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YUKO UCHIDA

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Masks, 2014 Printed Papers, Thread, Plexiglass 18.5 X 14 X 10 In © Yuko Uchida all rights reserved
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Masks ( detail ), 2014 Printed Papers, Thread, Plexiglass 18.5 X 14 X 10 In © Yuko Uchida all rights reserved
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Masks ( detail ), 2014 Printed Papers, Thread, Plexiglass 18.5 X 14 X 10 In © Yuko Uchida all rights reserved
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Floating desire, 2014 Hand Sewn Fabric, Wire, Cotton, Wood Variable Dimensions © Yuko Uchida all rights reserved
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Bursting out of wonderland, 2014 Plaster, Sumi Ink, Grafite And Hand Sewn Fabric 27 X 32 X 42 In © Yuko Uchida all rights reserved
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The woman, 2013 Painted And Hand Sewn Fabric And Papers 47 X 75 X 5 In © Yuko Uchida all rights reserved
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circus tent, May, 2013 Hand Sewn Printed Fabric, Wood, Wire And Video 8 X 11 Feet. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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circus tent, May, 2013 Hand Sewn Printed Fabric, Wood, Wire And Video 8 X 11 Feet. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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circus tent (detail), May, 2013 Hand Sewn Printed Fabric, Wood, Wire And Video 8 X 11 Feet. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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circus tent (detail), May, 2013 Hand Sewn Printed Fabric, Wood, Wire And Video 8 X 11 Feet. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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circus tent (inside), May, 2013 Hand Sewn Printed Fabric, Wood, Wire And Video 8 X 11 Feet. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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1985 (The image is a part of the short movie), 2012 Short Stop Motion Movie 01:15 Min. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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The body rooted, 2013 Charcoal, Glue And Hand Sewn On Paper Fabric 42 In X 9 Feet. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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self portrait, 2012 Charcoal And Glue On Paper 30 X 60 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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midnight circus, 2012 Charcoal, Color Pencil, Japanese Washi Paper And Glue On Paper 23 X 50 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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occupied body, 2012 Wire Collagraph, Monotype 22 X 30 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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occupation , 2012 Wire Collagraph, Monotype 22 X 30 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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occupied, 2012 Wire Collagraph, Monotype 22 X 30 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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Music of Circus, 2011 Metal Wire Variable Dimensions © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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Music of Circus, 2011 Metal Wire Variable Dimensions
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rope walking, 2011 Encaustic,Hemp Thread And Wire 4 X 20 X 12 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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Head of clown, 2011 Encaustic, Cork, Wood And Wire 9.5 X 10 X 5 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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tangle up in circus, 2011 Collagraph, Gouache 22 X 30 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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portrait of clown, 2010 Collagraph 8 X 10 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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clown family, November 2010 Encaustic, Fabric, Thread, News Paper, Wire 5 X 5 X 5 In. Each © yuko uchida all rights reserved.
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puppet of clown, Picca, November 2010 Encaustic, Fabric, Thread, News Paper 5 X 5 X 5 In © yukouchida all rights reserved
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puppet of clown, Momo, November 2010 Encaustic, Fabric, Thread, News Paper, Found Object 5 X 5 X 5 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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puppet of clown, Francois, November 2011 Encaustic, Fabric, Thread, News Paper, Wire 5 X 5 X 5 In. © yuko uchida all rights reserved
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Japan
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Tags
circus, clown, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2018
Yuko Uchida Solo Exhibition and Performance
Chashama Gallery - 7 East 14th St
Bio/ Artist Statement

Bio

Yuko Uchida was born in Japan. In 2008, she moved to Brooklyn, NY. In 2009, Uchida was awarded the prestigious David McFadden award from Ise Cultual Foundation. In 2013, her work was selected in the 6th showcase competition in Artslant. 

                                                                                                                                                    

Artist statement

The core of my work is inspired by emotions and memories born out of the trauma I experienced in childhood.

It was confusing to be surrounded by so many diverse and sometimes conflicting emotions such as suspicion, loneliness, shame, anger, and joy.  I was keenly aware that I had to suppress myself.  All these experiences have shaped my identity as the woman that I am today.

In my work, I give voice to these complex and unspoken feelings, bearing witness to the particularities of my experience and giving free expression to my personal truth.  

The themes that repeat themselves in my work have to do with fragmentation, brokenness, entrapment, and self-realization.

 

I work in varied mediums sometimes resulting in flat mixed media pieces, and other times in installations or sculptures made from unconventional materials.  

I often employ fabric and wire in my work, creating my own take on sculptures, tapestries and structural installations.  

Although I am working with complex themes, there is often an element of playfulness and humor in my work.

 

- stop-motion film -

http://vimeo.com/44177029#at=0