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Hiromi Katayama
Embracing Culture


September 1 - 22, 2012
Hiromi Katayama, a native of Japan, imbues her work with her deep connection to Asian culture. Her paintings are created in the Japanese traditional painting technique, which she studied prior to moving to the United States. Some works are constructed of wooden panels to create Japanese style screens. This method allows the imagery to bridge these two worlds, while at the same time shows us cultural barriers which are always present, yet not always acknowledged in everyday life.

The artist states, "Since the recent natural disaster in my home country of Japan, I have begun to yearn for the resiliency so often seen in nature. My paintings represent my wish to exist with nature and culture in a harmonious relationship."

Hiromi received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She holds a BFA from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, and has been a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, just prior to this exhibition.

More information:
Video commentary on the works in the show


Nature's Last Stand
Dialogue