Nicole Mizuka Darling


Auszug aus dem artist statement der Künstlerin (2020):
 
"My work oscillates between digital media focused in photography and graphic design, and traditional mediums such as painting and paper collage. Through the lens of the camera, I navigate and interact with my surroundings. With a pencil and paper, I digest my experiences, and on the computer, I find clarity in my voice, experimenting freely without caution. 

While the mediums vary, my approach to art-making remains consistent and informed by my predominantly western education and my Japanese upbringing. My color palette is inspired by western artists such as Monet, but I am drawn to the contrast of reduced form, ornamental patterns and flatten perspectives following Japanese tradition. Hasegawa Tohaku’s iconic 16th century twin screens of the pine trees have also inspired me through its combination of delicate lines and vast amount of ma, the empty space that allows for breath in a composition. Enabling ma is an approach that dominates many of my works."

"Earth I", 2018/19

Inkjet auf Fotopapier (am Rechner bearbeitete Gouachezeichnungen), 
61 x 61 cm
Edition: 5
Signiert verso

"Earth II", 2018/19

Inkjet auf Fotopapier (am Rechner bearbeitete Gouachezeichnungen), 
61 x 61 cm
Edition: 5
Signiert verso


"Earth III", 2018/19

Inkjet auf Fotopapier (am Rechner bearbeitete Gouachezeichnungen), 
61 x 61 cm
Edition: 5
Signiert verso


"Earth IV", 2018/19

Inkjet auf Fotopapier (am Rechner bearbeitete Gouachezeichnungen), 
61 x 61 cm
Edition: 5
Signiert verso


"Earth V", 2018/19

Inkjet auf Fotopapier (am Rechner bearbeitete Gouachezeichnungen), 
61 x 61 cm
Edition: 5
Signiert verso


"Earth VI", 2018/19

Inkjet auf Fotopapier (am Rechner bearbeitete Gouachezeichnungen), 
61 x 61 cm
Edition: 5
Signiert verso


ohne Titel, 2014

Collage
23 x 30,5 cm
Signiert recto

ohne Titel, 2014

Collage
23 x 30,5 cm
Signiert recto

ohne Titel, 2014

Collage
23 x 30,5 cm
Signiert recto

ohne Titel (Noguchi), 2014

Collage
18 x 25 cm
Signiert recto

ohne Titel (Noguchi), 2014

Collage
18 x 25 cm
Signiert recto

ohne Titel (Noguchi), 2014

Collage
18 x 25 cm
Signiert recto

"Kind of Blue", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

"Kind of Blue", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

"March 11th (I)", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

"March 11th (II)", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

"March 11th (III)", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

"March 11th (IV)", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

"March 11th (V)", 2012

Filzstift auf Papier
42 x 64 cm
Signiert verso

Nicole Mizuka Darling: Vita


Solo Exhibitions 
"Blaupause - Collagen", Kunstkabinett Stefan Moll, Bonn, Germany 2015/16
"Paper play", Kunstkabinett Stefan Moll, Bonn, Germany 2015
"Kind of Blues", Kunstkabinett Stefan Moll, Bonn, Germany 2012
"Flower and Willow, Part I: Paintings and Collage", Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY,
2011
"Aggregate", Kunstkabinett Stefan Moll, Bonn, Germany 2008
Diplom final show, AdBK, Munich, Germany 2008
"Quiet Color: Fotoarbeiten", Galerie Michael Schneider, Bonn, Germany 2007
"Natasin Dance in Bangkok", Kunsthalle g34bis, Munich, Germany 2004
"Vietnam today: Photos & Paintings", Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 2001

Group Exhibitions 
"Art of Painting", curated by William Bailey, Washington Art Association, Washington, CT 2015 selected "Side by Side- Nicole Darling and Brett Henrickson", Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT 2014
"Portraits", Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT 2013
"Show for Show", Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT 2013
"Skewed Demographics", Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, NY 2011
"Flower and Willow, Part II: Set design", Tze Chun Dance Company, Center for 
Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY 2011
"Ausstellung Young Talents, Zweihundert Jahre Kunst Akademie", Galerie Dina4 
Projekte, Munich, Germany 2008
o.T. Okinawa. Tokio, Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany 2008
"Water", G8 Summit, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 2008
"Projekt zur 200- Jahrfeier", Heizkraftwerk am Gärterplatz, Munich, Germany, 2008
"Shifting Borders, Overlapping Fields", Maejima Art Center, Naha, Okinawa, Japan 2007/08
"Fotowerk", Target Partners, Munich, Germany 2007
"On the Move - Jahresaustellung", AdBk, Munich, Germany 2007
"Junge Kunst in der BMW Welt", Munich, Germany 2007
"Photokina- World of Imagining", Cologne, Germany 2006
"Unconscious Movement: Selbstportraits", AdBk, Munich, Germany 2006
City Landscapes-Jahresaustellung, AdBk, Munich, Germany 2005
"Children of Vietnam & Zimbabwe", Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 2000

Ausbildung
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, 2008
Diplom (Masters of Fine Arts equivalent) in Photography- Magna Cum Laude
Deutschkurs f. Ausländer bei d. Universität München e.V. Munich, Germany, 2004
Deutsche Sprachprüfung f. d. Hochschulzugang / German Proficiency Exam for University
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2001
Bachelors of Arts in History, Minor in Japanese. Thesis: The Photojournalism
of Life Magazine in 1965, The Year of Escalation into the Vietnam War
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Fall Semester 1999
Counsel on Intl. Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Fellowships and Grants
selected
BAC Community Arts Regrant Award, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
The Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ, 2011
Teaching Fellowship, Collegiate School Teaching Institute, NY, NY, June 2009
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Thomas J. Watson Foundation, Providence, RI, August 2001–July 2002
Ford Fellowship, Vassar College,Poughkeepsie, NY, Summer 2000