"FUMIKO SUGAYA’s works on paper are informed by the artistic practice of Japanese calligraphy. Their brush strokes evoke the strength of warriors, the organic shapes of nature, the pleasureful sounds of music, the sensuality of dance. Through the deft handling of negative space, fervor is made palpable in these paintings. Stylistically grounded in the present, their context is historical and classical. Thus, this series comprises a visual continuum from ancient days to modern times by honoring tradition and innovation simultaneously while joyously implying a future yet to come."
Wendy McDaris, Art Consultant and Director, Art on the Hill Gallery, Hudson, NY
(From Myths, solo exhibition at Art on the Hill Gallery, October-November, 2016.)
Fumiko Sugaya was born In Japan. She moved to the USA in 1982.
She currently lives in New York and has a studio in Hudson Valley. In 1975 she began working as a stylist for print advertisement and tv commercials, and as a costume designer for movies and television. She was a pioneer in the field in Japan and continued to excel when she moved to the united states in 1982. She began studying painting at the Art Student League of New York in 1989 under Nicki Orbach and Frank O'Cain. She is a member of the Art Students League of New York and Tivoli Artists Gallery, where she frequently shows her work.
Latest work on view regularly at Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York.
Group show "New Year. New Work." - January, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York
"Smoke Signal" - March, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York
Albert Shahinian Art Gallery in Rhinebeck Hudson Valley, New York from 4/29 - 7/9
Group show "Erotica" - February, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York
Solo show "Myths" - September, Wendy McDaris Gallery, Hudson, New York
Solo show "Subject of perception", Ashok Jain Gallery, New York City
Group show "Small Works" August, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York
Group "Landscape show" September, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York
Group "Holiday Show" November, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, New York
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