Fukuko Harris was born and raised in Tokyo and currently resides in New York City and Montauk, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York and Associate in Applied Science from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.  Fukuko went on to study abstract painting at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in New York, where she completed a Master of Fine Arts. She works in her studio at home in Manhattan and Montauk, NY.  Her artwork has been shown throughout the US, including at The Painting Center in New York City, Trestle Gallery and 440 Gallery both in Brooklyn, NY, Marquee Project Gallery in Bellport, NY and Gestalt Project Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. She is a recipient of Hoenberg Travel Award at The New York Studio School in 2014.


New York City / Montauk


2016 - Painting in Particular, Pleat Gallery

2015 - Hohenberg Award Winner's Exhibition, New York Studio School, NY

2014 - Two Students Show, New York Studio School, New York, NY

2013 - Two Students Show, New York Studio School, New York, NY

2008 - Art Showcase, School of Visual Arts, New York,


2018 - Women of the New York Studio School, The New York Studio School, New York, NY

2018 - Spectrum Gestalt 5, Gestalt Projects, Santa Monica, CA

2018 - Wide Open 9, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Recycle 2018,  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Im-Ply, Vivid Space Gallery, San Diego, CA

2018 - Pop - Up On & Off Wall, First Street Gallery, Chealsea, NY

2018 - Parallel Practices, Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western

           Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT   

2017 - Home, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 - Fight or Flight, The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY

2017 - Sneak Peek No Show I & III, Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY

2017 - Petit Deux, Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, NY

2016 - The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ 

2016 - Petit, Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, NY

2016 - Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 - The Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY

2016 - Color Matters, The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY

2015 - 3 Jurors = 3 Shows, New York Studio School Alumni Show, New York, NY

2015 - Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Members Show, Salmagandi Gallery,     

            New York, NY

2015 - Wide Open 6, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

2014 - 12"x12" Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Lower East Side, NY

2014 - New York Studio School MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Studio School, 

            New York, NY

2011 - Creating Energy, Chabot Fine Art Gallery, Providence, RI

2011 - International Artexpo New York, New York, NY

2011 - CLWAC Members’ Show, Salmagundi Gallery, New York, NY

2010 - Group Show, The Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts Inc., Plantation, FL

2010 - International Contemporary Masters Exhibition, Southern Nevada 

            Museum of Fine Arts, Nevada, LV                   

2010 - Retreat, The Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2009 - Group Show, Broome Street Gallery, SOHO, NY

2008 - Juried Show, Bowery Gallery, Chelsea,  NY

2008 - Invitational Show, Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea, NY


MFA, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY

AAS (Associate in Applied Science), Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

BA, Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY


2018 - ArtSlant, Under the Raider: My Profile

2018 - Catalogue: Parallel Practices, Publisher: The Art Center

2017 - ArtMaze Magazine, Curator: Kurt Beers, Issue 2, April 2017, Page 52 and 53

2016 - Beth Collins, Studio Visit: Fukuko Harris: Pleat Gallery

2016 - Catalogue: The Retrieval of the Beautiful, Publisher: The Painting Center

2016 - Fresh Paint Magazine, Curator: Andrew Salgado, Issue 12,

            April 2016, Page 49

2016 - Catalogue: Color Matters, Publisher: The Painting Center

2016 - Butler, Sharon, The Painting Center: When Color Matters: Two Coats of

            Paint, January 2016

2016 - Color Matters @ The Painting Center, January 2016       

2016 - Russinot, Anne, “Color Matters” at The Painting Center,

            January 2016

2011 - Featured Artists, Vol. II, Publisher: Niki Katiki, 2011, Back cover


2018 - Certificate of Recognition, “Recycle”, National Juried Art Show 2018 at Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition

2018 - 1st 2018 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner Showcase Winner

2017 - 1st 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

2016 - 2nd 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

2015 - Publisher Choice Award, Art & Beyond

2015 - 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

2014 - New York Studio School Hohenberg Travel Award

2014 - 5th and 4th 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

2013 - 6th 2013 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

2010 - Honorable Mention Award, My Art Contest


2014 - La Porte Peinte Center, Noyers sur Serein, France

1981 - Parson's School of Design in Paris, France


Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Nevada, LV


Artist Statement

In my painting, awkward relationships are intended to reflect our time.  I am developing a personal language that, for me, resonates with my perceptions. Through my painting, I negotiate an interior dialogue with my experience of the world. Objects and spaces in my daily life are manipulated abstractly in the paintings.

I keep working on my painting until all the marks, lines, and forms allow themselves to unite a singular world and start their own dialogue to create a special moment.