Noritaka Minami is an artist based in Chicago.  He received a M.F.A. in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine and a B.A. in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley.  He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Santo Foundation, and Center for Cultural Innovation.  In 2015, Kehrer Verlag published his monograph titled 1972 – Nakagin Capsule Tower, which received the 2015 Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.  Solo exhibitions of his works have been held at FLXST Contemporary, Kana Kawanishi Gallery, SFO Museum, USC Roski School of Art and Design, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, UC Merced Art Gallery, and Griffin Museum of Photography.  He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Somerset House, Photo Basel, Las Cienegas Projects, New Wight Gallery, and Kearney Street Workshop.  Minami’s works are held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Harvard Graduate School of Design, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and Center for Photography at Woodstock.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago.  

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