Noritaka Minami is a visual artist based in Chicago, Illinois.  He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Art Practice and graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a MFA in Studio Art.  Minami is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago.  He has also taught photography at Harvard University, Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Irvine.  He is a recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Durfee Foundation.  In 2015, he published a monograph titled “1972 – Nakagin Capsule Tower” (Kehrer Verlag), which received the 2015 Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.  Solo exhibitions of his works have been held at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Griffin Museum of Photography, and UC Merced Art Gallery.  His forthcoming solo exhibition will open at Kana Kawanishi Gallery in Tokyo, Japan in April 2018.  His works have also been exhibited in group shows at Aperture (New York), Somerset House (London), Photo Basel (Basel), New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles), and Kearney Street Workshop (San Francisco).  Minami’s works are held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, and Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago.

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