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

 My work is deeply rooted in nature's spirit and folklore, driven by personal narratives and experimental communication.

I'm inspired by ancient attempts to connect with nature's spirit through symbolism, and I believe in the profound human connection with the natural world. My work is influenced by animism and mythology, shaping my affinity for imaginary creatures and nature spirits. I connect with nature's inherent spirit and energy during my creative process, fascinated by how our emotions and reactions blend with nature's vitality. I channel these mysterious energies into my work to connect with others. 

When I was a child, I had discordant feelings about the people around me. I was often dreaming and talking to imaginary creatures to escape from reality. 

My expression combines contrasting elements like happiness and sadness, reflecting life's complexity. It often features playful, cartoon-like imagery from a unique cultural perspective, intertwined with our experiences and my own memories. 

I primarily use hand-sewing to physically and emotionally connect with my creations, gathering fragments of memory for self-realization, a central theme of myself. 









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