merino

 

merino is a tempera artist based in Yokohama, Japan, who creates works using the technique of egg yolk tempera, which is one of the classic painting techniques from the Italian Renaissance period, starting with making a plaster based support. Her works mainly depict imaginary villages and the people who live there. 

merino participated in a long-term artist-in-residence program in Koganecho, Yokohama, Japan, for 10 years from January 2011.

In addition to producing tempera paintings, she has also provided numerous works for books and CD covers.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards
1997    Selected for the 1st Shinsei Exhibition, Shinseido, Tokyo, Japan
     Received Grand Prize at the 1st ARTBOX Western Film Newcomer Award, ART BOX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

 

Exhibitions
2023    merino exhibition: Donum, Baiken Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

            merino tempera paintings exhibition: Village record, msb gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2022    merino exhibition, msb gallery, Tokyo, Japan

       Two-person exhibition; alma, Kotori Flower Shop, Tokyo, Japan

       Corridor in May, Bern Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan          

    Expression Exhibition of Small Works, Bern Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2021    Yokohama Walking, Entrance Lobby Exhibition at Sakuragicho Washington Hotel, Yokohama, Japan

2020    Koganecho Bazaar 2020, Hachibankan, Yokohama, Japan

2019    merino Solo Exhibition, Site-A Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

 

 

 

Provided Works
Cover art for “Time” by Eva Hoffmann, Misuzu Shobo
Cover picture for Harry Potter “Fukuro Tsushin VOL.3” Spica 

Binding and cover art for “Living on the Beach of Space” Kaizosha
Cover art for “Lucia Gaston” by Roger Faligot, Shogakukan
and many other bindings and illustrations

 

Company name logo production for Representative of UFO researcher Junichi Yaoi, "ORANGE SHIP Co., Ltd"

Logo production for Acoustic trio band “Ohfujitsubo” 

Logo production for Acoustic ensemble "Handdlion"