Yuichiro Ukai to Debut at Venus Over Manhattan in New York
On November 17th, a solo exhibition of Japanese artist Yuichiro Ukai will be presented at Venus Over Manhattan under the direction of Kyoto gallerist Yukiko Koide of Yukiko Koide Presents.
This presentation of 15 new works by the artist marks Ukai’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and follows the American Folk Art Museum’s recent acquisition of Ukai’s work. The exhibition will be on view at 39 Great Jones Street, New York until January 13, 2024, accompanied by a catalogue featuring a new text by Kenjiro Hosaka, Director of the Shiga Museum of Art.
As an artist, Yuichiro Ukai is a prominent self-taught practitioner living and working in the Shiga prefecture of Japan. Upon graduating from high school in 2014, Ukai became a member of the distinguished Atelier Yamanami. Yamanami is a live-work facility offering employment, training, and arts enrichment programs for individuals with neurodiversity or disabilities. For Ukai’s art practice to flourish, Yamanami provided the ideal environment and support.