Hiroyuki Nakamura

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Work1 Title: “turf” Year: 2014 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 14 W 10 D Work2 Title: “Love Maker” Year: 2014 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 44 W 22 D Work3 Title: “Drifter’s la la” Year: 2015 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 40 W 32 D Work4 Title: “boom” Year: 2014 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 20 W 16 D Work5 Title: “god of driveway” Year: 2014 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 28 W 41 D


My work takes place in the imaginary proscenium of the Great American West, a place where past
mythologies meet with present realities in unknown and often unacknowledged ways. My art is a quest into this unknown – a modern day expedition to discover what previous settlers have done and how to recreate old mythologies for present and future settlers. The cowboys in my paintings are, like myself, outsiders without any definite home, co-existing with the old and the new like the east and west bends of the Mississippi River.


- Solo exhibitions -

- 2010
“MY OWN PRIVATE WEST” Brodsky Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

“the sky above”, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY

a man on the mysterious white buffalo asked if there is such thing and “yes, there must be… like any other things.” the buffalo answered. Mehr Gallery , New York, NY
“are you COWBOY or … JESUS?”, Gilfélagid , Akureyri, Iceland

- Group exhibitions -

“Expanding Mode” Concepto Hudson, Hudson NY
“Vantage Point”Concepto Hudson, Hudson NY, 2014

“Memory: International Mail Art”, Richmond Art Gallery, BC, Canada
“Hypertrophic Visions”, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, NYC

“GO” – Open Studio Weekend organized by Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY, September 8&9

NURTUREart 2011 Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York NY
“We Are One”, Gallery 61, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY

“Here We Aren’t, So Quickly”, Thierry Goldberg Prjects, New York, NY

“Haustsýning / Autumn exhibition”, Gallerí Ágúst, Reykjavík, Ísland
Fountain Art Fair NYC 2009, Vagabond Gallery, New York, NY
“Strange Days” Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY

Annual Benefit Exhibition, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY
Artists in Residence Exhibition, SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland

“Stick and Move”, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“making a home : Japanese Artists in New York”, Japan Society, NYC
“Here and Elsewhere” (video flat files) Boots Contemporary Art Space, St Louis, MO
“OUTSIDE THE BOX – NY and CA”, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
AIM27 “Here and Elsewhere”, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

“Little Monsters”, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“please open the door” (curator : Veronica Mijelshon), NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Square Foot Show”, ART GOTHAM, New York, NY
Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, Monterey, MEXICO

***please see my website for my full resume

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact: hiroyuki.nakamura.studio@gmail.com

Website: http://www.hiroyukinakamura.com/