CV

b. New York, NY

EDUCATION

2016
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
BA, Studio Art with Honors, Cum Laude

2012
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, New York, NY
Visual Art major, High School Diploma

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 LIVING ROOM SOUP, second iteration, Fuyumedo Gallery, Goshogawara, Aomori, Japan
2018 LIVING ROOM SOUP, Kagaku Sanwakyozaisha, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
2017 TAKE ME TO THE SOURCE, outdoor installation, Hyakkokumachi Gallery, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
2015 SEEK, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2015 As You Walk Around Me and Observe Me, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Open Studios, Hiratsuka Sculpture Garden, Andes, NY
2016 SEEN YR SHOW, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
2016 BAA Fellowship Show, Lichtenstein Center Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
2015 The Empowered Object, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2014 Painting, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2014 Artist Books, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2014 Digital Photography, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2013 Low-Tech Printmaking, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2012 NEXUS, LaGuardia Arts Gallery, New York, NY

RESIDENCIES

2019 BRICworkspace, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016 Karl E. Weston Prize for Distinction in Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2016 BAA Fellowship Award, Berkshire Art Association and Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
2015 Robert G. Wilmers Jr. 1990 Memorial Student Travel Fellowship, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2015 Linen Grant for Art Research in Asia, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2014 Charles Millard Art Travel Fellowship, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2013 Linen Grant for Japanese Language and Culture Studies in Asia, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2013 Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

PUBLIC WORKS / COLLABORATIONS

2014 Circles and People, mural commission, Mears Career Center, Williamstown, MA
2011 Justice Mandala, muralist/collaborator, Groundswell Community Mural Project, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Roots of Knowledge, muralist/collaborator, Groundswell Community Mural Project, Brooklyn, NY

TEACHING

current Museum Education Fellow, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Teaching Artist, Urban Explorers Summer Program, City Lore, Inc., New York, NY
2019 Teaching Artist, SU-CASA Teaching Artist Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2019 Teaching Artist, Urban Explorers Afterschool Program, City Lore, Inc., New York, NY
2019 Teaching Artist, Teaching Residency at P.S.69Q, City Lore, Inc., Queens, NY
2018 Teaching Artist, In-School Resident at P.S. 18, NURTUREart, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
2016 Teaching Assistant to Elle Pérez, “Color Digital Photography,” Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2016 Teaching Assistant to Elle Pérez, “Contemporary Photography,” Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2015 Teaching Assistant to Elle Pérez, “Color Digital Photography,” Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2015 Teaching Assistant to Elle Pérez, “Black and White Photography,” Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2014 Teaching Assistant for Photography, Williams College Art Department, Williamstown, MA
2012 Teacher, Graphic Arts: Translating Written Stories to Illustrations, Writopia, Inc., New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018 Kosugi, Ariyoshi. "This Month's Guest Artist: Mei Kazama." Yoru ha Kimamani. FM78.8 Apple Wave Radio. Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. 26 July 2018. Radio.
2018 Shoujiguchi, Hiromitsu. "Mei Kazama Exhibition LIVING ROOM SOUP." Touou Nippo Newspaper. 19 June 2018. Print.
2018 Soma, Koji. "Exhibition LIVING ROOM SOUP." Mutsushinpo Newspaper. 19 June 2018. Print.
2018 Kurata, Kazue. "Interview with Artist Mei Kazama." Tsugaru Ijinkan. FM78.8 Apple Wave Radio. Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. 6 June 2018. Radio.
2018 Kimura, Susumu. "Art Exhibition LIVING ROOM SOUP." Mutsushinpo Newspaper. 29 April 2018. Print.
2014 Preston, Katherine. "Artist Otherwise Known as ... Mei Kazama." Sep 2014. Williams Record. Print.