Erika Nakatani / recent work, / information,


Erika Nakatani is an abstract oil painter working with a symbolic language within a space resonate of the natural world.
The root of her practice is uncovering the division between the shared real and the unspeakable incorporeal.
She is currently living and working from the road.

Nakatani received her MFA from the Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland College Institute of Art
and has been supported through fellowships and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jentel Foundation,
the PLAYA Artist Residency, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.


MFA 2013 - Leroy E Hoffberger School of Painting - MICA, Baltimore MD
BA 2011 - Painting/Drawing/Printmaking - Portland State University, Portland OR

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 - Staub Maler - Homeland Security Gallery, Dallas TX
2013 - Hot House - Jones Group, Portland OR
2012 - What We Missed the First Time Remains Hidden - The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD
2011 - Mnemosyne - Golden Rule, Portland OR
2004 - 17 Reasons - Pepper Gallery, Portland OR

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- Here & Now - New Mexico State University Art Gallery + Las Cruces Art Museum, Las Cruces NM
- Red Show - Rio Bravo Fine Art, Truth or Consequences NM
- Exhibit A - Sandy’s 7 to 11, Marfa TX
- Unlimited Potential - Lyons Weir Gallery, New York NY
- You’re getting Warmer - Composition Gallery, Portland OR
- Summer Small Works Show - Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY
- Beyond the Threshold - curated by Renwick Heronimo, Artspace Gallery, New York NY
- Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist Show - Meyerhoff Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
- Black Light - MFA Thesis Exhibition, D Center, Baltimore MD
- On Loan - Formalities, juried by Cara Ober, Area 405, Baltimore MD
- Currents - Hemphill Fine Arts at Carroll Square Gallery, Washington D.C.
- Smörgåsbord - juried by Paddy Johnson, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD
- Inside Outside - The Space Between - Parrish Gallery, Newberg OR
- Spring Show - D Center, MICA, Baltimore MD
- Fall Hoffberger Show - Riggs and Leidy Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
- The Great White - curated by George Belcher, Gallery 500, MICA, Baltimore MD
- Fall Hoffberger Show - Fox Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
- Sending Signals - Art Space UOU, Ulsan, Korea (catalog)
- Summer Invitational - Blackfish Gallery, Portland OR
- Broad Strokes - curated by Sam Korman, Car Hole Gallery, Portland OR (catalog)
- 50 Works - curated by Susan Harlan, Water Heater Gallery, Portland OR
- Store for a Month - curated by John Brodie, pop-up, Portland OR
- Dreams - curated by Ben Pink, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR
- Pacific Switchboard - Pacific Switchboard Gallery, Portland OR

-Koganecho AIR, Yokohama, Japan
-Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska
-Playa Residency, Summer Lake, Oregon
-Jentel Foundation Residency, Banner, Wyoming
-Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, Virginia

Monsieur Stindel Magazine Issue One, Print, Spring/Summer 2016, pp. 22 - 23, with image, Monsieur Stindel magazine SS16.
Gould, Sam. "Nature Is a Language." In the Pines: Abstraction, Recognition, and the Power of Not Knowing. Minneapolis: Wooden Leg Print, 2016. 91-99. Print.
Art Orbiter Blog, with image, July 2013.
Louis Jacobson, “Reviewed: Currents at Carroll Square Gallery”, Washington City Paper, February 19th 2013.
Ian MacLean Davis, “We Saw This, So Should You: 2013 MFA Thesis II at Maryland Institute College of Art”, (blog), April 22nd, 2013.