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Martha Morimoto (b.1995, Honolulu, HI) is a Japanese-American artist living and working in Chicago. Her work observes various contextualizations of objects and functional structures through the language of sculpture and digital imaging.


Education
2013 - 2016 | School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), BFA in Sculpture
 

Residencies
2017 | LAUNCH Invitational Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL


Curatorial Projects
2018 | Tracing Space, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 | Closer, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 | Still Moments, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017 | Ranma, Chicago, IL


Press
2018 | Still Moments at Matthew Rachman: An Ode to the Modern Still Life, F Newsmagazine, Chicago, IL


Two-Person Exhibitions
2018 | Blue Mist, Zakaib, Chicago, IL


Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
世界の砂を露で洗う (The Dust of the World, Washed by Droplets of Dew), Hiketa-shi, Kagawa, Japan

2017
Lim(n)inal Space, Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
Terrain Biennial, Austin/Oak Park, IL

2016
Come, but please don't stay, Chicago, IL
BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Everything MUST GO! Art Fair, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Under Way, Mist Gallery, Richmond, VA
Beach Sand Sculpture Show, North Ave Beach, Chicago, IL
Blueprints, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL
Nippon 23, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Chicago, IL

2015
Nippon 23, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Chicago, IL
Touched By Fire, 99 Sudbury, Toronto, Canada
CANTV Season 2, ExTV, Chicago, IL
Print Shop, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Electric Light: Fluorescent and Neon in Contemporary Art Practice, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL


Awards and Honors
2015 - 2016 | 23rd Annual Art Appreciation Program Presidential Award, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc., Chicago, IL
2015 | Dean's List for Outstanding Sophomores, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013 - 2016 | Distinguished Scholar Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL