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Kaori Ukaji
updated: 06/27/2008
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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essentially empty
Interstice
Empty 1
Empty2
Sutures
Solid 1
Solid 2
Be here
Roshi Robert Aitken
untitles
untitled detail
times
nurves
skin
hair
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, meditative, organic, site-specific, spiritual, psychological, conceptual, abstract
 
 
essentially empty by Kaori Ukaji
essentially empty
graphite on paper, tracingpaper
2007
240" x  216"  x 216" 
Interstice by Kaori Ukaji
Interstice
graphite on cotton paper
2007
168" x  80"  x 552" 
Empty 1 by Kaori Ukaji
Empty 1
graphite on cotton paper and tracing paper
2007
48" x  72" 
Empty2 by Kaori Ukaji
Empty2
graphite on cotton paper, tracing paper and thread
2007
42" x  56" 
Sutures by Kaori Ukaji
Sutures
graphite on rice paper and tracing paper
2007
144" x  36" 
Solid 1 by Kaori Ukaji
Solid 1
tissue paper and thread
2005
26" x  32"  x 6" 
Solid 2 by Kaori Ukaji
Solid 2
tissue paper
2005
26" x  32"  x 2" 
Be here by Kaori Ukaji
Be here
graphite on multi mix of paper
2007
96" x  120" 
Roshi Robert Aitken by Kaori Ukaji
Roshi Robert Aitken
graphite, sumiink on mix of paper
2005
108" x  144 " 
untitles by Kaori Ukaji
untitles
styroform, tissue paper, graphite and medium
2005
30" x  26" 
untitled detail by Kaori Ukaji
untitled detail
styroform, tissue paper, graphite and medium
2005
30" x  26" 
times by Kaori Ukaji
times
installation, paper, wood, clay
2003
Dimensions variable
nurves by Kaori Ukaji
nurves
tissue paper
2004
Dimensions variable
skin by Kaori Ukaji
skin
artist's skin
1998-2004
20" x  30" 
hair by Kaori Ukaji
hair
artist's hair
2004
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

cover the paper with graphite pencil over and over
until they start to breath, then i pick them up from nowhere when object come to exist, i release them.
that is my art 

Existence
I do nto seek the meaning of existence
meaning is not important
to exist in itself is important
existence is the beginning and the end
i create an object as it shoud exist

Interstice
answer is only one
it is simple
therefore it is strong
answer is only one
it is within me
only me
know it

Inmost
taking off the outer layers
getting rid of everything
until something there
something that exists can not explain it
but i feel it
 i almost it
that is why i draw
so i do not loss my way or life

 

Artist Bio / CV

Kaori Ukaji
1964 born in Tokyo Japan, live in Hawaii
1986 AA in graphic Design at Musashino Art University
2001 BA in Art at University of Hawaii at Hilo
2006 start to work art therapy with Alzhimer people

selected solo Exhibitions
2007 essentially empty ( Art and Cultural Center/ Hawaii)
2004 Explosion ( ID Space/
HI)
2003 Interstice ( Plane Space/ NY)
2002 Incarnadine ( Scean gallery / NY)
2001 Interstice ( Scean gallery/ NY)

selected group Exhibitions
2008 Chainese Biennual ( China) 

2007 Yokohama Boogie ( ZAIM/ Japan)
2006 Portlait Show  ( Art and Cultural Center/ HI)
2005 Art OMI ( Art OMI/ NY)
2004 Book Art( East Hawaii Cultural Center/ HI)
         Kissing Remora ( East Hawaii Cultural Center/ HI)
2002 12th Annual Exhibition( Asian Art Cultural Center/NY)
         HYBrid( Williamsbarg and Art Historical Center/NY)
         InternationalShoebox Sculptural Exhibition
         ( Mary  State  University)
2001 fifth Biennial Exhibition ( Honolulu Comtemporary Museum/HI)
         Sculptural Invitational ( East Hawaii Cultural Center/ HI)
         next Generation ( North west Print Council /Oregon)