Born in 1976 in Miyazaki, Japan, Mayumi Nakamura studied at the Joshibi University of Art and Design. Up until 2006 she worked for a clothing manufacturer as a designer, before starting her career as a ceramic artist.
Her first solo exhibition entitled ‘The Secret Garden’ was held in 2012 at the Miyazaki Yamakataya Art Gallery and since then she has had a flourishing solo and group exhibition career throughout Japan. She focuses mostly on three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional works with abstract paintings. For Nakamura, ceramics and their varying materials, especially clay, can express invisible things such as emotions and spirituality.
2012 The Secret Garden/ Miyazaki Yamakataya Art Gallery, Miyazaki, Japan
2013 The Secret Garden vol.2/ Miyazaki Yamakataya Art Gallery, Miyazaki, Japan
2014 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition/ Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2015 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition - Kaku -/ Gallery Art space Irosora, Miyazaki, Japan
2016 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition/ Gallery Tosei, Osaka (’15)
2017 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition- Let my own flowers bloom-/ Iwataya Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan
Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition - Event Horizon-/ Miyazaki Yamakataya Art Gallery, Miyazaki, Japan
2018 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition - Event Horizon-/ Gallery Tosei, Osaka
Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition - Void Poem-/ Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo
2019 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Pictures Exhibition- Let my own flowers bloom-/ Miyazaki Bougainvillea Airport Gallery, Miyazaki, Japan (’16)
2020 Mayumi Nakamura Ceramic Exhibition - Grand Bouquet-/ Shop & Gallery min, Miyazaki, Japan
2021 Solo Exhibition, Tosei Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto