YOSHIAKI NAKAMURA YOSHIAKI NAKAMURA

YOSHIAKI NAKAMURA

YOSHIAKI NAKAMURA
YOSHIAKI NAKAMURA

Nakamura completed his doctoral studies in Japanese painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015 and graduate studies at Maryland Institute College of Art in the United States in 2020.
Nakamura explores the contact and limitations in sound and communications between people. From his early Nihonga, he has alluded to the boundaries that separate the self from the other. This world reflects aspects of his quiet world as a hearing-impaired person.
Since December 2012, Nakamura went through a cochlear implant in his right ear which has significantly altered his perception of speech, vision, and time. This has strongly influenced his current works in color, space, and linguistic senses.

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

Oto No Chashitu (public art) (2021) at Franconia Sculpture Park, 113 x 95 x 95 inches
Oto No Chashitu (public art) (2021) at Franconia Sculpture Park, 113 x 95 x 95 inches
The various rains converge on the sea(2021) at Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Wires, metal, natural material, Edison bulb, amplifiers, speakers, 800 x 1200cm
The various rains converge on the sea(2021) at Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Wires, metal, natural material, Edison bulb, amplifiers, speakers, 800 x 1200cm
A Pure Sound World (installation) (2021) at Wave Pool Gallery, Tree, found objects, resin, 710 x 710x 300cm
A Pure Sound World (installation) (2021) Performance
Tree Sprit (2021) at Visionaries + Voices, Tree, found objects, resin, 710 x 710x 300cm
Tree Sprit (2021) Performance
Tree Sprit (2021) Performance
Music scores (2020), INK, ACRYLIC PAINT, PICTURE, PENCIL, SPRAY, HEMP STRING, FEATHER, 124.5 x 142.2cm
Music scores (2020), INK, PICTURE, PENCIL, SPRAY, MIRROR SHEET, PAPER BOOK, 121.92 x 95.9cm
Music scores (2020),INK, PICTURE, PENCIL, SPRAY, MIRROR SHEET, PAPER BOOK, 120.65 x 90.8cm
Pinocchio’s Transformation (2019) at Maryland Institute College of Art, Chair, strings, acrylic, amplifier, speaker, guitar tuner, screw, 36.5 x 38 x 90cm
A World without Sound - 1 (2013) Japanese paper, acrylic, natural dye, 530 x 455mm
Timbre - 1 (2013, 2022) Japanese paper, acrylic, natural dye, black ink, 910 x 727mm

AWARDS

SCHOLARSHIP + AWARDS

2021
Fellowship Artist-in-Residence Program at Franconia Sculpture Park (Selected Residency)
2020
Mount Royal friendship (Graduating award at MICA)
2019
US-Japan Creative Arts Fellowship
The Program of Overseas study for Upcoming Artists Fellowship (Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government)
2018
The Leslie King Hammond Graduate Fellowship (MICA)
2009
The Ikuo Hirayama Fellowship
2009 The public collection of Tokyo Taito-ku (Graduating award at Tokyo University of the Arts)

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021
Solo exhibition, Wave Pool gallery, the upstairs space (Cincinnati)
Solo exhibition, The Welcome Project (Cincinnati) 木timberland 木 project
Solo exhibition, Visionaries + Voices gallery (Cincinnati)
Solo exhibition, Julio Fine Arts gallery, Loyola University (Baltimore)
2020
“A roving presence” , Residency program (Baltimore)
2019
“Bodily Constructs” , The group exhibition (Baltimore)
2013– 2017
“Group Horrizon” , Takashimaya Co., Japanese Painting, The group exhibitions (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka)
2013
Solo exhibition, Rashinban Gallery, Japanese Painting (Tokyo)
2011
Solo exhibition, Shinseido Gallery , Japanese Painting (Tokyo)
2007
Solo exhibition, November Gallery, Japanese Painting (Tokyo)

 

COLLECTIONS

Tokyo University of the Arts, Taito City Collection

 

ARTICLES

The Hearing-Impaired Artist Yoshiaki Nakamura Talks about "Sound and Communication"

June 10, 2022
Ginza, Tokyo

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