Gallery Max New York


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Family Portrait

September 19 - September 30, 2017
Time: 11am-6pm
Opening Reception: September 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Closing Reception: September 30, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Live Music: Lulla LayLa

Artist: Kumiko Suda

Kumiko Suda is oil painting artist currently based in New York. She was born and raised in Saitama, Japan.
She studied oil painting at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. After her graduation, she has worked in the advertising and media industry for ten years.
In 2010, She started to focus on her creation of oil painting works. Her works capture emotional vibrations with allegorical connotations of portraits depicting particularly friends and family. At this exhibition, her oil painting works emphasize family in terms of intimate relationships to show inspiring stories and strong emotional moves between the subjects on a canvas, between the artist and the motifs, and between the artworks and the viewers.


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October 4 - October 14, 2017
Opening Preview: Tuesday October 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Reception: Saturday October 7, 3:00pm-6:00pm

SJAC /ésdʒaék/ (Society of Japanese and American Creators) was just organized by five initiators in June. SJAC 2017 EXHIBITION is an art exhibition composed of thirty-four creators of fine art, the first one to celebrate the start of activities.
The mission of SJAC is to recruit and network Japanese and American creators who want opportunities to exhibit their work at affordable fees. SJAC provides flexible exhibition plans by a collaboration of experienced curators and conveniently located gallery spaces, hosting an annual exhibition and coordinating small-group/solo exhibitions according to the artists’ needs. •

SJAC 2017 展覧会
ニューヨークを拠点とするアーティストのコミュニティ「エスジャック」 SJAC (Society of Japanese and American Creators)の発足記念展。
エスジャックは、日本人アーティスト、アメリカ人アーティスト、各国出身のニューヨーク在住アーティストたち の情報センターとして、作品発表の機会を広範に提供することを目的に、本年6月、5人の発起人によって結成され た。具体的には、既存の美術家団体の垣根を越えて人脈と情報交換の輪を広げ、年次展覧会を軸に毎年いくつかの個 展・グループ展を企画・運営する。同時に、日本に向けても交流の輪を広げ、創作意欲を刺激しあうことでアート シーンの活性化をはかっていく。

Artists Orin Buck • Christopher Craig • Vassilina Dikidjieva • Debra Friedkin • Mikako Fujiwara • Naoaki Funayama • Makiko Hanafusa • Natsuko Hattori • Kumi Hirose • Tom Hooper • Kazuko Hyakuda • Jun’ichiro Ishida • Kotatsu Iwata • Sam Jungkurth • Mikiko Kanno • Fumiko Kashiwagi • Atsuko Kawai • Akiko Kosaka • Ayane Kurai • Mieko Mitachi • Miki Nagano • Kenichi Nakajima • Hiroko Ohno • Yasuko Okumura • Minako Ota • Yupin Pramotepipop • Carol Quint • Miki Rokuroda • Linda Smith • Akemi Takeda • Mary Teichman • Yuko Ueda • Keico Watanabe • YUKAKO

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Michika Mochizuki Exhibition

October 18 - October 28, 2017
Opening Reception: October 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Closing Reception: October 28, 2:00pm-5:00pm


"Serendipity" is a beautiful coincidence. This is the word that always comes to my mind when I photograph and capture a wonderful moment.
The divine resides in everything. And small miracles can happen in the blink of an eye. Capturing such moments enables a real connection between my inner self and the divine.
I'm hoping that you can see the same miracle as I see when I photograph.
When I look up in the sky, I see an abundance of nature with supernatural guidance. And I'm hoping that you can also feel inspiration from the sky in my photographs.
To notice and be aware of serendipitous moments, and to feel rainbow inspired love is the most important thing for me as a photographer.
For the last 14 years, I've lived in New York City and travelled abroad including to Japan. It is my hope that viewers go on the same journey and experience the "Serendipity" I've made over the years.
I appreciate all the people I've met in New York with love.

-SERENDIPITY- セレンディピティ

素敵な偶然に出会ったり、意外な出来事から幸運をつかみ取ったりすること。 セレンディピティ­­­ その言葉は、私がシャッターを押すときに常に心をよぎります。
この世にあるすべてのものが宿している神聖、日常にひそむ小さな奇跡、 その瞬間をカメラに納めることは、私の中にある本質とつながる瞬間であり、 同時に彼方にある神聖なものともつながっているのを感じます。
偶然の中の必然性、日常にある非日常感、非日常という幸福感、今日の発見、空を見上げれば いつも豊かな空が広がっていること。
それに気づき、目覚め、虹色の愛を感じること。 日々にあらたな出会いがあり、その出会いを撮り続けられてきた幸運。
NYで暮らしながら、そして母国や旅先も含めて、14年の間に捉えた私の“セレンディピティ”。 それらが見る人にとって行きたい場所へと誘い、豊かな想像力へのきっかけになればと願っています。

Born in Nagoya in 1969. After graduating from junior college in 1990, She joined TOA Studio by Fujicolor Laboratory. In addition to studio shooting at 4 × 5, engaged in monochrome printing. From 1992 to 1996 She worked as an editing and photographer at the editorial production. In 1996 She became independent freelance photographer. Traveled to NY in 2001 for shooting, moved to NY in 2002. Currently based in NY, while coming back and forth between Japan. The main work is mainly fashion magazines and portraits, travel reports, advertisements, etc.

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KAZUKMI NAKANE Shapes from Life

October 31 - November 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday October 31, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Born in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Kazumi Nakane studied graphic design at Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo. She has an established international reputation with exhibitions in many countries including Japan, Korea, Spain, Germany, and Serbia.
Through her materiality, colors, and forms, Nakane creates a unique and distinctive world full of life. “Shapes from Life” is a theme she has been pursuing over the years. She feels the radiance of life in its various stages: seeds germinating, flowers blooming, plants bearing fruit. This is her inspiring force.
In 2011, she held her first exhibition in New York City. Her work has grown and bloomed even more in the past six years. Please enjoy this beautiful exhibition.

中根 和美 「いのちのかたち」

中根和美は熊本県生まれ。女子美術大学芸術学部デザイン科卒業。東京を拠点に数多くの個展・ グループ展で作品を発表。国外では、ニューヨークで個展(2011)のほか、スペイン、ドイツ、 セルビア、韓国等、世界各地での展覧会にも積極的参加し、国際的に高い評価を得ている。
ひと粒の種に生命そのものを感じる中根は「いのちのかたち」を制作テーマに、質感、色合い、 フォルムを追求し、強い生命力にあふれた独自の世界観を創出している。 種が発芽し、花を咲かせ、実を結ぶどの瞬間においても、いのちは輝き、いのちの存在を主張 していることに感動し、共鳴する。これが中根の表現の原点となっている。

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Gallery Max New York, New York
2017 JIC Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in New York, New York 2017 Gallery K, Tokyo
2017-13 KuriharaGallery,Tokyo
2015-14 GinzaGalleryAzuma,Tokyo
2013-12 TheBlueBoxGallery,Aichi
2011 NY Coo Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions
2014 Gallery Yugen, Tokyo
2012 Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Kumamoto 2011 Museum of Naive and Marginal Art, Jagodina, Serbia

Public Collections
AIG Japan Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha
Museum of Naive and Marginal Art, Jagodina, Serbia Royal Park Hotel THE Haneda, Tokyo