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b. New York, NY

EDUCATION

2024 MFA candidate, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University
2016 BA, Studio Art with Honors, Williams College

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022Blanket Statement, Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2021Ghost Stories Are All Love Stories, The Clemente, New York, NY
2017Return, Hiratsuka Sculpture Garden, Andes, NY
2016SEEN YR SHOW, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
2016BAA Fellowship Show, Lichtenstein Center Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
2015The Empowered Object, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2014Artist Books, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2013Low-Tech Printmaking, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2012NEXUS, LaGuardia Arts Gallery, New York, NY

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

2021City Artist Corps Grant, NYFA, New York, NY
2021Creative Engagement Grant, LMCC, New York, NY
2021SU-CASA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2019BRICworkspace, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
2019SU-CASA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2016Karl E. Weston Prize for Distinction in Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2016BAA Fellowship Award, Berkshire Art Association and Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
2015Robert G. Wilmers Jr. 1990 Memorial Travel Fellowship, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2015Linen Grant for Art Research in Asia, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2014Charles Millard Art Travel Fellowship, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2013Linen Grant for Studies in Asia, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2013Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the
U.S. Department of State

SELECT TEACHING

2021Teaching Artist, Teen Programs, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Teaching Artist, SU-CASA, LMCC, New York, NY
2019-21 Teaching Artist, School Residencies, City Lore, Inc., New York, NY
2020Museum Education Fellow for School, Teen, and Family Programs, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2019-20 Teaching Artist, Urban Explorers Teen Program, City Lore, Inc., New York, NY
2019Teaching Artist, Urban Explorers Teen Summer Program, City Lore, Inc., New York, NY
2019Teaching Artist, SU-CASA, LMCC, New York, NY
2018Teaching Artist, In-School Resident at P.S. 18, NURTUREart, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
2015Teaching Assistant to Elle Pérez, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2014Teaching Assistant for Photography, Williams College Art Department, Williamstown, MA
2012Teaching Artist, Graphic Arts: Translating Written Stories to Illustrations, Writopia, Inc., New York, NY

CONFERENCES

2021Arts Education Partnership Conference, "Tradition, Technology, and Healing: Using Digital Tools to Transmit Oral Traditions," September 2021
202021st Allied Media Conference, "Queering Public Parks: Youth-Driven Strategies for Systemic Change," July 2020
2020NYCMER Annual Conference: ENGAGE!, "A Case Study in Lasting Impact of LGBTQ+ Teen Programs," May 2020

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021Huang, Vivian and Kazama, Mei. "On Portals, Ghosts, and Belonging in the Asian American Diaspora," Brooklyn Rail Summer 2022 Issue, Guest Critic Section edited by Amy Sadao and Susette Min.
2020Wei Ling, Tony. "Little Sacred Objects - An Interview with Artist Mei Kazama by Tony Wei Ling." Nat. Brut Issue 14.
2018Kosugi, Ariyoshi. "This Month's Guest Artist: Mei Kazama." Yoru ha Kimamani. FM78.8 Apple Wave
Radio. Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. 26 July 2018. Radio.
2018Shoujiguchi, Hiromitsu. "Mei Kazama Exhibition LIVING ROOM SOUP." Touou Nippo Newspaper.
19 June 2018. Print.
2018Soma, Koji. "Exhibition LIVING ROOM SOUP." Mutsushinpo Newspaper. 19 June 2018. Print.
2018Kurata, Kazue. "Interview with Artist Mei Kazama." Tsugaru Ijinkan. FM78.8 Apple Wave Radio.
Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. 6 June 2018. Radio.
2018Kimura, Susumu. "Art Exhibition LIVING ROOM SOUP." Mutsushinpo Newspaper. 29 April 2018. Print.
2014Preston, Katherine. "Artist Otherwise Known as ... Mei Kazama." Sep 2014. Williams Record. Print.