Nakamura Tomoe

Nakamura Tomoe

Biography of Tomoe Nakamura

While her childhood dream was to be a writer and started out her higher education in a literary art major in Osaka, she had to quit her art school due to the health reason.
Then she sought to study Film in 90s in the US but she could not continue with health and financial condition.
She has been doing photography since 1997 and started learning painting since 2005.
She has been traveling around the world and taking travel photographs.
She also became interested in conceptual photography since she started learning at art schools in the US from 2000.
She likes to take fine art photography especially taking picture of reflection of window of modern buildings and capture interesting abstract designs.
She also likes to do street photography and capture funny objects and things and modern architecture.
She changed to Fine Art major while she was attending at the Academy of Art University and obtained BFA from there.
She studied painting, and mixed media with different medium but with my photographic background, she became interested in painting close-up image of everyday objects.
She uses any water medium with pop, vivid colors. Look at the news around the world tend to be dark and negative.
She thinks to include funny and lively image. She sometime combines these with paper or photographs to make a collage.
She paints from own photograph, because she used to create compositions from the camera lenses.
She also does mail art. Mail art from other mail artists inspired and influenced her art styles.
In recent years, I joined, New Arts Prospect from Japan, Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, NY, Pop Japan, Me & Art gallery, Sydney, Australia in 2015, Appetite II, at Art Mania Café gallery in Yokohama Japan 2014, YOUnite Tour at Aiken Center for the Art, SC, USA, Gallery Quint Essences, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2013.

Selected Group Exhibition
2015 New Arts Prospect from Japan, Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Pop Japan, Me & Art gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014 Appetite ii, Art Mania Café gallery Yokohama Japan
2014 Photography from Port Osaka, glogg, Osaka Japan
2014 Water, Artist Without Borders 2nd International mail art exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Osaka Art & Handmade Bazaar Vol. 15, Osaka Japan
2013 Art & Craft Fair, Soho Art Gallery, Osaka Japan
2013 Younite Tour, Aiken Center for the Art, SC, USA, Gallery Quint Essences, Neuchatel, Switzerland
2012 6x6x2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
2012 Layers, The Brick Lane Gallery, London England
2011 2nd International Mail Art Exhibition of Indonesia. Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
2009 International Mail Art Exhibition of Indonesia, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
2006 White Salmon Art Walk, Along Jewett Boulevard, Roz Gallery, White Salmon, WA

Artist in Residency
2009 Rockmirth EcoArts Atelier and Artists’ Retreat

Open Studio
2003 San Francisco Open Studio

Private Collections
2015 Picasso Gaglione
2011 Roxanne Brousseau-Felio, Rockland, Ontario, Canada
2010 Elisa B Jaime, Bonita, CA, USA

Selected Education
2005 - Dec, 2010 BFA Fine Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2002 – 2003 Interdisciplinary, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2002 Fine Art in Photography, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
(current Santa Fe Art Institute)
2001 Photography, Fine Art, Academy of University, San Francisco, CA
2000 Summer Scholarship, Academy of University, San Francisco, CA
1990-93 Studied at Santa Monica College, Chapman University, CA.
1986 - 1987 Osaka University of Arts, Literary Arts, Osaka, Japan

2005 President’s Honor List, Spring Semester, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2001 Talent Scholarship, Art major, College of Santa Fe
2000 Summer Study Scholarship, Academy of Art University
1996, 97 Shin Nihon Photographic Nationwide Award, Japan
1995 Beginner’s Award, Kyocera-Contax Grant Photo Contest ’95, Japan

2015 Yomitime, (New York, Japanese newspaper), New Arts Prospect from Japan
2003 Hokubei Mainichi newspaper, Jpn., JA Artists to Participate in ‘Open Studios 2003’

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