Yasue Maetake is a New York-based artist whose practice spans sculpture and installations, a range of associations, from the human to the zoological, industrial construction to natural growth, representing the artistic production life-cycle itself. 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. 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; as well as The Chimney, Brooklyn and mhPROJECTnyc. Maetake has received The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Sculpture and has been a resident artist in the studio of El Anatsui in Ghana with a research grant from the Agency for Japanese Cultural Affairs. Maetake’s work has been reviewed in publications that include: The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, FlashArt, Time Out NY, Artsy and others. She earned her MFA from Columbia University, New York, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Fine Art Department at SUNY FIT.  She currently lives and works in Queens, NY.  She is originally from Tokyo, Japan.

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