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Hitomi Mochizuki
Contact / mail@hitomimochizuki.com

Hitomi Mochizuki is a Japanese born photographer and fine art artist based in Tokyo and New York City.
Her childhood was spent in the natural beauty of Shizuoka, Japan.
She formally started training in drawing, oil painting when she was 15 years old, then attended Musashino Art University Tokyo, where she studied photography, editorial design, sculpture, and drawing.

After graduation, she began a career as a graphic designer and after several years decided to pursue a career as a photographer and served as assistant photographer at “STUDIO FOBOS”, one of the most famous photography studio in Tokyo. with the focus at “STUDIO FOBOS” primarily on advertising and fashion photography, Hitomi excelled in all professional skills associated both with commercial photography and the business of art.

Hitomi arrived in the U.S. at the age of 31 to expand her career opportunities by working in the advertising industry. she published work internationally for Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, and Sears in books, magazines, posters, and on the internet. Hitomi continues working as a professional photographer in the commercial photography industry, but her main interest remains fine arts where she combines photography with painting, print-making, and multi-media materials, like resin, wax, gold leaf, oil pastel, and collage.

Hitomi maintains an active career as an artist and commercial photographer in both NYC and Tokyo.

Artist statement :

“As a fine art photographer, my priority is the human portrait. Humans evoke the strongest feeling and emotions. I’m attracted to my model’s energy. They can be a woman, man, child or elderly person. I’m drawn to my models because I see mutual parts in our personality & being. With each model I share something different. Sometimes it is dark, twisted, affectionate, childlike, innocent, sexual, angry, sad, brutal or bold. I don’t choose my models based on their essence. These elements of feeling and connection are beyond biological sex. In my art works there is no border or bias between men & women.

Exhibitions record

[Solo Exhibition] 

輪廻の島 – Rinne no shima
March 1st – April 30th 2015 / フェルケール博物館 Verkehr Museum / Sizuoka-ken Shizuoka-shi Shimizu-ku Minato-cho 2-8-11 〒424-0943  JAPAN

恋ぬ花-Kuinu-hana-
May 6th-24th 2013 / Consulate General of Japan in NYC / 299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171

Synchronization
Mar. 1 – May 15, 2011 / Paprika, 110 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY

Blue
Sep. 1 – 30, 2008 / Facial Index N.Y., 104 Grand Street, New York, NY

[Group Exhibition / collaboration] 

遠州横須賀街道文化展
Collaboration with Sumie Matsuura

Oct 20th – 22nd  2017
 / 静岡県掛川市横須賀地区 遠州横須賀街道沿い /Shizuoka-ken, Kakegawa-shi, Yokosuga area, Enshuyokosuga street, Japan

ひらく展
April 3rd – 26th  2017
 / Gallery sensenci /Shizuoka-ken, Shizuoka-shi, Suruga-ku, Oshika765-2, Japan

松浦澄江 島の光と陰ー東京2016
Collaboration with Sumie Matsuura

October 17th – 27th 2016/ 日仏会館ギャラリー / Galerie de la Maison Franco-Japanaise

歪んだ赤い丸の上に座っている私たち
Collaboration with Sumie Matsuura

April 27th – May 3rd  2015
 / アート影山 / Art Kageyama  Shizuoka-ken Fujieda-shi Koishikawachou 4-10-28  JAPAN


Shizuoka art document
Collaboration with Sumie Matsuura

November 29th – December 7th 2014
 / Spac 舞台芸術公園 Shizuoka-ken Shizuoka-shi Suruga-ku Ikeda 79-4  JAPAN

FIght your life
18th Annual DUMBO Art Under The Bridge Festival

September 27th & 28st. 2014
 / Gleason’s gym  77 front street brooklyn NY 11201


Hitomi with Introducing Drew Gentle in NY
October 19th-November 17th 2013 /  STUDIO THREE THIRTY / 1717 Troutman st #330 Queens, NY 11385

Strength and Motherhood
at 17th Annual DUMBO Art Under The Bridge Festival
September 27th – 29th. 2013 / Gleason’s Gym / 77 Front St Brooklyn, NY 11201

Lotus photography summer group show
August 15th – 31st. 2013 / hpgry gallery New York / 529 West 20th St. 2W, New York NY 10011

MAYDAY : PIRATE UTOPIA
May 7th – June 9th. 2013 / Peanut Underground Art Projects / 215 East 5th Street. New York NY 10003

100 Years in the Underground Steichen to Sherman to ∞
March 4th 2013 – March 25th 2013 / Peanut Underground Art Project / 215 East 5th Street New York NY 10003

The Conventional codes Of
February 7th 2013 – March 2nd 2013 /  Lambert Fine Arts, 57 Stanton Street, New York, NY

16th Annual DUMBO Art Under The Bridge Festival
September 28-30.  2012 / Gleason Gym  77 FRONT STREET BROOKLYN NEW YORK 11201

Beyond 1 lens & Over 100 eyes
May 17th 2012 – Jun 6th 2012 / hpgrp gallery  529 west 20th st. 2w, new york ny 10011

ALGEDONICS
March 22th 2012 – April 7th 2012 / DACIA Gallery  53 Stanton Street  New York, NY 10002

We Are One
Dec. 17, 2011 / Camel Art Space, 722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Grand Opening: Round #1
Oct. 20 – Nov. 6, 2011 / Lambert Fine Arts, 57 Stanton Street, New York, NY

What Every Person Can Do
Mar. 18 – 26, 2011 / Ouchi Gallery, 170 Tillary Street #507, Brooklyn, NY

Born Brave
Feb. 15 – 20, 2011 / Ouchi Gallery, 170 Tillary Street #507, Brooklyn, NY

Giggling Bubbling
Dec. 9, 2010 – Jan 7, 2011 / Da Gallery, 149 W 24th Street, New York, NY

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