RESUME

EDUCATION

 

2016 - 2019  Carnegie Mellon University, MFA

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

2010              Kentucky Institute For International Studies, Florence, Italy

2006 - 2010   Bellarmine University, BA, Sculpture Emphasis

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS​

 

2021 TBD, Moreman Gallery, Louisville, KY 

         TBD, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN. 

         TBD, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX. (Postponed until further notice)

2019  “Green Hell”, Phosphor Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. 

2018  "NO SUCH THING," Powder Room, Pittsburgh, PA.

          "怪光 | kaiko," Powder Room, Pittsburgh, PA. 

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

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

          "絆 - KIZUNA," Crane House – The Asia Institute, Louisville, KY. 

          "FLUX," Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. 

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

          “円舞 – ENBU,” Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY. 

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 “This Sacred Thing,” Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

         “Call and Response,” 849 Gallery, Louisville, KY. Curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa.

         “Swan Song,” Phosphor Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by Centa Schumacher. 

2020 “Edge of Light,” Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Curated by Jonathan Sims & Martina Mrongovius | Center for Holographic Arts.

          “Light Play,” Carrie Blast Furnaces, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by Chris McGinnis. 

          “Art-In-Place,” CNL Projects, Chicago, IL. 

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

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

          “HyperLocal Group Show,” Assemble, Pittsburgh, PA.

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

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

          “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.

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

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

          "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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          “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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          "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

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

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

AWARDS / GRANTS / NOMINATIONS

 

2019 Inaugural MTV RE:DEFINE Award, presented by The Goss-Michael Foundation, winner out of 8 finalists from a pool of 80+ graduate                    students from the current top 25 MFA programs across the globe. 

2019 International Sculpture Center’s Grounds For Sculpture Residency Award, one of two recipients from 11 nominees.

2019 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center and Sculpture Magazine,           one of 11 award recipients from an international pool of 325 nominees from 138 schools.

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

         The Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art At the Frontier Grant, for construction of Ancient Voices, an immersive installation exploring Arctic                    geo/biological systems, climate change, and the sublime.

2018 Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Small Project Help (GuSH) Research Grant to travel to Spitsbergen, Norway and visit the Global           Seed Bank, Ny-Ålesund, and collect Arctic Sea samples to test for Fukushima radioisotopes. 

         Nomination for Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture

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

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

RESIDENCIES

 

2021 Lecturer & Artist in Residence at Kentucky College Art + Design, Louisville, KY.

         Goss-Michael Foundation Residency, Dallas, TX. (TBD)

2020 Facebook AiR, Pittsburgh, PA.

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

          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 & PRESENTATIONS

2021 University of Delaware, Introduction to Sculpture, Newark, DE.

         Artist Breakfast, Louisville, KY.

         Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, Sheperdsville, KY.

2020 Kentucky College Art & Design, Field Research, Louisville, KY

         Coffee With The Pros - Asian & Asian American Edition, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.

2019 SIX x ATE: North, Eden Hall Campus Chatham University, Gibsonia, PA.

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

2015 Bellarmine University, Sculpture Department, Louisville, KY. 

         Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, KY.

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

2013 Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.

 

PROJECTS

 

2020 COVID-19 Co-Immunity Project, Louisville, KY.

2019 Facebook Reality Lab Lobby Sculpture, Pittsburgh, PA. 

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

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

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

          “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 – 2016 “ThinkBox Contemporary”, Community Public Art Project.

REVIEWS / PRESS / MEDIA

 

2020 “Butterflies,” by Facebook AiR (Short Documentary) 

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

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

          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)

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

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

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

          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)

          Daily Artebella, by Louisville Visual Art. (Review)

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

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

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

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

          Daily Artebella, by Louisville Visual Art. (Review)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2021       Adjunct Professor, “Beyond the Walls: Visualizing Vision,” Kentucky College Art & Design, Louisville, KY.

               Carbon Copy, project venue owner and director, Louisville, KY.

2020       Adjunct Professor, “Art & Nature,” Kentucky College Art & Design, Louisville, KY.

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.

               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.

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

2016       Graduate Assistant for Angela Washko, "Digital Storytelling & 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

 

2020       Protohaven, Pittsburgh, PA, PPE fabricator.

               Adam Kuby LLC, Portland, OR,  Digital Rendering / 3D modeling.

2019       Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, fabricator / installer.

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

2015 – 2021  Deven 7 Studios, Louisville, K.Y, 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.

 

SKILLS

 

- Extensive woodshop, stone, and metal fabrication experience.

- Thorough laser cutting (Rabbit, Epson, Ruida), CNC routing, water jet, 3D printing and assembling experience.

- Adobe Creative Suite with a focus in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.

- Rhino, SketchUp, Blender, Slicer for Fusion 360, MeshMixer, Cura Ultimaker software knowledge.

- Light electrical work and basic programming skills including HTML, python, C++ for programming arduinos.