Tomoe Nakamura
Fine Arts, Japan
 
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Contact details
2-22-2 Daiho Kanancho
Minamikawachi-gun Osaka 585-0005
Tel: 81 721-93-2881 Fax: 81 721-93-2881
Brief Summary
Tomoe Nakamura was born in 1967 in Osaka Japan. She is a visual artist, photographer, and writer. Nakamura is currently living in Osaka, Japan, and taking online courses from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco USA. She has visited the U.S. continuously, since she was 12 years old. She is interested in mixed media, travel photography, collage, recycled art, and book arts. Her themes are natures, city scenes, still life in abstract.

“Whatever the genre is I do to think of the harmony of human and environmental nature, and serenity and sustainability. I follow my instinct to encounter with serendipity.”
Clients
@140hours, Jizo Peace Center for Children, Art Seeds, Yellow Machingun (indies band) Hiroe Inc. Academy Child Theatrical Company
Professional Experience
Born Osaka, Japan, November, 6, 1967

Selected Education
2005 - current Photography, Fine Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2002 - 2003 Interdisciplinary, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2002 Fine Art in Photography, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Photography Academy of University, San Francisco, CA
2000 Summer session, Academy of University, San Francisco, CA
1986 - 1987 Osaka University of Arts, Literary Arts, Osaka, Japan
1986 High School Diploma, Nishiura High School, Habikino City, Osaka, Japan

Exhibitions
2009 International Mail Art Exhibition of Indonesia, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
2006 White Salmon Art Walk, Along Jewett Boulevard, Roz Gallery, White Salmon, WA
2005 Jizo for Peace Project, Kyoto – Nagasaki, Japan

Private Collections
2010 Elisa B Jaime, Bonita, CA, USA

Open Studio
2002 San Francisco Open Studio

Bibliography
2003 Hokubei Mainichi newspaper, Jpn., JA Artists to Participate in ‘Open Studios 2003’

Selected Art Related Experiences
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 – English Translation for the Studio Becker’s 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 – 1976 Child actress in theaters, TV, Japan

Selected Websites
Absolutearts.com
http://www.absolutearts.com/tomoenk6/
RedBubble
http://tomoenk6.redbubble.com/
Tomoe’s Fine Arts
http://homepage.mac.com/tomoenk6/Menu9.html
Alex and Tomo Studio (blog)
http://alextomostudio.blogspot.com/
Tomo’s Travel Photos
http://tomostravelphotos.blogspot.com/
Local Artists
http://local-artists.org/users/tomoe-nakamura

Technical Abilities Film and digital SLR camera, Computer software: Photoshop, Word on Mac,
Fine Art genres Book binding, digital art, pastel, Polaroid transfer, painting, oil, watercolor.

Language Spoken Japanese, English, Some Thai, Spanish

Travel USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia: China, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Stayed: South Korea, 1977, North Dakota, USA, 1979, USA 1989 – 1993, Thailand 1997, USA 2000 – 2003, San Francisco, USA 2005, San Francisco, USA, 2009
 
Awards and Recognition
Grants/Awards
2005 President’s Honor List, Spring Semester, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2001 Talent Scholarship, Art major, College of Santa Fe
2000 Summer Study Scholarship, Academy of Art University
1997 Shin Nihon Photographic Nationwide Award, Japan
1996 Shin Nihon Photographic Nationwide Award, Japan
1995 Beginner’s Award, Kocera-Contax Grant Photo Contest ’95, Japan
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