IMATANI, Garrick

Creator

IMATANI, GARRICK
b. United States, 1974
Garrick Imatani currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he works as a multimedia artist​ and university educator.  He has received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and​ a BA in Art Studio from UC Santa Barbara. Imatani has been an artist-in-residence at the​ Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Ragdale Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and was a Ford Family Foundation Resident Artist for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2015 and at the Ucross Foundation in 2016. Imatani’s interests and observations in his work revolve around the physical use and organization of public space, social rituals, performative history and monuments. His work often integrates whimsical elements with anger and outrage, creating a delicate balance that puts into question the intricacies of socio-political conflict in public spaces. Imatani’s work has been exhibited at Art in General (2004), Asian American Arts Centre (2003), Incident Report in New York (2012); the Schneider Museum of Art (2015), as well as the Portland Museum of Art (2014) and Institute for Contemporary Art in Maine. He has received awards and funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Maine Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Percent for Art Program and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

Citation

IMATANI, GARRICK, b. United States, 1974, and Garrick Imatani currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he works as a multimedia artist​ and university educator.  He has received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and​ a BA in Art Studio from UC Santa Barbara. Imatani has been an artist-in-residence at the​ Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Ragdale Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and was a Ford Family Foundation Resident Artist for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2015 and at the Ucross Foundation in 2016. Imatani’s interests and observations in his work revolve around the physical use and organization of public space, social rituals, performative history and monuments. His work often integrates whimsical elements with anger and outrage, creating a delicate balance that puts into question the intricacies of socio-political conflict in public spaces. Imatani’s work has been exhibited at Art in General (2004), Asian American Arts Centre (2003), Incident Report in New York (2012); the Schneider Museum of Art (2015), as well as the Portland Museum of Art (2014) and Institute for Contemporary Art in Maine. He has received awards and funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Maine Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Percent for Art Program and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art., “IMATANI, Garrick,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4697.