Kanako Namura

KANAKO NAMURA

Nacida en Osaka, Japón.
Radicó en Estados Unidos por 15 años. Vivó y trabajó en México entre 2012 y 2019. Actualmente radica en Osaka.

El trabajo de Kanako Namura se centra en la investigación de las posibilidades pictóricas de materiales como el papel o el confeti. Sus obras más recientes exploran el confeti, como elemento representativo de la festividad, pero también como elemento lleno de posibilidades pictóricas y cromáticas. Al llegar a México descubrió que el confeti es papel reciclado y teñido, lo que la llevo a explorar con éste. Su obra es una mezcla de tradiciones que parecerían totalmente opuestas como oriente y occidente, pero que convergen en su arte de forma excepcional.

Comenzó sus estudios en diseño gráfico en la Universidad de Artes de Osaka. En 1991 realizó una segunda licenciatura en Fiber Arts en el Instituto de Artes de Kansas. Después, en 2012 realizó una maestría en artes en la Universidad de San Francisco.

Entre sus exposiciones individuales destacan Like Watching Ice Melt, Galería Karen Huber (CDMX, 2017); Acumulación, Galería Karen Huber, (CDMX, 2015); Festive, Yebisu Art Labo Gallery, (Nagoya, Japón 2015); Edging away, Yebisu Art Labo Gallery, (Nagoya, Japón 2008); Strokes-weaving the body in and out of water, Yebisu Art Labo Gallery, (Nagoya, Japón 2007).

Colectivamente ha mostrado sus obras en exposiciones como Straight from Mexico City, Ruiz—-Healy Art (San Antonio, TX, USA 2016); Extrapolación del Lenguaje, Galería Karen Huber, (CDMX, 2014); New Acquisitions, Don Soker Contemporary Art (San Francisco, USA 2013); Gallery Selections, Don Soker Contemporary Art (San Francisco, USA 2012); The Martin Wong 2011 Student Scholarship Exhibition, Martin Wong Gallery (San Francisco State University, USA 2011).

 

 

English
Born in Osaka Japan.
Lived in the U.S. for a total of 15 years. Lived and worked in Mexico between 2012 to 2019.
Currently based in Osaka.

Kanako Namura’s work focuses on the investigation of the pictorial possibilities of materials such as paper or confetti. Her most recent works explore confetti, as a representative element of the celebrations, but also as an element full of pictorial and chromatic possibilities. Upon arriving in Mexico, she discovered that confetti is recycled and dyed paper, which led her to explore with it. His work is a mixture of traditions that would seem totally opposite as east and west, but that converge in his art in an exceptional way.

She began her studies in graphic design at the Osaka University of Arts. In 1991 she completed a second degree in Fiber Arts at the Kansas Institute of Arts. Later, in 2012 she completed a master’s degree in arts at the University of San Francisco.

Among her individual exhibitions stand out: Like Watching Ice Melt, Karen Huber Gallery (CDMX, 2017); Accumulation, Karen Huber Gallery, (CDMX, 2015); Festive, Yebisu Art Labo Gallery, (Nagoya, Japan 2015); Edging away, Yebisu Art Labo Gallery, (Nagoya, Japan 2008); Strokes-weaving the body in and out of water, Yebisu Art Labo Gallery, (Nagoya, Japan 2007).

She has collectively shown her works in exhibitions such as Straight from Mexico City, Ruiz —- Healy Art (San Antonio, TX, USA 2016); Language Extrapolation, Karen Huber Gallery, (CDMX, 2014); New Acquisitions, Don Soker Contemporary Art (San Francisco, USA 2013); Gallery Selections, Don Soker Contemporary Art (San Francisco, USA 2012); The Martin Wong 2011 Student Scholarship Exhibition, Martin Wong Gallery (San Francisco State University, USA 2011).

Acquisitions, Don Soker Contemporary Art (San Francisco, USA 2013); Gallery Selections, Don Soker Contemporary Art (San Francisco, USA 2012); The Martin Wong 2011 Student Scholarship Exhibition, Martin Wong Gallery (San Francisco State University, USA 2011).