Visual Art meets Movement: Hiromi Okumura
Hiromi Okumura will join Indy Convergence for her first IC residency this May in Indianapolis. She received her MFA at Iowa State University and currently is an adjunct professor at Washington State University. Her work has been shown and collected internationally.
We’re thrilled to be working with another visual artist this year. Because most of our previous participants are primarily performance based artists, it’s exciting to have Hiromi sharing her talents on and off the canvas at Indy Convergence.
Truly an interdisciplinary artist, Hiromi not only paints and designs but incorporates dance and movement into her work. In her artist statement Hiromi says, “…I try to let colors sing and vibrate to express energy, movement, and space. Like the dancer, music drives my creative force and helps move my brushes. If you could see me paint, you might think I am dancing — my feet and my brushes move rhythmically. In fact, I love to dance, and dance, improvisational dance in particular, informs my painting.”
“As an artist I would like to save the world with my art … at least a part of it. I would like to change the way people perceive life and experience the world. Painting is my contribution to a world where art and life come together as a holistic journey. I would like my art to lift people’s spirits; it should be love songs and cheers to human life.”
Look for Hiromi’s photo transfer workshop and see her incredible artistry at our Open Lab Performance on May 17 at Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square. You can support Hiromi and the other Indy Convergence artists by donating to our Indiegogo Campaign through MARCH 28 (this Friday). Thank you!