Hitomi Uchikura

1956 Born in Kagoshima
1980 Received Bachelor of Fine Arts in traditional Japanese painting from Tama Art University
1982 Received Master of Fine Arts from Tama Art University
                Lives and works in Germany and Japan 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Lumière•Untitled, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai China
2014 Lumière - Hitomi Uchikura exhibition, Sohatsu, Kiyoku Community, Center,Saitama, 
2013 Hitomi Uchikura, Galerie DUTKO, Paris, France
2012 Lumière, Japanese - German Center Berlin, Germany
2011 Presentation: Lumière-Rencontre, Arles sur Tech Village Hall, Pyrénées - Orientales, France
        Lumière, Azabujūban Gallery, Tokyo
        Watching the Light, Plaza Gallery, Tokyo
2009 Shadows in Illusion, Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo
2008 Dancing Light, Exhibt Live and Moris Gallery, Tokyo
2006 Chapel in Lumière, Muse Caracara, Kanagawa
        Lumière, Gallery Bremer, Berlin, Germany
        Lumière, Space Culture BertinPoirèe, Paris, France
        From the Face of Light that has not yet been discovered, Art Gallery, Kankankyo, Tokyo
2005 Hitomi Uchikura's Atelier, Art Gallery Kankankyo, Tokyo
2004 Numbers, CitéInternationale des Arts, Paris, France
2003 Covered with Light, Art Gallery Kankankyo, Tokyo
2001 Returning Memories, Antenne, Kanagawa
Bright Cells, TEPCO Ginza Plus-Minus Gallery, Tokyo
1999 HIKARI - Memories, Antenne, Kanagawa
HIKARI - Returning to Child’s Mind, Gallery KouzomeBijyutsu, Tokyo 
HIKARI - Precious Memories, Art Gallery Kankankyo, Tokyo
1997 Nippon Gallery, Tokyo
1996 Starlit Sky at Midday, Takeda Exhibit House, Kanagawa
Ochanomizu Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Kawano, Kagoshima
1995 4℃, Tokyo
Maki Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1994 Nippon Gallery, Tokyo
1992 Gallery Furukawa, Tokyo
Gene's Contemporary Art Space, Saitama
1991 Art Gallery K2, Tokyo
Yutori Gallery, Yokohama
1990 Fine ArtKunoki, Kagoshima
1989 Ochanomizu Gallery, Tokyo
Atelier Alice, Kanagawa
1988 The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Tokyo
Heineken Gallery Bar, Tokyo
Kagoshima Prefectural Culture Center, Kagoshima 
Maki Gallery, Tokyo
Ochanomizu Gallery, Tokyo
1986 Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
1985 Studio 4F, Tokyo
1984 Ginza Kaigakan, Tokyo
1983 Gallery Parergon, Tokyo
1982 Studio 4F, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2015 SHIRO, Makiimasaru Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan
2014 The Hara Museum Collection at 35, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art,Tokyo,   Japan
PAD LONDON art+design 2014, GalerieDutko, Berkley SQ W1, London, England
        DonostiArtean, GalerieLeizorovici, Palacio de Congresos - Kursaal, Saint- Sébastien, Spain
Art Paris 2014, GalerieDutko, Grand Palais, Paris, France 
2013 Artvent ,Westraum, Berlin, Germany
        Something Great and Lumière - with Keiko Shimomukai, Azabujūban Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Art for Connection, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Re-Mix, with Kenichi Kanazawa, Plaza Gallery and Tokyo Museum of Art, Tokyo
2012 Kenzo Takada - Un Certain Regard sur LeJapon, GalerieDutko, Paris, France
Quest for Light and Darkness, Tochigi Prefectual Museum of Art
Come to The Forest, MOB museum of Alternative Art, Tochigi 
2011 Yell for Tohoku - Urushi Art Festival, Fukushima Museum, The Wakana’s Warehouse in  Kitakata, Fukushima 
Tokyo Book Art Week 2011 - Book with Light, Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo
Nakagawa-machi, Art Foresta 2011, Hiroshige Ando Museum, Tochigi
2010 Rika Bando and Hitomi Uchikura, Koubundo Gallery, Obihiro / Etsuko shibataGallery, Tokyo
The Library, Ashikaga City Museum of Art, Tochigi
Sensu 2010, Office Iida, Tokyo
2009 Exhibition of Small Works 2009(The Alumni Association of Tama Art  University), Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo 
The Library, Shizuoka Art Gallery
        Adventures on Surface 2009 (NPO United Art Plantation), Exhibit Live &Moris     Gallery, Tokyo
2008 Kankai Pavilion Opening Exhibition - Beyond Time, Beyond Space, Hara Museum    ARC, Gunma 
Adventures on Surface 2008 Part 1 (NPO United Art Plantation),Gallery Ishida, Tokyo
        Tama Vivant II 2008 - The seed of images, The Gallery of Information Design and Art Science Building in Tama Art University
                Hachioji Campus, Tokyo, Kanagawa     
2007 Exhibition of Small Works 2007 (The Alumni Association of Tama Art University), Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2006 Exhibition of SmallWorks 2006 (The Alumni Association of Tama Art University), Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2005 Exhibition of Small Works 2005 (The Alumni Association of Tama Art University), Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2004 Exhibition Collective, CitéInternationale des Arts, Paris, France
Weekend of Plasticians, The 4th Ward Office of Paris, France
2003 Eggs of Möbius - Science in Exhibition, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi
2001 New Style of Art, Kagoshima City Museum of Art 
BOX ART, Kariya City Art Museum, Aichi 
Box Museum Street Exhibition, Suginami Ward Office and neighborhood, Tokyo
Eggs of Möbius - Science in Exhibition, O Art Museum and others, Tokyo
Buzz Club - News From Japan, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, U.S.A
Reflection Part 13 - Tokyo 21, Gallery Saka, Tokyo
2000 The First Box Museum Street Exhibition, SK Gallery and others, Tokyo
        Eggs of Möbius - Science in Exhibition 2000, Obuse, Chikuma-river High Way Museum and others,           Nagano
1997 Session in Early Spring, Art Gallery Kankankyo, Tokyo
Message '97, Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Miyazaki
1996 Art Live '96, Kagoshima City Museum of Art
1995 The 16th Impact Art Festival, Kyoto Mnicipal Museum of Art
Art in Wind - The 4th Makurazaki Biennale, Nanmeikan, Kagoshima 
Art Live '95, Kagoshima City Museum of Art 
Harmony Week - Art Space for Women, Old Kagoshima Meteoritic Observatory
1994 Frameworks for the Most Attractive Color and Shape - Making Folklore, Space Link, Tokyo
Art Live '94, Kagoshima City Museum of Art
1993 Art Live '93, Kagoshima City Museum of Art
1992 Contemporary Sculpture of South Kyushu '92 in Mizobe, Kagoshima Airport and its neighborhood
Heart E. Art T - Shirts, Das Genie Design Office, Tokyo
A Little Presence Ⅱ - Rising Shapes, Ochanomizu Gallery, Tokyo
1991 Kanagawa Art Annual '91, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery
1990 MM21 Street Gallery, Minatomirai 21, Kanagawa
A Little Presence Ⅰ, Atelier MIU, Kanagawa
1989 Spiral Take Art Collection 1989, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
16 Women Artists - New Creative Works, Nikke Colton Plaza, Chiba
Himikos Today, IMZ, Fukuoka
The First Art in Wind, Nanmeikan, Kagoshima
Japanese Contemporary Art in the ‘80s - a Prologue to the ‘90s, Heineken Village
Reflection Part 3 - Stairs, Shinjuku Culture Center, Tokyo
Artexpo New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, U.S.A 
1988 Spiral Take Art Collection 1988, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
        Contemporary Arts in Yamaguchi V-New Japanese Style Painting, The YamaguchiPrefecutural Museum of Art
Artist Works, Lunami Gallery, Tokyo
1987 A series of Two-men show by Eight Artists, Space Yu, Tokyo
Small Works by Eight Artists, Space Yu, Tokyo
1986 Correct Pronunciation, NEWS, Tokyo
        Richness of Colors, 6th Forms for Tomorrow, with Kagetoshi Arase, Fukuoka Art Museum
1985 4th Varing Eyes, with Yumiko Sugano, Mika Yoshizawa, IBM Kawasaki City               Gallery, Kanagawa
        Soaring from Your Surroundings - ArtisticToy+ArtGirl+Sceneries on the Earth, NEWS, Tokyo
        Hara Annual Ⅴ, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
        Three Artists Exhibition, with Koichi Ebizuka, Shigeo Toya, Soo Gallery,Teagu, Korea
1984 Soaring from Your Surroundings - Artistic Toy+ArtGirl+Sceneries on the Earth, D Gallery in Nagoya
                Zokei Junior College of Art & Design, Aichi 
        The First Tama Vivant ’84 - The Playful Surface, Tama Art University Hachioji Campus,
        Seibu Department Hachioji, Tokyo
        Two Artists Exhibition, with Minoru Okuno, Ginza Art Club
1983 The Second Feast - with Huge Paintings, Nagoya City Museum, Aichi 
1982 Four Artists Exhibition, with Yutaka Kubo, Kenji Tanaka, Kaoru Watanabe,        
1981 Diversity of Expression Ⅱ, Tama Art University Graduate School
 
 Performances

2014 Children Opera - Dream, Kiyoku Elementary School, 
2013 Lumière, GalerieDutko, Paris, France
Lumière, Azabujūban gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Art for Connection, Kirishima Open - Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Re-Mix, with Kenichi Kanazawa, Plaza Gallery and Tokyo Museum of Art, Tokyo,Japan
2012 Awaken the light, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
2011 Awaken the light, Japanese-Germany Center Berlin, Germany
2010 Pennuel - Play in the light, Karasuyama St. Maria Kundergarden, Tochigi
2009 Lumière, Etsuko Shibata Gallery, Tokyo

Concert Installations

2010 Seeing the sound - Listening to the light, Tears of Izanagi- Cry of Izanagi, AzabujūbanGallery
                (composition & percussion: Mayako Kubo, guitar: Gaku Yamada, installation: Hitomi Uchikura)
        ASOBI, Koubundo Gallery, Hokkaido
                (composition & performance: Mayako Kubo, guitar: Gaku Yamada, installation: Hitomi Uchikura)
2009 Izanagi or Orpheus in Germany– To See Music, To Hear Painting,BerlinKulturhausMitte Concert Hall, Germany
                 (composition & percussion :  Mayako Kubo, harp : DominikaReetz, Dance : Yuko Kaseki, installation : Hitomi Uchikura)
2008 Izanagi or Orpheus - for Movement and Space, Ono Memorial Hall in WasedaUniversity, Tokyo
                (lecture: ChiristineIvanovic, composition and percussion: Mayako Kubo, harp: Hanako Hirano, Noh dance: Masumi Nakagawa,
                installation:Hitomi Uchikura)
                More Deeply, More Sensitively, Yokufu-en Community Hall, Tokyo
                (installation: Hitomi Uchikura, vocal: Saori Watanabe, lecture : Akio  Kaneyama) 
2007 IIDA Art and Music Series - Salon Concert, Hashimoto House, Ibaraki

Workshops

2006 The 15th Making Dreams Come True - Art Wonderland, Kasumi Tsukuba Center,Ibaraki
All gather! Summer Festival Haunted House, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
2005 Penuel - Exploring party of light, Karasuyama St. Maria Kindergarten, Tochigi 
1985 Meeting with Material - Paper and Creation Part 1, National Children's Castle, Tokyo

Collections

ProudtowerOizumigakuen, Japan
Kanoya-Osumi Hospital, Japan 
Kenzo Takada, France 
Hotel Ritz Carlton Okinawa, Japan
Planè Superior Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Japan
Urban - Net UchihonmachiBldg.Japan
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Elegano Kobe, Japan
Kirishima Open - Air Museum, Japan
Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Japan
Spiral Wacoal Art Center, Japan
Marui Department Store, Shibuya, Japan

Awards And Grant

2011 Artist-in-residence at Arelessur Tech, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Grant, Nomura Foundation for Solo exhibition at JDZB, Berlin
2009 Grant, The Asahi Shinbun Foundation for Cncert-Installation at Berlin
2007 Grant, The Asahi Shinbun Foundation for Cncert-Installation at Yokufu-en, Tokyo
The Fujimino Station Square Monument Competition, Second prize, Saitama
2003-2004 Resided in France granted by Japanese Government, 
Oversea Study Program for Artist
2004-2006 Artist-in-residence at CitéInternationale des Art, Paris, France
1998 The 1st Sunburst Art Competition, Second Prize, Hinomaru Driving School