KAZUTAKA UCHIDA Sculptor
Kazutaka Uchida was born in 1948 in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Tama University of Fine Arts in Tokyo in 1972. Following graduation, he went on to complete a course of study in sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France in 1975 before returning to Japan to begin his career. In 1982, he received a special commission to conduct research on art handcrafts in local villages in Nepal, and in 1991, received another commission to conduct research on the culture of small minority groups in the People’s Republic of China. Uchida has completed many public and corporate commissions throughout Japan, and his work is in the permanent collection of some of the world’s most respected museums, including most recently, the Museum of Fine Art in Kyoto and Toyota Museum of Fine Art. Since 1993, he has conducted many visits and workshops in the United States. He is currently a Professor of Art at a private university in Nagoya, Japan.
1948 Born in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
1972 Graduated from Tama University of Fine Arts, Tokyo.
1971-1975 Attended Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
1982 Commissioned to conduct research on art handcrafts in local village in Nepal.
1991 Commissioned by the government of the People's Republic of China to conduct
research on the culture of small minority group in China.
1993 Visiting artist, University of Oregon (Japan Foundation Fellowship).
1994 Appointed courtesy professor by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts,
University of Oregon.
Panelist at the 15th International Sculpture Conference in San Francisco.
2002 Appointed professor by the Department of Expressive Arts Therapy, Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan.
2003-Present Visiting artist, Sax Stonecarving Workshops, Rinconada, New Mexico.
Kazutaka Uchida’s work has been featured in over 30 solo exhibits in Japan and the US,
His work has recently been selected by the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan for their permanent collection, and is included in numerous museum collections:
The National Museum of Modern Sculpture, Senart, France
The National Museum of Modern Art, Paris
The open-air Museum of Sculpture, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
University of Oregon Museum of Art, Oregon, USA
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan