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Kenji Fujita is a visual artist who makes work out of ordinary materials such as cardboard, aluminum foil, felt, wood, fabric, paper and paint. For his "flat" works, he creates commonplace geometries of shape and form that are then cut, torn and glued into unexpected amalgams of order and disorder. With Fujita's three-dimensional works, these same relations of shape, form and structure become animated as the viewer engages with the work in physical space and time.
Kenji Fujita has been making and showing work for over 40 years. He was born in New York City and lives in Staatsburg, NY. He teaches at Bard College and SVA.
Education: BA, Bennington College; MFA, Queens College (CUNY); Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Selected solo exhibitions: DD55, Cologne; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha (two person); Samson Projects, Boston; Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York; Jean Bernier, Athens; Cable Gallery, New York; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles; Jack Tilton Gallery, New York. Selected group exhibitions: Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn; American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; The Company (Anat Ebgi), Los Angeles; "The Other End of the Line (a project by Francis Cape)", The High Line, New York; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; "Aperto 88", Venice Biennale; Brooklyn Museum. Grants and Fellowships: Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts.