ABOUT

Born and raised in Saitama, Japan. Hiromi passed her childhood years as the daughter of a Buddhist priest in the unusual environment of a Buddhist temple. Members of her family have been engaged in worship at the site for several generations. After graduating from college, Hiromi decided to move to New York City for a formative experience. The city provided her with many challenges and increased awareness of her own identity as a Japanese. Also her encounter with western religions made her reengage with Buddhism and Animism. Since then, Hiromi focuses on “The Divine Power” as her main theme of her work. Hiromi returned to Japan in 2011, and lives and works in Tokyo.

埼玉県で生まれ育つ。僧侶の長女という立場で少女時代を過ごし、何世代にも渡って家族が寺院を継承するという特別な環境に身を置く。文化服装学院卒業後に単身渡米、ニューヨークに約10年間滞在する。ニューヨークでの様々な出逢いや経験をきっかけに、自身の日本人としてのアイデンティティーを見つめ直す。また、西洋絵画を学ぶことでキリスト教をはじめとする他宗教に触れ、仏教や精霊信仰に関心を持つ。以後、作品制作のテーマの中心が「大いなる者」の存在となる。

EDUCATION
Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo

School of Visual Arts, NY

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, NY

Studio Art Center International, Florence

The Metropolitan Museum Conservation Department (Intern), NY

SOLO EXHIBITION
2020 “Hiromi Nomurajima Solo Exhibition”, Ushio Garo Gallery, Tokyo

2019 “Parallel World”, Gallery SIACCA, Tokyo

2018 “Soul Journey”, Gallery SIACCA, Tokyo

2014 “A to Z Wonderland”, Café &Gallery Moineau, Tokyo

2011 “Pure Land”, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York

GROUP EXHIBITION
2020 “18th New Artist Unit Exhibition”, The National Art Center, Tokyo

2019 “17th New Artist Unit Exhibition”, The National Art Center, Tokyo

2018 “42th Jodo Sect Art Festival”, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto

2017 “18th Art Jodo Festival”, Ginza Gallery, Tokyo

2016 “41th Jodo Sect Art Festival”, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto

2015 “40th Jodo Sect Art Festival”, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto

2015 “Life is Art”, Kikuchiya, Tokyo

2014 “39th Jodo Sect Art Festival”, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto

2014 “A Transfer of Spirit”, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, TX

2013 “38th Jodo Sect Art Festival”, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto

2012 “37th Jodo Sect Art Festival”, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto

2011 “Gathering Hopes”, Japanese & American Association, NY

2011 “Pray for Japan”, National Academy, NY

2010 “Etcetera”, National Academy, NY

2010 “Art for Tibet”, Union Gallery Annex, NY

2010 “Artists from Around the World”, Alex Adam Gallery, NY

2010 “Junior & Scholarship Exhibition”, Salmagundi Club, NY

2009 “Junior & Scholarship Exhibition”, Salmagundi Club, NY