HyperOBjects: Shohei Katayama
Jan 8 – Jan 29 | Opening Reception January 8, 4-7pm
COOP Gallery is pleased to present HyperOBjects by Shohei Katayama.
HyperOBJects explores interconnected phenomena through sculptures and drawings
informed by artifacts found in digital and natural environments. Through movements of
lines and material, the installation presents a sensory experience showcasing
relationships between fluctuations of time and space, the “here” and “there”, and the
present that always overlaps with the future.
More about the Artist
Shohei Katayama is a Japanese-American artist who utilizes his art as a catalyst for environmental
conversations. His work includes line drawings, sculpture and conceptual installation art, and aims to
examine the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology.
Katayama received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. He is the inaugural
recipient of the MTV:REDEFINE award, received the Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary
Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center, the Frank-Ratchye Fund for the Art at the Frontier
Award, and a finalist in the 21C Artadia award, among others. His work has been exhibited nationally, and
internationally at the Palazzo Mora,Venice, Italy; 5 Manhattan West Building in NY; Plaxall Gallery, Long
Island City; Littman Gallery, Portland, OR; and more. Katayama has participated in the Facebook Artist-
in-Residence Program; the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway; the Labverde Amazon Residency in Manaus, Brazil; the International Sculpture Center Residency at Grounds for Sculpture,
Hamilton Township, NJ; Tough Art Residency Program, Pittsburgh, PA; and at the Asia Institute Crane
House, Louisville, KY.