Teruko Nimura

I am a multi-disciplinary Asian American visual artist. I create large scale installations, sculptures, drawings and paintings that invite active viewership. Some work is participatory, completed and co-created by the audience while others provide an intentionally layered looking experience to extend reflection and meaning. Issues of interest include cultural and gender identities, personal and collective memory, interconnectedness, and concerns for society and the environment.

 

My aesthetic is inspired by Asian, Asian American, and indigenous traditions, crafts and celebrations. I often use repetition and multiples as both a meditative process while making and a metaphoric device emphasizing the idea of the individual as a vital part of the larger whole. I value the wabi-sabi evidence of humanity that comes with making  something by hand. Each process, material, and form is carefully considered as a pregnant gesture fromn me for the viewer to unravel.