Madoka Naito

Madoka Naito is an artist from Okinawa who completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Mount Allison University in Canada. Her works are inspired by nature. She is especially influenced by the trees called "gajumaru (banyan trees),” which grow in the southern area of Japan. She explores humans' natural state as part of nature and often examines the contradiction of humans in society. Through her experience of living in different places such as Nepal, Alaska, and Canada, she came to know that right or wrong does not exist but it’s difference that exists, and that truth can only be found within oneself, not in the voices outside.​ She depicts beauty in the ambiguity of human existence, while exploring its innate creativity and uniqueness as nature. ....................................................................................................................................................................... 沖縄県出身、カナダのマウントアリソン大学美術学部卒業。 ​幼い頃から身近にあったガジュマルをはじめとして、自然の力強いエネルギーや創造性、包容力に惹かれる。ネパール、アラスカ、カナダで暮らし、多様な価値観に触れる。道の過程で、「正解」「不正解」ではなく「違い」が存在すること、真理は外の声にはなく、自らの中にのみ見出せるものと気づく。自然としての人間本来の姿と、社会によって造られる「人間」。その存在の曖昧さ、愛おしさや美しさを表現し、自然としての人間、その本質的な創造性や独自性を探求する。

  • Artworks
  • Biography

Main Exhibitions
・2021 echo-ann Summer Festa 2021, Gallery echo-ann, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
・2021 Borderless - Art Goes Beyond Borders, Hiltopia Artsquare, Shinjuku, Tokyo,  Japan
・2020 time, collaboration of art and chocolate, Oak Cube, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
・2020 Circle, solo exhibition, Rigna Terrace Tokyo, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
・2020 Voice, two person exhibition, Nagatacho GRiD, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
・2020 Art Melting Pot Exhibition, ego – Art and Entertainment Gallery, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
・2020 Stories, Gallery Iro, Kichijoji, Tokyo, Japan
・2019 Independent Tokyo 2019, Hulic Hall, Asakusabashi, Tokyo, Japan
・2014 BFA Graduate Show, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, Canada
・2014 WUSC, Shine a Light Art Auction, donation for fundraising, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB, Canada
・2013 (DIS) COMFORT, 19 Bridge St., Sackville, NB, Canada

Workshops
・2019 Freedom of Perception and Representation, AmerAsian School In Okinawa, Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan