CV

Born 1979 in Japan
Akihiro Okumura is a Japanese visual artist with the use of photography. Looking at uncertainty, ambiguity, analogy and parallel of photographic images that occur between subjects and images captured in photographs.  His work explores the interpretation of photography in different ways.  From 2008 to 2013, he worked as a part-time lecturer at two Japanese universities in Japan: Department of Oil Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts and Division of Liberal Arts at Kogakuin University.  After completion of these careers, he moved to Australia and then New Zealand to continue his photographic practice.  He has been intrigued by photography.
 
EDUCATION
2020- (in progress) Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
2017-2020 Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) at Australian Catholic University, Australia
2015-2017 Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art by research) at Victorian College of the Arts, Australia
2006-2008 Master of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
2002-2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Oil Painting, Honours) at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions
2009 Compound eyes, supported by Japanese Photograph Association, MUSSE F, Tokyo
2006 Seek a meaning of vision by photographs, MUSSE F, Tokyo
Group Exhibitions
2017 exhibition A, Shinseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 School of Art Masters Exhibition at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Without Ending, KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Who is Mr Favisar, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Within / Without, Student Gallery at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2015 exhibition A, Shinseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Do something for tomorrow, Ibaraki, Japan
2011 Memorial exhibition for Mr Akihiko Takami, Omotesando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Department of Oil painting teaching staff’s exhibition, Geidai art plaza, Tokyo, Japan
2009 The Geidai summer show at Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Takashimaya art gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 New teaching staff’s exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Graduation exhibition of Master course at Ueno, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2007 KINKO, Bank of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Taido-batake exhibition Vol.5, Doors, Tokyo, Japan
2006 The exhibition at Temple Vol.3, Myoken-gu Temple, Tokyo, Japan
2006 OPEN STUDIO at Kojima, Kojima primary school, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Graduation exhibition of undergraduate, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Art Pass, Tokyo University of the Arts at Toride, Ibaraki, Japan, Japan
Curated Exhibitions
2007 Optic Topography A, Omotesando gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Akihiro Okumura and Ryosuke Suzuki, Omotesando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
COLLECTIONS
2006 Museum of Tokyo University of the Arts
2006 Omotesando Gallery
AWARD
2006 Mr O prize, Tokyo University of the Arts
OTHER PROJECT
2005 Digital archive project of Bamiyan (Afghan) Buddhist’s mural paintings