Yuko Kawada was born in Tokyo,Japan in 1962.
She studied major in Science of Art at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. During university enrollment, she lived and learned german at Goethe-Institute in Bremen and Iserlohn for total 6 months then attended a lecture on Western art history at the Hamburg University for half a year in Germany.
She stayed twice in the West Germany and traveled not only in West Germany, but also East Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Denmark.When she visited the Royal Art Museum in Brussels, Belgium and saw “The abstract paintings of the 20th century” exhibition, she noticed abstract paintings that she could only draw.
After returning from Germany, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a graduation thesis in a paper on ”Lucas Cranach’s Painting and Studio Management”. At the graduate school of Yokohama National University, she completed her master’s degree in a paper on “Methods of transferring Zen art and painting skills”. After that he worked as a art teacher at a junior high school and a high school, an assistant at a junior college, a curator of a private museum, and at the same time worked her paintings.
She decided to live as a painter when she trained at Zen temple in Iwate, northern japan.
She started presenting works by solo exhibition in Mitaka-city,TOKYO since 1995 and received the grand prize at “The 35th Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition “Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery in 1999.
Works were recommended for the VOCA “The Vision Contemporary Art 2002”, The Ueno Royal Museum, TOKYO exhibition in 2002, and this was the opportunity to display works at group exhibitions at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, and held workshops and gallery talks. As a result, She held a solo exhibition at the KANEKO ART TOKYO gallery in Kyobashi. The owner did not as Vanity Gallery, but continued to hold her solo exhibition for 12 years as a business partner.
Her works has been collected by Kushiro Art Museum, HOKKAIDO in 2005 and by The National Museum of Modern Art, TOKYO in 2007. With this achievement, she set up an independent atelier in Sagamihara city from 2008, and transferred the studio to Nagano city in 2012.
While she lived in Nagano for 4 years she was supported and donated by dozens of collectors. She presented her results at a solo exhibition held in Yokosuka Museum of Art, KANAGAWA in 2016.
The gallery of the partner was closed and she is now independent in 2016, .