Joe Suzuki 

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Statement

I think of my work as artifacts of my own particular mixed culture, which developed as a result of

being an immigrant to the US during the late 80’s in my early teens. During a long assimilation

process, I found myself not belonging to either culture, but rather somewhere in between, and I

ultimately began to accept and celebrate my peculiar culture.

I view my culture as a confluence of multiple vectors with no hierarchy or order. I am interested,

both visually and conceptually, in melding and mending such notions as East vs. West, high vs.

low, commodity vs. craft, tradition vs. fads, and icon vs. iconoclasm. I see my art making as an

investigation that documents my ever changing, mutating, polyglot reality. My work is informed

by my life, contingent on my ordinary, real world experiences as a middle class artist dad, who

is simply trying to make sense of it all.

 

CV

Education:

2005 MFA, Claremont Graduate University

2003 MA, California State University, Northridge

2000 BA, California State University, Northridge

 

Solo and Two-man Exhibitions:

2019 Two person solo, with Abby Elizabeth, Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2017 “Clever Imitation,” with Hagan Bros, Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2013 “Birth of the Beast,” Gallery P3, Pomona, CA

2012 “Thunderstruck,” with Macha Suzuki, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 “Melt'em Like Lemon Drops,“ Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa,CA

2005 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont,CA

2003 “Cultural Critique,” California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 “One + One,” Little Bench Art Center, La Jolla, CA

2019 “Emerging to Established,” Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2018 “The Journey Within,” M Contemporary, Sydney, Australia

2018 “Fake Views,” Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO

2018 "Subversion," Next Street Gallery, Paris, France

2018 "ART ELYSÉE Art Fair," represented by Next Street Gallery, Paris, France

2018 "Rebel," curated by Reem Gallery, London, UK

2018 "Spring Accucharge," Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 "Emgerging to Established," Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2017 "XMAS '17 - The Annual Winter Group Show," Galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 "Summertime 17 - The Big annual group show," Galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 "Emerging to Established," Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2017 "FOIRE D'ART MURAL (FAM)," Represented by Galerie C.O.A., Montreal, Canada

2017 "Copy/Paste/Erase," Galerie C.O.A, Montreal, Canada

2017 “Emerging To Established,” Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2016 "Emerging To Established," Krause Gallery, New York, NY

2016 "Space Available," The Afterimage, Riverside, CA

2016 "Artificial Realities," Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2015 “Be Happy,” Newtown Gallery, Kobe, Japan

2015 “Losing Streak,” with Macha Suzuki and Moto Okawa, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA

2014 “Blank Canvas,” Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City, CA

2014 “5x5 Invitational," Westmont Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2013 "Up (off the base)," Los Angeles Valley College, CA

2013 “Occupy the Museum,” Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, CA

2013 “Art Apart,” represented by Gallery Lara, Singapore

2013 “Hong Kong Contemporary,” represented by Gallery Lara, Hong Kong

2013 "New World," Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, CA

2013 "Doing Pennants," Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 “Mise en scene,” Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan

2011 “5x5 Invitational,” Westmont Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2011 "Shikishi Exhibition," Doizaki Gallery @ JACCC, Los Angeles, CA

2009 "Plenty," Happy, Los Angeles, CA

2009 "AJA XXII," Doizaki Gallery @ JACCC, Los Angeles, CA

2008 "Infrastructure," Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, CA

2008 “Here and Now,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA (Curated by David Pagel)

2006 “Cup Cake Show,” The Academy, Long Beach, CA

2006 “Two Over Hung,” Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA

2005 “Supersonic: LA Design Center,” Los Angeles, CA

2005 “No Picture Please,” Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA

2005 “Group Sexy,” Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA

2005 “Art LA,” represented by Cartelle Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 “Big and Holy,” Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA

2004 “Pretending We Still Like Each Other,” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

2004 “Hung Jury,“ Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2004 “Deuce,” Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA

2004 “Claremont Graduate University: A Selection of Work,” Riverside Art Museum, CA

2003 “Green, the new pink,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

 

Bibliography:

Dein Spiegel Magazine, Aug 2018

“Creatives for Climate,” Playboy Magazine, Jan/Feb 2018

Christopher Jobson, Colossal, "Happy Accidents Pour from Paint Bottles in Sculptures by Joe Suzuki," July 2017

Elena Martinique, Widewalls, "VISUAL ARTS IN THE POST-INTERNET ERA ," May 2017

Liz Goldner, Art Scene, "The New World" Review, March 2013

Jim Daichendt, "Lost and Found," Artillery Magazine, July 2012

Shana Nys Dambrot, LACanvas.com review, June 2012

Jim Daichendt, Art Scene, "Thunder Struck" Review, June, 2012

Carmine Iannaccone, “No Alpha Dogs In This Man's World,” Melt'em Like Lemon Drops Catalogue, 2011

Hugh Hart, “Swift to make their mark,” Los Angeles Times, Saturday, June 25, 2005,

Cartelle Gallery, “Big and Holy Catalogue,” December 2004

Louis Roug, “The arty circuit,” Los Angeles Times, Thursday, June 24, 2004

 

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