Shigeno Ichimura was born in 1963 in Okinawa, Japan, where his journalist father was relocated for work. Growing up under the U.S. military occupation, he later moved to Tokyo at the age of 11, two years after Okinawa was returned to Japan. Spending his teenage years in Shinjuku, he pursued his artistic aspirations after graduating from university and moved to New York City in 1989 to become an artist, and is currently based in NYC and Tokyo.

Primarily employing a minimalist and abstract approach, Ichimura expresses the relativity of phenomena through several series, revolving around sub-themes such as light, time, relationships, memory, and traces.

 Selected Solo Exhibitions

 1997-99  Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, NY

 2003,05  Tower 49 Project, New York, NY

 2004  M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY Art Installation at St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY

 2005-14  Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan “Relativity of Intimacy” and others.

 2016 “Time and Relative” Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

 2017 “Relative Relations” SH Art Project, Tokyo

 2018  Cassina Ixc. Galleria Cicap – Dell’arte, Tokyo

 2020 “Traces of Transience” Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

 2022 “People passing by” Gallery Cellar, Tokyo

 Selected Group Exhibitions

 1991  Soho Art House, New York

 1995 “NY Soho Biennial”, New York

 1998 “Abstraction ’98” The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY

 1999  “New Directions ’99” Barlett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

 2000  “Emerge 2000” Al Jazeera Contemporary Art Center, Newark, NJ

 2000 “Texas National 2000” SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas

 2001  “New Directions ’01”, Barlett Art Center, New York

 2002 “4th Annual Video Marathon,” Art in General, New York, NY

 2002-03  “Small + UGLY” University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

 2002-03  “New York Public Library Window Project” (New York, NY)

 2003  “On and Off the Wall”, Phillips, New York, NY

 2004 “Art Star / Sausage Factory” Debs & Co., New York , NY

 2005  “Surface Tension” 2×13 Gallery, New York, NY

 2008  “Let There Be Light” Gallery Hangil, Paju, KOREA

 2009  “Movement and Expression” Okinawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Okinawa, JAPAN

 2019  “20th Anniversary Show”,  Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York


 1997  “Texas National 97” 2nd Prize/ Juror: Mike & Doug Stern

 2000  “Texas National 2000” Special Prize/ Juror: Art Guy: Michael Galbreath, Jack Massing

 2002  New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting