(1932 - 2005)
Atsuko Tanaka was active/lived in New York / Japan. Atsuko Tanaka is known for installations, wearable art, performance, sound and light, painting.
Biography Atsuko Tanaka
Atsuko Tanaka was a pioneering Japanese avant-garde artist. Born in Osaka, on February 10, 1932, she went to several local art schools where she worked in mostly figurative mode. The schools she had attended were the Art Institute of Osaka Municipal Museum of Art in 1950, and from 1951 on, the Department of Western Painting at Kyoto Municipal College of Art (now Kyoto City University of Arts). There, she had made friends with a man named Akira Kanayama, who had helped her explore new artistic territories. In 1955, she joined the Gutai group, an avant-garde artists' movement, to which she belonged until her marriage with Akira Kanayama in 1965.
In the same year, Tanaka had left Gutai with Kanayama. She m
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