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Fumiko Kurokawa
Black in Full Bloom
Sumi-e Exhibition - May 2003
Fumiko Kurokawa sumi-e exhibition 2003

Fumiko Kurokawa 

Fumiko Kurokawa grew up in Kawachi-Nagano near Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, surrounded by mountains and towering Japanese cedars. She had always wanted to be an artist, but circumstances made her a typical Japanese housewife and mother of three sons. When she was in her late 30’s, after her youngest son entered kindergarten, she began to study sumi-e, watercolor, and sketching. She was especially inspired by her sumi-e teacher Yasuo Shimizu, who quickly recognized her talent. Since 1984, Kurokawa has exhibited her works in major art shows, including the Japan-France Modern Art Exhibition. Her works have brought her many awards, including Work of Excellence and Best of Show awards in the Toboku group shows in Tokyo.

Since 1990, Kurokawa has lived in a country house she built with her late husband in the village "No-se".  It is there she finds the "forgotten Japan", old houses with straw-thatched roofs, mountains with towering cedars, plenty of rice fields, and a simple life. She would pack her car with painting materials and drive alone to remote villages and countryside to explore and paint. It is a wonderfully nurturing place for an artist.

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Tsuwabuki"

Sumi-e on paper  26" x 18"

 

Fumiko Kurokawa  "Cherry Blossoms"

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"

 

 

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Mokuren I" (Lily Magnolia)

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Mokuren II" (Lily Magnolia)

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Iris"

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"  

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Anthurium"

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"  

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Calla Lily"

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"  

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Tulips"

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"

 

 

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Zazenso" (Japanese alpine plant)

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"  

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Mizubasho II" (Japanese alpine plant)

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Roses  I"

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Cosmos"

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Negibozu"

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"

 

 

Fumiko Kurokawa  "Roses  II"

Sumi-e on paper  14" x 18"

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Taisanboku" (Magnolia Grandiflore)

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"  

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Botan"

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 14"

 

 

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Fumiko Kurokawa  "Poppies"

Sumi-e on paper  18" x 26"  

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Art education

1976-1982 Studied sumi-e with Jo-ichi Fukui

1982-1985 Studied sumi-e with Yasuo Shimizu

1983-1987 Studied pencil and charcoal sketching with Jyoji Kikunami and Shintaro Yasukura

1986-1988 Studied water color painting with Minoru Mihara

1989-present President, Suiboku Nanamidori Kai (Nanamidori Sumi-e Club)

1999-present Instructor, Sankei-gakuen Osaka

2000-present Instructor, Kine Elementary School, No-se, Osaka

Awards

1984 Selected for show, open competition, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo

1985 Selected for show, open competition, Itami City, Hyogo

1989 Copper prize, open competition sponsored by "One Painting Pub lisher", Tokyo

1991 Selected for show, Japan-France Modern Art Exhibition, Tokyo

1992 "Work of Excellence" award, Toboku group show, Tokyo

1992 Selected for show, open competition, Toyonaka City, Osaka

1994 Best of Show award, Toboku group show, Tokyo

1994 Second prize, open competition, Takarazuka City, Hyogo

 

One-person shows

1990 Gallery Ikeda, Osaka

1991 Gallery Gen, Osaka

1992 Gallery Ikeda, Osaka

1994 Gallery Ikeda, Osaka

1995 Gallery Ikeda, Osaka

1997 Gallery Ikeda, Osaka

1998 Gallery Ikeda, Osaka

1999 Gallery Kawanishi, Hyogo

1999 Gallery Kawachi, Osaka

2000 "Musing in Rural Japan", Touching Stone, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001 Gallery Kawanichi, Hyogo

2001 "Moments of Grace", Touching Stone, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002 "Waiting in the Fog", Touching Stone, Santa Fe, New Mexico