Hirokazu Fukawa | Drawings

photo of Hirokazu Fukawa

On view October 13 – October 25 , 2014

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


Invisible Monster

“Invisible monster won’t roar. Invisible monster won’t hide. Invisible monster won’t sneak. Invisible monster is patient. Invisible monster is flow. Invisible monster comes to you. Invisible monster goes inside of you and stays. Invisible monster interacts with your body without noticing you.
Oppenheimer was so naïve and romanticized himself when he quoted Bhagavad-Gita “I am become death, the shatterer of worlds.”
It seemed almost euphoric. Terror has come back occasionally since then, but also what has come back is amnesia.
The monster will reach you. We just don’t know when.” – H. F.

The artist Hirokazu Fukawa (or Hiro) has primarily been a conceptual and installation artist throughout his career. The drawings on exhibit in the gallery are, in effect, the topography of Invisible, destructive and unforgiving powerful forces his country of origin is all too familiar with, and all mankind for that matter. Just the words “invisible monster” evokes a child’s fear of something overwhelming and unstoppable.
For the artist, the Fukashima disaster has reinforced the idea and the reality that the plume of radioactive space which began and grew from the devastating tsunami was and is the very real invisible monster. -ebk


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Gallery Sheet and Pricing PDF


Hirokazu Fukawa

CV / Resume


1988-1990 Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, U.S. MFA in Sculpture
1980-1982 Junior College of Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. Graphic Design
1973-1978 Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. BA in Social Science


1996-Present University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, Associate Professor
2008/Spring Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut, Adjunct Faculty
1993-1996 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Assistant Professor
1992/1993 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Visiting Assistant Professor
1990-1992 University of California at Santa Barbara, Visiting Lecturer, Full time
1986/1988 Freelance. Graphic Designer/ Illustrator, Tokyo, Japan
1982-1986 Core Plan Inc, Graphic Designer, Tokyo, Japan


2014 “Invisible Monster” Solo Show, EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT
2013 “Nuclear Café” Collaboration with Denis Routhier & Kim Counes, Foundry for Art Design + Culture, Cohoes, NY
2012 “Out of Rubble” Group Show, Bowling Green State University, OH
Out of Rubble travel to Bowling Green State University Galleries, The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery at Kutztown University, the String Room Gallery at Wells College, the Harris Art Gallery at University of La Verne in California, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, and the UC Art Museum in Boulder, CO.
2011 “No Glory” Group Show, Form+Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
“Out of Rubble” Group Show, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 DeVos Art Museum, Solo Show, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
John F. Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, by VSA Art, Washington DC
2009 Viedo Gallery, Solo Show, Roger Williams University, RI
Real Art Ways, Solo Show, Hartford, CT
Windsor Art Center, Group show, Windsor, CT
2007 “AmericAura” Group show, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
“no•mad II” Group Show, Design Center Building, Hartford, CT /artist and curator
“AmericAura” Group Show, Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA
“The American Dream/When Worlds Collide” Group show, The Trakt Project Raum, Berlin, Germany
“Inter-woven Tree” Group show, Art space, Hartford, CT
Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, Solo show, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, St. Louis,
2006 “Ofrendas” Group Show, Hartford Main Library, Hartford, CT
“no•mad” Group show, Design Center Building, Hartford, CT /artist and curator
The Sodo Project Art Gallery, Group show, Hartford, CT
2005 Huntington House Museum, Group show, Windsor, CT
University Art Gallery, Solo show, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
2004 Asian American Art Center, Group show, New York, NY
2002 New Space Gallery, Solo show, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Connecticut Commission on Arts, Group show, Hartford, CT
2001 Gallery Coco, Solo show, Kyoto, Japan
Pittsburgh Center for Arts, Group show, Pittsburgh, PA
2000 Grand Arts Studio and Gallery, Group show, Kansas City, MO
The Remington Factory Artist Space/ the Music and Art Center for Humanity, Group show, Bridgeport, CT
1999 Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Solo show, Amherst, MA
1998 University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Solo show, Bridgeport, CT
Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Solo show, Boston, MA
1996 ARC Gallery, Raw Space, Solo show, Chicago, IL
Musée d’art et d’histoire, 249 Projets pour Uni Dufour(competition), Genéve, Switzerland
Campanella Gallery, Park College, Solo show, Parkville, MO
1995 Grand Arts Studio and Gallery, Solo show, Kansas City, MO
Sponsored by the Margaret Hall Silva Foundation
Holt-Russell Gallery, Baker University, Solo show, Baldwin City, KS
Union Gallery, Kansas State University, Solo show, Manhattan, KS
1994 Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Solo show, Pittsburgh, PA
1993 Pittsburgh Center For Arts, Group show, Pittsburgh, PA
Phipps Conservatory, Group show, Pittsburgh, PA
1992 Pittsburgh Center For Arts, National Gallery, Solo show, Pittsburgh, PA
1991 The University Art Museum, U.C.S.B., Group show, Santa Barbara, CA
Coastal Project/Collaborative installation, Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, CA
1990 Curt Marcus Gallery, Group show, New York City, N.Y.
The Museum of Art, Group show, Providence, RI
Chamber of Commerce, Group show, Providence, RI
1989 David Fraser Studio, Solo show, Providence, RI
Sol Koffler Gallery, Solo show, Providence, RI
1988 The Tokyo Museum of Art, Group show, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Alpha M, Musashino Art University, Group show, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Tokiwa Garo Gallery, Solo show, Tokyo, Japan
1986 The Gallery of Valley City State College, Group show, Valley City, ND
Collaborative performance at the installation site; The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts,
The Banff Centre, Solo show, Banff, Alberta, Canada
The Eric Haervie Theatre Gallery, Solo show, Banff, Alberta, Canada
The Walter J, Philip Gallery, Group show, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Sally Borden Building Racquetball Court, Collaborate installation with musicians, Banff, Alberta, Canada
The Ground Round Theatre, Group show, Banff, Alberta, Canada
1984 Muramatsu Garo Gallery, Solo show, Tokyo, Japan
1983 Gallery Hinoki, Solo show, Tokyo, Japan


2008 New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, Greater Hartfod Arts Council, CT
The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, in conjunction with Real Art Ways, West Hartford, CT
Artist Fellowship Grant Program, The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, CT
2007 Artist’s Resource Trust, The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Great Barrington, MA
2002 Artist Fellowship Grant Program, The Connecticut Commission on the Arts, CT
1997 First International Installation Art Award/Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, New York City, NY
1995 Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship Award, Kansas City, MO
1993 The New Form Regional Grant Program, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/ Interdisciplinary Arts Program, The National Endowment for the Arts/Inter-Arts Program, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. by The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA


2012 Hartford Public Library, Public Art, Hartford, CT, by Hartford Art Council, Finalist
2011 Northeast Utility Roofgarden Exhaust Towers, New Britain, CT, Proposal with students at Installation and Site Specific Sculpture course, Commissioned but later canceled because of budget allocation changed by Hurricane Irene and Snowstorm in the end of October
2004 The City Museum Washington DC, Public Art commissioned by The VSA
Arts, Washington DC, Completed
Public Art Competition Visitor’s Center Hammonasset Beach State Park, Finalist, Invitation by Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Hartford, CT


2009 “Flash/Light” Tribute to Mark Ferguson, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT
2007 No•mad II, Design Center Building, Hartford, CT
2006 No•mad, Design Center Building, Hartford, CT


2011 Burren College of Arts, Ireland
2010 I-Park, CT
2000 State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
1986 The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada


2011 Lecture, Connecticut College, CT
Workshop, Burren College of Art, Ireland
2009 Visiting Artist, Roger Williams University, RI
2008 Lecture, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
2007 Visiting Artist, Seian University of Art and Design, Ohtsu, Japan
Lecture, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
Lecture, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan
2002 Lecture, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College, Farnham, Surrey, UK
2001 Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, the Museum Grants and Policy Panel, Washington DC
Visiting Artist, Seian University of Art and Design, Ohtsu, Japan
Lecture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
Lecture, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
Lecture, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
1998 Coordinating Lectures, Seian University of Art and Design, Ohtsu, Japan
Coordinating Lectures, Seian Junior Collage of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
Visiting Artist, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1997 Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1997 Visiting Artist, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
Workshop, Seian University of Art and Design, Ohtsu, Japan
1995 Workshop, Seian University of Art and Design, Ohtsu, Japan
Lecture, Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS
1994 Lecture, Seian Junior Collage of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
Visiting Artist, Seian University of Art and Design, Ohtsu, Japan
1992 Lecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
1988 Workshop/Installation with 12 children, Iwaki Museum of Art, Iwaki, Japan
1997 Visiting Artist, The Valley City State College, Valley City, ND

2009 http://www.realartways.org/archive/visualArts/hirohazu-200901.html
2007 http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=3485
2000 Lingo, Journal of the Arts, Hard Press, West Stockbridge, MA
Grand Arts Studio and Gallery, Group show, Kansas City, MO
http://www.grandarts.com Go to “Past”, “1995” and “Hirokazu Fukawa”


2009 Review: Sculpture, November, 2009 Vol.28, No. 9, by Patricia Rosoff
Brouchure essay: “Illuminations, or Journeys toward Light” by Olu Oguibe, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT,
2007 Catalogue: “AmeriAura” International Music and Art Foundation with the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center, Terry Jenoure and Anne LaPrade Seuthe
2005 The New Glass Review 26, Competition selected, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Article: Sculpture, September 2005 Vol.24 No. 7, by Roberta Lord
2003 Article: International Glass Art, by Richard Wilfred Yelle, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. PA,
Article: KALEIDOSCOPE , Summer/Fall 2003, #47, “Adrift in the Sea of Tranquility” by Roberta Lord
2000 Article: The Creative Spirit/VSA Arts News & Information,
1999 Brochure: Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, by Sherry Buckberrough
1998 Article: The Scribe, September 24, 1998, by Geetha Tharmaratnam, University of Bridgeport
Article: Art New England, July 1998, by Harvey Blume
Catalogue: Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, May 1998, By Roberta Lord
Article: sticks and stones, March 1998, by Mary Brigitte McNeil and Eric Drury, The MassArt Free Press
Review and Interview: The Boston Sunday Globe, February 1, 1998, by Christine Temin and Cate
1997 Catalogue: Mid-America Arts Alliance/ National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Recipients 1994, 1995, 1996, March, 1997, Mid-America Art Alliance, Kansas City, MO
1996 Catalogue: 249 projet pour Uni Dufour, Commissariat de l’exposition et realisation du Catalogre, Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneve, Switzerland
Review: New Times, April 1996, by Roberta Lord
1995 Review: New Art Examiner, October, 1995, by Roberta Lord
Review: Kansas City Star, July 21, 1995, by Alice Thorson
Catalogue: Grand Arts Gallery, June 1995, Essay by Barbara Bloemink
1994 Review: Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 19, 1994, by Graham Shearing
1992 Review: In Pittsburgh, volume 9, Number 10. October 15-21, 1992, by John Bender
1991 Review: Santa Barbara News-Press/Scene, October 4, 1991, by Joan Crowder
1988 Essay: Ryusei, volume 340, August 1988, by Hirokazu Fukawa
Essay: Ryusei, volume 339, July 1988, by Arata Tani
Article: Atelier, volume 733 March 1988, P. 67
Catalogue: Gallery Alpha M, volume 2, March 1988, by Arata Tani and Hirokazu Fukawa



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