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"Fumiko Amano: Sonic Landscapes"
2006-10-16 until 2006-11-11
Lawrence Asher Gallery
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

Lawrence Asher Gallery is proud to present a special solo exhibition featuring one of Los Angeles’ most diverse and prolific artists. Fumiko Amano, the quintessential renaissance woman, draws on unique life experiences and all of her creative faculties to produce magical and alluring mosaics of media. Fumiko is a multi-talented, multi-cultural artist who subtly channels years of interest and dedication to all facets of popular culture into each creation. This tastemaker and siren of the Los Angeles scene holds a mirror to our lives and our city to produce this exceptional collection. Fumiko Amano has been a Basic Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2005.

Fumiko Amano was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1968. She has been exploring various mediums to express herself since she was a child. She started taking piano lessons at three, and she was composing music by seven. By the age of ten, Amano published her first poetry book with her own ink drawings. In 1987, she attended Toyo Women's College in Tokyo as an English literature major and joined a theater club in school. At that time, she was fascinated by contemporary theater directed by Yukio Ninagawa and Juro Kara (the most influential Japanese theater directors). This led Amano to move to the United States to study more about contemporary theater arts.

Amano attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she studied visual art, music recording, theater arts and performing arts for four and a half years. At age 23 she gave her first performance art piece utilizing a big mixed media painting (7' x 35') which was used as a musical score. She graduated from UWSP in 1993 with a BA in Art & Design-Painting/Printmaking. Soon after, she moved to San Francisco where she started incorporating beat poetry, architecture, Japanese comics, dreams and sound into her paintings. In 1997, in search of a new environment to create sonic landscapes, Amano traveled extensively, first to Rio de Janeiro, then on to New York, Miami and Los Angeles where she finally settled down.

Her atmospheric paintings, created as visualizations of sound/dream/organic forms, have been exhibited in San Francisco, New York, L.A. and Korea. Her recent works were exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bert Green Fine Arts, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Bedlam Art, Gallery Revisited, 18th Street Arts Center and LACMA Rental and Sales Gallery. She is a member of the group Pharmaka (pharmaka-art.org).

View more fo Fumiko Amano's work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/soniclady/

Fumiko Amano
Live Painting
2004 Series el 001
48" x 96"
Mixed media on panel

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