“Golden Sea, a painting that began in a corner of his studio as a means of playful recreation, has become the lens through which to view his entire artistic project. It sets a course for his future work and the technical and vocational decisions he must make each day.”
— Daniel A. Siedell
“There is a recurring theme of displacement and its subsequent resolution in Fujimura’s work ... Nominally, one would think this dislocation would become a potential liability. But here it surges to the surface as one of the greatest assets of this work: candor.”
— Robert Kushner
“Fujimura’s use of materials that alter over time underscores the temporality not just of art but also of nature itself. For Fujimura, the incomplete character of the work of art - its mutability over time, and its failure to instantiate fully what it depicts- is part of the essence of art.”
— Thomas Hibbs
Exhibit of painted works
February 21 — March 8, 2013
Premiere of Golden Sea Documentary Film
May 9, 2013 - June 8, 2013
Screening of Golden Sea Documentary followed by Artist Q&A
May 4, 2014 4pm
Screening of Golden Sea documentary film and Artist Q&A
December 6, 2013
Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts.
Fujimura’s work is exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum.