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Katherine Shozawa


    • Whitney Independent Study Program, Studio Program, Whitney Museum of American Art
    • MFA in Art Practice, University of California Berkeley
    • BA in American Studies, Yale University

    Recent Exhibitions     

    • A Call for Justice: Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977 - 1988), 25th Anniversary of Redress, Nikkei National Museum (formerly Japanese Canadian National Museum) [Vancouver, B.C.], 2013

    • Philly Works: Qualities of Life in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Art Alliance in conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program [Philadelphia, PA], 2012

    • Higo Ten Cent Store, Kobo at Higo with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in historic Nihonmachi, Chinatown International District [Seattle, WA], 2009-present

    Recent Activities

    • Artist Research Affiliate, MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), Loom City Project [Cambridge, MA], current

    • Exhibition Designer and Artist Collaborator, Tibetans in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Folklore Project and Tibetan Association of Philadelphia [Philadelphia, PA], 2015

    • Juror, 38th Annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, Fleisher Art Memorial [Philadelphia, PA], 2015

    • Adviser, Local Resource Team, Social Practice Lab Artist in Residence Program, Asian Arts Initiative [Philadelphia, PA], 2014-2015

    • Curator, Neighborhood Workshop, Asian Arts Initiative [Philadelphia, PA], 2014

    • Curator, Corner Store: Take-Out Stories, with Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, Asian Arts Initiative [Philadelphia, PA], 2014

    • Co-curator, Participate, with community members and The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Asian Arts Initiative [Philadelphia, PA], 2014

    • Curator, In Plain Site: Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Asian Arts Initiative [Philadelphia, PA], 2013

    • Co-curator, Skate Shop: Nin Truong and Youth Arts Workshop, Asian Arts Initiative [Philadelphia, PA], 2013

    • Moderator, That Person Who Is Your Creation, in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' exhibition The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World [Philadelphia, PA], 2012

    • Panelist, Continuous/Discontinuous, Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art [Vancouver, BC], 2010

    • Moderator, Envisioning the Future: Japanese Canadian Redress, 20th Anniversary Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement Celebration & Conference [Vancouver, BC], 2008

    • Education Curator, Community Corridor, Think Tank, Education Gallery for special exhibitions and free public spaces at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park [Seattle, WA], 2007-2010

    • Dealing with the Legacy: Dialogue between Children of Holocaust Survivors & Japanese Canadian Post-War Generation, JCCA Human Rights Committee and Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre [Vancouver, BC]

    • Panelist, Sustainable Communities in a Diverse Society, Symposium for Community Development Institute, University of Northern British Columbia [Castlegar, BC]

    Awards and Fellowships

    • The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, MuraLab, Structure and Surface Artist in Residence, [Philadelphia, PA], 2012

    • Lannan Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Winter Residency and Returning Spring Residencies [Provincetown, MA], 1999-2000, 2011, 2012

    • Kobo at Higo, Artist in Residence [Seattle, WA], 2009

    • Eisner Prize, Highest Achievement in the Arts, University of California, Berkeley [Berkeley, CA], 1999

    • University Humanities Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley [Berkeley, CA], 1999

    • National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund, Community Development Grant [Toronto, ON], 1995

    • Charles P. Howland Fellowship, Yale University [New Haven, CT], 1994

    Photo by Timothy Lee