ARTIST INFO

Hiroko KUBO

Hiroko KUBO (1987-) finished a course of Master of art at Texas Christian University and now lives and works in Hiroshima, her home prefecture. Through the minute research in the prehistoric art, ethnic art, and cultural anthropology, she has created works to show human’s creative work or dynamism of imagination at exhibitions like ART SETOUCHI 2016, for example, on the subject of agriculture or idol using materials familiar to our lives. What do we, who live on the tip of the continuation of creativity from the prehistoric time, inherit and what are we indifferent to? Giving much thought to the imagination of the ancient people, the artist ponders upon the impact of our ancestor on the modern life. Thus created works inspire primitive imagination the viewers have.

Works

  • Title
    Mud feet
    Size
    H360xW620xD790cm
    Year
    2015-2016
    Medium
    Iron, Windproof net
  • Title
    Gentle hand
    Size
    H390xW289xD150cm
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Iron, Blue tarpaulin
  • Title
    Masks of contemporary agriculture
    Size
    Vary
    Year
    2019
    Medium
    Mixed media
  • Title
    Mud feet
    Size
    H360xW620xD790cm
    Year
    2015-2016
    Medium
    Iron, Windproof net
  • Title
    Gentle hand
    Size
    H390xW289xD150cm
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Iron, Blue tarpaulin
  • Title
    Masks of contemporary agriculture
    Size
    Vary
    Year
    2019
    Medium
    Mixed media

CV

1987
Born in Hiroshima
2009
Bachelor degree in sculpture from Hiroshima City University
2013
Master degree in fine art from Texas Christian University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Goddess of Bricolage, Gallery G, Hiroshima
2013
Masks of contemporary agricutulture, Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima
2011
Historic man, Izumi Museum of Art, Hiroshima
2009
Human Acts, Art Space HAP, Hiroshima

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Place where lives are plowed – The future sought by the agriculture, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
2018
Matsuri, Matsuru, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2017
Rokko Meets Art, 2017, Mt. Rokko, Hyogo
2016
Rokko Meets Art, 2017, Mt. Rokko, Hyogo
2014
Expanding Horizon- Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, 53 Art Museum, Canton
2013
Texas Biennial, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio

Awards

2017
Rokko Meets Art grand-prix