Yamashita’s work observes various relationships between man and things such as a home, nature, and memory. By referring to Western religious paintings and Japanese Woodcut prints, her images sometimes appear as life folktale and embody nature’s generosity, rigor and freedom. It recalls the atmospheres as something that remains in our shared unconscious.

Hiroka Yamashita was born in 1991 in Hyogo, Japan. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in 2017, and Masters in Fine Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2019. Yamashita has exhibited in the United States, Japan, and Germany.