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Michiko Itatani
updated: 01/08/2013
website: www.michikoitatani.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled from Personal Codes
Untitled from Personal Codes
“Painted Forest” from CTRL-Home / Echo 11-H-1
Cosmic Wanderland from CTRL-Home/Echo H-14
Cosmic Wanderland from CTRL-Home/Echo H-15
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-12
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-13
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-16
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-06
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 07-H-05
Red Planet from HyperBaroque 08-HH-1
Cosmic Sleepwalk from HyperBaroque 07-H-17
Reeding Room from HyperBaroque 07-H-9
Cosmic Sleepwalk from HyperBaroque 07-H-15
Untitled from Rainmaker 06-H-3
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, language
 
 
Untitled from Personal Codes by Michiko Itatani
Untitled from Personal Codes
sumi ink and gouache on apaper
2012
14" x  11" 
Untitled from Personal Codes by Michiko Itatani
Untitled from Personal Codes
sumi ink and gouache on apaper
2012
14" x  11" 
“Painted Forest” from CTRL-Home / Echo 11-H-1 by Michiko Itatani
“Painted Forest” from CTRL-Home / Echo 11-H-1
sumi ink and color ink on arches paper
2010
42"" x  49.5”" 
Cosmic Wanderland from CTRL-Home/Echo H-14 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderland from CTRL-Home/Echo H-14
sumi ink and color ink on arches paper
2010
41" x  61" 
Cosmic Wanderland from CTRL-Home/Echo H-15 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderland from CTRL-Home/Echo H-15
sumi ink and color ink on arches paper
2010
41" x  61" 
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-12 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-12
Sumi ink and color ink on Arches
2010
42 " x  62 " 
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-13 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-13
Sumi ink and color ink on Arches
2010
62" x  42" 
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-16 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-16
Sumi ink and color ink on Arches
2010
61.5" x  42" 
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-06 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 10-H-06
Gouache, ink and Prismacolor
2010
24 " x  18 " 
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 07-H-05 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 07-H-05
Gouache, ink and Prismacolor
2010
24 " x  18 " 
Red Planet from HyperBaroque 08-HH-1 by Michiko Itatani
Red Planet from HyperBaroque 08-HH-1
gouache, ink & prismacolor on paper
2008
24" x  18" 
Cosmic Sleepwalk from HyperBaroque 07-H-17 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Sleepwalk from HyperBaroque 07-H-17
Gouache, ink and Prismacolor
2007
20"" x  15""  x 0"" 
Reeding Room from HyperBaroque 07-H-9 by Michiko Itatani
Reeding Room from HyperBaroque 07-H-9
Gouache, ink and Prismacolor
2007
12"" x  9""  x 0"" 
Cosmic Sleepwalk from HyperBaroque 07-H-15 by Michiko Itatani
Cosmic Sleepwalk from HyperBaroque 07-H-15
Gouache, ink and Prismacolor
2007
18" x  24""  x 0"" 
Untitled from Rainmaker 06-H-3 by Michiko Itatani
Untitled from Rainmaker 06-H-3
mixed media
2006
30"" x  22.5""  x 0"" 

Artist Statement

In my youth, I wanted to pursue writing fiction.  I strongly believe in fiction's ability to express the deepest truths and concerns.

 

In my most recent body of work, "Cosmic Wanderlust", I am presenting my personal parallels in two series of work.  One is HyperBaroque and the other is Moon Light / Mooring.  These are my two parallel fictions based on the human desire to reach out into the mental and physical space beyond our grasp.  One is looking out and the other is looking in.

 

Through this process, I am trying to come to terms with the complex reality of the 21st Century.  And my vision stays pathetically optimistic.

 

Michiko Itatani

Artist Bio / CV
MICHIKO ITATANI

Recent Individual Exhibitions (Selected)

2012 

Printworks, Inc, Chicago, IL "CTRL-Home/Echo" 

2011 

Kendall Gallery, Ferris University, Grand Rapids, MI “Cosmic Theater” 

"Visual Analogies and Inquiries: the Work of Michiko Itatani and Birgitta Weimer" Milwaukee Institute of Arts & Design, Milwaukee, WI 

2010 

Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009        

Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston University, TX

2008

Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL “Cosmic Theater II”

Printworks, Inc., Chicago, IL “HyperBaroque”

2007

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, “Close Binary”

2006

Fratfile Contemporary, Chicago, IL, “Cosmic Theatre”

Shirley/Jones Gallery, Yellowsprings, OH, “Writing-Moon/Flesh Studies & related works”

2005

H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College , Kenosha, WI, “Virtual Signs / Witness”

Shirley/Jones Gallery, Yellowspring, Ohio, “Childhood's End”

Printworks, Chicago, Illinois, “Virtual Signs / Witness” (also 2002, 1997, 93, 91)

2004

Flatfile Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois, “Virtual Signs / Witness”

Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, “Michiko Itatani”

2003

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, “Infinite Remnant”

Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, South Carolina, “Michiko Itatani”

2002

Fassbender/Stevens Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, “My Virtual Country”

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming, “Contemplative Inquiry”

 

Grant/Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

Marie Walsh Sharp Foundation, New York City Studio Space Grant

Chicago Artists Abroad Grant

National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship

Immigrant Achievement Award, American Immigration Law Foundation

Distinguished Artists Life-time Membership, Union League Club