Teruko Nimura: Mimesis

May 3 – September 15, 2018

Using imagery taken from historical caricatures of Japanese figures, Nimura’s work addresses the complex politics of cultural heritage and collective memory. Her finely crafted ink drawings, cut paper, and haunting installations challenge the simplicity of stereotypes while balancing between personal identification and critique.

Teruko Nimura is a multi-disciplinary artist with a diverse practice that includes installation, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, participatory, and public art. She has exhibited nationally and in Mexico, and was recently included in the 2017 TX Biennial. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from UT Austin in 2009. She is currently based in Austin, TX.

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