YUIKO RÁYKA

Japanese contemporary artist, born and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.
She works in mixed media, installations and media art including NFTs. She consistently expresses the magnificence of our individual existence and the unknown possibilities that we all have. In recent years she has particularly focused on our human creativity and our evolving spirits toward a new era.

 

Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Art, BFA in painting. Studied gold and silversmithing at the Australian National University School of Art & Design. After working as a graphic designer at a video production company in Germany, she returned to Japan and started working as an illustrator in 2010. Her works have been used in book covers, TV program character designs, fashion brands, hotel rooms, and stage designs.
In 2014, she shifted to becoming an artist and began creating mixed media and installation works. Since then, her works have been exhibited in art fairs such as Affordable Art Fair NYC (2015), ART KAOHSIUNG (2015, 2017), Art Stage Jakarta (2017), Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2017), Affordable Art Fair Milan (2020), London Art Fair (2022), Seattle Art Fair and exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Taipei, Rome, etc. In 2021, she began creating media art using NFTs and Metaverse and has joined in many NFT projects.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022

【NFT】#NFFT_2022 ”New Future Fashion x Technology (AL gallery, Tokyo)

”Seattle Art Fair 2022 (Lumen Field Event Center, Seattle, USA)
【NFT】CRYPTO ART FES 2022 (conata, Metaverse)
【NFT】SBINFT Market Renewal Exhibition (SBINFT Gallery, Decentraland, Metaverse)
London Art Fair 2022 (Business Design Centre, Islington, London)
Made in Japan 3.0: Defining a New Phy-gital Reality (K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong)

 

2021
Solo Exhibition "INTO THE SELFVERSE" (Gallery G-77, Kyoto)
WHEREABOUTS (TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo)
【NFT】CAWA Crypto Art Week Asia in Tokyo (Voxels, Metaverse / CIRCUS Tokyo, Tokyo)
【NFT】nanakusa presents THE GALLERY (Voxels, Metaverse)
【NFT】SBINFT×POW!WOW!JAPAN "VIRTUAL SHIRAHAMA" (Voxels, Metaverse)
【NFT】Artistake presents Halloween Exhibition (Voxels, Metaverse)

 

2020

Affordable Art Fair Milan 2020 (Milan)
Group show "Mostra di Artisti Giapponesi Contemporanei" (monogramma arte contemporanea, Roma)
Group show "FIRST STEP EXHIBITION" as an invited artist (Gallery G-77, Kyoto)
Group show "Whereabouts in Osaka" (Atelier Sangatsu, Osaka)

 

2019

Group show "My Collection" (Kiku Gallery, Osaka)
Group show "FLAG" (Atelier Sangatsu, Osaka)
ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA AWARD 2019 (Fkukuoka Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka)

 

2018

Solo Exhibition "Tamashii Collection" (The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo)
"The World of The Small and Big Universe" (Daizenin-Temple, Kyoto)

 

2017

SICF18 (Spiral Hall, Tokyo)
Art Stage Jakarta 2017 (Jakarta)
KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2017 (Kobe)
Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2017 (Kuala Lumpur)
Le Japon (Espace Japon, Paris)

 

2016

ART KAOHSIUNG 2017 (Kaohsiung)
 

2015

independent (Tokyo)
ART KAOHSIUNG 2015 (Kaohsiung)
Art Fair Sapporo 2015 (Sapporo)
Affordable Art Fair NYC 2015 (New York City)
Young Art Taipei 2015 (Taipei)

 

2014

Young Art Taipei 2014 (Taipei)

 

2013
Group show "Seven Japanese emerging artists" (Galerie Schlossman, Taipei)
FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY VISIONS -ART CLOUD#1 (Multiverso, Florence)
BERLINER LISTE 2013 (Berlin)
Young Art Taipei 2013 (Taipei)
Cologne Paper Art 2013 (Cologne)


2012

WONDER SEEDS 2012 (Tokyo wonder site Shibuya, Tokyo)
Art exhibition of commemorating 20th Anniversary of Japan-Armenia Relations (Museum of Russian Art, Yerevan)
YOUNG ARTISTS JAPAN vol.5 (Tokyo)
NEW CITY ART FAIR 2012 TAIPEI (Taipei)


2011

Solo Exhibition "CIRCUS CIRCUS!"(The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition "CIRCUS CIRCUS! The Second Act" (Taisedo Shibuya, Tokyo)
ULTRA004 (Spiral, Tokyo)

 


AWARDS
2021【NFT】#BigBangNFT Competition winner
2019  FLAG prize
2019  AFAF WARD 2019 finalist
2013  Taipei International art competition 2013 finalist
2012  WONDER SEEDS 2012