Bart Shigeru Uchida is a Sansei sculptor and multimedia artist. Born in Vancouver, Canada, Uchida has studied and worked in Canada and Italy, and currently shares his time living between the United States and Argentina. His work has evolved from carving to include large scale installations, performance art and public and community artworks. He has participated in numerous international sculpture symposiums and has exhibited in North America, Europe, Italy, Macedonia FYR, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and Argentina. Uchida has coordinated inter-cultural exchanges with Macedonia and U.S.A., ’A Unifying Gift’, and ’The Essence of Place’ – an inter-media exchange between Tainan, Taiwan and Boston, MA. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections. Uchida has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Brown Fund City of Boston, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the LEF Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council. He has received the Boston Landscape Architectural Society ’Merit Award,’ the Massachusetts Urban Horticultural Society ’Urban Landscape Premiere Award’ for collaborative work with Johansson and Walcavage Landscape Architects for children’s playgrounds in Franklin Park, Boston, MA and the ‘Ecological Design Award’ for design and built environment, Dorchester Community Center, Dorchester, MA.
Of Uchida’s work, it has been said: ‘The combination of different materials in each sculpture produce interesting special dynamic effects in colour and form, that stimulate the visual and mental perception of the spectator…..’ – Art Magazine, Canada
‘Every element in the installation seemed to shine from within. So striking was the splendor of this lunar environment.’ – Art in America