Contemporary Quilt Artist

Chairperson, Hatano Quilt Studio

Member, SAQA

Instructor, Vogue Quilt Class


Living in Tokyo/p>

In 1965, graduated from University, majoring in psychology.

From 1972 to 1975, staying in the USA.

1982 Belonged to Hearts & Hands. Learned from deceased Mr. Mitsuteru Nohara.

Working on tapestries by designing animals, time-tunnel, and space with contemporary techniques. Awarded in many domestic/international competitions and events. Joined many exhibitions in domestic/foreign museums.

1986 Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan

1987 Bronze Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan

1988 Bronze Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan

1990 Gold Prize and Japan-USA Culture Society Promotion Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
Japan Society Gallery, New York, USA
South Hampton Museum, New England, USA
The Exhibition of Dole House & Little Friends, Tokyu Department-store, Japan
Angels-atic Museum, California, USA
American Quilter’s Society (AQS) International Quilt Contest, Kentucky, USA
Quilt Faire Fashion Show

1991 Bronze Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
The Exhibition of 8th Hands Grand Prize, Japan
The Exhibition of Japanese Quilt and US Affection, Shiseido Gallery
Japan Imperial Hotel Gallery, Japan
Appeared in “The New York Times”

1992 Bronze Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
Hands-Mind Award, The Exhibition of 9th Hands Grand Prize

1993 Bronze & Kazuyoshi Iino Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
American Quilter’s Society (AQS) International Quilt Contest, Kentucky, USA
The Exhibition of American International Quilt Association (AIQA), Huston, USA
The Exhibition of 10th Hands Grand Prize
The Exhibition of Hatano Original Handbags, Ebisu, Japan

1994 Bronze Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
AQS International Quilt Contest, Kentucky, USA
AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA
The 3rd Prize, Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), San Francisco, USA
The Exhibition of My Best Quilt
Solo Exhibition, Vogue Quilt Salon, Japan

1995 Bronze Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
Honorable Mention Award, AQS International Quilt Contest, Kentucky, USA
AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA
PIQF Pacific International Quilt Festival, San Francisco, USA
Bronze Prize, The Japan 4th Exhibition of Quilt, in Japan, Huston, USA, and Australia.
Invited to Old Kentucky Quilt Show Exhibition
Latest Works of Japanese Quilt, Mitsukoshi of San Francisco

1996 Gold Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
AQS International Quilt Contest, Kentucky, USA
AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA
Danish Patchwork Festival, Demark
Sixteen Quilt Artists’ Group Exhibition

1997 Gold Prize, Hearts School Exhibition, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
Gold Award, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
AQS International Quilt Contest, Kentucky, USA
AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA
Fiber Art International 97
Invited to Quilt Week in Yokohama
Appeared in “The Art Quilt,” Hugh Lauter Levin Associations. Inc.

1998 Bronze Prize, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA
Copper & Chack Nohara Prize
The 5th International Quilt Exhibition in Japan
Invited to Handos Carival
Invited to Quilt Week in Yokohama
Nagano Olympic Kimono Quilt Project

1999 Bronze Award, Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
Kou Saito Design Prize
AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA
World Quilt & Textile
Madera International Contest

2001 AIQA International Quilt Contest, Huston, USA

2002 International Quilt Festival Tokyo, Tokyo Dome, Japan
The Exhibition of thirty Japanese Quilt Artists,
Mitsukoshi Department-store, Japan
Invited to World Quilt Carnival
Mandala Quilt Big Project, Yokohama Arena, Japan
Solo Exhibition “Love & Harmony: Shoko Hatano Contemporary Quilt, Ginza Mikimoto Hall, Japan
Solo Exhibition “Love & Harmony: Shoko Hatano Contemporary Quilt, Ginza Mikimoto Hall, Japan

2003 International Quilt Festival Tokyo, Japan
The Exhibition of Hatano Quilt Studio, Matsuzakaya Department-Store, Japan
Published her anthology titled “My Contemporary Quilts, The World of Shoko Hatano,” by ArtBox Corp.
My Contemporary Quilts 畑野昭子の世界
Hatano Quilt Studio & Students Exhibition, Contemporary Quilt Works, Aoyama Art Space, Japan

2004 Invited to World Quilt Carnival in Nagoya
Quilt Project for Extermination of Breast Cancer, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan

2005 The World Exhibition of 100 Quilt Artists, Mitsukoshi Department-store
Hatano Quilt Studio Exhibition, Ngano Big Hat, Japan
Invited to World Quilt Carnival in Nagoya

2008 Awarded Best of Color Prize in World Quilt & Textile Exhibition

2010 Awarded The minister of Education Prize in The 10th Quilt Japan Exhibition, Japan
Hatano Quilt Studio Contemporary Works, Aoyama Art Space, Japan Hatano Quilt Studio Contemporary Works, Aoyama Art Space, Japan

2010 May
Stylish European Art Fair at Maruzen Marunouchi Gallery
Stylish European Art Fair at Maruzen Marunouchi Gallery

2010 Sep.
Invited to European Patchwork Meeting,France and Italy

2010 Oct.
Invited to World Quilt Carnival in Nagoya

2011 May
The Chinzanso Quilt Exhibition ("Camellia")

2011 Sep.
Awarded Hilary Morrow Fletcher "Persistence Pays" Prize in The Quilt National for "Color Box #13".