RESUME

EDUCATION

 

Carnegie Mellon University, MFA, 2019

Bellarmine University, BA, Sculpture Emphasis, 2010

University of Louisville, Post-baccalaureate studies in Glass Blowing, 2011

Study Abroad, Kentucky Institute For International Studies, Florence, Italy 2010

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS​

 

2019 TBD, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX. (Solo)

2019 “Green Hell”, Phosphor Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. (Solo)

2018 "NO SUCH THING," Powder Room, Pittsburgh, PA. (Solo)

2018 "怪光 | kaiko," Powder Room, Pittsburgh, PA. (Solo)

2017 “Unseen: Visualizing Ecological Systems,” Schneider Hall Gallery – University of Louisville. Curated by Madison Sevilla. (Duo)

2016 “Kinetic Ambitions,” Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, KY. Curated by Jeffrey Nichols. (Duo)

2016 "絆 - KIZUNA," Crane House – The Asia Institute, Louisville, KY. (Solo)

2016 "FLUX," Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. (Duo)

2015 “Form & Fracture,” LexArts, Lexington, KY. Curated by Nathan Zamarron. (Duo)

2015 “円舞 – ENBU,” Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY. (Solo)

2013 “源 – GEN,” Crane House – The Asia Institute, Louisville, KY. Curated by Bryan Warren. (Solo)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 “This Sacred Thing,“ SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

2019 “te·nac·i·ty | Contemporary Sculpture Awards Exhibition,“ Littman Gallery, Portland, OR. Curated by the ISC.

2019 "Personal Structures - Identities," Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy. Hosted by the European Cultural Centre.

2019 “Above, Below, After, Until,” Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA.

2019 "HyperLocal Group Show," Assemble, Pittsburgh PA.

2018 “Ten Futures,” 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

2017 “Tough Art 2017 Opening,” Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by PJ Zimmerlink.

2017 “The Highest Grossing Film: The Sequel,” Powder Room, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by MFA’18 and ’19 collective.

2017 “The Very Best Deserts on Planet Earth,” 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by MFA’18 and ’19 collective.

2016 "Balletomane," Revelry Boutique Gallery, Louisville, KY. Curated By Mo McKnight Howe.

2016 "Shamrock Pet Foundation: "20th year of 'Art for the Animals'," Melwood Arts Center, Louisville, KY. Curated by Mary Casey.

2016 “Specters,” Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY. Curated Chuck Swanson.

2016 "Formal Functions: Strategies of the Abstraction," The Carnegie, Covington, KY. Curated by Matt Distel.

2015 "Deck the Walls 2015," Via Studio, Louisville, KY. Curated by Mo McKnight Howe.

2015 "INSIDE/OUT - Pyro Invitational Exhibition," Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2015 "Alumni Art Show 2015," McGrath Gallery, Louisville, KY. Curated by Emily Schuhmann.

2015 "Breeder's Cup Group Exhibition," LexMart, Lexington, KY. Curated by Nathan Zamarron.

2015 "The UGLEX Experience," TRUST Lounge, Lexington, KY. Curated by Jamez Baulding.

2015 "UGLEX Royalty Ball," TRUST Lounge, Lexington, KY. Curated by Jamez Baulding.

2015 "Young Faces in Old Spaces - Bikes, Beer, and Brats," ThinkBox Contemporary, Louisville, KY.

2015 “KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway 2015," The Green Building, Louisville, KY.

2015 “#UGLEX Gallery in Motion,” TRUST Lounge, Lexington, KY. Curated by Jamez Baulding.

2015 “Held from Beneath: An Exploration of Cultural Sustainability,” Carnegie Center, New Albany, IN. Curated By Karen Gillenwater.

2014 “Bobzilla! The Legacy of Lockhart,” Wyatt Center for Arts at Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY. Curated By Bob Lockhart.

2014 “Instant Installation, iii:RESURFACE,” ReSurfaced, Louisville, KY. Curated by Ezra Kellerman.

2014 "Pyro: Callen Exhibition," Associates in Dermatology Offices, Louisville, KY.

2014 "Open Studio Weekend Exhibition," Cressman Center, Louisville, KY.

2014 "Hero with a Thousand Faces," FirstBuild Microfactory, Louisville, KY. Curated by Theo Edmonds.

2014 "MAGENTA Exhibition," Modern Makers, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Joe Hedges.

2014 "7th Annual Garden Sculpture Show," Yew Dell Garden, Crestwood, KY.

2014 "Night Light: A Multimedia Exhibition", Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2014 "Project 2: Defining Installation", Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. Curated by Susan Jarosi.

2014 "King's Garden Fete", Nucleus Building, Louisville, KY. Curated by Theo Edmonds.

2014 "Mix + Pivot [2]", XLerate Health, Louisville, KY. Curated by Theo Edmonds.

2014 "Mix + Pivot [1]", Velocity, Jeffersonville, IN. Curated by Theo Edmonds.

2014 "Things We Brought In The Car,” The Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA.

2013 "Pyro at Jewish Community Center", Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2013 "Pyro 10th Annual Group Exhibition", Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2013 "Pyro New Member show", Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2013 "IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE", I.D.E.A.S. 40203, Old Louisville Chambers of Commerce, Louisville, KY. Curated By Lara Pan.

2013 "Surface / Subsurface", Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY. Curated By Billy Hertz

2013 "Collaborative Exchange Project," The Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY. Curated By Stacey Reason.

2013 "Welcome Neighbors: Art from Nulu," LocalSpeed - Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. Curated By Daniel Pfalzgraf.

2013 "Primitive Paintings," Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY. Curated By Billy Hertz

2013 "iii:Spring Meet," Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, KY. Curated By Ezra Kellerman.

2013 "Clusterflock," Land of Tomorrow, Lexington, KY. Curated By Nathaniel Hendrickson.

2013 "6th Annual Garden Sculpture Show," Yew Dell Garden, Crestwood, KY

2013 "By-Buy-Bye Art Sale," PUBLIC, Louisville, KY. Curated by The Louisville Visual Art Association.

2013 "The Striped Show," Weber Gallery, Louisville, KY. Curated by Carol Mueller.

2013 "Inter∞face," Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY. Curated By Nathaniel Hendrickson.

2012 "Compilation," South Bayly Boutique, Louisville, KY

2012 "5th Annual Garden Sculpture Show," Yew Dell Garden, Crestwood, KY

2012 "Free Public Library Pyro Show," Bernheim Gallery, Louisville, KY

2012 "Temporary," Crane House - The Asia institute, Louisville, KY

2012 "Pyro Member Show," Bristol Bar & Grill, Louisville, KY

2011 "Associate Member Show," Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY

2010 "Affordable Art Show," 930 Art Center Gallery, Louisville, KY

2010 "Motherlodge Arts Festival," Rudyard Kipling Gallery, Louisville, KY

2010 "NEXUS," Wyatt Center for Arts at Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

AWARDS / GRANTS / NOMINATIONS

 

2019 MTV RE:DEFINE Award, Dallas, TX 

2019 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Recipient 

2019 Nomination for 2019 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Pittsburgh PA

2019 The Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art At the Frontier Grant, Pittsburgh PA

2018 Nomination for Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture

2018 Nomination for 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Pittsburgh, PA

2018 The Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art At the Frontier Micro Grant, Pittsburgh, PA

 

RESIDENCIES

2019 Facebook AiR, Pittsburgh, PA.

2019 Labverde Residency, Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve, Manaus, Brazil.

2019 International Sculpture Center Residency at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township, NJ. 

2018 Arctic Circle Residency, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway.

2017 Tough Art Residency, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

2014 Local Use by Local Artists, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Clermont, KY. 

2012 Resident Artist, Asia Institute – Crane House, Louisville, KY. 

2008 Workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. 

ARTIST TALKS & LECTURES

 

2019 SIX x ATE: North, Eden Hall Campus Chathum University, Gibsonia, PA. (Talk) 

2016 Carnegie Mellon University, OLLI, “Visual Arts: Contemporary Issues – XXI,” Pittsburgh, PA. (Lecture)

2015 Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY. (Lecture)

2015 Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, KY. (Lecture)

2014 I.D.E.A.S 40203, “Eco-Sustainability & Urban Environments,” Louisville, KY. (Talk)

2013 Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. (Talk)

PROJECTS

 

2019 “Pittsburgh International Sculptural Walk”, PIT Airport Public Sculpture.

2016 “ARTLIK NULU 2016”, Downtown Louisville Public Art.

2016 “AirBare”, Urban Matter Inc., Public Art Installer.

2016 “West End School Project (In collaboration with the Louisville Orchestra)”, Interactive Musical Public Sculpture.

2015 “Breeder’s Cup Beautification Project”, LexArt, Public Art.

2014 – 2016 “Local Use by Local Artists”, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Public Art.

2013 – Current “ThinkBox Contemporary”, Community Public Art Project.

REVIEWS / PRESS / MEDIA

 

2019 The Tartan, “Flight,” by Sujay Utkarsh (Short write up)

2019 Carnegie Mellon University News, “Students’ Sculpture Takes Flight at Airport,” by Andy Ptaschinski (Media)

2019 MFA Candidates Unveil Pittsburgh International Airport Commission (Media)

2018 Tartan Art, “Kaikou,” by Darya Kharabi (Short write up)

2017 News Midnight, “Tough Art 2017: Shohei Katayama,” (Video)

2017 Ideate Reports, “Children’s Museum Observation: Nimbus Drum,” (Short write up)

2017 Medium.com, “Environment Studio: Project 2,” by Supawat Vitoorapakorn (Review)

2016 Louisville Visual Art, "Member Monday: Shohei Katayama," by Sarah Davis (Interview)

2016 Final Friday, "023 – Justin Hodges and Shohei Katayama LIVE," by Greg Swiger. (Radio Interview)

2015 Louisville Eccentric Observer, “A Q&A with artist Shohei Katayama,” by Jo Anne Triplett. (Interview)

2015 Daily Artebella, by Louisville Visual Art. (Review)

2015 Louisville Eccentric Observer, “’Enbu’ by Shohei Katayama,” by Jo Anne Triplett. (Press)

2015 Courier Journal, “Forces of Nature,” by Elizabeth Kramer. (Press)

2014 ArtxFM, “Shohei Katayama & William Duffy,” by Keith Waits. (Radio Interview)

2014 WFPL: National Public Radio Station, “Louisville Artists Open Studio Doors to Public This Weekend,” by Erin Keane. (Interview)

2014 Daily Artebella, by Louisville Visual Art. (Review)

2013 Louisville Magazine, “Artist class: Meet 13 Artists You Need to Know Now,” October Edition. (Interview)

2013 Louisville Eccentric Observer, “Pyro: New Members,” by Jo Anne Triplett. (Press)

2013 ArtxFM, “In The House,” by Kojin Tashiro & Christy Eubank. (Radio Interview)

2013 Louisville Eccentric Observer, “A&E Guide 2013: Spotlight on sculptor Shohei Katayama,” by Jo Anne Triplett. (Press)

2013 Louisville Eccentric Observer, “Art: Art, nature and the in-between: Exploring the origins of ‘GEN’”, by Mali Anderson. (Review)

2013 Courier Journal, “First-Time | Shohei Katayama, Artist,” by Elizabeth Kramer (Interview)

2013 WHAS-TV, “Louisville Visual Art Associations, BY-BUY-BYE Art Sale”. (TV Interview)

2013 Pure Uncut Candy, “Mother Nature,” by Frances Ward. May Edition (Review)

2012 Courier Journal, “’Breakfast’ brings Artists Together,” (Interview)

2012 Sophisticated Living Louisville Magazine, “Yew Dell Gardens,” July / August Edition. (Press)

2012 Pure Uncut Candy, “Natural Inclinations,” by Frances Ward. August Edition (Review)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2019 - Graduate Assistant for Devan Shimoyama, “Senior Crit,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2018 - Graduate Assistant for Robert Bingham, “Adv. SIS: Open Sculpture,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2018 - Graduate Assistant for Kim Beck, “Book/Portfolio: Photo & Print Workshop,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2017 - Graduate Assistant for Robert Bingham, "Concept Studio - Eco Art," Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2017 - Graduate Assistant for Phillip Scarpone, "3D Media - II," Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2016 - Graduate Assistant for Angela Washko, "Digital Story Telling & Resistance," Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2013 – 2016 ThinkBox Contemporary, project venue owner and director, Louisville, KY.

2011 – 2016 Pyro Gallery, associate member, Louisville, KY.

2013 Juror for Gheens Academy for Curricular Excellence Grant, Louisville, KY.

WORK EXPERIENCES

 

2016 Urban Matters Inc., Brooklyn, NY, AirBare public art installer / maintenance technician.

2015 – 2016 Deven 7 Studios, Louisville, KY, private art installer.

2014 – 2016 21C Art Museum, Louisville, KY, Contractor - private art installer.

2011 — 2013 Land of Tomorrow Gallery, Louisville, KY, fabricator / installer. 

2012 – Current Self Employed Artist.

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