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About the Artist

Yuki Nakamura (Tacoma) received a 2010 GAP for financial support during, and to purchase materials associated with, the creation of a new work titled Fragmented. Comprised of cast porcelain sculptures and video art, Nakaura will create animated imagery and project them onto porcelain sculptures creating a line that looks like a drawing that has to come to life. Nakamura will explore evolving tactile effects on objects, and the contrast between porcelain skin and the digital image.

Yuki received a 2005 GAP to partially cover the cost of replacing a mid-size manual electric kiln with an automatic large kiln that includes digital control, a safety timer, and shelf kit. “My ceramic work requires intense and very time consuming firings, each taking up to 20 hours. With the challenges of daily life, uninterrupted studio time to create new work is increasingly difficult,” says Nakamura. Time saved with the new kiln will help prepare a new body of work, A Passage from Somewhere to Somewhere Else, to be shown as part of a solo show at Howard House Gallery in October 2005.

Yuki also received a 1999 GAP and 2002 Fellowship.

Artist's Addenda: In 2008, Yuki Nakamuru's artist monograph book was published.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.