Our Art Working 2016
場所：Uptown Arts Center 4Fギャラリー
2016年度 参加作家 （７名）
●梅田マサノリ Umeda Masanori （現代アート作家）
Obihiro (Hokkaido, Japan) born and raised, Masanori mainly produced paintings during his teenage years. In 1990, he won both the Best Special Award and the Ikko Tanaka Award in the Amnesty Poster Graphics Competition. From 1993 to 2008, he held the Inspirational Award at Liquitex Biennial. His solo exhibition, “Tokachi New Generation Series X (10)” was displayed at the Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art in 2007. At the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, he presented his installation “Hokkaido 3D Expression Exhibit”. Some of his works have become part of the Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art’s collection. He has also been commissioned to create works for Amnesty International Japan and has created pro-bono pieces to display around Obihiro for the Obihiro Contemporary Art Exhibition Secretary General. In the future, he hopes to showcase his works in many locations and wants everyone to come and see them.
masanori umeda e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
website : http://tokachiart.jp/minus-art/artist/masanori-umeda/
●上ノ大作 Ueno Daisaku （陶芸家 現代アート作家）
Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Daisaku still lives and works there. While Daisaku employs a firing process called ANAGAMA to create mainly ceramic pieces, he also uses natural raw materials such as mud, wood, bamboo, stone, and water to make carvings and sculptures. In outdoor exhibitions, he will use whatever natural materials he can find lying around to make these works. He also occasionally does workshops and other similar events at art schools. He hopes to be able to hold many more outdoor performances in various locations.
Daisaku Ueno e-mail : email@example.com
website : http://tokachiart.jp/minus-art/artist/ueno/
text : http://artscape.jp/report/curator/10131599_1634.html
●伽井丹彌 Kai Akemi （球体関節人形作家）
Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Akemi starts making dolls in 1985 due to the influence of Hans Bellmer. Since 1988, she has had numerous solo exhibitions across Japan in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Sapporo and Obihiro. One of her works was selected to be part of the collection of the Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art in 1999. In 2000, at a solo exhibition she held a performance using a doll and an image in the exhibition hall and has been doing so ever since. She wants to continue working in porcelain and creating life-sized dolls. Once, she even used her own body as the mold.
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org website : http//tokachi.com/kai
●加藤かおり Kato Kaori （折り紙作家 現代アート作家）
Kaori Kato has completed her bachelor of Fine art ( Honours ) in 2009 and Master of Visual Art in 2010 at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) -The University of Melbourne. Kato’s works have been included in several exhibitions, including Gertrude Contemporary Art Space Melbourne (Mercy Street Curated by Anusha Kenny), Craft Victoria (Fresh! Finalist 2009) and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (Attune to the Earth (solo exhibition), curated by Donald Williams, Global Art Projects).
She was also invited to exhibit her drawing machine at Melbourne international Art Fair 08.
In 2008 she was the recipient of the prestigious Wallara Travelling Scholarship.
She has been extending her artistic practice by exhibiting in several interstates such as NSW and QLD as well as internationally such as Japan. She has also been practicing as a designer, her work ? wearable art was included in Melbourne Spring fashion week merging designers program 2011, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins both in 2011 and 2012.
She was commissioned by the Brisbane City Council in 2010 to produce a public art project for one of its urban renewal projects.
She has shortlisted for 990 Latrobe street Docklands Urban Art Project in 2011.
In 2012, Kato was nominated for public art project situated in Parramatta, New South Wales in Australia.
In 2014, Kato has invited to participate Paper object festival,
which is part of European Capitals of Culture Riga 2014 EU-JAPAN festival . website : http://www.geocities.jp/kaorikato555/
●竹本英樹 Takemoto Hideki （写真家）
I want to tell.
The future when it is nostalgic.
The past when it is new.
It is an elementary particle of the consciousness that I shooting.
However, the photograph is shared with your memory.
As for this photograph, it is conscious those days.
My photograph is elementary particles of the consciousness.
●藤谷康晴 Fujiya Yasuharu （現代アート作家）
Born in 1981 and raised in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Yasuharu Fujiya decided to become a comic artist in the childhood. He had his first solo show in 2006. In Sapporo, Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto he showed his art works in public. He not only creates his drawings but also shows live drawing performance and even draws as he walks along a street. His expression derives from suburban landscapes and Pop Culture. They merge into one in him and create a reality unconceivable. It is the theme of his artistic expression. He is seeking the reality in order to recover his Japanese identity he has lost in him.
website : http://tokachiart.jp/minus-art/artist/drawingman/
●由良真一 Yura Shinichi （画家）
I was born in a small town in Hokkaido, Japan. Surrounding nature was my play fields. At the age of 21, I went to America and studied art. After graduation from California College of Arts & Crafts in 1982, I came back to my hometown. I concentrated on painting nature of Hokkaido. While I was an artist-in residence in Ateliehaus in Worpswede, Germany in 1988, I started cityscape paintings. In 1999 and 2000, I traveled to the United States, Great Britain and France. In 2007 I participated in Open Art exhibition in Rueil-Malmaison & Villepinte in France hosted by Seize Anges. In 2008 I participated in InterArt Greifswald, Germany. Last year’s CLOSE-UP OF JAPAN IN CHICAGO at Uptown Art Center was the first introduction of my art works to the people of Chicago. This year I am coming to Chicago again. I am thankful to Uptown Art Center and Obihiro Contemporary Art Executive Committee for letting me show the most recent painting of a new cityscape series.
SHINICHI YURA e-mail : email@example.com
website : http://tokachiart.jp/minus-art/artist/shinichi-yura/
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