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Lydia S. Okumura Edit Profile

painter , sculptor

Lydia S. Okumura, Brazilian painter, sculptor. Grantee Creative Artists Public Service, 1978; fellow Japan Foundation, 1979; recipient award São Paulo International Biennial, 1973, 77, acquisition prize International Norway Graphics Biennial, 1978.

Background

Okumura, Lydia S. was born on September 4, 1948 in São Paulo, Brazil. Daughter of Takashi and Yaeko (Assahi) Okumura.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fundacão Armando Alvares, Penteado, 1973. Postgraduate, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Varanda Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, 1968, Nobe Gallery, New York, 1977, 1978, Galeria do SESC, São Paulo, 1977, Cayman Gallery, New York, 1978, Guinzakaigakan Gallery, Tokyo, 1979, Utsubo Gallery, Osaka, 1980, 83, Watari Gallery, Tokyo, 1980, Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, 1981, 95, Process Status 1, New York City, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, 1982, 84, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, 1984, Galeria São Paulo, 1984, Kate Art Gallery, São Paulo, 1991, Galerie d'art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, 1993, Galeria Deco, Säo Paulo, 2004. Exhibited in numerous group shows including Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1980, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, 1981, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 1981, Central Hall Artists Gallery, New York, 1982, Center for Interam. Relations, New York City, 1982, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York City, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, 1983, Institute Biennial of São Paulo, Equitable Gallery, New York, 1983, International House, New York City, 1984, Hara Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 1985, Forefront Gallery, Long Island City, New York, 1986, Galeria Scultura, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Tokyo, 1988, Museum de Arte de São Paulo, 1989, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo, 1990, 95, Discover Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1990-1991, Housatonic Museum Art, Bridgeport, 1992, 128 Gallery, New York City, 1996, 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06, “Artist in Residence” Gallery Gallery, New York, 1981, 2004, 05, 06, Museu de Arte Nipo-Brasileiro, São Paulo, 1997, Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, 2003, Universidade Unicid Tatuape, Sao Paulo, 2003, Tribes Gallery, New York, 2005, others.

      Represented in numerous permanent collections including Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Museum Belas Artes, Caracas, Museum de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Museum Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia, Hara Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Museum de Arte Brasileira, São Paulo, Contemporary Graphic Art Collection, Fredrikstad, Norway, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da U.São Paulo, Mario de Andrade Public Library., São Paulo.

Connections

father:
Takashi Okumura

mother:
Yaeko (Assahi) Okumura