|Sara G. Umemoto||Biography: Sara G. Umemoto was born in Mexico City. She is a self-taught photographer and digital artist who
started drawing in childhood and studied painting during 5 years at an Art Academy. In Mexico she
participated in academic group expositions and also had her first solo. She studied in Las Americas
University in Puebla Mexico. In her academic years, she had interest in graphic design and obtained
its diploma in 1995. Before graduated from the University, she had started her professional career
as freelance illustrator. In 1996 she moved to Japan. Since then Sara began to explore the digital
media with her first digital camera. In 2000 Sara started playing around with Adobe Photoshop in a
laptop. In the following years she became increasingly absorbed in the digital art and photography
and she had developed her skill participating in international competitions and sharing her digital
artworks and photos in public on-line galleries. She is convinced that artworks speak oneself, not
by their author. So she does not consider herself to have a certain style, although from a young age
she has been influenced by the surrealist movement and later by conceptual art and other styles.
She does consider herself a storyteller, who enjoys generating two kind of moods, one colorful and
bold, the other melancholic. The latter oscillates between soft and dramatic. Also as a
photographer she explores various genres and atmospheres. Digital medium offers her the greatest
imaginable freedom to express visual concepts and graphic emotions. Country: Japan Birthyear: 1965 Galleries: DeviantART.com, My Art Space.com, Bluecanvas.com, Artflakes.com, Facebook Awards: * The next is a short list of awards, for see the complete list please visit http://saragumemoto.daportfolio.com/
and download my CV , thank you.
2011, "Sumi" Second Prize, Category Digital Enhanced. 2nd Edition B&W Competition (WPGA)
2010, "Fibonacci's Garden" Best In Show Award, Digital Arts Exhibit 2010 Infinity Art Gallery.
2009, "Lesa Humanidad" won First Prize. Contest of the Month and Exhibit at MOCA (Museum of Computer Art) Brooklyn, NY.
2008, Nov. gSumih Second Prize, On-line/On wall Double Exposure Exhibit. MOCA (Museum of Computer Art) Brooklyn, NY.
2007 May. 'Farewell' 9th place. The 2007 Photoworkshop.com Digital Imaging Competition sponsored by Adobe. Category Photo Illustration.
July 2006. 'Confession' (photo illustration) 3rd Place. Digital Renaissances Network. Renaissances Contest 2006.
2006, June. 'Holistic' (digital painting) won Artistic Excellence, MCS Creations Award Program.
2006, June. 'Equus' (digital painting). won Artistic Excellence in MCS Creations Award Program.
2006, May. First Prize Photograph: 'Paradise'. Woophy (World of Photography). 2006 Photo competition 'Daily Life on Earth, Money'.
2003. 'Prelude' (Photo illustration) 'Excellent Grand Prize' 9th, Internet International Art Photo Contest (IIAPC) Japan. Media: photography, photomontage, digital painting Style: surrealistic, photo-realistic, conceptual, symbolic, eclectic, post-modern Subjects: people, portraits and characters, traditional japanese art, whimsy, drama, light & color, textures, experimental, mood |