Kana Harada

Installation Images

Selected Works

Kana Harada
Odyssey, 2017
Cut paper on watercolor
9h x 22 1/4w in
Kana Harada
The First Spring Storm, 2017
Cut paper on watercolor
9h x 22w in
Kana Harada
HAPPY PLACE, 2019
Foam sheet and mixed media
47h x 33w x 40d in
Kana Harada
Black Forest (cake piece), 2015
Foam sheet and mixed media
19h x 14w x 17d in
Kana Harada
Trio, 2012
Foam sheet and mixed media
30 1/2h x 10w x 12d in

Biography

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kana Harada studied graphic design, Japanese fine art, and drawing at the Ochanomizu School of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan. Now based in the United States, Harada crafts intricate sculptures of hand-cut foam, and creates detailed watercolors suggestive of fantastical dreamscapes. Her work reflects the spirit of trees and flowers, and a sense of joy and serenity.

Harada has participated in numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; the Fort Worth Community Art Center; the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; the Promo-arte Project Gallery, Tokyo; Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas; Koelsch Gallery, Houston; and The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas. She was recently featured in a group exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Several institutions include her work in their collections, including the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas and The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas.

Exhibitions

On-site and Individual Works

Kana Harada

Sanctuary
Talley Dunn Gallery
March 10 – April 21, 2018

Kana Harada

New Beginning
Talley Dunn Gallery
May 28 – July 11, 2015

Off-site

Kana Harada

Divine Spark
Crow Museum of Asian Art
January 30 – September 5, 2021

Kana Harada

Celestial Garden
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont
March 21 – June 7, 2020

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas

Celia Eberle, Kana Harada,
Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens,
and Linda Ridgway
October 14, 2017 –
November 18, 2018

Videos

Press

WFAA

“Dallas artist hopes to spark peace after pandemic with exhibition at Crow Museum​'”
by Ariel Plasencia
May 27, 2021

NBCDFW

“Crow Museum of Asian Art Blooms with “Divine Spark'”
by Kimberly Richard
February 24, 2021

PaperCity

“Japanese Art is Having a Major Dallas Moment” 
by Billy Fong
July 23, 2018

VoyageDallas

“Meet Kana Harada” 
October 4, 2017