Christy Shigekawa
cs@christyshigekawa.com

Statement

Inspiration comes for me from the ambiguity and mystery present in everyday life, unpredictable circumstances and coincidence. I seek to capture these moments of unexpected beauty and strangeness, when specificity leads to ambiguity, accentuating the familiar/alien dichotomy inherent in the mundane.

Résumé

EDUCATION
2016 • The Edit Center, Brooklyn, NY - narrative & documentary editing
2008 • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI - MFA Photography
2006 • California State University, Chico - B.A. Communication Design, option in Graphic Design, Minors in Psychology and Art Studio

EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS

2015: “A Picture Is Always a Book,” LENS, Madrid, Spain.

“A Picture Is Always a Book,” Crater Lab, Barcelona, Spain.

“Certain Uncertainties,” Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

“Grand Salon Show,” Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2012-14: Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY.

2013: “BOS minus the B,” Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2012: “Holy BOS! Films & Videos,” curated by Microscope Gallery, Bobby Redd Project Space, Brooklyn, NY.

2011: “Slideluck Bushwick,” 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY.

2010: “Doodle,” Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI.

2008: “CMYK Magazine Vol. 42”

“Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Annual 2008”

“Here & Now: The 2008 Graduate Degree Exhibition,” Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“8th Annual Cranbrook Video Festival,” Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“They Live: Cranbrook Performance Night 2008,” Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“Side by Side: New works from the Cranbrook Photography studios,” Museum of New Art, Detroit, Pontiac, MI.

“Under New Management,” Bolton Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“Mailed and Mounted,” Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI.

“Michigan Annual XXXIV,” Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI.

2007: “Transmorphicationalshiftolution,” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“7th Annual Cranbrook Video Festival,” Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“Picture This: New Ideas on Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art,” Museum of New Art, Detroit, Pontiac, MI.

“Only Human,” 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

“Environ-meant,” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

2006: “Loupe,” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“10th Annual Janet Turner Student Printmakers’ Invitational,” Ayers Hall, California State University, Chico, CA.

2005: “Photographer’s Forum magazine Best of College Photography Annual” 2004 and 2005.

“Digital Dialog,” Chico Art Center, Chico, CA.

2004: “29th Comm. Design Graphic Design & Illustration Student Show,” CSU, Chico, CA, Honor Letterforms.

“The Annual CSU, Chico Communication Design Photography Show (2003, 2004),” Award of Excellence (2003).

MEMBERSHIPS
2004–present • AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)


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