Sachiko Akiyama

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Installation shot from "Long Hand Poem" at Kniznick Gallery, Waltham, MA

EDUCATION

2005
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2002
  • MFA Sculpture, Boston University, Boston, MA
2000
  • Post-baccalaureate certificate in Studio Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1995
  • BA Studio Art, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
  • "Long Hand Poem," Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • "From Root to Sky," Hollister Gallery, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
2016
  • "Between Here and There," Matter and Light Gallery, Boston, MA
2015
  • "Untold Stories," Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA
2013
  • "On Finding Home," University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Maine
2012
  • "For the Birds," Akinofuku Museum, Hamamatsu, Japan
2010
  • "Things Unseen," Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
  • "I Remember What I Did Not See", Mariboe Gallery, Princeton, NJ
2007
  • "Alone Together," Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2005
  • "Between Dream and Memory." Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2003
  • "Dream of Birds," winner of contest juried by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2000
  • "The Silence of Thoughts and Memories," Spingold Theater, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
  • "Right Side Out: Self Portraits," Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME
  • "Body/Head," presented by Field Projects, Be Fluent Language School, NYC, NY
  • "Momentum," Museum of Art at University of New Hampshire, Durham, MA
2016
  • "Julie Spoke Softly Under...," Field Project, NYC, NY, juried by Paulina Bebecka, director of Postmasters Gallery
  • "Maine Biennial,"Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
  • "Back to School Special," George Marshall Gallery, York, ME
2015
  • "The Artists Revealed," Museum of Art at University of New Hampshire, Durham, MA
  • "MCC Awards in Crafts/Sculpture/Installation/New Genres," New Art Center, Newton, MA
  • "Revealing Identity," Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
  • "Branching Out," Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2011
  • "Chain Mail," Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2010
  • "Animal Instinct," Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
  • "New Work", two-person exhibition, Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
2007
  • "Faculty Exhibition," Boston University, Boston, MA
  • "Sculpture, etc.," Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
  • "Emerging Women Artists," Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
  • "Summer Invitational," Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2006
  • "MASS 3D," Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • "Summer Group Exhibition," Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2005
  • "Regeneration," Douglass College Library Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
  • "In Nature's Company," Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2004
  • "Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art," DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
  • "Summer Selections," Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2003
  • "Elements of Nature," Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
  • "Artists Without Borders," Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
  • "States of Stillness," Project DK Art, Boston, MA
2002
  • "MFA Sculpture Thesis Exhibition," Boston University, Boston, MA
  • "New Talent," Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Two person exhibition, Boston University Graduate Student Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
  • "Creasion," Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017
  • Finalist Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Concord, NH
  • Colman Award, Mellon Foundation, Boston, MA
2015
  • Finalist Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, Boston, MA
2014
  • Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
  • Playa, Summer Lake, OR
2012
  • Cambridge Women's Travel Club Grant, Cambridge, MA
  • Oschenfeld Residency, Frankfurt, Germany
2011
  • Honorable Mention, Margo Harris Hammerschlag Direct Carving Award, NAWA, NYC, NY
  • Brother Thomas Fellowship, Boston Foundation, Boston, MA
2009
  • ICA Boston Prize, nominee, Boston, MA
2008
  • Colman Award, Mellon Foundation, Boston, MA
2006
  • Artist Resource Trust Grant, Great Barrington, MA
  • Joan Mitchell Award, New York, NY
2005
  • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Quebec
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, Boston, MA
2004
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant, Shelter Island, NY
  • Vermont Studio Center, partial fellowship, Johnson, VT
2003
  • George Sugarman Foundation Grant, Novato, CA
2002
  • Barbara Deming Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
  • Ruth Chenven Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
  • Blanche E. Colman Award, Mellon Foundation, Boston, MA
  • Marianna Pineda Award, Boston University, Boston, MA
2001
  • Mary O'Shannon Award in Public Art, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA
  • Women's Graduate Club Scholarship, Boston University, Boston, MA
2000-2002
  • Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University, Boston, MA
2000
  • Richard Ryan Sr. Memorial Award in Excellence, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

SELECTED REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS

Bucci McCoy, MaryArt In New England, August/September 2005
Cutler, MeredithArt Scope, January/February 2011
Frenn, Chawky100 Boston Artists, Atglen: Schiffer Publisher, 2013
Fumitaka, Mabuchi"Akiyama Holds First Solo Exhibition in Japan", Chunichi Shinbun, July 19, 2012
Kany, Daniel"Strong show by artists...", Portland Press Herald, September 25, 2016
Kany, Daniel"Art deliciously flawed and fresh", Portland Press Herald, November 13, 2016
Little, Carl"Sachiko Akiyama: On Finding Home", Art in New England, Jan./Feb.2014
McQuaid, Cate"Danforth Finds the Ties That Bind", Boston Globe, December 12, 2010
McQuaid, Cate"Family Bonds", Boston Globe, December 21, 2006
McQuaid, Cate"A Multi-Dimensional State of Art", Boston Globe, June 8, 2006
McQuaid, Cate"10 Artists to Watch", Boston Globe, March 19, 2006
McQuaid, Cate"Her Mysterious Sculptures Activate Viewer's Curiosity", Boston Globe, May 20, 2005
McQuaid, Cate"Sculpture and Camera Bring Out the Visions of Newer Artists", Boston Globe, June 6, 2003
Molla, JoniInterview, HokTok Magazine, online publication, Brooklyn, NY, October 11, 2016
Park, Addison"Sachiko Akiyama at Matter and Light", Artdeal Magazine, October 11, 2016, artdealmagazine.blogspot.com
Raymond, David"Momentum: Works by UNH Faculty," Art in New England, May/June, 2016
Salas, Rafael"Gallery Night Pick," Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, October 29, 2010
Shohet West, Nancy"Global West Calendar," Boston Globe, April 5, 2015
Silver, Joanne"Contemporary Self-Portraits Echo Life at the DeCordova," Boston Herald, February 13, 2004
Volpe, Christopher"Studio Visit," Art In New England, March/April 2017.

COLLECTIONS

  • DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-present
  • Assistant Professor of Sculpture, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
2008-2015
  • Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2013
  • Visiting Artist, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.
2012
  • Visiting Artist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
  • Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Shizuoka School of Art and Culture, Hammamatsu, Japan.
2011
  • Visiting Artist, UC Davis, Davis, CA.
2006
  • Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, UMASS Lowell, Lowell, MA.
  • Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
  • Visiting Artist, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
  • Juror, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Providence, RI.
2005
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA.
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Marlborough College, VT.
2002
  • Guest Lecturer, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

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