Interior Alaska/ Exterior Tokyo
On view: January 5-27
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 5-7 pm
Ryota Kajita is originally from Japan, completed his MFA degree in photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, worked at the University of Alaska Museum of the North as a collection photographer, and taught at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. His works have become part of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affaires and The Alaska Contemporary Art Bank and were featured in magazines and websites including “Photo Technique”, “城市画報 -CITY ZINE-“, “WIRED.com“ and “WEATHER.com”, and are represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Nrewport Beach, California. He recently received “CENTER Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice 2017” chosen by Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator of J.Paul Getty Museum. He has traveled to more than 50 remote Alaska villages by a two-seat, light aircraft and snowmobile for scientific research. He loves travelling, backpacking and cross-country skiing with a medium format film camera and always responds to the beauty of nature.
Also on view in the Bear Gallery: Interior Visions: Selections from Fairbanks Resource Agency’s New Progressive Art Projects Curated by Phoebe Rohrbacher
Gift Shop Artist of the Month: David Bowen
Watercolor Corner Artist of the Month: Ann Tremarello