Keita Morimoto | 森本啓太 (B. 1990 Osaka, Japan)
Currently based in Tokyo since 2021 (Toronto, Canada 2006-20)


2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, Toronto

Upcoming Exhibitions

2022 Solo, ATM Gallery, NYC, Oct
2022 Group, Theaster Gates Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, Oct
2022 Solo, Palazzo Capris by Artuner, Turin, Nov
2022 Group, Kotaro Nukaga, Tokyo, Nov
2022 Group, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, Nov
2023 Solo, TBA, Vancouver

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Contrasting Memories, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Sept
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

Selected Exhibitions and Auctions

2022 Art Fair Tokyo - KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo 
2022 Escape From New York, Another Gallery, Los Angeles
2022 Romancing Relevance, Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong
2021 West Bund Art Fair - KOTARO NUKAGA, Shanghai
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 
2016 About Face, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto 
2015 Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 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 International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto


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


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


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, Fine Art Student section, New York
2012 Donna MacLean Award, Toronto
2012 Patricia Joy Alpert Memorial Award, Toronto
2011 The Other Competition - 1st Place, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


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
Combustus Magazine 
Hi-Fructose Online
Supersonic Electronic 
Weld Art Collective