Voyage – Emerging Artists Support Program Solo Exhibition: Fukiko Tsurifune – “ROADSTEAD”




For the ninth edition of this program, we are pleased to introduce two artists selected through an open call: painter Fukiko Tsurifune and contemporary artist Chiaki Orita.
Tsurifune’s paintings are based on the scenery of Shiogama and the surrounding area, with which she’s been familiar since childhood.
In her series of paintings, which showcase nostalgic landscapes brimming with emotion and weave together fantasy and contemporary life, Tsurifune presents a seemingly Pop-like depiction of Shiogama, yet reveals a latent image of the city and approaches the depths of the everyday.
Meanwhile, the series also realistically documents existing old buildings and scenery, capturing the details of history, climate, and the natural world with precision, while also depicting the hidden aura within. The events of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake strengthened her desire to catalog and preserve these ever-changing landscapes.
We hope that each visitor will have the opportunity to freely expand their own image of the “Region” while meditating on every aspect of the work and making various discoveries as if exploring it.


Saturday July 15th through Sunday September 3rd, 2023 at the Sugimura Jun Museum of Art
(Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai.

10:00–17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays
Admission (permanent collection + special exhibition):
• Adults: 500 yen
• University / High school students: 400 yen
• Junior high school students and under: Free
• Discount for museum members and people with special needs.




Fukiko Tsurifune

Painter. Born 1993 in Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture and currently resides there. Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Manga, Department of Manga. Recipient of the Grand Prize at the 35th Tohoku Architecture Forum – 14th Painting Architecture in Tohoku Exhibition in 2020 and the Miyagi Prefecture Art Association Prize at the 59th Art Festival of Miyagi Painting Exhibition (Open Call Division) in 2022.



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