Fumino Hora: profile

Fumino Hora was born and educated in Tokyo, Japan. She lived and worked as an artist in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2006, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2011, and Tokyo Japan from 2011 to 2016.  She obtained a Doctor of Fine Arts Degree (2013), a Master of Fine Arts Degree (2005), and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (2002) from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She has also acquired Photography certificate from Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 2008. Throughout her art career, she has experimented with various media whilst seeking a more conceptual form of expressions.

Her most recent artistic theme is ‘life and existence’: exploring life and its meanings in the tangible time frame and in the beyond. Her works are forged by deep meditation and Japanese aesthetics, interwoven with her experiences living in various cultures. She works with multimedia, such as wax, metal, glass, paper, fiber, photography, printmaking, video, and combination of those.

Her previous awards include ‘Robert and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation Award’ in 2008, the ‘Sweet Water Award in 2007, and the second runner-up prize at the ‘Phillippe Charriol the 17th Art Competition’ in 2002. She has contributed to charity activities such as ‘The Society of The Relief of Disabled Children’ and ‘The Nesbitt Center (The Hong Kong Vocational Centre)’. Her works have been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally.

She was a member of ‘Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’, ‘Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh’, and Pittsburgh Group, and is currently and a member of Orange County Fine Arts.

She has obtained a Photography Certificate from Pittsburgh Filmmakers in April 2008,

and was a resident artist at Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2010. Her works have been shown and collected both domestically and internationally. The collectors of her works includes Phillippe Charriol Art Foundation in Hong Kong and Maridon Museum, Butler Pennsylvania.

Fumino Hora currently lives and works as an artist in Orange County, California