Helen Oji Artwork

Helen Oji Artwork

Helen Shizuko Oji was born in Sacramento, California.

In 1976 she relocated to New York City, where she now lives and works.

She can be reached at helenoji@gmail.com.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

1986

Intar Gallery, New York, NY

1984

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

1982

Nelson Gallery/University of California, Davis, CA
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1981

Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1980

Fine Arts Center/Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

1978

Soho Center for the Visual Artists, New York, NY (Two Person)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013

Silhouette, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Blackburn 20/20,
     curator, Bill Carroll, New York, NY

2012

Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011

Revelations: Women's Art from the Permanent Collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2010

8 Artists, Estrada Fine Art/PYO Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Art in a Box, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2009

Art in a Box, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Inaugural Exhibition, Estrada Fine Art @ O'Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Life & Vitality, Estrada Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2002

Where Fashion Meets Art, Eileen Fisher, New York, NY

2001

Wet, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY

1998

Urban Encounters Group Show, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY

1997

The Bathing Suit Show, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YWCA, New York, NY
     Queensboro College, Brooklyn, NY

1996

If The Shoe Fits, FAO Gallery, New York, NY
Would You Mind Repeating That Again?, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
A Woman's Place, Monmouth Museum, Randolph, NJ
Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ, Group Exhibition
Drop Dead Painting, Weil Gallery Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

1995

Made to Order, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
Book Show, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Ancestors, Asian American Arts Centre & Kenkeleba House, New York, NY

1994

Robert Beauchamp, William Kent, Helen Oji, Shari Urquhart,
     Monique Knowlton Gallery/Kent, Kent, CT
Domestic Landscape, Monique Knowlton Gallery/Kent, Kent, CT
Drop Dead Painting, 103 Reade Street, New York, NY
The Return Of Cadavre Exquis, American Center, Paris
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis
The Drawing Center, New York, NY
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1993

We are the Universe, Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York, NY
The Curio Shop, Godzilla, Artists Space, New York, NY

1992

All That Glitters, Champion Gallery, Stamford, CT
The Rope Show, a three-part exhibit in cooperation with Four Walls, Artists Space, New York, NY
Cognitive Abstraction: Drawing - The Process of Seeing,
     B4A Gallery, New York, NY, curator, John Ford
Pelavin Editions at the "Works on Paper Show", 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY
Artists Space Benefit, Artists Space, New York, NY

1991

Close Scrutiny, Art in General, New York, NY
Interactions: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA,
     curator, Judith Tannenbaum
Points of View, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

1990

Intaglio Printing in the 1980s, Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ

1989

Beyond Survival, Ceres Gallery, NYFAI, NY, curator, Cassandra Langer
Lines of Vision, C.W. Post, LIC Univ. (Intl. Nat. Traveling Exhibition),
     curator, Judy K. Collischan Van Wagner

1988

Committed to Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1987

Reconstruction Project, Organized by Sabra Moore, Artists Space,
     New York, NY (Traveling exhibition, Montreal, Nova Scotia)

1986

New Sensations, Jay Gallery, New York, NY
Let's Play House, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY, curator, Miriam Schapiro
The All Natural Disaster Show, PS 39/Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY

1985

Lifelines, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Dreams and Fantasies, Asian Art Institute, New York, NY
Modern Mythology, Pictogram Gallery, New York, NY
Pelavin Editions, Jay Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Henry Street Settlement Gallery, New York, NY

1984

American Women Artists/Part II: Younger Generation, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Expression: Recent Work by Women Artists, AIR Gallery, New York, NY, curator, Elise Meyer
Images on Paper, Art and Architecture Gallery, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1983

End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
New York Now: Works on Paper, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalorg, Denmark
Hong Kong-Tokyo-New York, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY

1982

California Connection, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

1981

New Art II: "Surfaces and Textures," Museum of Modern Art, Penthouse, New York
A New Bestiary: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art,
Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA

1980

"62 X 12", The Drawing Center, New York, NY
"New Imagists", The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
"New Talent", Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

Set Installations and Performance:

1995

Dirty Dishy Divine, Dance Theater Workshop, Durham, NC

1994

The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA,

1993

Aaron Davis Theater, New York, NY The Curio Shop,
Godzilla, Artists Space, New York, NY, Co-Curator
Womb Wars, Set Design for the Urban Bush Women, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Penn State, State College, PA, Tour, UCLA, Majectic Theater, Boston, MA

1991

The Painted Tooth, Set Design and Performance with Laurie Carlos, Stackmotion, New York, NY

1988

Song of Lawino, Set Design for Reduta Deux LTD, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar & Valeria Vasilevski,
Dance Theater Workshop, City College, New York, NY,
LACE & MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, Boulder, CO, Tampa, FL, & London.

1987

Re-Heat, Set Installation for the Urban Bush Women, Whitney Museum,
at Philip Morris, New York, NY

1983

Peachfish, Installation/Performance Collaboration, Jessica Hagedorn,
Laurie Carlos, Ching Valdes, Basement Workshop, New York, NY

1982

Art Across the Park, Installation in pond, Central Park, New York, NY

Selected Public Collections:

Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ

Home Insurance Company, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

Kidder, Peabody & CO., New York, NY

General Electric Corporation, Fairfield, CT

Continental Group, Inc.

Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett, New York, NY

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Foote, Cone, & Belding, New York, NY

Shearson, American Express, New York, NY

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Chemical Bank, New York, NY

UPS, New York, NY

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Selected Bibliography:

From Basement to Godzilla, limited edition portfolio, 1999, #35.

A Woman's Place, Artists' Reflections of their Culture, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ (Catalog)

Drop Dead Painting, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Catalog)

Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc., Artist and Influence, Vol. XIII, pgs. 177-183, (Interview)

Alice Yang, "Group Show at Haenah-Kent Gallery",
     Asian Art News, Mar/Apr 1994, pg. 94, Vol. 4 No. 2 (Review)

"The Return of The Cadavre Exquis", The Drawing Center, 1994, (Catalog)

Edward J. Sozanski, "ICA's New Space", Philadelphia Inquirer, 7-F

Judith Tannenbaum, Interactions: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts,
     ICA, Philadelphia, PA, pg. 7, 10.

Lucy R. Lippard, Mixed Blessings, Pantheon Books, pg. 24, (Reproduction)

Arlene Raven & Cassandra L. Langer, Positions, NYFAI, New York, NY 1989

Judy K. Collischan Van Wagner, Lines of Vision, Hudson Hill Press, New York, NY 1989

Jennifer Dunning, "Song of Lawino," The New York Times, Dec. 23, 1988, pg. C29, (Article/Reproduction)

William Zimmer, "'Natural Disaster Show' Offers Samples of Creative Upheaval", WC,
     The New York Times, Jan. 26, 1986, pg. 24, (Review/Reproduction)

Marsha Tajima, "Helen Oji", Asian American Perspective, Bridge, Spring 1985,
     Vol. 10, No., 1, pg. 26-27, 41 (Article/Reproduction)

"Lifelines", Here & Now, Greenville County Museum of Art, 1985,
     Greenville, SC, (Catalog/Reproduction)

Theodore F. Wolff, "World Disaster Viewed Through the Artist's Brush",
     The Christian Science Monitor, Monday, Jan. 16, 1984, p g. 21, (Review)

Grace Glueck, "When Artists Portray Utopia and Armageddon", The New York Times,
     Sunday, Jan. 15, 1984, pg. 33/35, (Review)

"The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse",
     The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1983, (Catalog/Text by Lynn Gumpert)

Ann Sargent-Wooster, "Review/Reproduction", Art in America, Vol. 71, No. 1, Jan. 1983, pg. 124/126

Ronny H. Cohen, "Review", Artforum, Vol. XXI, No. 5, Jan 1983, pg. 74

Andree Marechai-Workman, "Alan Kikuchi-Yngojo, Helen Oji, and Stephanie Weber,
     Nelson Gallery," Images & Issues, Spring 1982, Vol. No. 4 (Review/Reproduction)

"A New Bestiary: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art", (Catalog/Reproduction)

The Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum
     William Zimmer, "Art Breakers NY's Emerging Artists", Soho News, Special Supplement,
     Vol. 7, No. 51, Sept 17-24, 1980, pg. 36 (Profile)

"New Imagists", The Alternative Museum, New York, NY (Catalog/Reproduction)

Kay Larson, "Talkin' Bout My Generation", The Village Voice, Vol. XXV, No. 25,
     Jun 18-24, 1980, pg. 36 (Review/Reproduction)

William Zimmer, "62 Drawings by 12 Artists", Soho News, Vol.7, No. 33, May 14-20
     1980, pg. 54 (Review)

Fellowships, and Commissions:

Visiting Artist Fellowship, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 1995

Artists Space Materials Grant, New York, NY, 1986

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Commission, Commission for Prints, 1985

Ariana Foundation for the Arts, Inc., Mixed Media Grant, 1984

Creative Artists Public Service Program, Graphics Fellowship, 1982-83

Education:

California State University, Sacramento, CA, B.A. & M.A. in Art

Helen Oji Portrait

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