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Hiromi Stringer

March 3 - June 4, 2023

Image Gallery

March 3 – June 4, 2023

An exhibition of new reports from Shoei Umeyama for Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum (UTTM).

The mission of the Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum (UTTM) is to represent the achievements and legacy of the historical time-teleportation traveler Shoei Umeyama. Umeyama, who was originally from the Japan of the mid-1800’s, created ink paintings/reports as his record of what he saw in this modern-day world of the US. He analyzed things utilizing his knowledge (he was a scholar in the Tokugawa shogunate), and made the paintings as his way of making sense of this world.

UTTM collects, classifies, preserves, exhibits and loans Umeyama Reports, his collections, and related artifacts that represent an alternative perspective on contemporary society.

For the benefit of the broader range of communities, the museum organizes traveling exhibitions, publishes books and manages an online database making the material more accessible.

UTTM promotes dialogue and evokes intellectual curiosity toward the contemporary world by allowing patrons to view it through Umeyama’s eyes.

We believe that maintaining and being aware of diverse perspectives is crucial for mutual communication, compassion and surviving in this contemporary milieu.

The body of works UTTM is a series of installations of an imaginary museum. The main content of the installations include the Umeyama Reports (ink drawings), Umeyama’s collected items (sculptures), museum labels (graphite drawings) as well as various museum ephemera, for example, pamphlets, quality reproductions and stickers as souvenirs. Below is a mission statement from the imaginary museum, which also serves as a part of my artist statement.

Biography

Hiromi Stringer was born in Kyoto, Japan. Currently she is a drawing Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

She is selected for the 2021 Summer Arts Faculty Residency program at Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency, MI. She was awarded the 2019-2020 Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship upon graduating from UTSA with an MFA in Art where she studied with multiple merit-based scholarships. She was selected for an artist in residency program, the 2019-2020 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program/ Künstlerhaus Bethanien International Studio Program, Berlin, Germany. She received a grand prize for Eyes Got It! 2014. 

Her recent solo show at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX, Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum (UTTM), will be a traveling exhibition including the Nave Museum in Victoria, TX in 2021. A resident of the San Antonio area, her works are in public, corporate and private collections in Japan and the US. Stringer has exhibited at artpace, Contemporary at Blue Star, the McNay Art Museum, the Southwest School of Art, the University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, Cinnabar art gallery, REM gallery, and grayduck Gallery, among others.