EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA
Emily and her Mother, 1980
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Momohara grew up near Seattle, Washington and earned her BFA in Photography and her BA in Art History from the University of Washington. She went on to receive her MFA in Expanded Media from the University of Kansas. She is Associate Professor of Art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where she heads the photography major.
Momohara has exhibited nationally, most notably at the Japanese American National Museum in a two-person Show titled Sugar Islands. She has been a visiting artist at several residency programs including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fine Arts Work Center and Red Gate Gallery Beijing. She received a 2011 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Grant. In 2015, her work was included in the Chongqing Photography and Video Biennial.
Masters of Fine Arts, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
Bachelor of Arts, Art History, University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
SELECTED SOLO & 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Japanese American National Museum, Sugar Islands: the art of Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara, Los Angelese, CA.
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. FOTOFOCUS
Walter D. Hudson Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA.
PAC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
PAC Gallery, "Islands," Cincinnati, OH.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Carnegie Center for the Arts, Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes. Covington, KY.
21c Museum, Blue. Cincinnati. OH.
Findlay Project Space, New Works, Curated by Annie Bolling, Cincinnati, OH.
Center for Fine Art Photography, Identity, CO.
Viridian Artist, Second Annual International Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror: Jennifer Blessing (Curator of Photography, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum) New York, NY.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Made in Woodstock, NY.
Griffin Museum of Photography, Annual Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA.
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts, "Disturbing Reality," Cincinnati, OH
Riffe Gallery, Ohio Art League, Deep Space, Columbus, OH
Light Factory, "Photographer as Videographer," with Stanley Kubric, Mary Ellen Mark, Sara Moon, Ralph Gibson and Robert Frank, Charlotte NC
Roy G. Biv Gallery, Memorialize, two-person show, Columbus, OH
Reid Gallery, University of Cincinnati, "Weight of the World," with Laurel Nakadate, Curated by Maiza Hixson. Cincinnati, OH.
Indiana State University Gallery, "In and Out of Place," with Patrick Nagatani and Matt Siber. Tulle Haute, IN.
Houston Center for Photography, HPC Juried Exhibition, Juror Dr. Allison Nordstrom, Houston, TX.
Center for Fine Art Photography, SPE Juried Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO.
CAS Gallery, University of Miami. "Interstice," Juried by Miriam Romais of En Foco. Society of Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus. Coral Gables, FL.
WCA National Conference, 2006 Women’s Caucus for the Arts Video Shorts Screening Festival, Boston, MA. RESIDENCIES,
SELECTED LECTURES, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marion County, CA.
Artist in Residence, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA.
Imagemaker Presentation: Society of Photographic Education National Conference, Chicago, IL.
Lecture: Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Artist in Residence, Fine Arts Work Center, in cooperation with the Ohio Art Council, Provincetown, MA.
Conference Co-Chair: Midwest Chapter Society of Photographic Education Regional Conference, Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH.
Panel Discussion: at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference, with artists, Theodore Ganzalves, Valerie Soe and Laura Kina. Washington DC.
Ohio Art Council Individual Excellence Grant
Panel Discussion: Hapa Artists. with artists, DaMae Roberts and Laura Kina. Oregon Nikkei Cultural Center, Portland, OR.
Artist Talk: Taft Museum of Art, Families Create Workshop
Artist Talk: Alice F and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center
Panel Discussion: at the Mixed Race Critical Studies Conference, with artists, Richard Lou and Laura Kina. DuPaul University, Chicago, IL.
Honored Educator, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Universities
Cincinnati Visual Fringe, Committee Member.
Artist Talk: MW Society of Photographic Education Conference, Cleveland, OH
Artist in Residence, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts,Nebraska City, NE.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Artist in Residence, Woodstock, NY.
Artist Enclave: I-Park, Artist in Residence, East Haddam, CT.
1st Place Award, Lexington Art League, Photography: What Now? Lexington, KY.
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, London England
Aeqai, New Works on Findlay, By Chris Hoeting, September 22.
Asian American Art Oral History Project, DePaul University.
Breathing Room, duebytuesday.com by WM Hunt
Around Cincinnati, NPR Cincinnati, a conversation about Islands with Jane Durrell and Chief Curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum, James Crump
Art Papers, Jane Durrell, November/December.
Aeqai, Island Reflections, By Maria Seda-Reeder, September 15.
City Beat, "Art To Do List," By Matt Morris, August 17 .
PQ, A Journal for Contemporary Photography, Center for Photography at Woodstock "Koden" No. 98, vol. 24 #1
1000 Words, by Natasha Christia, Summer 2010, #8
Lightworks, Syracuse, NY. Society of Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus Portfolio
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR.
Photographic Center Northwest, Teaching Collection, Seattle, WA.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Center Photography Woodstock, New Paltz, NY.
all images and text (c) Emily Hanako Momohara