About

HOMEMy work is inspired by traces from the past: fossils, ruins and relics.  By collecting fragments, categorizing pieces and imagining missing parts, my works explore the woven history of the earth.

I was born and grew up in Tokyo. I was always interested in how all life started. Curiosity about the beginning of life led me to study chemistry at university. Since then I moved to Cambridge and started developing my career as an artist.

During my time at the Royal College of Art I won the Linklaters Printmaking Award.  I also won the Galleries Magazine Award and the London Print Studio Award at the National Print Exhibition.  My works have been shown at the Mall Galleries, Banksde Gallery, and Jerwood Space, London


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Education:
2001/03  MA Fine Art Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London
1997/01  BA Fine Art Printmaking, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge
1990/92  MIB(International Business), École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
1980/84  BEng Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, Tokyo

Exhibitions:
2017  Society of Graphic Fine Art DRAW 17, Menier Gallery, London
2017  The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017, Mall Galleries, London
2017  RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London
2017  Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2016  Society of Graphic Fine Art DRAW 16, Menier Gallery, London
2016  As Happy As The Birds In Spring, The Old Fire Engine Gallery, Ely
2014  ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2013  Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, Jerwood Space, London
2012  Recent Paintings, Primavera Magdalene Gallery, Cambridge
2011  Christmas Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Cambridge
2011  Recent Works, The Old Fire Engine House Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2010  Very Small Works, The Old Fire Engine House Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2009  Red and Gold, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2009  Christmas Exhibition, Gallerytop, Matlock, Derbyshire
2009  Land and Sea, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2009  Dappled Things, The Old Fire Engine House Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2008  Paintings and Sculpture by Rika Newcombe and Carol Sinclair, The Kaetsu Centre, New Hall, Cambridge
2008  CAMBA Exhibition: Six Days, The Shop, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
2007  Threshold 6×4, The Front Room Studio, Bridport, Dorset
2007  By the river, Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge
2003  Recent Graduates, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2003  Christmas Collection, Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge
2003  Portrait of Robert Hooke, The Royal Society, London
2003  The Show 2003, Royal College of Art, London
2003  Blueprint, The Study Gallery, Poole
2002  Christmas Collection, Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge
2002  Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London
2001  Christmas Mixture, Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge
2001  Platform 2, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
2001  National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2001  Cambridge Young Printmakers 2001, Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge

Designs:
2011/15  Images for 15 books published by Frontinus, Ltd
2006  Images for The Knowledge Partnership Ltd website

Awards:
2002 Linklaters Printmaking Award, Royal College of Art
2001 Galleries Magazine Award, National Print Exhibition
2001 London Print Studio Award, National Print Exhibition

Articles:
2010 Pavilion(Lent 2010, Issue 17), βluesci, The Cambridge University science magazine from VARSITY