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

Education

2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, Toronto

Upcoming Exhibitions

2022 Group, Kotaro Nukaga, Tokyo, Nov 26
2022 Fair, Arts Collaboration Kyoto, Kyoto, Nov 17

Solo Exhibitions

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, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions & Auctions

2022 Under Current, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai
2022 Seasons In The City, Palazzo Capris via 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 Canadian Painting Exhibition, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto 
2015 Invisible College, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne
2014 Superhuman, Plus Gallery, Denver
2014 LAX / TXL, Urban Nation, Berlin

Collections

Bell Trinity Square Permanent Public Installation, Toronto
Urban Nation Museum, Berlin
The Bora Family Collection, Istanbul
Stikeman Elliot LLP, Toronto
Ninepoint Partners LP, Toronto
Loyalty One, Toronto
Infor Financial Group, Toronto

Lectures 

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

Residency 

2019 Vermont Studio Centre - Full Fellowship Recipient, Johnson VT

Awards and Publications

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

Press

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
Artsy
Toronto Life
LA PRESSE
Modern Toronto
Booooooom
Juxtapoz