ARTIST STATEMENT
EXHIBITION HISTORY
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MY FAVORITES


Artist Statement



Artist Statement

Tomoe Nakamura
Born 1967 Osaka Japan

I have been doing photography since 1997 and I started learning painting since 2005. I have been travelling around the world and taking travel photography. I am also interested in conceptual photography since I started learning at art schools in the US from 2000. I obtained BFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco USA.

I like to take fine art photography especially taking picture of reflection of window of modern buildings and capture interesting abstract design. I also take close-up micro still life mostly organic materials such as flowers, food, or modern architecture that is almost as abstract design.

In painting, I am also interested in close-up image as a theme. I use watercolor, acrylic and water soluble oil paint. I sometime combine these with charcoal or pastel as mixed media. I paint from my own photograph because I have better eyes with making composition with a camera. I am also interested in monotype printing and decalcomanie to experiment happening of the process and abstract images.

Please contact, tomoenk6@gmail for any questions for purchasing my art works and invitations for the exhibition, artist-in-residency. For purchasing my works, please follow absoluteart rule and procedure. I cannot process directly.

Artist Exhibitions



Exhibitions
2011 Aka Marche CASO gallery, Osaka Japan
2011 2nd International Mail Art Exhibition of Indonesia. Bandung, West Java.
2011 Art Benefit For Japan, San Francisco, CA, USA
2011 Postcard show, art space 'Aband', Osaka, Japan
2009 International Mail Art Exhibition of Indonesia, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
2005 White Salmon Art Walk, Along Jewett Boulevard, Roz Gallery, White Salmon, WA
2005 Jizo for Peace Project, Kyoto &<8211; Nagasaki, Japan

Open Studio
2002 San Francisco Open Studio

Bibliography
2003 Hokubei Mainichi newspaper, Jpn., JA Artists to Participate in ?eOpen Studios 2003?f

Selected Art Related Experiences
2011 Used my photograph in MNLove website, http://www.mnlove.org/Home.html
2009 Joined Art Seed Volunteer, San Francisco, CA.
2007 Donation: Myanmar Landscape to Jizo Peace Center , Los Angeles
2007 Donation: Nature and recycle art works to CNET for the Earth Day event, San Francisco, CA
2005 Donation: Hiroshima Meets Nagasaki digital drawing to Jizo for Peace, Clatskanie, Oregon, collaborating with Alejandro Galicia
Japanese &<8211; English Translation for the Studio Becker?fs website, San Francisco
2002 Product photography, TV game, Legends of Abraham, San Francisco, CA
Musician portrait photographs, for Japanese heavy metal band, Yellow Machine Gun for L magazine (Japanese weekly magazine)
1972 &<8211; 1976 Child actress in theaters, TV, Japan...

Artist Publications



Bibliography
2003 Hokubei Mainichi newspaper, Jpn., JA Artists to Participate in ?eOpen Studios 2003?f
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Artist Collections



Private Collections
2011 Roxanne Brousseau-Felio, Rockland, Ontario, Canada
2010 Elisa B Jaime, Bonita, CA, USA...

Artist Favorites



Paula Durbin, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{Pink_Orchid-1089321150.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2004
11 x 14 inches (17.7 x 20.9)
Japan
Paula Durbin, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{Elephant-1090525526.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2001
11 x 14 inches (17.7 x 20.9)
Japan
Paula Durbin, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{Dillon-1090530244.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2003
14 x 11 inches (17.7 x 20.9)
Japan
Paula Durbin, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{Lioness_Profile_Horizontal-1090522354.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2001
14 x 11 inches (17.7 x 20.9)
Japan
Paula Durbin, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{Lioness_on_Beach-1090522635.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2001
14 x 11 inches (17.7 x 20.9)
Japan