Toshiko UCHIMA

Born 1918 in Manchuria, Uchima enrolled as a student at Dalian Institute of Painting in 1928. In 1939, she completed her studies at Kobe College. Since she moved to Japan, she furthermore studied with the painter Ryohei Koiso. In 1953, Uchima became a member of the Democratic Artists Association founded by Q Ei. Around the same time, she met Sadajiro Kubo and Shuzo Takiguchi and started to experiment with abstract oil painting, woodblock prints and lithographs. In 1955, she became a founding member of the Japanese Women’s Print Artists Association. Three years later in 1958, Uchima participated in the

Triennial of Contemporary Printed Art in Grenchen (Switzerland), subsequently shifting her main activities to the United States. Since 1960, she lived in New York. Since around 1966, Uchima’s work started to center on box-like assemblages and collages made of impressions on wood and stone. Her works have been exhibited across the United States and in Japan. When her husband, fellow print artist Ansei Uchima, suffered a cerebral haemorrhage in 1982, she devoted most of her time over the next 18 years to take care of him, though she also continued to be active as an artist. Uchima passed away in 2000.

 


"Bridge"

1965
Woodblock print
Image size:57.0x42.5cm
Sheet size:61.0x45.0cm
Signed and dated


"Signal"

1974
Box assemblage

Box size:
34.0x27.5x5.5cm
Signed and dated


"Lady Photographer"

1977

Box assemblage
Box size: 31.0x41.2x3.5cm
Frame size:
42.0x49.0x3.0cm
Signed and dated

 


"Package from Italy"

1977
Collage
Image size: 50.5x35.0cm
Frame size: 57.5×42.7cm
Signed


"From the Provence - Avignon-"

1977
Collage
Acrylic box size:36.0x28.3x3.5cm
Signed and dated


"Butterfly Duet"

1978
Collage
Acrylic box size:36.0x28.3x3.5cm
Signed and dated

 


"A Bachelor"

1980
Collage
Acrylic box size:18.0x13.0x3.5cm
Signed


"The store where classic dreams are sold"

1982
Box assemblage
Wooden box size:55.5×36.3×6.7cm
Signed and


"Centimental Magritte (Fantasy in 1908)"

1985
Collage
Image size: 58.0x38.0cm
Sheet size: 73.0x51.0cm
Frame size: 76.7x54.0cm
Signed and dated

 


"Edelweiss in the Alps"

1984-86
Collage
Image size: 51.0×28.5cm
Frame size: 59.0x36.5cm
Signed


"The Time of the Cotton Jin"

1986
Box assemblage
Wooden box size:65.5x33.0x11.5cm
Signed and dated


"Three Gentlemen in Red and Black"

1989
Collage
Image size: 50.7x82.0cm
Sheet size: 56.0x87.0cm
Frame size: 62.6x93.7cm
Signed and dated

 


"Dancing Angel"

1999
Collage
Image size:65.0x50.4cm
Sheet size: 89.0x70.5cm
Signed and dated




 


"Fantasy"

1957
Woodblock print, collage
31.6x22.2cm
Signed




 

 

 Exhibitions
2018
Uchima Ansei and Uchima Toshiko Exhibition, July 17-Aug 10, 2018


 

 

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