The Gallery by
The Gallery by SOIL is dedicated to presenting the art of lacquer from Asia.
It is probably the first gallery in Hong Kong which brings together lacquer masters and artists of diverse cultures, blending the traditional with the contemporary to showcase variety in the discipline.
Since 2012, SOIL has devoted most of our efforts and resources to the design and research of this art form.
Shoko Taruma 柞磨祥子 was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1991. She received her Master Degree at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2016. In 2015, Taruma had her first solo exhibition at Arton Art Gallery, Kyoto. As a full-time artist, she now also lectures lacquer art at Kyoto City University of Arts.
Taruma’s works are exhibited in Japan and overseas, namely The Museum of Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan, The Muse Gallery and Posk Gallery in London, UK, Kunsthalle Rostock in Rostock, Germany, Gangneung Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea and The Gallery by SOIL, Hong Kong.