Yuko Uchida is New York based Japanese multi-discipline artist.

Uchida studied Fashion Design at Nagoya College of Fashion in Japan. During this time, she assisted several fashion photographers, which inspired her to switch her creative focus towards fine arts. In 2007, Uchida moved to New York City and began her studies in drawing, printmaking and installation art at National Academy School of Fine Arts.
Her experience in Fashion Design served her well and continues to inform her art as she repeatedly uses fabric, line and form in her constructions.
In 2009, Uchida was awarded the prestigious David McFadden award from the ISE Cultural Foundation. Her work was exhibited in ISE
Selected Young Artists Show at Tamada Project Museum Tokyo, Japan in December.
In 2013, her work was selected in the 6th showcase competition in ArtSlant.
In 2017, Uchida performed with her collaborators in her works at Judson Memorial Church, National Academy Museum, Ideal Glass Studio and Fort Tilden.
She has been participating in group exhibitions in New York City and Tokyo and has been published in publications and newspapers stateside and abroad including Hyperallergic, Art Observed and Arti.NYC.


-Artist Statement-

As my interested in human emotions and psychology, I believe our emotional framework is constructed through our childhood experiences which in turn are deeply related to nature spirits and cycles. My work is inspired by childhood experiences of myself and ancient aesthetic Japanese philosophy which is the belief in the existence of spirits in objects, and minds that are deeply connected with nature

There is often an element of playfulness, cartoon-like images from a unique culture and memories.  

My style is fantasy narrative in semi abstraction, expressed in varied mediums including performance and stop-motion video. 

I often incorporate a mixture of materials in my work such as wire, acrylic and oil pastel on irregular shaped hand-sewn fabric and recycled materials.










2009年、イセ文化基金NYギャラリーで行われた、アート学生展覧会 in NY 2009David McFadden賞を受賞。同年12月にタマダプロジェクトにより行われた、ISE Selected Young Artists Showに参加。


Hyperallergic, Art Observed, Arti.NYC 等のアート誌でも取り上げられている。

2018, 12月から2019, 1月にかけて、Chashama 14streetで初の個展開催。パフォーマンスアートで知られる、Judson Memorial Churchで毎年行われるパフォーマンスフェスティバルへの参加もしている



 -Artist Statement-