Makiko Nakamura (b 1951)

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About

Makiko Nakamura

b 1951

Currently lives and works in Kyoto.

Makiko Nakamura is an abstract painter with an international reputation who left her homeland to work first in Paris, the US and then Dublin drawn by her interest in Samuel Beckett.Her finely worked abstract paintings are based on the meditative repetition and erasure of grid like structures and are distinguished by a highly burnished, reflective surface.

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Archive

<i>Wings in Winter</i> Pigment & aluminium leaf on paper 25½ x 25½ ins, (65.00 x 65.00 cms)
<i>Petals Raft</i> Pigment & aluminium leaf on paper 23½ x 23½ ins, (59.99 x 59.99 cms)
<i>Papillon</i> Pigment & aluminium leaf on paper 17¾ x 17¾ ins, (45.01 x 45.01 cms)
<i>Moon on the River</i> Oil paint & aluminium leaf on canvas 47½ x 47½ ins, (120.65 x 120.65 cms)
<i>Sakura Room- spring Kyoto</i> Pigment & aluminium leaf on canvas 47½ x 47½ ins, (120.65 x 120.65 cms)
<i>Park in October</i> Acrylic, pigment & tin leaf oncanvas 47½ x 47½ ins, (120.65 x 120.65 cms)
<i>Rain</i> 2013 mineral pigment on paper 10¾ x 10¾ ins, (27.31 x 27.31 cms)
<i>Snow Wings- West</i> 2014 Pigment & aluminium leaf on paper 35¾ x 35¾ ins, (91.01 x 91.01 cms)
<i>Christmas Carol</i> 2014 Oil and metal leaf on canvas 47¼ x 47¼ ins, (120.02 x 120.02 cms)
<i>Lakeside</i> Pigment &  tin leaf on paper 25½ x 25½ ins, (65.00 x 65.00 cms)
<i>Twice and a Half</i> Pigment & aluminium leaf on paper 23½ x 23½ ins, (59.99 x 59.99 cms)
<i>Magic Dusts</i> Pigment and Gold Leaf on Paper 23½ x 23½ ins, (59.99 x 59.99 cms)
<i>An Autumn Day</i> Pigment and Gold Leaf on Paper 15¾ x 9½ ins, (40.01 x 24.00 cms)
<i>Homage to Whistler Nocturne- Chelsea Twilight</i> mineral pigment on paper 28¾ x 28¾ ins, (73.00 x 73.00 cms)
<i>Homage to Whistler Nocturne- Thames Twilight</i> mineral pigment on paper 28¾ x 28¾ ins, (73.00 x 73.00 cms)

Biography

Education
1996 L’Atelier Contre Point ( print making ) Paris, France
1982 Nagoya Art School, Nagoya, Japan
1970-72 Kyoto Seika Junior College, the Fine Arts department, Kyoto, Japan
1967-70 Kanou Senior High School, the Arts Course, Gifu, Japan

2013 Paintings 2011-2013, John Martin Gallery, London
2012 Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
marchand d’art, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 ‘passage’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2010 place, John Martin Gallery, London
2009 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Glebe Gallery, Donegal, Ireland
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2006 Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2005 John Martin Chelsea, London, UK
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2004 Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
2002 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2001 Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co.Kildare, Ireland
1999 The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
1998 Morris Arboretum Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
1997 Cloitre des Billette, Paris, France
(In the Japan Year in France)
1996 Gallery Kozuka, Nagoya, Japan
(also in ’95, ’94, ’93, ’89)
1995 Gallery 16, Kyoto, Japan
(also in ’94, ’91, ’90, ’89, ’88, ’87, ’86)
1987 ON Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1986 Gallery Space to Space, Gallery Love collection, Nagoya, Japan

2012 Fiera, Bologna, Italy, John Martin Gallery ( ’11)
, Silvers and Golds, John Martin Gallery, London, UK
2011 group show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
ART ATHINA, John Martin Gallery, Greece
2011 Arte Fiera, John Martin Gallery, Bologna
2010 ART ATHINA, John Martin Gallery, Greece
RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
(also in ’09, ’08, ’07, ’04, ’03, ’02 )
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Ireland
(also in ’09, ’05, ’04, ’03 )
2009 Storylines, John Martin Gallery, London, UK
2008 Familiar Faces, Bourn Vincent Gallery, Univ.of Limerick, Ireland
RUA Annual Exhibition, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2006 Art in State Buildings, Tour Exhibition of Government of Ireland
RHA Gala Banquet Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
(also in ’04, ’03 )
2004 Colour and Light, John Martin Gallery, London, UK
invited artists exhibition, Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal, Lreland
2001 Two painters show, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Irish Connection, View Two Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Three painters show, Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
1999 Summer Exhibition, Hira Museum of Arts, Shiga, Japan
1998 Large Print Exhibition, Meyerson Hall Gallery of the Univ.of Pennsylvania, USA
1997 Three persons show, Deans Gallery of the Univ.of Pennsylvania, USA
L’Exposition Collective, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1995 Direction of Art 95, Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Arts Centre, Japan
1980-94 Various exhibitions at Museums, Galleries in Japan in the ’80s and ’90s

Awards & Residencies:
2010 Per Cent for Art Scheme at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
2003 – 06 Membership of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin , Ireland
2000 – 01 Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japanese Research Fellowship
1999 – 2002 Residency at the Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin, Ireland
1997 – 98 The post graduate school of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania (as a visiting artist ) Philadelphia, USA
1997 Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts Studios, Paris, France
1986 Fine work prize ” the 16th International Art Exhibition Japan”
Fine work prize ” the 7th Contemporary Japan Art Exhibition”

Public Collections:

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland
The Gate Theatre ( commissioned ), Ireland
Wexford Opera House, Ireland
The Office of Public Works, Ireland
National Self-Portrait Collection, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
Boyle Civic Collection, Ireland
AXA insurance Ireland
The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Certre Culturel Lutherien de Paris, France

Private Collections:

Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA, Japan

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