BIO

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.

 Photo taken by: Jon Peel, 2018

Photo taken by: Jon Peel, 2018

ARTIST STATEMENT

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. 

Annie Nakahara
anakahara.art@gmail.com

 

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Annie Nakahara

anakahara.art@gmail.com

Education

2018 BFA Candidate, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA

Exhibition Experience

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

Curatorial Experience

2017 Summer Intern Curator at Fred Hutch Seattle, WA  

Awards

Cornish Art Scholarship