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

Selected Solo & two person Exhibitions (*catalog)
OneAfter909 Gallery “Cosmic Codes”, Chicago  10/25-12/7
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA October-January (postponed)
Linda Warren Project, Chicago, IL September-November "Shadows of the Mind" 9/7-10/27
Hatheway Cultural Center, Godfrey, Illinois “Michiko Itatani, Celestrial Narratives” 8/21-9/21*          
Illinois State Museum,  Springfield, IL “Michiko Itatani, Celestial Visions”
Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago IL “Hi-Point Contact – 1976-present” *
Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL "Starry Night Encounter"*
Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO “Cosmic Wanderlust II”* 9/1-10/24
Bradley University Heuser Art Gallery, Peoria, IL “Personal Codes III”
Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO “Itatani & Borgenicht”
South Bent Museum of Art, IN “Michiko Itatani and Jake Webster: Passages”*
Linda Warren Projects, Chicago IL, 9/6-10/19, "Cosmic Kaleidoscope" *
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)
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,
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” *
Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston University, TX, "Cosmic Theater"
Flatfile Contemporary, Chicago, IL, "Cosmic Theater II"
Printworks, Inc., Chicago, IL, HyperBaroque"
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, "Michiko Itatani"
Indiana State University Gallery, Terre Haute, IN "Michiko Itatani"
Flatfile Contemporary, Chicago, IL "Cosmic Theatre"
Prudential Building, Chicago, IL "Michiko Itatani"

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

Selected Group Exhibitions (* catalog)
“What Came After’: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998” Elmhurst Museum, IL 9/13-1/12/20
“Faculty Projects” SAIC Sallivan Galleries, Chicago 8/26-10/19
“New Age, New Age : Strategies for Survival”  DePaul Art Museum, Chicago 4/5-8/11
“Big Pictures” Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL
“Focus on Abstract Gems” Anita Shapolsky, NYC
“Visual Philosophy” Anita Shapolsky, NYC
 “Blue-a group show” Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO*
“Yelling at the Sky” curated by La Keisha Leek, Donnelley Foundation, Chicago
“Return of the Exquisite Corpse” Printworks Chicago, Chicago*      
“Lustrous Lines” Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
 “Roots” Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
“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
"Through The Ages: 100 Years of RAM", Rockford Art Museum, IL*
"Inventory-EAM Collection", Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
“ArtWork 6”, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
“"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
"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
"Spaces Within” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
"25th Anniversary Invitational”, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, MO
"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
"Ahh…Decadance", Sallivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
"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)
"Transfigure" GwendaJay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
"An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art", National Academy Museum, NYC*
" Sensuous Delights", LoPressionism Gallery, Melbourne, FL
"The Art of the Bookplate", Printworks, Chicago, IL *
"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*
"Retrospective", Gallery 312, Chicago
"Artists to Artists", Marie Walsh Sharp Foundation, ACE Gallery, New York City *
"synesthesia", Wood Street Gallery, Chicago
"Dialogue", (4 person show), Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York City
"Generations", AIR Gallery, New York City
"Synergy -F a/e int : A Collaboration-", Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Chicago Subjects", West Virginia University, West Virginia
"The Third Kind of Encounter", Taipei Gallery, New York City *
"98 Invitational Showcase", University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
"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
"Object Lessons", DePaul University, Chicago *
"M’aidez/Mayday", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City
"From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions", Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago *
"Burning in Hell", Franklin Furnace, New York City
"Outspoken Women", Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis
"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.
"Chicago", Maier Museum, Virginia *
"aja V", Japan American Center, Los Angels
"Chicago Work", Erie Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania *
"Focus", Aspen Museum, Aspen, Colorado *
"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 *
"Painting/Sculpture Today ‘86", Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana*
"Chicago & Vicinity", Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago *
"Fine Line: Drawing with Silver in America", Norton Museum, Florida *
"Alternative Spaces", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago *

Selected Bibliography

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

Paul Krainak, “Inland Art/Michiko Itatani” Community Word 1/31/2019 PDF
Jennifer Dorothy Lee, “Michiko Itatani: Hi-Point Contact” asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas 3 2017 PDF
B. David Zarleu, “Michiko Itatani: Starry Night Encounter” Artpulse Magazine 2016 PDF
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
Robyn Bruzen, Michiko Itatani at Walsh, Feb 22, 2010
Jinny Berg, Michiko Itatani, New Series at Walsh Gallery, Feb., 2010
Darrel Robert, ArtStyle, Michiko Itatani: Lyrical Works on Paper, March 3, 2008

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

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