Tom Nakashima, Littleton Studios
"Painter and printmaker Tom Nakashima combines color and texture to create spellbinding compositions open to myriad interpretations."
Born to a Japanese-American father and an Irish-Canadian mother, Nakashima draws upon sources from both traditional Japanese art and modern European masters. As he grew up during World War II, members of his extended family were being held in internment camps--something that has become a major theme in the artist's allegorical work.
Nakashima has exhibited his work in museums, universities, and galleries across the United States and Japan.
The works shown here are vitreographs and were created in collaboration with Harvey Littleton at Littleton Studies, using the technique of printing from glass.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, 2007
Oregon State University, Portland, OR, 2007
The Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
Anton Gallery's Hawthorn Mansion, Monterey, CA, 2006
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, (MOCA-GA), Atlanta, GA, 2006
Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA, 2004
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Ausgusta, GA, 2003
Anton Gallery, Washington DC, 2001
Longwood Center for Visual Arts, Longwood College, Longwood, VA, 2001
The Hanoi Fine Arts College, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2000
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY, 1999
The New DC Convention Center, Washington, DC
The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Nelson Art Museum, Arizona State University Tucson, AZ
L'Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia (gift of the Washington DC Chamber of Commerce)
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Nelson Fine Art Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ