Mamiko Otsubo

born 1974 in Nishinomiya City, Japan. Lives and works in New York.

Education

  • 2004 MFA Yale University
  • 2002 BFA Art Center College of Design
  • 1997 BA in Economics University of California, San Diego

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Sky Lobby, Lullin+Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2013 Henningsen Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2012 Idea/Equivalent, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010 masks, Curated by Courtney J. Martin, Curatorial Research Lab at Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007 cuts, Spielhaus Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 rub, Galerie Mark Muller, Zurich, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 Public & Intention, Lullin+Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2014 Minimal Baroque, Curated by Courtney J.Martin, Bodil Nielsen, and Julie Sass, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark
  • 2014 Several Circles, Curated by Marco Antonini, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York.
  • 2014 Lucky Draw, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York
  • 2013 Japanese Artists in New York, Curated by Yuko Nishiyama, Marunouchi House, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2013 Distinguished from the melee of user comments and structurally misogynist chat rooms harbouring rapid-fire trolls, Curated by Mikkel Carl, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Malmö, Sweden
  • 2013 IRL, Curated by Mikkel Carl, Point B, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 Welcome to the Real, Curated by Marco Antonini, NURTUREart and {TEMP} Art Space, New York, NY
  • 2013 Benefit Exhibition, Carriage Trade, New York, NY
  • 2012 Slight Adjustments, Lullin+Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 Fuel For the Fire, Curated by Dawn Kasper, 535 W 20th, New York, NY
  • 2012 UR, Room East, New York, NY
  • 2012 Look, Look, Look, and Look Again, Lullin+Ferrari, Zurich , Switzerland
  • 2012 Kasper Sonne / Mamiko Otsubo, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Armory Show, NY
  • 2011 Organs in the Snow, curated by Rachel Mason, Louis V.E.S.P., Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011 Bold Tendencies 5, Peckham Car Park, London
  • 2010 Forms of Reason, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2010 Reader's Delight, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
  • 2010 Visual Voices 2010, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
  • 2009 N-1 Transitional Relationships, Museo Patino, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • 2009 Offset, Curated by Matthew Spiegelman, Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY
  • 2009 Prose pour des Esseintes, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008 Blank Complexity, Curated by Karma International, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2008 Works from the Rolf Ricke Collection, Villa Merkel Bahnwärter Haus, Esslingen, Germany
  • 2008 The Dark Fair, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
  • 2008 Art and Entrepreneurship by Credit Suisse, Curated by Michelle Nicol, Dubai, New York, Berlin, Moscow, Geneva, Milan, London
  • 2007 Art Supernova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Punto Gris, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2007 The Aquarium Show, Frieze, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
  • 2007 Camilla Low, Mamiko Otsubo, and Stefan Thater, Daniel Reich Gallery at Hotel Chelsea, New York, NY
  • 2007 The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
  • 2007 You Come Home (the house is empty but the lights are on,) Galerie Mark Muller, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2006 EAF 06: 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
  • 2006 Salad Days, Artist Space, New York, NY
  • 2005 I Woke Up in a Strange Place, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2005 Material World, Project commissioned by Public Art Fund, Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2004 Protuberance(s), Buia Gallery, NY
  • 2004 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bibliography

  • Fisher, Cora. "Beyond Internationalism? Minimal Baroque, Post-Minimalism, and Contemporary Art", Hyperallergic, (June 14, 2014)
  • Biswas, Allie. "Minimal Baroque", Glass Magazine, (May 21, 2014)
  • Bonde, Lisbeth. "Når overdrivelsen møder underdrivelsen", Kunsten.nu (May 21, 2014)
  • Ross, Trine. "Minimalistisk barokudstilling er stærk og sanselig", Politiken, (May 12, 2014)
  • Shiboh, Maya Junqeria. "Japanese Artists in New York", Fashion Headline, (November 6, 2013)
  • Szczesniak, Paulina. "Fleisch!", Tages-Anzeiger, (October 10, 2013): 10.
  • "Design Exhibited", OnCurating.org Texts by Burkhard Meltzer, Sarah Owens, Tido von Oppeln. (Winter 2012)
  • Fujitaka, Kosuke. "Sekai no Shinjin Tokushu 2012 New York: Mamiko Otsubo" Art Collector Japan, (September 2012) Vol.42, p.54.
  • Hall, Emily. "Mamiko Otsubo. Horton Gallery" Artforum, (Summer 2012) Vol.50. No.10, pp. 318-319.
  • Mason, Rachel. “Organs In the Snow” Art21: Blog, (September 27, 2011)
  • It’s Not A Garden Table: Art and Design In the Expanded Field. Texts by Jörg Huber, Sven Lütticken, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Tido von Oppeln, Mateo Kries, Burkhard Meltzer, and Heike Munder JRP|Ringier 2011
  • Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: The Reader’s Delight”, The New York Times, (July 23, 2010).
  • Schütte, Christoph. “Mond, Universum, Lippenstift: ‘Blank Complexity’ in der Galerie Parisa Kind”, Frankfurter Allegmeine Zeitung, (February 2, 2009)
  • Kim, Sae-mi. "Emergent Artist Japan: Mamiko Otsubo" Art In ASIA, (May June 2008) Issue No.5, pp.84-85.
  • Dankow, Karolina. “Watchlist: Mamiko Otsubo” Monopol, (March 2008) Issue 3, p. 27.
  • Art & Entrepreneurship. Credit Suisse. Text by Michelle Nicol, Ou Ning, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
  • Feeke, Stephen. “Why Sculpture, Why Here?”, The Henry Moore Foundation Review, (Winter 2007) Issue 16: pp. 14-15.
  • Toledo, Manuel. “¿Por qué la escultura?”, BBC Mundo.com, (October 8, 2007).
  • Foolproof Guide to Cooking a Steak: Mamiko Otsubo Works 2002-2007. Galerie Mark Müller and Spielhaus Morrison Galerie. Texts by Jennifer R. Gross, Lyrics by Rachel Mason.
  • Schwendener, Martha. “Proof That Things Are People Too (Well, Almost)”, The New York Times, May 18, 2007.
  • Green, Denise. “New York, New York”, Art Monthly Australia, (December 2006) Issue 196, p.43.
  • Saltz, Jerry. “Yurts and Stalagmites: Outdoor sculpture as more than decorative object or propaganda tool”, The Village Voice, (October 11, 2006).
  • Fry, Naomi. “Critic’s Picks: EAF06 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition”, Artforum.com, (October 6, 2006).
  • “Goings on About Town: Art”, The New Yorker, (September 4, 2006).
  • “Glanzlighter der Woche”, Tages Anzeiger, (May 25-31, 2006): 53.
  • “Goings on About Town: Art”, The New Yorker, (April 10,2006).
  • Material World. New Works by: Rachel Foullon, Corin Hewitt, Matthew Day Jackson, Peter Kreider, Mamiko Otsubo. Public Art Fund. Texts by Anne Wehr.
  • Finch, Charlie. “Christmas Shopping”, Artnet.com, (Dec. 21, 2004).

Awards

  • 2014 DIVA Danish International Visiting Artist Grant, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2013 Artist in Residence at Statens Vaerksteder For Kunst / Danish Arts Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2011 NYC Cultural Council / Public Art for Public Schools Commission for a permanent sculpture for PS 313 Queens, NY
  • 2011 Brown Foundation Fellow at Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, France; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • 2010 MacDowell Colony Artist in Residence
  • 2007 Credit Suisse Commission for Art & Entrepreneurship
  • 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY
  • 2005 Public Art Fund Commission for Metro-Tech Center, Brooklyn
  • 2004 Fannie B. Pardee Prize for Excellence in Sculpture; Yale University

Lectures

  • 2013 Visiting Artist Lecture, Barnard College, NY, NY.
  • 2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France.
  • 2008 “Commisioning Art Today: spreading content and supporting talent (with Credit Suisse).” The Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2007 “Why Sculpture, Why Here?” Tate Modern, London in collaboration with Henry Moore Institute Leeds and inIVA, London.
  • 2006 Visiting Artist Lecture, New York University, NY, NY.
  • 2005 Visiting Artist Lecture, Kunst Academie Düsseldorf, Germany.