Also opening on Friday, September 11th in our project room:
‘New Works’ by Fumi Nakamura, Lilly Piri and Yuka Yamaguchi
Fumi Nakamura bio
Fumi Nakamura was born in December 1984 in a small town called Shimizu outside of Shizuoka, Japan. Fumi grew up surrounded by beautiful mountains and the ocean and this environment has had a lasting effect on her work. She moved to the United States just before her 12th birthday with her mother and brother. Fumi spent her middle school to college years in beautiful Northern California where she graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA Pictorial Arts degree in the fall of 2007.
Fumi currently lives in the New York City area where she works as a freelance illustrator and designer. Her work has shown the world over including The National Grid (Australia), DDR Projects (Long Beach), the San Jose State University, along with numerous Sketchel shows throughout Australia as well as taking part in the prestigious Semi-Permanent design event in Australia (2005).
Lilly Piri bio:
Lilly Piri was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1985 and lived their her entire life until recently moving to Germany to be with her new husband and fellow artist Heiko Windisch back in the fall of ’07.
Piri studied with the Arts Academy in Brisbane for four years, before it closed its doors in 2006. Piri draws and paints with acrylics, oils and watercolor, but her favorite and most employed medium is color pencil. Her work has been published in DPI, Black + White, Empty, Frankie, Hotpress, Marmalade, Voiceworks, Harper's Bazaar, Semi-Permanent books, Curvy books, Faest and Ruby Mag and her list of illustration clients include the Yes Men and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Piri has exhibited her works around the world including Gallery 1988 (San Francisco), The Bourgeois Pig (Heidelberg, Germany), along with numerous galleries in her native Australia in addition to taking part in the ‘Deep Pop’ show in upstate New York in 2008 curated by Andrew Michael Ford.
Yuka Yamaguchi bio:
Yuka Yamaguchi is a self-taught artist. Born in Kobe, Japan, she moved to Canada in 2000 and is currently living in Saskatoon. She spends most of her time living in her own world. Yuka draws with color pencils and makes useless toys for adult-children. She started drawing simply to amuse herself, but now she has her own art blog and online gallery, which have been linked to from all over the world. This year Yuka's work will be exhibited in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Berlin, Portland, San Francisco, Taipei, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Her work is an uncanny mix of cruelty and innocence, almost benign in spite of the disturbing undercurrents.
Sneak Peek at works featured this September in our project room: