Yuka Numata was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1992. She studied abroad at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2019–2020 and graduated from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2022. A member of the digital-native generation that has grown up with the internet as an everyday presence, Numata incorporates the sense of the times and distinctive features of the contemporary era and the characteristics of her generation into her works. Her medium of choice is a child’s toy, namely plastic beads that are fused together with the heat from an iron. In the process of laying out each bead, one by one, to create an image, while hinting at the analogue, she causes a breakdown of the image as it appears digitally. In doing so, she deploys a method of expression that is in its own new dimension, one that is neither two-dimensional nor three-dimensional.


1992Born in Chiba Prefecture
2014-18Department of Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts, Oil Painting
2019-20Prof. Ishiyama Profile and Statement, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2018-22Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Painting


2022Solo Exhibition “Reinstallation to Reality” / r o i d w o r k s g a l l e r y / Tokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition “SUPER 〈Fiction〉MARKE” / LONGY GALLERY / Tokyo, Japan
2021Solo exhibition “Rendezvous with Ambiguity” Courtyard H I R O O / Tokyo, Japan
Solo Exhibition “sampling the world”, M o n t b l a n c Ginza / Tokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition “Manncannotlievebyralea lone . .”/ KITTE Marunouchi R E A L b y A r t S t i c k e r / Tokyo, Japan


2022Ushiku Re-Design Project -Artist In Residence- (first term student)
2019A – T O M A R T A W A R D Grand Prix