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 from 2011 to 2016.  She has 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 recent artistic theme is ‘The human condition’: exploring the nature of human beings from the aspect of Japanese aesthetic ideals based on the historical and cultural contexts. She works with multimedia medium, such as paper, metal, glass, photography, fiber, 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. She has obtained a Photography Certificate from Pittsburgh Filmmakers in April 2008.

She 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 resides and works as an artist in Orange County, California