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MICHIKO ITATANI
Born in Japan, Lives and works In Chicago
Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Solo & two person Exhibitions (*catalog)
2017 
Hatheway Cultural Center, Godfrey, Illinois “Michiko Itatani, Celestrial Narratives” 8/21-9/21*          
Illinois State Museum,  Springfield, IL “Michiko Itatani, Celestial Visions”
2016   
Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago IL “Hi-Point Contact – 1976-present” *
Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL "Starry Night Encounter"*
2015
Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO “Cosmic Wanderlust II”* 9/1-10/24
Bradley University Heuser Art Gallery, Peoria, IL “Personal Codes III”
2014
Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO “Itatani & Borgenicht”
South Bent Museum of Art, IN “Michiko Itatani and Jake Webster: Passages”*
2013
Linda Warren Projects, Chicago IL, 9/6-10/19, "Cosmic Kaleidoscope" *
2012   
Goshen College Art Gallery, Goshen, IN "Cosmic Wanderlust"            
Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL "Cosmic Wanderlust"*
Printworks, Chicago, IL "CTRL-Home/Echo" Printworks, Inc. (also 2008, 05, 02,1997, 93, 91)
2011                
O”Cconor Gallery, Dominican University, IL “Cosmic Commentaries”, with Cullen Washington*
Kendall Gallery, Ferris University, Grand Rapids, MI "Cosmic Theater"
University Club, Chicago, IL         
"Visual Analogies and Inquiries: the Work of Michiko Itatani and Birgitta Weimer"        
Milwaukee Institute of Arts & Design, Milwaukee, WI,
2010
Olympia Centre (via Nixon Associate) Chicago, IL
Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, NY “Personal Codes”*
Red Line, Denver, CO “Close Binary”
Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL “Miniature Itatani – Cosmic Wanderlust”
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloominton, IL “Cosmic Wanderlust”
Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL “Personal Codes” *
2009
Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston University, TX, "Cosmic Theater"
2008
Flatfile Contemporary, Chicago, IL, "Cosmic Theater II"
Printworks, Inc., Chicago, IL, HyperBaroque"
2007
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, "Michiko Itatani"
2006
Indiana State University Gallery, Terre Haute, IN "Michiko Itatani"
Flatfile Contemporary, Chicago, IL "Cosmic Theatre"
Prudential Building, Chicago, IL "Michiko Itatani"
2005

H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College , Kenosha, WI, "Virtual Signs / Witness" *
Shirley/Jones Gallery, Yellowsprings, OH
2004
Flatfile Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2003
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri *
Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, South Carolina
2002
Fassbender/Stevens Gallery, Chicago, Illinois*
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming *
2001
Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (also 1999, 97, 95)
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas
2000
University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri *
Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany *
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
1999
Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst, Illinoiso
1998
Gallery 312, Chicago, Illinois (also 1994)
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tokoha Museum, Shizuoka, Japano
1997
Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas, Nevada *
Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
1996
Gallery 1, Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo, Japan *
Gallery B.A.I., New York City o
1995
The John G. Blank Center, Michigan City, Indiana
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia *
1994
Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, Wisconsin, "Ed Paschke/Michiko Itatani" *
1993
Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago (also1991, 90)
1992
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin *
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan *
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, "Michiko Itatani: Paintings since 1984" *
1991
McIntosh Gallery(Museum), University of Western Ontario, Canada *
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia *
1990
Gallery Sho, San Francisco, California
Amano Gallery, Osaka, Japan (also 1988)
Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (also 1988) *
ABC (Asahi Broadcasting) Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York City
1989
University of Colorado Gallery, Bolder, Colorado *
1988
Musée du Quebec, Quebec City, Canada
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago (also 1987, 84, 82, 80)
1987
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois *
1985
Alternative Museum, New York City *


Selected Group Exhibitions (* catalog)
2017           

“Visual Philosophy” Anita Shapolsky, NYC  8/31-10/28
 “Blue-a group show” Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO*
2016              
“Yelling at the Sky” curated by La Keisha Leek, Donnelley Foundation, Chicago
2015       
“Return of the Exquisite Corpse” Printworks Chicago, Chicago*      
“Lustrous Lines” Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
 “Roots” Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2014
“Contemporary Painting“, St. Francis University Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
“Nanjing Internatiional Art Festival-Exhibition”, Nanjing, China
“The Gift of Broken Tracking Devices: Thanking with our hands” -collaboration-
Michiko Itatani/Judith A Kasen/Mt Coast, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago
2013
"Through The Ages: 100 Years of RAM", Rockford Art Museum, IL*
"Inventory-EAM Collection", Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
“ArtWork 6”, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
2012
“"Face Forward, The art of the Self-Portrait”, Printworks Inc, Chicago
"Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs” Block Museum, Evanston IL
"Mutuality-Itatani/Krantz/Senseman" Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL*
"Itatani/Peltz/Rizzo/Rooney", Metropolitan Capital, Chicago, IL
2011  
"The Object Transcended” Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"International Paper Art Exhibition and Symposium”, Chung Shan National Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan*
"40/40”, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL*
"Irritable Abstraction", Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
2010
"Spaces Within” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
"25th Anniversary Invitational”, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, MO
2009
"New Realities”, New Gallery, Houston, TX
"Faculty Projects", Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
"Lipstick Traces", Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO
"Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxie", Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2008
"Ahh…Decadance", Sallivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2007
"From Concept to Collection", Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
"Collector's Choices", Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NY, NY
“Fragments of Change”, Earnest Rubenstain Gallery, Educational Alliance, NYC
4 person show(Michiko Itatani, Carrie Moyer, Sheils Pepe, Christy Rupp)
2006
"Transfigure" GwendaJay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
"An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art", National Academy Museum, NYC*
2005
" Sensuous Delights", LoPressionism Gallery, Melbourne, FL
"The Art of the Bookplate", Printworks, Chicago, IL *
2004
"Michiko Itatani/Pavel Kraus - Monuments & Fragments" Oakton Community College, Des Plane, IL*
"That 70s Show: The Age of Pluralism in Chicago", Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN*
2003
"Retrospective", Gallery 312, Chicago
2002
"Artists to Artists", Marie Walsh Sharp Foundation, ACE Gallery, New York City *
2001
"synesthesia", Wood Street Gallery, Chicago
"Dialogue", (4 person show), Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York City
2000
"Generations", AIR Gallery, New York City
1999
"Synergy -F a/e int : A Collaboration-", Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Chicago Subjects", West Virginia University, West Virginia
1998
"The Third Kind of Encounter", Taipei Gallery, New York City *
"98 Invitational Showcase", University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
1996
"Art in Chicago 1945-95", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago *
"Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935-95" *
Mary & Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Illinois
"Tornado Warning", Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan
"Rapture", San Francisco State University, California
1994
"Object Lessons", DePaul University, Chicago *
1993
"M’aidez/Mayday", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City
1992
"From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions", Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago *
1991
"Burning in Hell", Franklin Furnace, New York City
"Outspoken Women", Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis
1990
"Osaka Triennale ‘90", Osaka, Japan *
"Locations of Desire" (Bramson/Itatani/Klement), State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago
travelled to Illinois State Museum, Springfielld, Illinois
"Locations of Desire" (Bramson/Itatani/Klement), Brody’s Gallery, Washington D.C.
1989
"Chicago", Maier Museum, Virginia *
"aja V", Japan American Center, Los Angels
"Chicago Work", Erie Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania *
1988
"Focus", Aspen Museum, Aspen, Colorado *
1987
"Silverpoint", Leslie Cecile Gallery, New York City
"Chicago Contrast", Amerika Haus, Berlin, Stuttgard, Munchen
"Two Decades of Painting in Chicago", Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago *
1986
"Painting/Sculpture Today ‘86", Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana*
1985
"Chicago & Vicinity", Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago *
"Fine Line: Drawing with Silver in America", Norton Museum, Florida *
1984
"Alternative Spaces", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago *


Selected Bibliography

Catalogues/brochures/books
Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL "Cosmic Kaleidoscope", 2013, essay by Robin Dluzen
Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY, Personal Codes, 2010, essay by Cheryl Kramer
Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Personal Codes”, 2010, essay by Julie Walsh
Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL, "Cosmic Theater II", 2008, essey by Susan Aurinko
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Kenosha, WI, "Virtual Signs/Witness", 2005, essay by Jim Yood
Michiko Itatani -Infinite Remnant-, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, 2004
Michiko Itatani, Fassbender/Stevens Gallery, Chicago, 2002
Michiko Itatani -Contemplative Inquiry-, "Crossing Borders", University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY, 2002, essay by Susan Moldenhauer
Michiko Itatani, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, 2000, essay by Debora Parr
The Third Kind of Encounter, Taipei Gallery, New York City, 2000, essay by James Yood
Michiko Itatani, Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst, IL, 1999, essay by John Brunetti
Michiko Itatani -Fragments of Change-, Tokoha Museum, Shizuoka, Japan, 1998 essay by Hiroyuki Kinpara
Michiko Itatani -Close Binary-, Northern Illinois University Museum, Dekalb, IL 1996, essay by Donald Kuspit
Michiko Itatani -Tangent Space-, Gallery B.A.I., New York City, 1996, essay by Jerry Saltz
Michiko Itatani -Hypercharge-, Gallery 1, Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo, Japan, 1996, essay by Hideki Nakamura
Art In Chicago: 1945-95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996
Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935-95, Mary & Leigh Block Museum, Evanston, Illinois, 1996
Ed Paschke/Michiko Itatani, Wright Museum of Art, WI, 1993,
Michiko Itatani, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, 1992, introduction by Neal Benezra
Michiko Itatani: Paintings since 1984, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, 1992, essay by Janet Koplos
Mixed Blessings, Lucy R. Lippard, Pantheon Books, 1990
Locations of Desire , Illinois State Museum,1990, essay by James Yood
Surface: Two Decade of Painting in Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, 1987, essay by Judith Russi Kirshner
Michiko Itatani, Alternative Museum, New York, 1985. essays by Judith Russi Kirshner & Buss Spector

Reviews
James Yood, Michiko Itatani: “Cosmic Kaleidoscope” at Linda Warren Projects, Art Ltd, Nov/Dec 2013   PDF
Victor Cassidy, Coming to Terms-Personal Codes, Feb, 2010
             http://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/14766
Robyn Bruzen, Michiko Itatani at Walsh, Feb 22, 2010
              http://chicagoartmagazine.com/2010/02/michiko-itatani-at-walsh-gallery/
Jinny Berg, Michiko Itatani, New Series at Walsh Gallery, Feb., 2010
              http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-gallery-news/2010/02/michiko-itatani-at-walsh-gallery.html
Darrel Robert, ArtStyle, Michiko Itatani: Lyrical Works on Paper, March 3, 2008
              http://www.chicagoarts-lifestyle.com/michiko-itatani-lyrical-works-on-paper/

Margaret Howkins, "Michiko Itatani/Flatfile", ARTnews, June 2006, p.160
Garret Holg, "Michiko Itatani/Flatfile", ARTnews, Feb. 2005, pp.134-5
"Looking Forward - Michiko Itatani - Daum Museum of Contemporary Art", Dialogue Oct. 2003
Kristen Brooke Schleifer, Art on Paper, July-August, 2002
Claire Wolf Krantz, Manhattan Arts International, 2002
Lisa Stein, Chicago Trubune, September 6, 2002
Von Heldrun Wirth, "Das Ende der Kindheit", Kölnische/Bonner Rundschau, May 31, 2000
Alan Artner, "Friday Guide", Chicago Tribune, September 18, 1998
James Yood, "Michiko Itatani", Artforum, March 1994
Gerret Holg, "Michiko Itatani", Art News, April 1992
Katherine Cook, "In Search of a New Cosmology", Artweek, October 4, 1990
Michael Weizenback, "Debut with a Difference", Washington Post, September 22, 1990
Kathryn Hixson, "Michiko Itatani", Arts Magazine,1990
Paul Krainak, "Itatani’s Mortal Apologue", Artpapers, 1989
Haruo Sanda, Mainichi Shinbun, August 23, 1988
Buzz Spector, "Michiko Itatani", Artforum, May, 1987
Kim Levin, "ARTWALK, Michiko Itatani, Alternative Museum", Village Voice, December 3, l985
Michael Bonesteel, "Michiko Itatani & Michael Brakke", Art in America, May, 1986
Judith Russi Kirshner, "Michiko Itatani", Artforum, March, 1985
Charlotte Moser, "Michiko Itatani", Art News, March,1985


Grants/Fellowships/Awards
Grainger Foundation & Krems Residency Grant 2007
Immigrant Achievement Award, American Immigration Law Foundation 2005
"Distinguished Artists", membership, Union League Club 2004
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 1990
Illinois Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship 1999 1985 1984
Marie Walsh Sharp Foundation, New York City Studio Space Grant 1991
Chicago Artists Abroad 1990 1988
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship 1980


Selected Public Collections

Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
American Embassy Permanent Collection, Brasilia, Brazil
Museu D’art Contemporani (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain
Villa-Haiss-Museum, Zell am Harmersback, Germany
Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany
Musée du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Tokoha Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Shizuoka University of Art & Culture, Shizuoka, Japan
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea


Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Mary & Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Wright Museum, Beloit, WI
Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO
Maier Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
University of Colorado CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Union League Club of Chicago, IL
University Club of Chicago, IL
Loyola University Museum of Art, IL

 
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