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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Individual Artists / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:130
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667802466

See You There

by Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

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Overview
"See You There" is a full-color art book by a contemporary Japanese-American visual artist, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, surveying her artwork from 2012-2020 in painting and installation. Drawing upon her Japanese heritage, Sugawara-Beda explores themes related to culture, language, and spirituality. The book includes texts by writer Samantha Burns and art historian Dr. Robert E. Gordon, in both English and Japanese, and is published by Execute Magazine.
Description
"See You There" is a full-color art book by a contemporary Japanese-American visual artist, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, surveying the artist's work from 2012 to 2020 in painting and installation. Following her journey through color and form, the book includes essays in both English and Japanese. Sugawara-Beda draws upon her Japanese heritage to explore themes related to culture, language, and spirituality rooted in Zen Buddhism. Connecting across space and time, the artist experiments in ancient Japanese materials and techniques including Sumi ink, kakejiku landscapes, and rice paper, to merge them with abstract and expressive forms familiar to the modern Western aesthetic. Samantha Burns, an exceptional writer, tutor, and editor based in upstate New York, captures the essence of Nishiki's work in a heartfelt foreword. An essay by Dr. Robert Edward Gordon, Professor at the College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, offers an art historical and philosophical framework to understand Sugawara-Beda's body of work. "My recent works attempt to highlight an oft-forgotten engagement in contemporary society—a deeper connection with one's own spirit." - Nishiki Sugawara-Beda
About the author
Nishiki Sugawara-Beda is a Japanese-American visual artist based in painting and installation, and has an MFA from Indiana University and a BA from Portland State University. She exhibits her work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally to promote cultural diversity and exchange. Exhibition venues include Spartanburg Art Museum (SC), Morris Graves Museum of Art (CA), Dennos Museum (MI), and Amos Eno Gallery (NY). Publications include New American Paintings, Expose Art Magazine, AEQAI, Athenaeum Review, and London Post. Awards including Seed Grant, Diversity Fellow Program, International Enhancement Grant, Idaho Art Fellow, Sam Taylor Fellowship, and Tusen Takk Foundation have supported her artistic research. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SMU in Dallas, TX.
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