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KOTA EZAWA

Kota Ezawa’s work references images in popular culture, cinema, television and art history. Through such media as digital animation, slide projections, paper cut-outs, watercolor, light boxes and collage, he recontextualizes and distills these iconic images to their most essential form. By doing so, his work communicates the symbolic power these images have on the collective psyche and underscores a keen understanding of how images shape our experience and memory of events.

Kota Ezawa lives and works in Oakland, California. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2017); Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA (2017); Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (2015); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2013); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2013); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2009); Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, England (2007); and Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2006). Group exhibitions include Art Lessons, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain (2017); California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2016); Last Year in Marienbad, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (2016); Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2015); Out of the Ordinary, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2013); After Photoshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2013); and HERE., Pilara Foundation, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA (2011). Ezawa’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, among others.


AVAILABLE WORKS

Stilted House, 2017
2-panel silkscreen print on glass
each panel:
94-1/2 x 53-1/8 inches, 240 x 135 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

The Thinker, 2017
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
26 x 20 x 2-3/4 inches
66 x 50.8 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

  Nebelschwaden (after Caspar David Friedrich) , 2016 duratrans transparency and LED lightbox 13 x 17 x 2-3/4 inches 33 x 43.2 x 7 cm Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Nebelschwaden (after Caspar David Friedrich), 2016
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
13 x 17 x 2-3/4 inches
33 x 43.2 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 2015
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
62-1/2 x 50-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches
159 x 128 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Lily (after Mapplethorpe), 2015
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
24 x 24 inches
61 x 61 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Richter with Grey Monochromes, 2014
gelatin silver print
Framed Dimensions:
16-1/4 x 16-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches, 40 x 40 x .6 cm
Edition of 7, with 1 AP

Munch Theft, 2017
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
40 x 60 x 2-3/4 inches
101.6 x 152.4 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

The Scream, 2016
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
33 x 26 x 2-3/4 inches
83.8 x 66 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Reading Girl in White and Yellow (After Matisse), 2016
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
16 x 13 x 2-3/4 inches
40.6 x 33 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Empty Frame, 2017
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
40 x 57 inches
101.6 x 144.8 cm
Edition of 3, with 2 AP

Lorraine Motel, 2015
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
20 x 30 x 2-3/4 inches
51 x 76 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Suprematists, 2013
silver gelatin print
12 x 19-3/4 x 2 inches (framed)
30.5 x 46.5 x 5 cm
Edition of 7, with 1AP

Surfers, 2013
duratrans transparency and lightbox
20-3/8 x 24-3/8 x 5 inches
52 x 62 x 13 cm
Edition of 5, with 1 AP

A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 2015
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
52-1/2 x 43-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches
133.5 x 110.5 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Portrait of Archduke Albrecht, 2016
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
40 x 28 x 2-3/4 inches
101.5 x 71 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Self-Portrait with Black Beret and Gold Chain, 2016
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
28 x 22 x 2-3/4 inches
71 x 56 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

Untitled, Memphis (after Eggleston), 2015
duratrans transparency and LED lightbox
24 x 36 x 2-3/4 inches
61x 91.4 x 7 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

The Maze, 2014
duratrans transparency and lightbox
20 x 30 x 5 inches
51 x 76 x 13 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP

The Irascibles, 2014
duratrans transparency and lightbox
24-3/8 x 20-3/8 x 5 inches
62 x 52 x 13 cm
Edition of 5, with 2 AP