born in Musashino､Tokyo 1974
master's course of Japanese-style painting department of Tokyo University of the Arts' graduate school(1999)
Tanaka has moved to Ishigaki Island, Kikuchi city of Kumamoto prefecture, Chigasaki city and now lives in Minami-Ashigara city.
Selected solo & group exhibition:
Bokugi exhibition, `enchanting Suiboku painting' at Okayama Prefectural Museum(2002)Art Shanghai(2007),‘QuintetⅣ-Five-Star Artists’ at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art(2018)
Ataka prize(1995)VOCA exhibition prize of Fuchu City Museum(2005)
Kushiro Art Museum of Hokkaido Fuchu city Museum
I used to camp at the beach of Ishigaki island every summer and sketch sceneries in my student years. That was the time I met the stunning color I had never seen. It was the cloud in the east that was dyed with red color of remaining light at dusk. No matter how I painted it with red, couldn't get close to my impression of that scene. Then I looked at the sketch in charcoal. It grasped the feeling, color and moisture I had. From then on, I started exploring in the monochrome world.
Tanaka had been said the new bearer of Suiboku painting early on and got Ataka prize while she was in the university. At the exhibition of Okayama Prefectural Museum, which overviewed all the historical Suiboku painters over 500 years, her pieces of work appeared along with national treasures.She didn't intend to be a painter at first but had a rush of motivation to draw the nature of her home (Kumamoto) like aspects of sky, cloud, water that keep changing and wind that blows between trees. That is why she started to paint.