Rie Nishimura is New York-based performance artist. She was born in Tokyo, graduated from Musashino Art University. She had worked as an art director and a graphic designer in Tokyo, then relocated in New York in 2008 to diversify her expression in design and art fields.
In 2010, she started a performance art, which is the combination of dancing and painting at various events and shows in New York. Her performance creates a unique atmosphere, allowing the audience to share time, space, and experience in the creative process. Her concept has been simple, express emotions such as happy and sad ones using her body with live painting. It makes her mind detox, Zero thoughts which is connecting with the spirit of Zen. Another concept is about the environment, which she had been concerned about for so long.
My abstract works are full of color and movement. They are created by acrylic paint. The fluid, acrylic paints are poured directly onto the canvas, which is then manipulated by moving the canvas around or my movement, allowing the colors to take their own course and blend together creating a new color and shapes.
Graduated from the Department of Spatial Design, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Jan 2017 Performance “One Love” at Cinderella Project Event in Tokyo
Jun 2016- Jan 2017 Group show at The Conference Board in NYC
Dec 2015 Group show at gallery onetwentyeight
Apr 2015 Performance “Purification” at J-Collabo Event
Apr 2015 Performance “Rhythm of Color” at CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Oct 2014 Performance “Birthday” at Drom (ALIVE showcase)
Jul 2014 Performance “New Flowers” at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
Jun 2014 “New Flowers” at CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Jun 2014 Performance “Always with me” at Tenri Gallery
May 2013 “Japan Week Event” at Grand Central Station
Jun 2012 Solo Show and Performance “Tears of the Ocean” at CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Mar 2012 “Arigato” Event at Central Park
May 2012 “Past-Present-Future” at Audi Forum 250 Park Avenue (J-Collabo Event)
Mar 2011 Painting Show at Restaurant Mundo
Feb 2011 SADOU (Japanese Tea Ceremony) “THE UNIVERSE” at J-Collabo Event
Feb 2011 Painting Show at Restaurant Lin
New York Art Directors Club 81st annual
JAPAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARD
Japanese Society of Commercial Space Design Award 2006