“When I paint, I’m trying to intuit; if I have some idea or theme, I search for some history or stories. I try to dig deep inside, find the unseen, and the not visible. I paint always with a positive message.”
Haruka was born and raised in Nagano, Japan. She grew up surrounded by big expanses of nature, thus she faces things with her intuitive feelings.
From the age of 12 to 15, she participated in the traditional performing arts of Mikomai (a sacred dance performance dedicated to the Shinto gods) in her region. At the same time, she learned about ancient Shinto spirits and Buddhist philosophy in her daily life. Later, Haruka began painting inspired by the world’s ancient cultures.
In 2011, she moved her base to Berlin, Germany.
The living line of her painted art shows the pure energy of life and connects back to the primitive self. Haruka honors the Japanese sense for colors and balance with her powerful and sensitive feminine force in the brush stroke.
Organized and played as a DJ in diverse club events and open-air parties. Also active as a graphic designer for party flyers, CD/LP artwork and so on. – Nagano
Creation of graphic artwork and products and collaboration with diverse artists and productions, – worldwide
Moved to Berlin
Exhibition – BLO-Ateliers, Berlin
Live Painting Performance – Lichtblick Festival, Berlin
Illustration work – short film “The Saviour” opening animation
(Director: Charlotte Roustang / Awards & screenings in Berlin, Hof, Houston, Mumbai, Paris 2014-2015)
Artwork – GENTEMSTICK (Snowboard Brand, Japan)
“Mermaid" 2015-2016 model / The Snow Surf Series
Album cover artwork – Sizzla & Savona “COLD WAR the remix EP”
by Muti Music (Record Label, USA)
Group Exhibition – Lemoart, Berlin
Solo Exhibition – Lemoart, Berlin
Live Painting Performance – Odyssia Festival, Alepokhóri, Greece
Group Exhibition – The Loft NYC 47th Anniversary, NY, USA
Solo Exhibition – Frauenkreise, Berlin (July 20 - October 19, 2017)
Live Painting Performance ”Sumi-e” Tour in Germany: Berlin, Dresden, Freiberg and Auerbach in collaboration with Free Improvisation musicians Günter Heinz (Trombone, Flute/DE) & Haruhiko Okabe (Saxophone, Hichiriki/JP)
Live Painting Performance with ”Sumi-e” project; Tour in Europe in collaboration with Free Improvisation musicians Günter Heinz (Trombone, Flute/DE) & Haruhiko Okabe (Saxophone, Hichiriki/JP)
Solo Exhibition – Berlin