MICHELE KISHITA

PAINTER

B. 1968 USA

Michele's paintings are strongly influenced by the graphic stylizations and compressed spaces of Japanese ukiyo-e prints.

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Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses landscape as her primary subject. Her paintings are strongly influenced by the graphic stylizations and compressed spaces of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Kishita’s paintings are in a number of private/corporate collections, including Toyota, Capital One, and Kaiser Permanente, and her work is featured in Create Magazine, on the Poetry Foundation blog, and the Studio Break and Thyme in the Studio podcasts, as well as in several literary journals. She has participated in artist residencies in New Mexico, Russia, and Iceland and exhibited at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates and the Museum of Non-Conformist Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kishita received both her BFA and MFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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AVAILABLE WORK

MICHELE KISHITA CV

  

Exhibitions

2021    

Solo: Seasonal Wandering, Crossing Art Gallery, New York, NY 

Group: Winter Works 2021, Cufflink Art, Fort Worth, TX

Group: Progressions, Cufflink Art, Fort Worth, TX

Group: Force of Nature, Cufflink Art, Fort Worth, TX

 

2020

Solo: Absent Futures, Central Tattoo Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA    

Group: Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, New York, NY

 

2019

Group: Traditional Meets Contemporary, Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Group: Summer Rush, Hot Bed & James Oliver Galleries, Philadelphia, PA 

Group: SPAR Museum Night, 2,04 gallery, Art Centre Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia

Group:    The Fire Theft, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Group: Collector’s Exhibition: NoBA One Year Anniversary, NoBA, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Group: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY

 

2018    

Solo: Confluence, 2,04 gallery, Art Centre Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia

Solo: Michele Kishita: Recent Works, NoBA Salonspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Group: Intersection, RH Gallery, Hockessin, DE 

Group: SPAR Museum Night, The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia

Group: The Way We See It, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT 

Group: International Variety, Hot Bed Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2017    

Solo: Transient Season, Gallery 543, URBN Corporate, Philadelphia, PA

Group: ArtPrize 9, St. Matthews Venue, Grand Rapids, MI 

Group: Legions, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA    

Group: Missing Objects: A Tribute to Hassan Sharif, Flying House, Dubai, UAE         

Group: From the Pages, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA    

 

2016    

Solo: Ecstatic Territories, The 3rd Place Gallery, Wilmington, DE    

Solo: Chromarrythmia, Central Tattoo Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Two-Person: Michele Kishita & Eliza Stamps: Graphic Tales, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT

Group: Reinventing Nature (Curated by Barbara Harberger), Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2015    

Solo: Fluid Resonance, Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA 

Two-Person: Essential Impermanence: The Work of Deborah Losada and Michele Kishita, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT

 

2014

Group: FLUENT: The Language of Paint, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT

Group: The Painting Center is Turning 21 Invitational, Painting Center, New York, NY    

Group: Navigation Puzzle, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE    

 

2013    

Solo: Of Water and Wood, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Two-Person: Making It Alumni Invitational: Michele Kishita and John Souter, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Group: Paper Work, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

Group: The Drawing Room Summer Exhibit: Works by Represented Gallery Artists, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT                     

Group: Homeland: Contemporary Approaches to Contemplating the Landscape, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT   

                         

2012    

Group: Water, Water Everywhere, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT      

Group: Maps, Pagus Gallery, Norristown PA        

Group: RSVP 2012, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2011    

Group: 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ     

 

2011

Group: The 29th Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society: Still Melting, Sharjah Art

Museum, Sharjah, UAE    

                    

Artist Residencies/Grants

2018    

SPAR Artist Residency, St. Petersburg, Russia

NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2017     

OCHO Artist Residency, Questa, New Mexico

Blick Grant 

 

Publications/Interviews

2021    

Blue Earth Review, Featured Artist, Issue 27, cover and pages 40~48 

Sinovision.net “Michele Kishita’s Solo Exhibition, Seasonal Wandering, Opens at Crossing Art,” April 2

2020    

Thyme in the Studio, “How to Burn a painting and Write an Artist Statement in Iceland with Michele Kishita,” Episode 54

artblog, “Dreamscapes Burning with Organic Memory, Michele Kishita’s ‘Absent Futures’ at Central Tattoo,” by Michael Lieberman, March 11

2018    

Vermont Art Guide, Issue #7 “The Way We See It” 

2017    

Poetry Foundation, “Light Is a Complex Medium” by Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Suggestions of Landscape: Michele Kishita, film by Tyler Nelson

In Quotes, Volume 4: Michele Kishita, film by Wenlu Bao

Create! Magazine (Juried Bridgette Mayer), Issue III 

Up the Staircase Quarterly, Winter Issue, Cover 

2016    

The Artist Catalogue, Volume 5, Issue 3, Fall 

Up the Staircase Quarterly, Autumn Issue, Feature Artist

Third Point Press, Issue #5

The Dialogist, Volume III, Issue IV, Featured Artist

Sister, by Steven Karl, Book Cover, Noemi Press

2015    

Studio Break, Interview (Episode 132), http://studiobreak.com/michele-kishita/

Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 4, (pages 26 & 27)

Fresh Paint Magazine Studio Visit 

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Volume 28, (pages 101 &102)

CT Bites, Homeland Exhibition

2013    

The City Paper, First Friday Hitlist

Fairfield County Look, Homeland Exhibition, 

2011    

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Volume16, (pages 104 &105)

Beautiful Land, Chana Rothman, 2011 (cover, CD, & poster)

Edge: The Magazine of the University of the Arts, Fall (page 15)

The 29th Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society Exhibition Catalogue, United Arab Emirates, (pages 202~205 & 218) Emarat Al Youm, Daily Newspaper, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2011                                           

Corporate Collections

Toyota

Capital One

Kaiser Permanente

Cira Centre

Park Towne Place

White & Case

Temple University (Howard Gittis Student Center)

Temple University (Fox Business School)

Drexel University (The Summit)

Texas Tech University

The University of the Arts

 

Education

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010    M.F.A.    Painting 

1997    B.F.A.    Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing (with honors)