Solo Exhibitions

2015  

Seeing, The Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

2014   

Shiny Happy Wannabe, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, NY

2012   

Americana, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA                                                                 

Persona, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, NA

2009              

Identities, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008              

Dual Perspective, @ Space Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Cultural Identity, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2006              

Nobuhito Nishigawara, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2005              

Zokei, Lied Art Gallery, Lied Education Center for the Arts, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

2003              

Nobuhito Nishigawara, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 

2002              

Nobuism: Thesis Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, AZ

1997              

Cockroach - three series of installations, The Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

 

Group/Invitational Exhibitions

 

2016              

Michi (道): Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists, Traveling Exhibition currated by Yoshi Fujii and Juliane Shibata

   Locations:    

     Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

     University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design: Conjunction with NCECA 2016, Warrensburg, MO

     Bowing Green State University, Bowing Green, OH

     Carleton College, Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield MN

NCECA 2016, Curated by Darcy Badialli, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

Chromophobia, Curated by Peregrine Honig and Michael Schonhoff, Kansas City Art                                  Institute, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 Across the Table, Across the Land (commissioned by NCECA), curated by Namita Gupta        Wiggers and Michael Strand, Charlotte Street Foundation in conjunction with                                             NCECA,  Kansas City MO

2014              

LA Air Show, LA Convention Center, Tally Beck Contemporary

Mas 6, Torrance, curated by Artra Curatorial Team, Torrance Art Museum, CA

artMRKT San Francisco, Tally Beck Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2013              

Software: 21st Century Ceramics From Los Angeles, curated by Jason Ramos, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Contemporary Art Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

artMRKT San Francisco (forthcoming in May), Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, Tally Beck Contemporary Gallery

2012              

Fresh, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Hong Kong Contemporary, Gallery Lara Tokyo, Hong Kong

Laguna Art Museum Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

Contemporary Art Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

artMRKT Hamptons, Tally Beck Contemporary Booth 316

2011              

OPEN, A 25th Anniversary Show, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

Gateway Japan, Curated by Max Presneill, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance,  CA

2010              

The OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

(Re)Form, Curated by Catherine L. Futter, The H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2009              

ZOOM, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Mark Moore Gallery

Fresh, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA

Auction 100, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Palette to Palate 2009, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

ARTRA, curated by Max Presneill, Venice, CA

2008                     

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Mark Moore Gallery

Summer in Chelsea, Winston Wachter Fine Art, NYC, NY

Contemporary Art Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Los Angeles Art Show, Santa Monica, CA – Winston Wachter Gallery Booth P-105

2007                     

Art Miami, Miami, FL – Winston Wachter Fine Art Booth

Dichotomies, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (sponsored by Japan Foundation)

Group Figuration Show – Allegory -, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

XII Art Auction: Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Agape, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

New Artists, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

ACROSS THE PACIFIC: Contemporary Asian Ceramic Art, Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation, Fullerton, CA

2006        

neither MAN nor BEAST, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

2005                     

Japan/USA-Santa Fe Clay, The Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

Annual Ceramic Exhibition, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2004              

Nobuhito Nishigawara, Trinity Gallery, Georgia, Atlanta

Nobuhito Nishigawara, Byron Cohen Contemporary Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

Mesa Contemporary Arts Permanent Collection, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

Three Generations in Ceramics, University of Arizona, Art Museum, Tucson, AZ

New Acquisitions: Ceramics, Phoenix Airport Museum Program’s Contemporary Ceramics Collection, City of Phoenix, AZ

Tea, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ

Annual Ceramic Exhibition, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

101 Cups, Ceramic Arts Foundation and Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ  

2003              

Ceramic Exhibition, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

The Wichita National, Juror – Josh Deweese, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

ANA 32, Juror – Richard Notkin, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

Akio Takamori and Nobuhito Nishigawara, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

Clay: Making Connections, Juror - Chris Staley, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

Hundreds of Cups, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Shared Passion - Sara and David Lieberman Collection (catalog),

Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

From the Neck Up (catalog), Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

Clay from the Permanent Collection, Ceramic Research Center,

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2002              

From the Ground Up XXI, Juror - Doug Jeck, The Richardson Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

Contemporary Realism, Juror - Bill Lykins, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Formation and Deformation, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

ASU Graduate Ceramics, University of Texas, TX

2001                

Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship Winner, Blue Willow Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2000                     

Clay Sculpture, Yuma Fine Arts, Yuma, AZ

RE/Surface, Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1999              

ASU Graduate Ceramics, Central Arizona Community College, Coolidge, AZ

Thesis Show, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

 

Bibliography (include online publications)

2015  

Currently Coveting: Japanese-Style Tableware Made in LA, Izabella Simmons, Remodelista, Online Novermber 3rd

Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade, LA Times, Online March 24th

Los Angeles City Safari w/ Jonathan Lo, Brooklyn New York Front + Main (/), West Elm, online March 25

Top 15 Interiors Trends of 2015, Julie Carson, Remodelista, Online March 24

Los Angeles Gift Guide For The Holidays, Forbs/Lifestyle, David Hochman, Online

2014  

Nature Morte:RE-INVENTING THE STILL-LIFE TRADITION, Michael Petry, Thames & Hudson

2013  

Nobuhito Nishigawara: BODY DOUBLES, Kathleen Whitney,

Ceramics Monthly, page 48-51, February Issue

2012  

artdaily.org, “Tally Beck Contemporary presents Nobuhito Nishigawara’s first solo exhibition in New York”, September 27, 2012

2010  

BLUECANVAS, Issue Three, the OsCene 2010, Page 104

Orange Coast Magazine, “Artist Spotlight”, page 42, February Issue

2009  

Mary Anne Pomonis, “Nobuhito Nishigawara: Identities” The Magazine,  May Issue, Page 44

The Laguna Beach Independent, Front Page, Volume VIII, Issue 9

2008  

Peter Frank, “Objects of Affection”, LA Weekly, page 53, January18

Greg Stacy, “Unstuck In Time and @Space With Nobuhito Nishigawara”, OC Weekly: Arts, May 29

Judith S. Schwartz, Confrontational Ceramics, A&C Black Publishing, London

2007  

“Sculpted Moment”, LA Times, November 29

“Allegory”, Art Collector Magazine, January Issue  

“Across the Pacific: Contemporary Asian Ceramic Art”, Fullerton Observer, April, Page 12

“MADE IN CALIFORNIA: California Double Does of Local Ceramics”, The Los Angeles Times, April 19th\\

2006  

Kate Hackman, “Jim Cambell at the Byrn C. Cohen Gallery” NY ARTS, January/February, Vol. 11, No. 1/2    

2005   

City of Mesa,  “Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Arts Center”, MCA Prospectus 2005-2006, page 3

2004  

“Trinity Gallery”, Art Papers, Nov/Dec, page 7

Margaret Regan. “Human Form.”  Tucson Weekly, page Art Section, June 17

Chuck Graham. “Escape the heat; take in art at cool galleries” Tucson Citizen, Entertainment page, June 03

Ann Brown. “Visit Sculpture Garden and Visit the Artists.”  Arizona Daily Star, July 9

Veronika Alice Gunter. 500 Figures: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form.  Asheville: Lark Books, page 35 and 125

Ruth Bass “Artist Worth Watching, Nobuhito Nishigawara” Art Talk, page 14, May

Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott. 500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of UtilityGrace, Asheville: Larke Books, page 40 and 370

Theresa Bembnister, Gina Kaufmann, “Our critics recommend these shows” Art Capsule Reviews, culture page, December 16

The Kansas City Star, 11 Days of Fine Arts, December 18

2003   

Ken Johnson. “From the Neck Up” The New York Times, August 8

Jennifer Cushman, “Surreal Classics” Scottsdale Life Magazine,  June, page 82-83

“Material Grants Winning Named”,  Phoenix Art Museum: Contemporary Forum, spring issue, front page

“Spotlight”,  Herberger College of Fine Arts, Spring Issue, class note page

Bebbette VanDevender.  “Recognized ceramist teaching here” The CACtus Paper,  February 19, page 8

John Villani, “ASU brings out its best ceramics: Summer show yields cross-section of style, techniques” Arizona Republic  February 6, page 43

The Figure in Clay, Video, City of Mesa

John Villani “Sculptor reconfigures beauty: Mesa artist uses female form as key”, Arizona Republic, January 16, page 34

Peter Held, “Shared Passion: Sara and David Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Ceramics and Craft”, catalog, page 11 and 32 (plate 16)

2002     

Susan Peterson, Working with Clay: 2nd Edition, The Overlook Press,  New York

Susan Peterson. “Up-Front”. Ceramics Monthly,  October Volume 50 Number 8, page 16

The MAC Vision – Mesa Arts Center,  autumn issue, page 2

2001  

Art Talk, November Arizona Republic – Rep. Arts

2000  

Dianne Cripe, “New Close Date: Summer Show at ASU’s Harry Wood to Continue through Aug 25”, HerbergerCollege News, June 21, art age

   

Gallery Representation

            Tally Beck Contemporary, New York City, NY

            Melissa Morgan Fine Arts, Palm Desert, CA

 

Awards / Honors

2003  Contemporary Forum: Phoenix Art Museum - Arizona Artist Material Found Grant           

2002  Graduate Tuition Scholarships (1999 - 2002), Arizona State University

2001   Arizona Artist Guild Scholarship: 1st Place

1998   Best of Show - Annual M.F.A. Summer Exhibition, Arizona State University, Harry Wood                            Gallery

           Competitive Scholarships (1996 - 1999), Kansas City Art Institute

 

 

Current Employment

Professor and Head of Ceramics, Visual Arts Department, California State University, Fullerton

Visiting Faculty, Department of Art, University of California Los Angeles

 

Education

Born in Nagoya, Japan 1974

M.F.A              2002               Arizona State University

B.F.A               1999               Kansas City Art Institute