Germany

2009

Cultural Center of the Hyogo Prefecture (State), Kobe, Japan

2008

Municipal Cultural Center, Kulturhaus Milbertshofen München, Munich, Germany

Newspapers

Italy

SinpioneNews, BeBeez, Logonews, VN Agenda

 

 

LegnanoNews, ARTE.it, Arte.go, mi-lorenteggio

 

 

Newspapaer Trevisotoday

 

Germany

Süddeutsche Zeitung (nationwide newspaper), (since 2010)

 

 

Daily newspapaer, Münchner Merkur (since 2010)

 

Japan

NHK and Kobe Newspaper

Catalogues

Italy

Collective Exhibition „Cellurer Structures“, Milan

 

 

Finalists, Premio Arti Visuali—10 Edizione (1st Mellone Art Prize), Milan

 

 

R8, 2018

 

 

„IDENTITY“ and „City of the future“, Milan, 2022

 

Germany

100th anniversary of KVD (Professional Artists Assosication), Germany, 2019

 

 

Schlossausstellung (Castle Exhibtion), 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2019

 

France

Art magazine Spotlight No. 10, circle art foundation, Lyon, France, 2018

 

the Netherlands

Museum Veluwezoom, Kasteel Doorwerth (Castle Doorwerth), 2013

 

 

7th Schildersweek 2010

 

Belgium

The European Art Triennale, „7de FURAMENT“, 2011

2020

Finalist, Premio Arti Visuali—10 Edizione (1st Mellone Art Prize), Foundatione Dario Mellone, Milan, Italy. Selection Committee: Prof. of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan

2016

Shortlist, The 3rd Derwent Art Prize, London Scroll down to „2016 Exhibitor Profile: Mayumi Yamakawa“
"2016 Selectors" : Top 2+ percent from more than 3,000 international submissions

2014

Finalist, "Florence Shanghai Prize 2014", Italy/China

2013

Gold medal at the glass art competition "Premio Murano 2013" during the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice.                                                                                             

2012

"Artists of Distinction, 6th Art Magazine Award“, USA

2011

Top 65 Award, Competition „Open“ (572 entries, 22 countries), Florida

 

3rd Art Magazine Award“ (9 from 129 artists), USA

 

Top 50 Award, Competition "Nature“ (500 entries, 16 countries), Florida

2010

Stichting (Foundation) Art & Performance, The Netherlands (EuroArt)

 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. as a part of art assets of a gallery

 

Glass Design Center Abate Zanetti (since 1862), Venice, Italy

 

Fondazione (Foundation) Dario MelloneDario Mellone Museunm, Milan, Italy

 

Stichting (Foundation) Art & Performance, the Netherlands (EuroArt)

 

Assosiazione di Artisti Indipendenti (Independent Artist Association), the operational arm of
Dario Mellone Museum
, Milan, Italy

 

County Administration Office, Dachau, Germany

 

Art collections of Dachau city, Germany

 

Helios Amper-Klinikum AG (Hospital), Dachau, Germany

 

Various private art collections in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Italy, USA, UK, Romania, Luxenbourg and Japan

2021   Autumn Fair as part of the City Festival Busto Garolfo, Dario Mellone Museum, Milan, Italy

2018   Art magazine Spotlight No. 10—“Featured Artists“, circle art foundation, Lyon, France

          Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

2017   Collaborative works of an installation of Michael Landy (Royal Academician), Athens, Greece.  
          
Joining to his project was asked by his gallery, UK

Collaborative works of the video installation "Your Views" of Gillian Wearing (Turner Prize winner, an OBE* and Royal Academician)

    Selection

    2017 Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

    2016 University of Brighton Gallery, as a part of the Brighton Festival, UK

    2015 Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

    2014 NOWNESS, New York City

    2013, 2014 TV film projects, Channel 4 in the UK

    OBE: The "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire", rewards, among others, contributions to arts and sciences.

2015

Lecturer at the 4th Summer Academy, Dachauer Forum, Germany

2014

Lecturer at the Cultural Center, Markt Indersdorf, Germany

2009

Art Book Project "New York City“, NYC