Erika Nakatani / recent work, / information,

Erika Nakatani (née Diehl) is an abstract painter based in rural New Mexico.
Her artistic research focuses on the phenomenology of perspective, the politics inherent in perception, and painting’s struggle with the nature of language.
Primarily an oil painter, her artistic production includes artist books, photographs, drawings and prints.

MFA 2013 - Leroy E Hoffberger School of Painting - MICA, Baltimore MD
BA 2011 - Painting/Drawing/Printmaking - Portland State University, Portland OR

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 - Staub Maler - Homeland Security Gallery, Dallas TX
2013 - Hot House - Jones Group, Portland OR
2012 - What We Missed the First Time Remains Hidden - The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD
2011 - Mnemosyne - Golden Rule, Portland OR
2004 - 17 Reasons - Pepper Gallery, Portland OR

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018
- Here & Now - New Mexico State University Art Gallery + Las Cruces Art Museum, Las Cruces NM
2017
- Red Show - Rio Bravo Fine Art, Truth or Consequences NM
2016
- Exhibit A - Sandy’s 7 to 11, Marfa TX
2015
- Unlimited Potential - Lyons Weir Gallery, New York NY
- You’re getting Warmer - Composition Gallery, Portland OR
2013
- Summer Small Works Show - Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY
- Beyond the Threshold - curated by Renwick Heronimo, Artspace Gallery, New York NY
- Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist Show - Meyerhoff Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
- Black Light - MFA Thesis Exhibition, D Center, Baltimore MD
- On Loan - Formalities, juried by Cara Ober, Area 405, Baltimore MD
- Currents - Hemphill Fine Arts at Carroll Square Gallery, Washington D.C.
- Smörgåsbord - juried by Paddy Johnson, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD
- Inside Outside - The Space Between - Parrish Gallery, Newberg OR
2012
- Spring Show - D Center, MICA, Baltimore MD
- Fall Hoffberger Show - Riggs and Leidy Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
- The Great White - curated by George Belcher, Gallery 500, MICA, Baltimore MD
2011
- Fall Hoffberger Show - Fox Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
- Sending Signals - Art Space UOU, Ulsan, Korea (catalog)
- Summer Invitational - Blackfish Gallery, Portland OR
- Broad Strokes - curated by Sam Korman, Car Hole Gallery, Portland OR (catalog)
2010
- 50 Works - curated by Susan Harlan, Water Heater Gallery, Portland OR
2009
- Store for a Month - curated by John Brodie, pop-up, Portland OR
2008
- Dreams - curated by Ben Pink, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR
2004
- Pacific Switchboard - Pacific Switchboard Gallery, Portland OR

Residencies:
2014
-Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska
-Playa Residency, Summer Lake, Oregon
-Jentel Foundation Residency, Banner, Wyoming
2013
-Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, Virginia

Bibliography:
Gould, Sam. "Nature Is a Language." In the Pines: Abstraction, Recognition, and the Power of Not Knowing. Minneapolis: Wooden Leg Print, 2016. 91-99. Print.
Art Orbiter Blog, with image, July 2013.
Louis Jacobson, “Reviewed: Currents at Carroll Square Gallery”, Washington City Paper, February 19th 2013.
Ian MacLean Davis, “We Saw This, So Should You: 2013 MFA Thesis II at Maryland Institute College of Art”, www.bmoreart.com (blog), April 22nd, 2013.