About this Event
Masako Miki has exhibited her immersive sculptural installations and detailed works on paper in the US, Japan, and China. She has exhibited at numerous institutions including Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, de Young Museum, the Lab, Fused Project in San Francisco and Ryan Lee Gallery in New York. Inspired by Shinto’s animism, Miki is interested in crafting new mythologies concerning cultural identity as social collectives. Miki was a recipient of the 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellowship Award from Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in New York, and the 2019 Master Artist Award and 2017 Artist Fellowship Award from Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has been a resident artist at the de Young Museum (San Francisco, California), Facebook (Menlo Park, California), and Kamiyama Artists in Residency (Tokushima, Japan). Miki’s work is in collections at The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, New York, Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA. Miki has also collaborated with the LEGO group and designed permanent installations for Facebook HQ and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Miki’s public art projects at Uber HQ in San Francisco and OH Bay cultural coastal park in Shenzhen China are now on view. She is a native of Japan and currently based in Berkeley, California. She is represented by CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco.
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Tuesday Night Lecture Series
Hosted by the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery
An acclaimed weekly lecture series brings in artists, designers, and critical theorists from around the world, broadening the students’ experiential base and complementing local offerings. All lectures and exhibitions are open to the general public free of charge.
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