Yasue Maetake is a Japanese-born, New York-based artist. While Maetake respond to a range of influences such as Animism, Baroque, natural forms and industrial constructions, her work centers on the creation of evocative sculptures that grapple with non-controllable forces of nature and serve as a proxy for the human body.
Maetake was recently named by Artsy as one of 20 international women advancing the field of sculpture and, her work was exhibited at Palazzo Benzon, in conjunction with the 58th Venice Biennale and The Chimney, Brooklyn.
She was a resident of El Anatsui’s studio in Nigeria with a research grant from Cultural Ministry Japan. She holds MFA from Columbia University.