Yuria Okamura is a Melbourne-based artist whose drawing practice explores and reinterprets various idealities from across cultures and histories through the utopian language of geometry and diagrammatic aesthetics.
Yuria completed MFA (Research) at The University of Melbourne in 2015 after finishing BFA (Honours) at RMIT University in 2010. She has received a number of awards, scholarships and residencies including Australia Council Career Development Grant, Stuart Black Memorial Scholarship, Ursula Hoff Institute Drawing Award, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, RMIT Honours Travelling Endowment Scholarship, The Studios at MASS MoCA (USA), Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency (Australia), Bayside City Council Residency (Australia) and Takt Artist Residency (Germany). Recent shows include La Trobe Art Institute (VIC), C3 Contemporary Art Space (VIC), Anna Pappas Gallery (VIC), Five Walls Projects (VIC), Tributary Projects(ACT), Kunstraum Tapir (Berlin, Germany), Langford 120 (VIC), Seventh Gallery (VIC), Japan Foundation Gallery (NSW), and Mølla På Grim (Kristiansand, Norway). Her work has been featured on international magazines including Fukt (Germany) and Create Mag (USA).
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