Education

1999 – 2002          California State University, Fullerton: Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture
 

1993 – 1999          West Virginia University: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Graphic Design (double major)
 





Professional Experience

      

2016 – Present     Professor of Art (Sculpture and Metals) at Midwestern State University (MSU Texas), Wichita Falls, Texas
 

2009 – 2016          Associate Professor of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX 
 

2003 – 2009          Assistant Professor of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
 

    

                                                                                                                 



Solo Exhibitions


2019

“Keshin of Metals” Gallery 193, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

 

 

2013      
“Behind the Sign” Sakuragi Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan


“The Oil States and Pachinko Islands” Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani, Chiba, Japan


2011
“Suguru Hiraide Solo Exhibition” LA Artcore Galley at Union Center for the Arts,  Los Angeles, CA


2009
“Still Pachinko” Red Bud Gallery, Houston, TX


2007
“Pachinko Finale”  LA Artcore Gallery at Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA


“Pachinko Prelude” Kemp Center for th

 

 

2006

“epitome, OK” (solo) Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK

 

 

2005

“Mix! Series” (solo) The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

 

 

2004

“epitome–tx” (solo) Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Gallery, Midwestern State University, TX

“epitome II”  (solo) LA Artcore gallery in the Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

2002

“epitome” (solo) West Gallery, California State University, Fullerton (solo)

 

 

 

 


Selected Exhibitions
(Two-person, and outdoor shows marked by asterisk)

2019    

“The 1st Cross Current Yokohama-Texas 2019” Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama city Kanagawa Japan

“Terra Splendora” Splendora Gardens, Cleveland, TX

“2019 Cross Current International Exchange Show U.S. –Japan” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo Japan

 

 

2018

"International Sculpture Center’s Chapter Member  Exhibition” at Zona Maco International Sculpture Center, Mexico (Juried)

 

 

2017    

“Profusion in the Void” at Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX (Juried)

     
“Suguru Hiraide, Toko Tokunaga, Yasuyo Maruyama, Sachiko Miki” at LA Artcore Gallery at the Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

2016       
“Crosscurrent International Exchange Show US–Japan” Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

 

“Texas Atomic Iron Commission Exhibition at University of Science and Arts at Oklahoma” The Nesbitt Gallery, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK


 

2015       
“The Association of Asian Contemporary Sculptors Exchange Exhibition 2015” Fukuoka Asian Art
Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

 

“Patent Pending Show” curated by Jon Whitfill, Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, TX 

                              
“The 3rd Cross Current International Exchange Show U.S. –Japan” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Japan


 

2014–2015

*"Art on the Green Sculpture Invitational” (one year outdoor exhibition) Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX. 

               

 

2014         
“The Exhibition of Art Works by the Association of Asian Contemporary” The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung Taiwan

 

“ASEAN International Art Festival and Workshop” at Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Wang Klai Kangwon Campus, Huahin,  Thailand
 

“Three–person Exhibition” at LA Artcore Gallery at the Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
 

“International Art X change 2014” Naresuan University Art Museum, Phitsanulok, Thailand
 

“The 18th Guangzhou International Art Fair” Guangzhou, China;

 

               

2013–2014       

“Texas Sculpture Invitational” Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Mdwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX




2012      
* “East Meets West” (two-person) Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX  

 

“Japan-U.S. International Art Exchange Show 2012” Fukuoka City Art Museum, Japan

“Combinations: TWU Faculty with Guests” East /West Gallery, Texas Woman’s University,  Denton TX



 

2011        
“Texas Sculpture Network Symposium” Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX
  

* “Steel Sculpture:Fun with Guns and Pachinko” (two-person) Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX


 

2010          
“ZENTICA: A Costa Rica and Japan Cultural Exchange Arts Exhibition” The House of the Mint at the Center for Arts and Technology LA Aduana, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

“Freiraum 18 in Futtsu” Makii Stainless Inc. Chiba, Japan

 

               

2009        
“Freiraum 17 in Asakusabashi” Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

 

“Cross Current: The 2nd. International Exchange Exhibition US- Japan” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 

“Yokoso!” Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
 

“Small Work Exhibition 2009” (three locations) Gallery An-Sei, Ukiha, Japan. Creator’s Ark Gallery, Munakata, Japan. Craftstory, Pusan, Korea

 

               

2008          
“Japanese and U.S Artists International Exchange Exhibition” Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

 

“3rd Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition” The West Gallery at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX (Honorable Mention)
 

“4th International Art Festival/ Workshop” Poh-Chang Academy of Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattankosin, Bangkok, Thailand (two gallery locations)


 

2007          
“True to Form” Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX, Juried by Clint Willour, Director of Galveston Arts Center


“Kyomei: Resonance: Japanese Contemporary Artists” Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX.

 

“Play and Replay” University Texas San Antonio Satellite Space at Blue Star Arts Complex, TX



2006    

“Metal Arts” Ellen Noel Museum, Odessa, TX (Received award for Best of the Show)

“As We Glow Forward” Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Regional Exchange Show” California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield CA

 

 

2005    

“The 5th American & Japanese Artists Exchange Show” Kitakyusyu Municipal Museum of Art,Kitakyusyu, Japan

“re–ACTION” Art League Houston, Houston, TX

 

 

2003    

“Toys, Art That Works” Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

 

 

2002

“Art in Motion” East Village Arts (EVA) Gallery, Long Beach, CA



Selected Visiting Artist Lectures / Workshops

              

2014          
Lectures and workshops duringASEAN International Art Festival and Workshop at Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Wang Klai Kangwon Campus, Huahin,Thailand.


 

2014
Lectures and workshops during “International Art X change 2014” in Thailand

*I was one of thirteen invited artists from the U.S.A. I gave power point and movie presentations at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok and Thaksin University in Songkhla, I also created a steel wire sculpture during the workshop at Sud Mongkol Room in Krabi Municipality, Thailand

 
 

2012          
Visiting artist lecture “14 hours difference: A Japanese artist in the USA” during Global Connection Awareness Month at Texas Woman’s University



2010          
Visiting artist workshop titled “Low Tech Kinetics” at University of North Texas


 

2010          
Visiting artist lecture for Visual Art Society of Texas at Denton

 


2008          
Guest artist /speaker for “4th International Art Festival/ Workshop” at Poh-Chang Academy of Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattankosin, Bangkok, Thailand

               


2007           
Guest artist speaker for the panel discussion titled “Japanese Contemporary Art and Culture” at Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX

*Mari Omori, associate professor of art at Kingwood College, organized the panel discussion and invited me along with Mineko Glimmer, a Los Angeles‑based artist; Martha Blackwelder, Director of the Asian Society in Texas; and Vivian Lee, curatorial assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

 


2006            
Life casting and mold making workshop and lecture at California State University, Bakersfield

 

                                                 




Selected Exhibitions Juried/ Curated

2019    

“The 1st Cross Current Yokohama-Texas 2019” Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama city Kanagawa Japan

 

 

2015          
“The 3rd Crosscurrent, International Exchange Show: U.S.–Japan 2015” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

*Nakagomi Yasunari, director of the Association of International Exchange, and I curated the exhibition. I invited thirteen artists from Texas and one from California. Nakagomi selected eight artists in Japan. The exhibition was a great success. Over twenty five hundred visitors came to see the exhibition over a span of eight days.

 

2013–2014          
“Art on the Green: Outdoor Invitational Sculpture Exhibit” Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX

* I selected nine sculptures including two from Japan.

 

2008          
“Wichita Falls Art Association Exhibition” Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX


 

2005          
“Art Affair on the Kemp Square” Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX

“Art for All” Lawton, OK

“2005 Annual Students Exhibition” North Harris College, Houston, TX

 



 



Membership

 

 

1998 – present           International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

2001 – present           College Art Association, New York, NY

 

2004 – present           Texas Sculpture Network
 
2004 – present           Texas Association of College Teachers, Austin, TX

 

2012 – present           Texas Sculpture Group, Austin, TX       
      

2005 – 2010                Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX
 

2003 – 2004                Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
 

 






Private and permanent collection

              

2014           Mr. Tucker (private) TX
 

2014           Krabi Art Museum, Krabi, Thailand (Public)
 

2011           Ms. & Mr. Meyer (private) CA
 

2011           Ms. Foley (private) CA

2011           Ms. Nakamura (private) CA    
 

2009           M s. Lydia Takeshita (private) CA

2007           Mr. and Mrs. Tucker (private) TX

 

2006           Kyosei no Sato Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (Public)
 

2002           Ms. Veronica Chiang (private) CA

 

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