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B. 1990 Osaka, Japan. Currently lives and works in Toronto

Education

2012           Bachelor of Fine Arts                          OCAD University

Solo Exhibitions

2018           Light Passage, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2016           Strange Guild, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2014           Tronie, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles
2014           Oasis, Galerie Youn, Montreal
2014           The Nightwatchers, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2013           Into the wild, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Selected Exhibitions and Auctions

2018           These things I have seen, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
2016           About Face, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2015           Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
2015           Art with Heart Auction for Casey House, Carlu, Toronto
2015           Art Miami NYC, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, New York
2015           Invisible College, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne
2014           Art with Heart Auction for Casey House, Carlu, Toronto
2014           Superhuman, Plus Gallery, Denver
2014           LAX / TXL, Urban Nation, Berlin
2013           Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
2013           Toronto: Out-of-Doors, Al Green Gallery, Toronto
2013           The Black Robe, Spoke Art, San Francisco
2013           The Moleskine Project II, Spoke Art, San Francisco
2013           Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

Collections

Bell Trinity Square Permanent Public Installation, Toronto
The Bora Family Collection, Istanbul
Stikeman Elliot LLP, Toronto
Ninepoint Partners LP, Toronto
LoyaltyOne, Toronto

Awards and Publications

2019           Toronto Arts Council Visual Artists Grant (Mid-career), Toronto
2017           The Kingston Prize (Finalist), Kingston
2016           RBC Canadian Painting Competition (Finalist), Toronto
2012           Creative Quarterly 28 Winner, Fine Art Student section, New York
2012           Donna MacLean Award, Toronto
2012           Patricia Joy Alpert Memorial Award, Toronto
2011           The Other Competition Winner, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Bibliography

2018 Kevin Ritchie, "Five gorgeous paintings that bring out Toronto's romantic side" NOW Magazine, February 7, 2018.
"A royal play for fans of The Crown, a chat with a Michelin-starred chef and six other things to see, do, hear and read this week.", Toronto Life, February 5, 2018.
Katy Cowan, "Keita Morimoto's modern paintings of Toronto inspired by Edward Hopper and Japan," Creative Boom, January 29, 2018.
"Keita Morimoto: Light Passage at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto", Blouin Artinfo, January 31, 2018.
2017 Wendy Jacob, "Face Time: Painter Keita Morimoto's portraits are clever, next-gen riffs on Old Master works", House & Home, October 2017
2016 '15 Artists are Finalist in RBC Canadian Painting Competition", Canadian Art (Online), July 5, 2016.
The Toronto Star with Murray Whyte
The Tiny Berliner
Art Toronto
Artsy
Toronto Life
LA PRESSE
Modern Toronto
Combustus Magazine
Booooooom

Hi-Fructose Online
Supersonic Electronic

Juxtapoz
Weld Art Collective


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