1995–1997 Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1991–1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Kukai, collaboration with Robert Campbell, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2012 Kukai: Sea and Sky, collaboration with Robert Campbell, SOIL, Seattle, WA
2010 Illuminant, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2009 Poetic of Restraint, Dan & Gail Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
2007 The Logic of Place, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
2006 Floating Plaster / City Motion, collaboration with Robert Campbell, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Dream Suspended, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2005 Mapping the Moment, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle
2003 Red Stair, Window Dressing Urban Art Installation, Woolworth Window, Tacoma, WA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Time Difference 時差展 VOL.2 SEATTLE ‒ NEW YORK ‒ TOKYO ‒ KOBE, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
2016 Evolution: Art, Science & Adaption, Seymour Conservatory, Tacoma, WA
2015 Bellingham National 2015 Exhibition and Awards, juried by Scott Lawrimore, Whatcome Museum, Bellingham, WA
2015 ART BEASTIES, pop-up show, Prole Drift Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015 Time Difference: Seattle – New York – Tokyo, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Fluid Destinations, ART BEASTIES, culturefix Gallery, New York, NY
2014 INTRODUCTION, ART BEASTIES, Japanese artist collective first group exhibition in NYC, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
2014 PARK AT PARTY, Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
2013 Maneki Neko, Japan’s Beckoning Cats, From Talisman to Pop Icon, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2013 Set the Table for SAM, Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
2012 Elles: SAM Gallery Northwest Women Artists, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 currents 11, The 2nd Annual Santa Fe International New Media Festival, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2010 BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2010 Tacoma Foundation Nominees Exhibition, curated by Margaret Bullock, Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2009 BUILD-A-HOUSE /OPEN HOUSE, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2008 SOIL@SOIL, Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
2008 Heritage and Windows, All Nations Cup 2008, Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, WA
2007 Compass: New Directions, curated by Jill Conner, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 The 2007 Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2007 Building Tradition: Contemporary Northwest Art from Tacoma Art Museum, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
2006 Common Ground, curated by Jess Van Nostrand, SOIL Gallery, Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
2006 Skid Row, Howard House Contemporary Art, Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
2006 New Works Laboratory, 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2006 Hardline Organics Part One and Part Two – a tale of absurd optimism, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Fresh, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Aqua Art Miami, SOIL Gallery and Howard House Contemporary Art, Miami Beach, FL
2005 MA, NAC Japan, Novara Arte Cultura, Novara, Italy (two-person show)
2005 Building Tradition: Gifts in Honor of the Northwest Art Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2004 Masquerade, curated by Bret Marion, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Trespass: Site Specific Installation, Chateau de La Napoule, La Napoule, France
2003 Simple Behavior, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA (2 person show)
2003 Northwest Annual, juried by Esther Luttikhuizen, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
2003 Artists and Maps: Cartography as a Means of Knowing, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2003 Fashion is ART, curated by Thread for Art, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
2002 Multiplex: 22 Contemporary Artists, curated by Michael Van Horn, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
2002 LAVA 2002: Contemporary Art in Seattle, Noodleworks, Seattle, WA
2001 Pacific Northwest Annual Exhibition, juried by Sue Spaid, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2001 Atlas, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA (2 person show)
2000 00 / 01, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 The End: Tacoma Art Museum’s Biennial, juried by Fred Wilson, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2016– Overlake Station, Sound Transit, Redmond, WA
2016– Lecture Hall, Evergreen State College, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
2014 TransFORM, Tacoma Housing Authority: Bay Terrace, City of Tacoma Municipal Art Program, Tacoma, WA
2008 Filament, Seattle City Light Elevator Lobby, Seattle, WA
2006 White Vanishing: Light and Shadow, Electric Gallery, Union Street Substation Project, Seattle, WA
2004 Seeded Forest: Terrazzo Floor in collaboration with Joseph Miller, New Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA
2015 Public Utilities Cultural Perspectives portable artwork purchase, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle
2009 Pierce County Art Bank Portable Works, Tacoma, WA
2008 Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
2006 Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
2004 Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA
2003 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2002 Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
2001 The Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA
SELECTED AWARDS / GRANTS
2011 Tacoma Arts Initiative Program Grant, Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma, WA (also in 2003)
2010 Grant for Art Project, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA (also in 2005 and 1999)
2009 Nominee, Foundation of Art Award, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Tacoma, WA
2007 Arts Special Project Program Grant, 4Culture, Seattle, WA (also in 2006 and 2005)
2007 Nominee, The Neddy Artist Fellowship Award, Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA
2006 CityArtist Projects Grant, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA
2004 Joshibi Intensive Work and Research Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Artist Trust / Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle, WA
2002 PONCHO Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2001 The Pollock-Krasner Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc, New York, NY
2001 George Tsutakawa Memorial Scholarship, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2006 New Works Laboratory, 911 Media Arts Center and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 NAC: Novara Arte Cultura, Novara, Italy
2005 Artist in Residency in Education, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2004 La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France
2003 PONCHO Artist in Residence, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2001 Centrum Creative Residency, Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
2001 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2015 Teaching Artist, Digital Media & Advance Art, Charles Wright Academy, University Place, WA
2013– Member, Art Beasties, Japanese Artist Collective, New York, NY
2013 Teaching Artist, Artist in Residence at Sherman Elementary School, Tacoma, WA
2012 Workshop and Artist Talk, Kittredge Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2010 BAM Biennial Artist Talks, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2010 BAM Biennial 2010: NW Clay Symposium, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2006 Publication Project Director: SOIL 2006, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Co-Curator, Hardline Organics, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003–2005 Publication Project Director: SOIL ARTIST-RUN GALLERY 1995>2005, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Co-Curator, Fashion is Art, Seattle, WA
2002 Co-Organizer, LAVA 2002, Seattle, WA
1998–2009 Member, SOIL Artist-run Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997 Teaching, Ceramics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
SELECTED REVIEWS OF EXHIBITION
Ponnekanti, Rosemary. “Digital and Physical mesh in the mystical Nakamura-Campbell exhibit “Kukai” at Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound. The New Tribune. January 23, 2013
Duff, Deanna. “Women take over: Northwest Asian Artists at SAM.” Northwest Asian Weekly. (November 15, 2012)
Kangas, Matthew. “Bellevue Art Museum Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown.” Ceramic Monthly. (April 2011), pp.56–57.
Kangas, Matthew. International Exhibition Reviews. Art in America (May 2010), p.165
Langner, Erin. “Yuki Nakamura and Gretchen Bennett.” The Stranger (January 12, 2010)
Hackett, Regina. “Yuki Nakamura – old light.” Another Bouncing Ball (www.artsjournal.com)
Levine, Stacey. “Man Repeatedly Drowns in Elevator Lobby. Seven new art installations unveiled in the City Light Building.” City Arts (February 2009), p.9.
Grant, Adriana. “Utility sheds some light on lobby art.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (February 13, 2009), p.27.
Lombardi, D. Dominick. “Compass: New Directions A show curated by Jill Conner at Black & White Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” D’art International. Volume 11, Number1. (Spring/Summer 2008)
Art Fag City. “Compass New Directions at Black and White Gallery in Williamsburg.” Thursday, November 8, 2008.
Rodger Stevens. “Compass: New Directions.” Wagmag (2007-10-01).
Kelly, Peter. “Shiplike ‘city,’ scenes of war, pirate radio featured in new Henry exhibits.” UWEEK, Vol. 24, No.8 (November 16–29, 2006).
Conner, Jill. “Anime and Role Play: Bubblegum Crisis.” Whitewall Magazine (Third Issue 2006), p.137.
Luttikhuizen, Esther. “The Curator’s Eye: In Thin Air.” City Arts (November/December 2006), p.30.
Seattle Weekly (October 11, 2006), p.71.
Graves, Jen. “Kingdom, Come.” The Stranger (September 28–October 4, 2006), p.61.
Liang, Yi. “SOIL.” Vision Magazine, China (September 2006), pp.193–194
Conner, Jill. “Fragile Simplicity,” Sculpture Magazine (July/August Issue, 2006), pp.42–47.
Neyens, Matt. “Yuki Nakamura Mapping the Moment at Howard House.” Rivet, R15 The Green Issue (2006), p.27.
Lind, Katie. “Nakamura Brings the Suspense” to UPS.” The Trail, Volume 94, Issue 12 (February 17, 2006), p.12.
Kangas, Matthew. “A delightful show of team spirit at SOIL.” Seattle Times (January 20, 2006), p.41.
Jelenkovich, Gioia Raimondi. “Al Nac le installazion di due artiste giapponesi.” Corriere di Novara (May 6, 2005).
Marforio, Sabrina. “Installation d’ avangurdia, tanti ospiti perdue artiste giapponesi.” Novaraoggi (April 29, 2005).
Kunimatsu, Susan. “Art Worlds: The expanding universe of Yuki Nakamura.” International Examiner (August 4–17, 2004), p.1, p.11.
B.G. “Les artists du monde ouvrent leurs ports.” Nice-Matin (February 29, 2004).
Irizarry, Elvis. “The Fictional Atlas of Yuki Nakamura.” International Examiner (November 20–December 3, 2002), p.13.
Brown, Elizabeth, and Corrin, Lisa. “The Mountain is Out.” MODERN PAINTERS (Autumn 2002), p.47.
H.K, Leo. “Danger: The Art of Yuki Nakamura.” International Examiner (July 18–31, 2001), p.15.
Hackett, Regina. “Meet the artists.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (October 5, 2000), p.E1, E4.
BOOKS & CATALOGS
2016 Time Difference 時差展 VOL.2 SEATTLE ‒ NEW YORK ‒ TOKYO ‒ KOBE, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Art Beasties Publications
2013 CARTOGRAPHY: Artists + Maps, text by Katharine Harmon (Chinese Translation), UnderTable Press, China
2011 Return to the Viewer: Selected Art Reviews by Matthew Kangas, Midmarch Arts Pr
2009 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books
2009 CARTOGRAPHY: Artists + Maps, text by Katharine Harmon, a hardcover edition by Princeton Architectural Press
2008 Yuki Nakamura, artist monograph, essays by Jill Conner, Rock Hushka, Stefano Catalani, Gary Owen, Fionn Meade, Gen Graves
and Elizabeth Brown, Seattle, WA
2008 SOIL 2008, profile by Sara Callahan, SOIL Publications, Seattle, WA
2007 Compass: New Directions, essay by Jill Conner, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 The 2007 Neddy Artist Fellowship, essay by Jess Van Nostrand, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2006 SOIL 2006, profile by Jill Conner, SOIL Publications, Seattle
2006 One Shot 2006, Visual Codec, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Vancouver, BC
2006 NAC Story, essay by Davide Vanotti, NAC Publications, Novara, Italy
2005 SOIL Artist-run Gallery 1995-2005, profile by Rock Hushka and Stefano Catalani, SOIL Publications, Seattle, WA
2003 Fashion is Art, essay by Rhonda Howard, profile by Fionn Meade, THREAD for ART, Seattle, WA
2003 Building Tradition, essay by Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2002 LAVA 2002, essay by Rhonda Howard, profile by Anna Fahey, THREAD, Seattle, WA