Wednesday, February 1, 2017


This is my new work "YAMAINU" (Wild Dog) for Hayao Miyazaki tribute group exhibition "MIYAZAKI Art Show". The show runs through Febrary 4 - 25th at the Spoke Art SF. Come enjoy my new work inspired by my favorite, Princess Mononoke!

Preview HERE

新作「山犬(Wild Dog)」を、宮崎駿監督のトリビュートグループ展のために描きました。展覧会は2月4日から25日まで、サンフランシスコのSpork Artで開催されます。大好きな「もののけ姫」がテーマの新作を見に来てくださいね!


Thursday, May 14, 2015


Solo Exhibition RUN TO THE HILLS 

Grace Gallery, Seattle

Thursday, May 14, 5-9pm // 400 E Pine St. Suite 215

Please cone say hi Seattle! Event info below:


In the wake of Sakura-Con, Comicon and Mr. at SAAM, Seattle’s resident Japanese pop-art painter Yumiko Kayukawa will be a highlight for the May 14th Capitol Hill Art Walk. We’ll host an artist reception with book signing and Q&A open to the public from 5-9 pm.
Having taken a local hiatus while showing throughout the U.S. and internationally, Kayukawa is excited to show in the neighborhood she now calls home. “I love Capitol Hill Artwalk!” says Kayukawa. “Grace Gallery has given me a special way to share my work with my neighborhood and catch up with friends and fans.”

“Run to the Hills,” the show’s title, is not only a nod to the show’s location but also a wink at the Iron Maiden reference. Kayukawa’s fascination with rock & roll, Japanese and American pop culture, as well creatures big and small is reflected in the playful and at times transformative stories she creates in her wild kingdom. 

Beautiful faces and exotic animals painted in flawlessly flat comic book style draw the viewer in to find tiny bugs, jewelry, tattoos and intricate Japanese motifs. Some pieces like “Scream,” challenge the viewer to reconcile the beauty and style of the work with the sorrow of the narrative. The show will include paintings, prints, toys, books and more.

Yumiko Kayukawa grew up in the small town of Naie in Hokkaido, Japan. In those pristine, natural surroundings, she found her love of animals and nature, which later became an important theme of her work. Kayukawa¹s debut as an artist was with a Manga feature when she was just 16. She later attended and graduated from Bisen Art School in Sapporo, Japan.
Kayukawa’s U.S. career was launched in Seattle nearly 15 years ago where she began selling out her shows. Her career has expanded throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has lived in Seattle, Washington since 2005.

Grace Gallery is a non-profit gallery that connects artists with a broader community. Yumiko Kayukawa’s artwork can also be viewed by appointment through June.
Gallery Contact: Heidi Hansen

Yumiko Kayukawa

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Yumiko Kayukawa's newsletter for Spring 2015.

Group Exhibition

CHG Circa

Culver City, CA

March 14 - April 11, 2015

Opening reception - Saturday, March 14, 2015,  7-10pm

Image above: "Everybody's Home" 14x22 in. Acrylic on Linen
Inquire HERE 


Glass, Cinder & Thorns
All Female Artist Group Exhibition

Inner State Gallery
Detroit, MI

March 20, 2015 - April 25
Opening Reception March 20th, 7-10 pm

Image Above: "Taro The Dragon Boy"
8x12 in. Acrylic on Linen


2015 is The Fun Year

Fun events are coming up in L.A., Seattle,
and more in 2015. Stay tuned!
Copyright © *|2015|* *|Yumiko Kayukawa|*, All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Thank you for your warm support in 2014. Happy new year!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014


New limited edition print "Appetite" is now on sale from 1XRUN! This print will be only available until September 17th. For purchase a copy, please visit 1XRUN website.

新作限定プリント「食欲ーAppetite」が1XRUN より発売になりました。9月17日までの発売です。お買い求めは、1XRUN のサイトで。

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


New show "HINOEUMA - Year of The Fire Horse" is opening tomorrow at Foley Gallery in NY. Please drop by for enjoy my new work. More detail HERE.

個展「ひのえうま - Year of The Fire Horse」は、明日よりニューヨークのFoley ギャラリーで開催されます。詳細はこちらからどうぞ。

"HINOEUMA - Year of The Fire Horse" 

Friday, May 9, 2014


I will be participating in 2 charity events tomorrow.
one of them is the Seattle Humane Society's Taxes & Tails. This fundraiser includes a auction. I donated my book "Japanese Wolf", and an original painting "Mama". The event is sold out, but you can still bid from home HERE.

Seattle Humane Society's Taxes & Tails
May 10, 2014
Bid From Home

The other event is Leonna Lin's Wonderland & Supahcute presents "Doggie Wonderland" group art show benefitting for Ken-Mar Rescue in California. I donated 2 of the books also with sign & illustration. I drew a Ken-Mar rescued dog in each book, there is a little story about this HERE

Doggie Wonderland at Leonna Lin's Wonderland
An art benefit for Ken-Mar Rescue
Opening event: Sat, May 10th/ 6-10pm
Show run: May 10 - June 29, 2014

For both events, all profits will be donated for each groups. Please join for homeless pets!

一つは、地元の動物保護団体 Seattle Humane Society の恒例行事、Tuxes & Tails。オークションを始めとした、募金目的のイベントです。こちらに、サイン&イラスト入りの画集「Japanese Wolf」と、原画「ママ」を寄付しました。イベントのチケットは完売してしまいましたが、こちらからオークションに参加することができます。

もう一つは、Leonna Lin's WonderlandSupahcute主催による、 カリフォルニアの動物保護施設 Ken-Mar Rescue のためのアート展「Doggie Wonderland」。こちらには画集を2冊、同じくサイン&イラストを入れて寄付しました。それぞれに犬のイラストを描きましたが、その時のプチエピソードはこちら