Yuko Uchida was born and raised in Japan. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Uchida studied Fashion Design at Nagoya College of Fashion. During this time, she assisted several fashion photographers which inspired her to switch her creative focus towards fine arts. In 2007, Uchida moved to New York City and began her studies in printmaking, drawing and sculpture at National Academy School of Fine Arts.
Her experience in Fashion Design served her well and continues to inform her art as she repeatedly uses fabric, line and form in her constructions.
In 2009, Yuko was awarded the prestigious David McFadden award from the ISE Cultural Foundation.
In 2013, Her work was selected in the 6th showcase competition in ArtSlant.
In 2017, She performed with her collaborators in her works at Judson Memorial Church, National Academy Museum, Ideal Glass Studio and Fort Tilden.
She has been participating in group exhibitions in New York City and Tokyo and has been published in publications and newspapers stateside and abroad including Hyper Allergic and Art Observed.
As of August 2018, Yuko’s artwork is featured in UNIQLO’s Autumn/Winter 2018 advertisements, in stores and on websites worldwide.
--- I work in varied mediums including performance and stop-motion video. The finished product sometimes results in flat mixed media pieces, and other times in installations or sculptures made from unconventional materials.
I often employ fabric and wire in my work, creating my own take on sculptures, tapestries and installations.
Although I am working with complex themes, there is often an element of playfulness and humor in my work.---
2008- 2013, National Academy School and Museum, New York, NY
Nagoya Fashion Collage graduated, Japan
-COLLABORATIVE and OWN PERFORMANCE-
2019. 9 Collaborative Performance "Revolutionary Animism", XIII Anarchist Performance Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NY, NY
2019. 1 Performance "Where You Are" and "Our Dialogue", Chashama Gallery, NY, NY
2018. 6 Performance "Where You Are", XII Anarchist Performance Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NY, NY
2018. 3 Performance “Sunshower”, Ideal Glass Studio, NY, NY
2017. 12 Collaborative Performance "What Is The Color of Your Blood?", Klapper Gallery, Queens College, NY
2017. 7 Performance "Hide and Seek", Secret Garden Art Fair Presented by Arti NYC, Studio7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, NY
2017. 6 Performance ''Parade 6 -Growth-", Juried Exhibition Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum during Museum Mile, NY
2017. 5 Performance "Parade 5- Sacrifices-”, 10th NYC Anarchist Art Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NY, NY
2017. 4 Collaborative Performance "Spring", Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017. 3 Performance "Parade 4 -The dreamland- ” Juried Exhibition The E.M.B.C. Labyrinth, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2016. 10 Performance "Parade 3 -Soak and plants” in Bushwick Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2016. 5 Perfomance "Parade 2 -Circus- ”, Juried Exhibition Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY, NY
2016. 3 Performance "Parade 1 -Chindonya-”, Walk in The Armory Show, NY, NY
2015.11 Collaborative Performance "Beat", Ideal Glass Studio, NY, NY
2014. 12 Collaborative Performance "Restrict and Release", Palisade, Brooklyn, NY
2018.12 - 2019.1 The Play Ground, Chashama 14th street, NY, NY
2019. 9 Meadow Walk Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2019. 3 Juried Spring Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2019. 3 Bailey House Gala & Auction (sold), Pier 60, NY, NY
2018.4 Spring Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2018. 3 No gray zone: the stories we tell in black and white, Ideal Glass Gallery, NY, NY
2018. 3 Bailey House Gala & Auction (sold), Pier 60, NY, NY
2017.10 Meadow Walk Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2017. 5 Creative Mischief, Juried Exhibition, National Academy Museum, NY, NY
2017. 3 Spring Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2017. 3 Bailey House Gala & Auction, Pier 60, NY, NY
2016. 9 Meadow Walk Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2016. 5 Fridge Art Fair, NY, NY
2016. 3 Many Colors of Spring Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing Club, NY
2016. 2 Tokyo Screening, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY
2016. 2 6th Annual Emerging Japanese Artist's Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY