Born in Australia, raised and educated in Tokyo and in New York, Minako received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn and works in Ridgewood, NY.
Minako’s work explores the interplay of geometry, patterns, and color, and their psychological undertones. Her work has varied from a series incorporating fractals in its pictorial structure and evoking elements in nature, to her more recent work introducing silhouettes of vessels that connote entities.
She is interested in dualities - the coexistence of geometry and nature, singular and the collective, premeditated delineation and intuitive movements, parameter and chaos, to name a few. Through these dualities, she portrays a particular state that hovers in a precarious spot of in-betweeneness and its psychology.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS :
2020 EXODUS V , Emigre Artists and the New York Vanguard : AESTHETICS IN THE POLITICAL, curated by Kyoto Sato, WhiteBox Harlem, NY
”エクソドスV、歴史のうねりの中で“ キュレーター 佐藤恭子、ホワイトボックス ハーレム、ニューヨーク
2020 A Moment In Time, Anderson Contemporary, New York, NY
2020 Fractures in Serenity : Habby Osk and Minako Iwamura, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood NY
2019 Flat File 2020, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn NY
2019 Art on Paper, Site Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn NY, Curated by Rebecca Lax
2018 Work on Paper, The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Curated by Muriel Guepin
2016 Persistent Nature of Urgency, Mayson Gallery, NYC. Curated by Lowell Boyers and Jeff Quinn
2015 MetropolitanSuite, Mayson Gallery, NYC. Curated by Jeff Quinn
2015 Art Market Hamptons / Market Art & Design, Fairview Farms, Mayson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2015 Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavillion, Mayson Gallery, NYC.
2014 Systematic Paradox, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpeier, VT.
2013 Vital Signs, Mayson Gallery, NYC. Curated by Ronnie Anderson
2012 Adult Contemporary, Mayson Gallery, NYC. Curated by Jeff Quinn, Lowell Boyers, Doug Henders
2009 Dime Bag 3, Giant Robot, NYC.
2008 Panorama Projects 2, Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC.
2007 Small Works, 80 Washington Park East Gallery, NYC.
2006 A Piece Apart, Aidan Savoy Gallery, NYC. Curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens
2005 Naked Singularities, NIX Gallery, NYC. Curated by Shanni K. Parsons
2005 Mystery Meat, Future Projects Space, Quezon, Philippines. Curated by Jordin Isip
2003 Grand Union, Front Room Gallery, NYC.
2003 Dime Bag2, Front Room Gallery, NYC.
2003 Assembly, Front Room Gallery, NYC. Curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens
2002 Dime Bag1, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens
2002 Painting as Paradox, Artist Space, NYC. Curated by Lauri Firstenberg
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS :
2014 Tricycle Magazine, Spring Issue 2014
2005 New York Press, January 26 - February 1, ,2005 Review by Julia Morton
2002 Painting as Paradox, Artist Space, catalogue