Yasue Maetake was originally trained in glass engraving, absorbing the importance of physical and optical manipulation, which would have a strong influence on her work. Prior to moving to New York, Maetake attended vocational schools in Japan and the Czech Republic, and apprenticed with a private glass foundry in southern Germany. Today, Maetake’s practice spans sculpture, fiber, collage, and video. Through her sculptures and installations, She creates the forms that suggest life-like hybrids of form that remind us of manmade construction juxtaposed alongside raw elements of nature.  Maetake’s work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad at venues including Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Harris Lieberman, New York, ; Espacio 1414, The Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Queens Art Museum, Queens, NY; and Fredric Snitzer, Miami, FL. Maetake has been a resident artist in the studio of El Anatsui in Ghana; and has received awards and fellowships including from the Agency for Japanese Cultural Affairs. In 2017, In 2018, Maetake has been involved in Posthuman Aesthetic research and became a Featured Artist to present her work at 3rd Posthuman Global Symposium at New York University held by Philosophy Department. She earned her MFA from Columbia University, New York, and is a faculty member of the Fine Art Department at SUNY FIT; and currently lives and works in Queens, NY. She is originally from Tokyo, Japan.

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