Yukiko Nakashima

Lives and Works in NYC

Co-founder of AAI (Arts Action Initiative)


Instagram: @yukikoptg


Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions and Performances:


        2023                Echos of Home, RIVAA Gallery, New York, NY

                                 Abstract, Distortion & Fragmentation, Li Tang Gallery, online exhibition, New York

                                 A Selection of Abstractions, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL, Canada

                                 Invisible Room, Fairleigh Dickinson University Gallery, Teaneck, NJ

                                 Invisible Room, ACC Gallery, Tenafly, NJ

        2021                Almost Endless, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA

                               Mono, Mi-Sul online exhibition

        2020                Emotionally Coded, The Clemente, NY, NY

        2018-2019     Artist Co-Op, 2018, Miller Gallery, JCAL Arts Center, Jamaica, NY

        2018                Basement Town- Represented Artist, Brooklyn, NY

        2017-2018     Making Connections, Citi Deford Gallery, Long Island City, NY

        2017                Making Connections, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY

        2016                Deeper and Closer, Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ

        2012                Sculpting Outside the Line, Foggy Bottom Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

        2010                Simultaneous Presence Evergreen Museum & Library, Baltimore, MD

                                 Heed the Machine St. Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, NY

                                 Lucid Directions Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

        2009                New Tales for Our Age The Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ

                                 Fieza Projects London, England (participation to Brina Thurston's project)

                                Remarked Unknown Subdivision art, Long Island City, NY

        2008               Trading Places Canco Lofts, Jersey City, NJ

        2008                Show and Tell hpgrp Gallery , New York, NY

        2007                One work/One talk hpgrp Gallery, New York, NY

        2007                BABOOM!!! Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ

                                 Momenta Project White Column, New York, NY

                                2007 Benefit Raffle Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

                                Shame Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ

        2006                Keeping It Real The Garage, Jersey City, NJ

                                 Cooper Union Summer Residency Exhibition Cooper Union, New York, NY

                                 Works on Paper LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

                                 Connections Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ, Curated by Donald Kuspit

                                 Go Figure Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD

                                 On the Border of Realism MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

        2005                Receiver Series 2 (performance) Gallery 58, Jersey City, NJ

                                 Tremor II (performance) City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

                                 Rural…Urban…&…Otherwise City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

        2004                Limit Edge Boundary Asymptote City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

        2003                Body Speech Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

                                 D.U.M.B.O. Under the Bridge Festival DUMBO Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

                                 Ten Performances Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                                 Message from Body IV Pepper’s Loft Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



        “Madness.” OyeDrum Magazine No. 5, New York NY, Spring/Summer 2022


        “Fortress.” Vellum Magazine no. 26, New York NY, May 12, 2022


        “no. 43 Artist Interviews. ArtReveal Magazine, London November 10, 2018         


        “At Baltimore’s Evergreen estate, outdoor sculpture exhibit is surprising.” The Washington Post May 14, 2010. Going Out Guide, Museum section.

        “Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence.” BMOREART April 27, 2010.

        “Visual Arts Center Premieres New Exhibit." Summit Patch September 12, 2009. Articles section.

        “Garage art work is raw, real with mixed identities.” The Jersey Journal October 27, 2006. Art Review.

        “National Show at Foundation, ‘Works of Art on Paper,’ Rips.” The Sandpaper July 12, 2006. section two.

        “Connecting art and the everyday.” Star Ledger August 1, 2004. arts section.



        2001 – 2003    The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts  

                                  New Brunswick, NJ, M.F.A.

        1995 – 2000    The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY, Department of Art, B.A.



        2022                The Pouch Cove Residency, Newfoundland, Canada

        2006                The Cooper Union, New York, NY, Summer Residency Program


Lectures and Panel Discussion: 

        2023                RIVAA Gallery, New York, NY

                                 Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ

        2016                Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ