Annie Nakahara is an American artist, born in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently a 2018 BFA Candidate at Cornish College of the Arts, studying printmaking. She uses visual art as a medium to deconstruct what her American culture and identity is, while living in contemporary times as a mixed race person. Nakahara's newest body of work consists of printmaking where she collages print plates to create motifs that represent her different cultures and the diversity in her life.
The contemporary questions concerning multiracials in America is complex due to social structures. In my studio I think about my experience as an American. While my nationality has allowed for one experience, my race has lead to another. Race being that it is socially imposed and hierarchical gives a complex situation when you are part of a majority and minority at the same time. Where does privilege begin and end with my racial mixture? I am deconstructing American culture from the perspective of a mixed race person while examining my location, the cultural symbols and motifs, everyday food, my personal upbringing, and social interactions with colleagues and strangers all in relation to race.
2018 BFA Candidate, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2018 Stay Happy, Central Saloon- Seattle, WA/ Curator: Holly Theriot
2018 Womxn’s Night, Notions, Cornish College of the Art-Seattle, WA/Curator: Alexis Silva
2018 First Impresions, Joe Bar- Seattle, WA/Curator: Ben Beres
2017 Vendor table at Beacon Arts Warehouse- Seattle, WA
2017 Platforms of Exchange, Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA
2017 DIY Show , Lui Gallery , Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA
2016 Platforms of Exchange, Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA
2016 DIY Show, Lui Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA
2015 Cornish Freshman Show, MCC Gallery , Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA
2014 Black Holes, Bergamot Station’s G-Hallway, Bergamot Station- Santa Monica, CA/Curator: Laurel Broughton
2017 Summer Intern Curator at Fred Hutch Seattle, WA
Cornish Art Scholarship