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Miki Rokuroda
updated: 06/09/2014
website: www.miki6.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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at 4 am 1
at 4 am 2
July 6, 2013
July 7, 2013
July 11, 2013
Cube 1.
cube 2.
cube 3.
cube 4.
cube 5.
#6
#7
#9
#8
#10
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, obsessive, pattern, identity, meditative, repetition, organic
 
 
at 4 am 1 by Miki Rokuroda
at 4 am 1
gesso, gofun (Japanese chalk) sumi-ink, oil crayon, colored pencil
July, 2013
8" " x  8" " 
at 4 am 2 by Miki Rokuroda
at 4 am 2
gesso, gofun (Japanese chalk) sumi-ink, oil crayon, colored pencil
July, 2013
8" " x  8" " 
July 6, 2013 by Miki Rokuroda
July 6, 2013
colored pencil on paper
July 6, 2013
9"" x  9"" 
July 7, 2013 by Miki Rokuroda
July 7, 2013
colored pencil on paper
July 7, 2013
9 " x  9 " 
July 11, 2013  by Miki Rokuroda
July 11, 2013
colored pencil on paper
July 11, 2013
9"" x  9"" 
Cube 1. by Miki Rokuroda
Cube 1.
wooden cube, gesso, crayon, colored pencil
7/17/2011
1 3/4 " x  1 3/4 "  x 1 3/4 " 
cube 2. by Miki Rokuroda
cube 2.
wooden cube, gesso, crayon, colored pencil
7/17/2011
1 3/4 " x  1 3/4 "  x 1 3/4 " 
cube 3. by Miki Rokuroda
cube 3.
wooden cube, gesso, crayon, colored pencil
7/17/2011
1 3/4"" x  1 3/4""  x 1 3/4"" 
cube 4. by Miki Rokuroda
cube 4.
wooden cube, gesso, crayon, colored pencil
7/17/2011
1 3/4"" x  1 3/4""  x 1 3/4"" 
cube 5. by Miki Rokuroda
cube 5.
wooden cube, gesso, crayon, colored pencil
7/20/2011
1 3/4"" x  1 3/4""  x 1 3/4"" 
#6 by Miki Rokuroda
#6
colored pencil on paper
2009
11"" x  14"" 
#7 by Miki Rokuroda
#7
colored pencil on paper
2009
11"" x  14"" 
#9 by Miki Rokuroda
#9
colored pencil on paper
2009
11"" x  14"" 
#8 by Miki Rokuroda
#8
colored pencil on paper
2009
11"" x  14"" 
#10 by Miki Rokuroda
#10
colored pencil on paper
2009
14"" x  17"" 

Artist Statement
Both my drawings and paintings have the common thread of “patience” between them. Many of my paintings use Japanese pigments on traditional Japanese paper. The preparation of this pigment and material is time-consuming and requires patience. The rich color and texture needed to express my feelings are best conveyed with this painting material and technique.

The idea of patience is carried thru to my drawings. I use handwritten text and colored pencils for drawing in the same way I use Japanese pigments for painting. Both use hundreds and thousands of tiny shapes as the foundation of my art. These tiny shapes form the basis of my paintings and drawings, representative of the many words I am too cowardly to speak. If I speak the words maybe they will disappear without understanding. I paint them on paper one by one, so I know they will not disappear, but stay here forever.

My feelings manifest themselves in my drawings and paintings as lines, shapes, color, and texture. I paint these feelings as they appear. Many of my drawings and paintings are continuous and on-going, because my heart continues to feel until the day I die. Nothing special, it just comes from ordinary life.

Artist Bio / CV

BORN: Hokkaido, Japan 1972

LIVES: New York City, New York

SELECTED
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010
Gendai Nihonga (Japanese Style Abstract Work)
Makari, New Yrok City

2004
Pieces
A Taste of Art, New York City

2003
Cosmic Dreams
A Taste of Art, New York City

2000
ZERO
Ono Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

TWO PERSON EXHIBITON:

2007
SELECTED WORK
The Seaport District Cultural Association
SPACE Gallery, New York City

SELECTED
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008
The 4th HAFH Exhibition

Miwa Alex, New York City

2007
We Cover The Waterfront
The Seaport District Cultural Association
SPACE Gallery, New York City

HEARTS OF NEW YORK Vol.2
Sablier de Verrier
Nagoya, Japan

2006
The 10th Annual D.U.M.B.O Under the Bridge Art Festival
Brooklyn, New Yok

Art Now
Hiroshima Art Museum
Hiroshima, Japan

2005
Tama Art Festa
Fukuoka Art Museum
Fukuoka, Japan

HAFH II Exhibition
Miwa Alex, NYC

Sayonara
aRAMONA Gallery
New York City

2004
HAFH Exhibition
Consulate General of Japan, NYC

2003
Artists of the Gallery
Kaufmann Corporate Lobby
139 West 35th St., New York City

The Concourse
Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

2002
The Concourse
Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

1997
ArtBox Grand Prize Show
Azabu Craft Museum, Tokyo

AWARDS/RECOGNITION:

2005
Drawing Center Curated Viewing Program
New York City

1997
Grand Prize, 7th Annual ArtBox Show
Tokyo, Japan

EDUCATION:

2000-2004
The Art Students League of New York
Studied abstract painting
with Charles Hinman, Larry Poons.

1991-1995
Tama Art University
Tokyo, Japan
B.F.A., Japanese Painting