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Audition - Program 11 (Fujimura & Gioia)

Audition - Program 11 (Fujimura & Gioia)

This issue of Audition features an interview with Japanese-American painter Makoto Fujimura. A reproduction of one of Fujimura's distinctive paintings is displayed to the right. The following biographical material is from the artist's website:"Makoto Fujimura was born in 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated bi-culturally
between the US and Japan, Fujimura graduated from Bucknell University
in 1983, and received an M.F.A. from Tokyo National University of Fine
Arts and Music with a Japanese Governmental Scholarship in 1989. His thesis
painting was purchased by the university and he was invited to study in
the Japanese Painting Doctorate program, a first for an outsider to this
prestigious traditional program.
"It was during the six and a half years of studying in Japan that Fujimura
began to assimilate the combinations of abstract expressionism explored in
the US with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga