Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka are Krystal Krunch, two artists who see and respond to energy in the body, the psyche, personal objects, and architectural spaces.
Haruko Tanaka was born in Queens, New York in 1974. She was raised in England and Japan until her move to Los Angeles in 1992 to attend the University of Southern California. In 1997 she received her BA in Fine Arts and in 2003 completed her graduate studies with an MFA from The California Institute of the Arts. Her work ranges from photography and film/video to collaborative performance, events and workshops. Her short films have been screened at the Asian American International Film Festival at the Asia Society in New York City, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The New York Underground Film Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Women of Color Film Festival, and The Museum of Modern Art. Her recent collaborations include a M-Y-MANIFESTO WORKSHOP at the South Central Farms in South Central, Los Angeles and a night of EVERYTHING WRONG: THE Knights of Shocking Difference at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. In 2005 Tanaka received an Emerging Artist Visual Arts Grant from the California Community Foundation. This CUE exhibition will be her first New York City solo exhibition. Haruko Tanaka lives, works and surfs in Los Angeles, in English, Japanese and some Spanish.