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Fumie Kihara



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Japan

category: Sculpture
technique: Metal
Style: Abstract


Statement:
Creating my own art is the best way to connect with myself. When I work on my art, I face myself honestly, I discover something new about me, I know myself better, I confirm myself objectively, and I embrace myself even if what I find in/about me was something hard to accept. Through creating my art, I experience this process over and over again. It's not easy for me. In fact, it's a tough struggle. But I have come to realize that this struggle leads me to my OWN art and makes my spirit stronger and deeper. And I can be confident in myself. I make my own art to live, to keep on developing as a person and to feel alive. If my passion or my thoughts like this can be understood by someone through my art and if my art encourages or inspires someone, it would be so fantastic.

Bio / Resumee / Statement:
-Born in Japan
-Was educated metal craft design at an art university and a graduate school in Tokyo
-Worked as a designer of ironworks in Tokyo after graduation
-Moved to Seattle in 2004 to study art and design
-Have worked as a designer of ironworks in Seattle, US

Metal, especially iron, is basic material of my art. Making art with metal has made me feel free from sense of volume and mass and has allowed the form of my art to spread into space freely. Also, I have become spatially aware and sensitive to space in my art work. When I think about form of my work, I also consider the space around it. That's why I like to walk around my art because they have many different appearances from every angle. I divide and enclose space with lines and surfaces or put them to cross by focusing on the positional relations between elements, so that viewers can be aware of space itself and they can feel invisible extra expanse into empty space around my work. I describe this as to open up or to create new space. This is what I want to do with my art.

-Love to travel abroad
-Love music....Jazz, Classical, New age, Boss-a-Nova.....


Resumee

Education
2004-2005 International Business Professions Program, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
Course work included: Two-Dimensional Design, Hand & Power Tools,
Three-Dimensional Design, Modern Furniture & Design
1993-1995 MA degree in Metal Craft Design, Graduate School of Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
1989-1993 BA degree in Metal Craft Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
1988-1989 Major in Art and Design, Osaka Educational University, Osaka, Japan

Honors and Awards
2010 Finalist of Sculpture Section, The 4th International Arte Lagna Art Prize, Venice, Italy
2005 Membership of Phi Theta Kappa
1995 Prize Winning Work, Art of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
1993 Prize Winning Work, Shinobazu Object Festival, Tokyo, Japan



Activities:
Exhibitions
2010 Artcompe X10, The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Projekt30 August Juried Exhibition, Online
2010 International Contemporary Masters Exhibition 2010 Volume 3, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, US
2010 The 4th International Arte Laguna Art Prize Exhibition, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2009 "The Brain Unravelled", UCL, London, UK
2009 The CVG(Collective Visions Gallery) Show, Bremerton, WA, US
2008 South Seattle Community College Community Art Exhibit, Seattle, US
1998&'99 International Furniture Fair in Tokyo, Group Exhibit, Tokyo, Japan
1995 Art of Hiroshima Exhibition, Hiroshima Modern Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
1995 Best Graduate Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1994 "Marquette Metal Works", Group Exhibit, Otto Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Shinobazu Object Festival, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Best Graduate Exhibition, Design Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992 "Meeting Forged Works", Group Exhibit, Ebisu Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Publications
2010 Fumie Kihara, International Contemporary Masters Volume 3
2009 Fumie Kihara, Direct Art Volume 16, pp. 70

Representation
2011 Represented by Agora Gallery, NY, USA
http://www.art-mine.com/artistpage/fumie_kihara.aspx


a verse for 2012
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
13 x 100 x 27 cm
2013
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a verse for 2012
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Oilpainting
13 x 100 x 27 cm
2013
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a verse for 2012
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Mixture of materials
13 x 100 x 27 cm
2013
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Print

32 x 22 cm
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Primitive Balance in Me 2
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
28 x 12 x 11 cm
2011
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Primitive Balance in Me 1
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
30 x 13 x 11 cm
2011
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Primitive Balance in Me 1
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
30 x 13 x 11 cm
2011
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Primitive Balance in Me 2
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Mixture of materials
28 x 12 x 11 cm
2011
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Internal Conversations
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Ceramics
19 x 36 x 36 cm
2010
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Internal Conversations
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Ceramics
19 x 36 x 36 cm
2010
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Internal Conversations
Sculpture
Ceramics
19 x 36 x 36 cm
2010
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Internal Conversations
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Ceramics
19 x 36 x 36 cm
2010
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Internal Conversations
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Ceramics
19 x 36 x 36 cm
2010
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Inner World
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
30 x 37 x 15 cm
2009
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Inner World
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30 x 37 x 15 cm
2009
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Inner World
Sculpture
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30 x 37 x 15 cm
2009
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Inner World
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30 x 37 x 15 cm
2009
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Inner World
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Mixture of materials
30 x 37 x 15 cm
2009
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Mind Journey
Sculpture
Metal
36 x 30 x 41 cm
2008
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Mind Journey
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Metal
36 x 30 x 41 cm
2008
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Mind Journey
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Metal
36 x 30 x 41 cm
2008
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Mind Journey
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Metal
36 x 30 x 41 cm
2008
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Mind Journey
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Metal
36 x 30 x 41 cm
2008
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Mind Journey
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Metal
36 x 30 x 41 cm
2008
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Mind and Time
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Oilpainting
18 x 28 x 25 cm
2007
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Mind and Time
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Metal
18 x 28 x 25 cm
2007
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Mind and Time
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18 x 28 x 25 cm
2007
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Mind and Time
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Metal
18 x 28 x 25 cm
2007
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Inside World
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Mixture of materials
24 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
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Inside World
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Metal
24 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
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Inside World
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Mixture of materials
24 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
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Inside World
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Mixture of materials
24 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
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Increaser
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Metal
28 x 32 x 18 cm
2008
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Increaser
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Metal
28 x 32 x 18 cm
2008
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Increaser
Sculpture
Metal
28 x 32 x 18 cm
2008
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Untitled
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Wood
30 x 30 x 30 cm
2005
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Untitled
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Metal
30 x 30 x 30 cm
2005
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Untitled
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30 x 30 x 30 cm
2005
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Untitled
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30 x 30 x 30 cm
2005
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Untitled
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Wood
30 x 30 x 30 cm
2005
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Open #2
Sculpture
Metal
180 x 160 x 240 cm
1995
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Open #2
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Metal
180 x 160 x 240 cm
1995
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Open #2
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180 x 160 x 240 cm
1995
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Open #2
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180 x 160 x 240 cm
1995
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Open #2
Sculpture
Metal
180 x 160 x 240 cm
1995
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Open #1
Sculpture
Metal
160 x 250 x 235 cm
1994
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Open #1
Sculpture
Metal
160 x 250 x 235 cm
1994
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My River
Sculpture
Metal
70 x 200 x 200 cm
1993
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My River
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70 x 200 x 200 cm
1993
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My River
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70 x 200 x 200 cm
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My River
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70 x 200 x 200 cm
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My River
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Metal
70 x 200 x 200 cm
1993
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Feeling Refreshed
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130 x 180 x 180 cm
1993
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Feeling Refreshed
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130 x 180 x 180 cm
1993
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Feeling Refreshed
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130 x 180 x 180 cm
1993
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Feeling Refreshed
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Metal
130 x 180 x 180 cm
1993
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Something vague that suddenly revives
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Metal
87 x 68 x 20 cm
1994
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Something vague that suddenly revives
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87 x 68 x 20 cm
1994
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Something vague that suddenly revives
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Metal
87 x 68 x 20 cm
1994
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Something vague that suddenly revives
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Metal
87 x 68 x 20 cm
1994
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Come On In!
Sculpture
Metal
140 x 150 x 200 cm
sold
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Come On In!
Sculpture
Metal
140 x 150 x 200 cm
sold
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Come On In!
Sculpture
Metal
140 x 150 x 200 cm
1992
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Something Firm
Painting
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70 x 120 x 48 cm
1991
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Something Firm
Sculpture
Metal
70 x 120 x 48 cm
1991
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Something Firm
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Metal
70 x 120 x 48 cm
1991
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