MOMOKO USAMI

OUR AMERICA/WHOSE AMERICA?

2022 | Ferrin Contemporary | North Adams, MA

Our America/Whose America? Is a “call and response” exhibition between contemporary artists and historic ceramic objects. View the historic collection here.


Momoko Usami

“Rock of Anger (Insurrection)”
2022
porcelain
11.5 x 11.5 x 1.5″


Momoko Usami

“Rock of Anger (Consequences)”
2022
porcelain
11.25 x 11.15 x 1.5″


Vision and Time are the two unspoken agreements to share the world you live. At the same time, they are very obscure and ambiguous. They are affected by his or her own background, memory,
preference, or a feeling, colors, and temperature at the moment. Therefore, images in the real world
are always fluid and beguiled; there is no frame and no ending. I attempt to express my interest in
how people choose their own view. Real world images are full of temporal beauty and interest.

Momoko Usami received a BFA and an MFA from Kyoto City University of Art in Kyoto, Japan, and moved to the United States in January 2008. A resident artist at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago in 2009-2010, Momoko went on to establish her personal studio in the countryside near Kansas City, Missouri, where she started Art Farm in 2014, hosting small art classes for the community. Momoko draws inspiration from many things, including Japanese painting from the Edo period, dreams, and daily encounters on the street. Her unique, playful, and often interactive ceramic works have been shown in the United States, Canada, and Japan.