HIDEYO OKAMURA

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Work1 Title: lol Year: 2016 Materials: oil on panel Dimensions: H 12″ W 12″ D 1.5″

Work2 Title: btw Year: 2016 Materials: oil on panel Dimensions: H 12″ W 12″ D 1.5″

Work3 Title: ttyl Year: 2016 Materials: oil on panel Dimensions: H 12″ W 12″ D 1.5″

Work4 Title: fyi Year: 2016 Materials: oil on panel Dimensions: H 15″ W 11″ D 3/4″

Work5 Title: They Don’t Know You Year: 2016 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 53″ W 50″ D 1.5″

Statement:

All things are in a constant state of motion whether visible or not. Some of these changes can be immediately observed, yet others are small incremental transformations occurring continuously over time without being consciously perceived. This reshaping does not evolve in a linear neat package that can be observed but is a chaotic, energetic, constant alteration that humans are an integral part, not observers or masters.

My drawings and paintings are abstract and executed with basic materials and simple marks. Each piece has no beginning and no end similar to the way the sky or the ocean has no starting or ending point. By employing these elements and concepts and using repetition, overlays, and transparencies in work that cannot be immediately summed up by its image I can prevail upon people to look more closely and be an active part of the experience of viewing, not just a passive separate entity. Without having a recognizable representation something new, never before seen or experienced can be created, much the way music, no matter what its style, is organized sound. By contemplating these changes, one can also reflect on how the same metamorphosis is taking place in one’s own life.

Resume:

EDUCATION
1986-87 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Fifth Year Traveling Scholars Program, Boston, MA
1984-86 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Four year studio program, Boston, MA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015
Thompson Giroux Gallery, TO EACH THEIR OWN, Chatham, NY
Berkshire Museum, Immortal Present: Art and East Asia, Pittsfield, MA
2014
MCLA GALLERY 51, Things You See, two person exhibition, North Adams, MA
Timken Museum of Art, Installation of Proun and Victory over the Sun portfolios by
El Lissitzky, San Diego, CA
2008
University of Virginia Art Museum, Installation of Proun and Victory over the Sun     portfolios by El Lissitzky, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA     http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=6542
Spencer Museum of Art, Installation of Proun and Victory over the Sun portfolios by
El Lissitzky, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/lissitzky.shtml

2006
The Phillips Collection, Installation of Proun and Victory over the Sun portfolios by
El Lissitzky, Washington, DC
Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
2004
The Wilde Gallery, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
1999
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY, NY
1993
Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL
Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
Metropolitan Structures, Boulevard Towers, Chicago, IL; Curator: Natalie van Straaten
1990
Metropolitan Structures, 3 Illinois Center, Chicago, IL; Curator: Dennis Adrian
1935 Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988
1935 Gallery, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Albany Center Gallery, 5th Annual Members Show, Albany, NY
Bennington Museum of Art, Regional Arts Program 5th Anniversary, Bennington, VT
1999
Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Harmanus Bleeker, Library     Building, Albany, NY; Juror: Mike Glier
1998
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, “GALLERY ARTISTS and NEW TALENT”, NY, NY

The Berkshire Museum, 1998 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Pittsfield, MA.

Place: NORTH ADAMS, MA

Contact: hokamura19@gmail.com

Website: https://www.instagram.com/hideyo_okamura/