Exhibit of Roger Shimomura prints on the Internment Experience

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Exhibition

Mar 200711 Mai 200730

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
Portland, Oregon
United States

Exhibit extended:
Roger Shimomura:
Three Lithographic Suites on the Internment Experience
March 11 - May 30, 2007

This spring, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is hosting a collection of lithographs by renowned printmaker Roger Shimomura, which depict the Japanese American internment experience.

  • Memories of Childhood
  • Yellow no Same
  • Mistaken Identities

Biography:
Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints and theatre pieces address socio-political issues of Asian America and have often been inspired by 56 years of diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother.

He received his B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, and his M.F.A. from Syracuse University, New York. He has had over 100 solo exhibitions of his paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theatre pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace, New York City, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of over 30 grants, among them four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Painting and Performance Art. Mr. Shimomura has been a visiting artist and lectured on his work at over 200 universities, art schools, and museums across the country. In 1999, the Seattle Urban League designated a scholarship under his name that since has been awarded annually to a Seattle resident that is pursuing a career in art. In 2002, the College Art Association presented him with the "Artist Award for Most Distinguished Body of Work" for his 4-year, 12-museum national tour of the painting exhibition, "An American Diary." The following year he delivered the keynote address at the 91st meeting of that association in New York City. In 2006, he was accorded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington.

In the fall of 1990, he held an appointment as the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. At the University of Kansas where he taught since 1969 he was designated a University Distinguished Professor in 1994, the first so honored in the history of the School of Fine Arts on that campus. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Higuchi Research Award; the highest annual honor awarded a faculty member in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In the fall of 2002, he received the Chancellor’s Club Career Teaching Award for sustained excellence in teaching and dedication to students at the University of Kansas. In 2004 he retired from teaching and started the Shimomura Faculty Research Support Fund, an endowment to support faculty research in the Department of Art.

Mr. Shimomura’s personal papers are being collected by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is represented by The Flomenhaft Gallery [New York City], Greg Kucera Gallery [Seattle], and Jan Weiner Gallery [Kansas City].

Roger Shimomura’s Three Lithographic Suites on the Internment Experience is made possible, in part, by support from Mabel Shoji Boggs, Millicent Naito, Kevin & Karen Oyama, and Dr. James & Amy Tsugawa.

Exhibit hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 11 am to 3 pm, Sundays noon to 3 pm. Admission is $3 (free for Friends of the Legacy Center).

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
121 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
503-224-1458
www.oregonnikkei.org
onlc@oregonnikkei.org

 

Oregon_Nikkei . Atualizado em Jul 09 2010 12:11 p.m.


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