artist's statement

After walking among trees for a while, the patterns of leaves and light hypnotize me. Imagine you’re with me at the edge of the woods. We are dazzled by the sunlight, and drawn to the cool shade. We see the dark trunks and the brilliant translucent colors of leaves. I move the camera, pointing it almost into the sun. Later I will bring the photos into the studio and give them the solidity of paint, adding light and removing the unnecessary.

--Wynne Hayakawa


 
 

In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
--Hans Hofmann

 
 

 
 

­EDUCATION


1977  
M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

1973  
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, California
 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
 

2017  
Wynne Hayakawa and Ferdinanda Florence, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014  
Wynne Hayakawa and Ferdinanda Florence, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California

2012  
Summer in South Park, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California

2011  
Wynne Hayakawa and Ferdinanda Florence, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008  
Wynne Hayakawa and Gwen Manfin, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006  
TWO FEET AND UP, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California 

2003  
SATURATION: Paintings by Wynne Hayakawa, Levy Art and Architecture, San Francisco, California
NATURE: A Mood, A Space, A Companion, Center for Creative Arts, Sunnyvale, California

2001  
THE SPIRIT OF HANDMADE PRINTS, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

2000  
ABSTRACTION: From Raucous to Refined, The Bedford Gallery at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California

1997  
MILESTONES, Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California

1994  
WORKS ON PAPER, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California

1993  
REDEFINING SELF, SIX ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

1992  
WYNNE HAYAKAWA, American Institute of Architects, Oakland, California
EAST IS EAST, Pence Gallery, Davis, California

1991  
WYNNE HAYAKAWA, The Collectors Gallery, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

1990  
POST-MODERNISM RE-EXAMINED, Udinotti Gallery, San Francisco, California 

1986  
PIECES OF PAPER, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California

1985  
PAPER, EPHEMERAL AND ENDURING, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California

1980  
NEW ACQUISITIONS, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
THE NEW PATTERN, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

 
 

COMMISSIONS
 

2012-3          
New York Palace Hotel, New York, New York

1989              
The Nikko Hotel, San Francisco, California

1989              
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Philo, California

1986              
Sacramento Light Rail Art Program, Sacramento, California
 

COLLECTIONS
 

AON Consulting, Kansas City, Missouri
American Century Investments
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kansas City, Missouri
Bonnell Design Associates, New York, New York
CBIZ Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri
Charles Schwab & Company, San Francisco, California
Credence Systems, Millbrae, California
Crown Zellerbach Corporation, New York, New York
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
Fidelity Investments, Walnut Creek, California
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Philo, California
John Fielding, Helfranzkirch, France
H & R Block, Kansas City, Missouri
Institute for Management Studies, San Francisco, California
Kearny Commercial Bank, Independence, Missouri
Kenner and Kavanaugh, Kansas City, Missouri
Manchester Interiors, Orinda, California
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco, California
Morita Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
New York Palace Hotel, New York, New York
The Nikko Hotel, San Francisco, California
PMI Investment Corporation, San Francisco, California
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
Stowers Institute for Research, Kansas City, Missouri
Target Corporation, the Department Store Division, Chicago, Illinois
Transco Energy, Houston, Texas
United States Leasing International, Inc., San Francisco, California
The Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas


BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

“Radar: Artist in Residence” Luxe, Spring 2013, page 40

“Don’t Miss” San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, July 10, 2011

California Society of Printmakers, Catalogue of Prints, 1998, page 42

Redefining Self:  Six Asian American Artists, San Jose State University Art Galleries, San Jose, 1993, pages 4-5

Tuchman, Laura J., Artists Branch Out with Provocative Works" San Jose Mercury News, October 10, 1993, pages 5 and 11

"Eighth Annual San Angelo National." Ceramics Monthly, October 1993, p. 50

Fitz Gibbon, John, California A to Z.  Youngstown, Ohio:  Butler Institute of American Art, 1990, p. 6

Ehrlich, Paul R. "Mosaic Gallery:  Pieces of a Dream" San Francisco Arts Monthly, June 1991, p. 1

Henderson, Justin. "Restaurants/Hotels" Interiors, February,1988, p. 50