Signature Promotions Art Award Recipient: Rika Nagahata
Congratulations to Wellington artist Rika Nagahata, one of two artists awarded a Signature Promotions Art Award at this year’s NZ Art Show.
This award is sponsored by Signature Promotions and is open to all participating Single Artist Wall artists on-site over the course of the show. Rika’s prize was $500
Rika has been exhibiting with the NZ Art Show for nearly ten years. In 2017 she was a finalist for the People’s Choice Art Award sponsored by Brendan Foot Supersite.
Born in Japan, she graduated from Osaka Art University majoring in printmaking.
Although she swapped the printer’s press for inks and watercolours, her print-making training, experimenting with different copper-plate printing techniques, has greatly influenced her art today. The patterns and fine lines in her detailed artworks reflect the intricate process of etching. This quality gives her works a special unique quality and makes her artworks very popular with NZ Art Show attendees and buyers.
New Zealand’s native animals and birds are also a big influence on her art as well as various children’s book illustrators and traditional Japanese art.
She has been residing in New Zealand since 2008.