About

Biography

Born
  • 1979
Education
  • 2003

    Tokyo Polytechnic University of Arts Graduate School, Tokyo, Japan

Awards
  • 2000

    The 16th Graphic Arts HITOTHUBO TEN, A Prize

  • YOKOHAMA Competition 2000, Excellent Prize

  • 2001

    JACA•Japan Visual Art, Special Award

  • 2002

    TIS Public Offering Students Division, Excellence Award

  • 2004

    VOCA Exhibition 2004

  • Encouragement of the 23rd Sompo Japan Art Zaibatsu Selection

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2001

    Fuco Ueda Solo Exhibition / Gallery Forest, Tokyo

  • 2003

    Fuco Ueda Solo Exhibition / Span Art Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2004

    Fuco Ueda Solo Exhibition / Gallery Miliu, Tokyo

  • Fuco Ueda Solo Exhibition / Span Art Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2005

    Fuco Ueda Solo Exhibition / Koukodou Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2006

    “Secret Garden” / Fukuhara Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2007

    “Aquarium Fantasy” / Span Art Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2008

    “Symbiosis” / Court Gallery Kunitachi, Tokyo

  • 2011

    “Lucid Dream” / Bunkamura Galley, Tokyo

  • “FUCO UEDA Solo Exhibition in Taiwan” / AKI Gallery, Taipei

  • 2013

    “UTUROFU KIKU” / LOWER AKIHABARA. Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2014

    “Flower of Memory” / Thinkspace Gallery, LA

  • 2016

    “Dream Realm” / GALLERY KOGURE NEW YORK, NY

  • “Odd-Eye” / Thinkspace Gallery, LA

  • 2017

    “YUMEI” / Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome

  • 2019

    “UTAKATA” / Gallery MUMON, Tokyo

Two Person Exhibitions
  • 2007

    Audrey Kawasaki & Fuco Ueda “Power in Numbers 2” / Nucleus Gallery, LA

  • Esao Andrews & Fuco Ueda “VENUS Exhibition” / Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle

Group Exhibitions
  • 2001

    YOKOHAMA Competition 2000 A Prize Winner Group Exhibition / Yokohama

  • Charity Exhibition “Happy Umbrella” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2002

    SYOJYO SYO / Span Art Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “TAKO KITE” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2003

    Hitotsubo 20th Anniversary Exhibition going 1992-2002 / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • Exhibition of Dr. Piezo Vol.1 / Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo

  • EPSON Piezo Graph Media Collection 2003 KYOTO / EPSON Piezo Graph Galley KYOTO, Kyoto

  • Charity Exhibition ”MINI MINI MOTOR SHOW” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2004

    Someday I dream / Gallery F, Tokyo

  • Four Person Exhibition -Nostalgia Disciples- / Gallery LE DECO, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “JEANS SHOP GINZA” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2005

    Fairy Tale of Love / Gallery F, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “ECO BAGS SAVE THE EARTH” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2006

    Kiss Kiss Kiss / Gallery F, Tokyo

  • EVACCA / Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo

  • The Bliss Express Show / Nucleus Gallery, LA

  • Charity Exhibition “GOOD DESIGN GOOD SENSU” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2007

    Nomads in April -Liberation Ward Spring Festival- / Gallery Malle, Tokyo

  • Karan Koron A Geta Art Exhibition / MeltDown Gallery, LA

  • BLISS EXPRESS Exhibition / Compound Gallery, Portland

  • Ephemera Exhibition / Nucleus Gallery, LA

  • The First Meeting of Minami-Aoyama Ningyo Club -Painters and Dolls- / Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

  • Alice Fantasy Exhibition / Span Art Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “Would you like to have tea?” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2008

    NEW YEAR EXHIBITION -Family? 2008- / Gallery F, Tokyo

  • Deep Pop Show / Iona University Gallery, NY

  • April FOU / Gallery Malle, Tokyo

  • Cat Exhibition / Gallery Kogure, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “Vinyl Umbrella” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2009

    Ichi / LOWER AKIHABARA. Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “TENUGUI TOKYO” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2010

    Art Exhibition Reaching the Future / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “HEY! SHOES” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2011

    Incomparable Artists Contacted by Akira Uno -Aquirax Contact- / Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “Shirushisome Tote Bag” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • The Labyrinth of Devil / Jimbocho Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2012

    Wild at Heart / Thinkspace Gallery, LA

  • Hathujo Man / LOWER AKIHABARA. Gallery Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “EAST ALOHA” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2013

    Kizuna Exhibition / MICHEKO GALERIE, Munich

  • 2014

    Charity Exhibition “Ishinomaki Chakkoi Bag” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • Spiral Man / LOWER AKIHABARA. Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “Tohoku Japanese Style Binding Notebook” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2015

    JAPANESE HUMAN SENSORS / JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY, NY

  • ephemeral -Girls’ Area- / Miura Jiro Gallery, Tokyo

  • 3RD ANNUAL ART COLLECTOR STARTER / Corey Helford Gallery, LA

  • Charity Exhibition “Porcelain of Kumamoto Amakusa Pottery Stone” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • Charity Exhibition “IDE Knitting” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Fukushima Biennial 2016 “Season of Shigeyo” / Nihonmatsu City Oyama Chusaku Art Museum, Fukushima

  • Charity Exhibition “Porcelain of Kumamoto Amakusa Pottery Stone” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2017

    Goldfish Bisho Exhibition -Artists Who Draw Goldfish- / Citizen of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

  • ephemeral -Girls’ Area 2017 / Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo

  • Dear Tsuge Yoshiharu / Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2018

    Charity Exhibition “TUTUNO One Sock Exhibition” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • Elysium / Thinkspace Gallery, LA

  • Charity Exhibition “A Small Bean Dish of 167 Ohori Soma Yaki” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • BEYOND THE FAMILIAR / Outré Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2019

    Charity Exhibition “Furoshiki Hyakkaten” / GUARDIAN GARDEN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2020

    15 Years of Thinkspace / Thinkspace Gallery, LA

  • Goldfish Bisho Exhibition2020 -Artists Who Draw Goldfish- / Traveling exhibition in Ishikawa, Aichi, Aomori

Press

Books, Magazines & Web
  • 2001

    Tenpyo #8, “The Power of Image, One Point of Impact - Fuco Ueda’s Exhibition Criticism” (Art Village)

  • 2003

    Illustration No.139, January, “Special Feature: NOUVELLE 12 New Rising Stars” (Genkosha)

  • 2004

    Window of Art, November, “Special Feature: How to Walk Contemporary Art 24 Artists” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • 2005

    Window of Art, November, “Special Feature: New Year’s Cards for 101 Popular Artists” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • Talking Heads Series No.23, “Special Feature: Showa Illusion Picture Scrolls -Walkers in the Dark Night-” (Atelier Third)

  • Talking Heads Series No.25, “Fuco Ueda Exhibition Criticism The Girl Who Was Desperate on the Earth” (Atelier Third)

  • Prints 21, Summer, “About My Favorite Book Okada Amin” (Prints 21)

  • Illustration No.139, November, “Aquirax Contact of Akira Uno” (Genkosha)

  • Piezograph Creative Print 360 (Genkosha)

  • Bliss Express (Guu Press, Canada)

  • 2006

    Monthly Art, October, “Special Feature: 23 Artists Who Fascinated the Editorial Department” (Sun Art)

  • 2007

    Fantasy Over Carroll Imagining or Alice (Sawarabi Honkobo)

  • Talking Heads Series No.32, “The Labyrinth of Girl’s Desire Invited by Strange Play - Fuco Ueda’s Exhibition Criticism” (Atelier Third)

  • Ephemera -Audrey Kawasaki & Fuco Ueda- (Gallery Nucleus, US)

  • 2008

    Art Top, March, Special “Feature: Sensibility of Five Eroticism Female Artists” (Art Journal)

  • Art Window, July, “Special Feature: Polishing Your Drawing Skills Technique Course Vol.10” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • L`IMAGINAIRE EROTIQUE AU JAPON (SEFAM, France)

  • KINGBROWN #4 (kingbrownmag, Australia)

  • DPI Interview Collection Vol.01 “Design Stars Boulevard” (Handsome.tec.co.,ltd, Taiwan)

  • 2009

    EGO, November (Perekhid Media Publishing, Russia)

  • Hi-Fructose Magazine Vol.12 (Last Gasp of San Francisco, US)

  • 2010

    Aquirax Contact I Am a Tempted Artist, Akira Uno (Wise Publishing)

  • DARK INSPIRATION (viction:ary, Hong Kong)

  • Art Collectors No.21, “Artists and Artists Responsible for the Next Generation” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • 2011

    RUBY otherworldliness (gestalten, Argentina)

  • ARTITUDE No.24 (Art Magazine, Taiwan)

  • Art Collectors No.26, “Special Feature: Eros of Japan, Proud of the World” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • 2013

    Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol.3 (Last Gasp of San Francisco, US)

  • 2014

    Art Collectors No.59, “Special Feature: Invitation to Aesthetics” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • Hi-Fructose Magazine Vol.31 (Last Gasp of San Francisco, US)

  • 2015
  • 2016

    Art Collectors No.89, “Special Feature: Art to Read and Symphony of Books, Letters, and Words” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • ASIAN INSPIRATION (viction:ary, Hong Kong)

  • DARK INSPIRATION Ⅱ (viction:ary, Hong Kong)

  • TRISTAN MANCO=MAKE YOUR MARK (Thames & Hudson, UK)

  • 2017

    PAGES FROM MIND TRAVELERS DIARIES (Dorothy Circus Factory, UK)

  • 2018

    Art Collectors No.113, “Special Feature: Invincible Girl” (Seikatunotomosha)

  • Monthly Art, September, “Special Feature: A Beast as a Contemporary Foreign Art by 27 Up-and-coming Artists” (Sun Art)

  • 2019

    BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE #024 (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, US)