Keita Morimoto | 森本啓太 (b. 1990 Osaka, Japan)
Currently based in Tokyo (Toronto, Canada 2006-21)


2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, Toronto

Current/Upcoming Exhibitions

TBA (Paris-NYC-Tokyo 2024)

Solo Exhibitions

2023 as we didn't know it, Night Gallery, LA
2023 A Little Closer, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo
2022 In Between Shadows, ATM Gallery, NYC
2022 Contrasting Memories, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2021 After Dark, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo
2020 Garden of Lights, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto 
2018 Light Passage, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2016 Strange Guild, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2014 Oasis, Galerie Youn, Montreal 
2014 The Nightwatchers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
2013 Into The Wild, Gladstone House, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Quiet Storm, Long Story Short, Paris
2023 Focal Point 2, Long Story Short, NYC
2023 Stories After Extinction, MtK Contemporary, Kyoto
2023 Dieci, Palazzo Coardi di Carpeneto by Artuner, Turin
2023 Descendants, K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong
2023 Midnight Hour, The Hole, NYC
2022 Crossing, Kotaro Nukaga, Tokyo
2022 Under Current, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai
2022 Art Collaboration Kyoto via Kotaro Nukaga, Kyoto
2022 Seasons In The City, Palazzo Capris by Artuner, Turin
2022 What It Could Be, Theaster Gates Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago
2022 Escape From New York, Another Gallery, Los Angeles
2022 Romancing Relevance, Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong
2021 The Artists Against Anti-Asian Violence Benefit Auction, Artsy, NYC
2018 These things I have seen, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough 
2016 RBC Annual Painting Exhibition, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto 
2015 Invisible College, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne
2014 Superhuman, Plus Gallery, Denver

Museum Collections

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, Germany

Other Collections

Oketa Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Ueshima Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Loyalty One, Toronto, Canada
Bell Trinity Square Public Installation, Toronto, Canada
Bora Collection, Istanbul, Turkey 
Stikeman Elliott, Toronto, Canada
INFOR Financial, Toronto, Canada


Artist Lecture, OCAD University, 2022
Artist Talk, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, 2020
Artist Talk, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2018
Artist Lecture, The Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, 2018
Artist Talk, Art Gallery of Peterborough, 2018


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


Juxtapoz Magazine (2023)
Spoon & Tamago (2022)
ARTnews Japan (2022) JP
Casa BRUTUS (2022) JP
Bijutsu Techo (2021) JP
Good Error Magazine (2021) JP
Numero (2021) JP
My Modern Met with Margherita Cole (2020)
Globe and Mail with Kate Taylor (2020)
Widewalls with Balasz Takac (2020)
Now Toronto (2020)
Toronto Life (2020)
Creative Boom with Katy Cowan (2019)
CBC Arts with Leah Collins (2019)
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.
Wendy Jacob, "Face Time: Painter Keita Morimoto's portraits are clever, next-gen riffs on Old Master works", House & Home, October 2017
"15 Artists are Finalist in RBC Canadian Painting Competition", Canadian Art, July 5, 2016.
The Toronto Star with Murray Whyte
The Tiny Berliner
Art Toronto
Toronto Life
Modern Toronto