Notice of Book Design

Illustration work

My painting is used in the book cover illustrations of “Kuruma no Musume” (Kawade Shobo Shinsha) by Rin Usami, a famous Japanese novelist.
It’s a work 20 years ago, but it’s a work that I personally love.
I am glad that this painting of mine was selected as the book cover.
Please pick it up at a bookstore.

Kawade Shobo Shinsha “Kuruma no Musume” special site

Notice of solo exhibition


A solo show will be held in Tokyo from November 27th.
In addition to new works, we will also sell a limited number of high-definition prints.
If you are interested, please contact the gallery.

Fuco Ueda solo show
November 27th-December 15th, 2021
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays
KIYOSHI Art space

Contact the gallery for paintings and high-definition prints.
I’ll keep you posted on Instagram or Twitter about my stay in the gallery.

“Fuco Ueda, born in 1979 in Tochigi prefecture. She completed graduate school at Tokyo Polytechnic University in 2003. In 2000, she was selected for the “Hitotsubo Exhibition”, in 2001 she received the JACA Special Award, and in 2004 she exhibited at the VOCA Exhibition. Started energetic activities and continues to the present.

Fuco Ueda draws a daydream-like scene that mixes reality and fantasy that a girl experiences with unique colors and color schemes. When the joy of being at the mercy of the flood of images and being able to approach a place that is nowhere else, the work depicted with personal feelings, on the other hand, is a reality for people of the same age who live in modern times and are saturated with substances and information. Creates empathy as a mirror. Large chrysanthemums with bloated petals that have been repeatedly bred to make them more beautiful, and goldfish that require conscious maintenance to maintain the varieties. Those that have been improved. This exhibition consists of new works and recent works created based on Fuco Ueda’s interest in artificial beauty and desires. “Because you can see the fundamental desires of human beings, which is similar to the image of a woman who has been superimposed on the ideal” beauty “in art expression from ancient times. As a being that cannot grow naturally without the hands of others, her skill in her is more and more accentuated by “beauty”. “Ueda said so.

People always do not doubt the position of the viewer of “beauty”, but is it possible to reverse the boundaries of that position? We hope that you will take a look at the works of Fuco Ueda, who continues to explore the possibilities of expression while embracing such desires. 』

I was in charge of the visuals for Dabin’s new album.

Illustration work

I was in charge of the visuals for the new album by musician Dabin.
I am in charge of the visuals for the distribution of the leading single and the new album, and the visuals for the LP version.
Please take a look!

Dabin Various digital distribution destinations


Charity Exhibition Notice


I am participating in a charity exhibition to be held in Tokyo from December 1st.
It is a traditional cypress MASU made by Japanese craftsmen. Collaboration by 160 artists.
It is called MASU in Japanese. A traditional wooden container used for festive drinks and for weighing grains.

Hinoki Masu made by 160 creators and Ogaki craftsmen
” MASUMA SU HANJYO Exhibition ”
Session: From December 1st to December 25th, 2020.
11:00 a.m.-7: 00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

There are two exhibition venues. I am exhibiting at Guardian Garden.

Creation Gallery G8
Recruit GINZA 8 Building 1F, 8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8001
TEL 03-6835-2260

Guardian Garden
Hulic Ginza 7-chome Building B1F, 7-3-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8227
TEL 03-5568-8818

[Hisashi Tenmyouya x Fuco Ueda] Notice of the two-person exhibition


At gallery MUMON in Tokyo, where I had a solo exhibition last year, a two-person exhibition with Hisashi Tenmyouya will start from December 3rd.
I plan to exhibit 4 new works and 2 old works.
Please come to the gallery after taking measures against infectious diseases such as masks.
I look forward to welcoming you!

From gallery MUMON press release
“Hisashi Tenmyouya declares his unique painting expression,” Neo Nihonga “, which inherits and develops the spirit and world view of each school of traditional Japanese painting. In addition, he is brilliant and predominant (extraordinary), and he creates works based on the original concept of “BASARA”, which is a general term for the genealogy of the beauty of the martial arts, which is based on the street’s line of sight to Japanese modernism. I will. He has broken down common sense and customs, and has drawn in layers with progressively modified themes and critical concepts of history and institutions for art. In this exhibition, we will mainly present a battle map in which samurai fight intertwined.
On the other hand, Fuco Ueda has established her own world view by drawing a daydream-like scene where the reality and fantasy that a girl experiences are mixed with unique colors and color schemes. The view of the world has influenced many writers. When people are at the mercy of the flood of images and have the joy of being able to approach a place that is nowhere else, the work depicted with personal feelings, on the other hand, is a reality for people of the same age who live in modern times when substances and information are saturated. It creates sympathy as a mirror of. The work depicts the chief of art, sometimes referred to by art history, and artificially improved goldfish and chrysanthemums in search of beauty, with historicality, irony, and criticism.
A co-star that can be said to be the exact opposite of Tenmyouya, who draws a brave male image, and Ueda, who draws a fantastic female image. Please take a look at what will be born in this space. 』

【Hisashi Tenmyouya x Fuco Ueda】 Two-person exhibition
December 3rd (Thursday) -December 26th (Saturday), 2020
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed days: Sunday and Monday

gallery MUMON
4-13-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061