Yasue Maetake is a Japanese-native, New York-based artist whose primary practice includes sculptures that extends her process to the space itself where she frequently creates the feeling of defying gravity. Maetake employs a wide variety of materials and influences that suggest associations with Baroque Era dynamism, along with natural forms, including animated matter, and industrial constructions. Maetake exhibited internationally, at venues including Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Queens Art Museum, New York; Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico and The Chimney, New York. Maetake received The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture and has been a resident artist in the studio of El Anatsui in Ghana, with a research grant from the Agency for Japanese Cultural Affairs. In 2018, Artsy named Maetake one of 20 female artists advancing the field of sculpture. In 2019, her work was exhibited at the collateral exhibition at the 58th Venice Beinnale.