Midori Hirose CV

1973 Hood River, Oregon

EDUCATION

2004
Bachelors in Fine Arts, Sculpture, Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Portland, OR

1999
Bachelors in Social Science, History and Human Development, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

1997
Associate in Art, Early Childhood Education, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

1992
Japanese Studies, Selborne College, Kochi-City, Japan

EXHIBITION HISTORY

2011
The Set-Up curated by Jesse Hayward, White Box, Portland, OR (forthcoming)

2010
Smell the Glove, First Amendment Arts, Minneapolis, MN (forthcoming)
Shadow + Sunlight, EAST/WEST Project Berlin, galleryHOMELAND, Berlin, Germany
L Sub to the Polynomial, Solo Exhibition, Nationale, Portland, OR

2009
Northwest Emerging Artists, Seattle City Lights Portable Works, Seattle, WA
SQFT curated by TJ Norris, Fish Bowl at Black Fish Gallery, Portland, OR
Midori Hirose and Joshua Kermiet, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR
Winter Light curated by Leo Michelson, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, OR

2008
COTR, Audio Cinema, Portland, OR
Kinda Like a Buffet, PDX Contemporary Art Gallery, Portland, OR
Light Show curated by Nathaniel Price, TIGA, Portland, OR

2007
It’s Kind of Endless, Quality Pictures Gallery, Portland, OR
Weirding and the Uncanny curated by Levi Hanes, Newbery Gallery, Glasgow,
Scotland
Women’s Group Show, Floating World Comics, Portland, OR
Supernatural curated by Arnold Kemp, TBA Festival, PNCA, Portland, OR
Star Jelly, PDX Window Project, Portland, OR

2006
I Heart Oregon, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
Suite B, Valentine’s, Portland, OR
Valentine, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
Yeti, Valentine’s, Portland, OR
Portrait Show, Hall Gallery, Portland, OR
The Pixel Project, Touring Exhibit, US and Canada

2005
Disjecta Art Auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2004
Plushtastrophe, Moon Pony, Ontario, Canada
Heart Igloo aka From Chukchi with Love, Visage Arts, Portland, OR
Sparkle Me Forest Collaborative, Tube, Portland, OR
The “One” Show, Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
Plushtastrophe, Basil Hallward Gallery and Touring Exhibit, Portland, OR
Marriage Records Revue, Meow Meow, Portland, OR

2003
Featured w/Charm Bracelet, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Modern Zoo, PCAC, Portland, OR
Vulva Art Show, Vagina Monologues, PSU, Portland, OR
Vollum Lounge Exhibition, Reed College, Portland, OR

AWARDS/HONORS/GRANTS

2009
Biggest Debut in Portland and Best Group Show, 2009 PORT Readers Survey

2003
Agnes Prentis Memorial Scholarship

2001
Dorothy Haskell-Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Helen Director Memorial Scholarship
Arlene Schnitzer Scholarship

1999
Washington State University President’s Service Award

COMMISSIONS

2009
Untitled Painting, Fran Drago and Wally Davis, Gettysburg, PA

2008
Snow Collaboration with Adam Sorensen, City of Portland Initiative via North and
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2007
TBA Festival Artist, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2005
TBA Festival Collaborative Installation, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
Portland, OR

2004
“Blue” Set Design, Polaris Dance Company, Portland, OR

PUBLICATION

2008
You Don’t Care, But it was the Best Moment in My Life, Hippy Shit, Vol. No. 1,
Portland, OR

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010
Driscoll, Megan, “First Friday Picks March 2010.” Port, March 4, 2010. http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2010/03/first_friday_pi_29.html

2009
Bowie, Chas, “Review: Midori Hirose and Joshua Orion Kermiet at Fontanelle Gallery.” Oregonian, July 20, 2009. http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2009/07/review_midori_hirose_and_joshu.html
Jahn, Jeff, “Midori Hirose & Joshua Orion Kermiet at Fontanelle.” Port, July 10, 2009. http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2009/07/midori_hirosi_j.html
Jahn, Jeff, “2009 PORT Readers Survey.” Port, December 30, 2009. http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2009/12/2009_port_reade.html
Open Wide PDX, “Show of the Month: July 2009 | Fontanelle Gallery: Midori Hirose & Joshua Orion Kermiet.” Open Wide PDX, July 10, 2009. http://www.openwidepdx.com/?p=789
Reading Frenzy, “New Works by Midori Hirose and Josh Orion Kermiet.” Reading Frenzy, June 27, 2009. http://www.readingfrenzy.com/ledger/2009/06/?PHPSESSID=a4487b08f7ab7c1b5100544204e5c799
Speer, Richard, “Visual arts Listings.” Willamette Week, July 22, 2009. http://wweek.com/events/3537/visualarts/
The Portland Mercury, “Midori Hirose & Joshua Orion Kermiet.” The Portland Mercury, August 1, 2009. http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Event?oid=1545416

2008
Bernard, Julie. Art “Kinda Lika a Buffet.” KBOO, July 2, 2008. Audio file.
Tabora-Roberts, Toni, “Emerging Artist Finds Inspiration from Quilts, Industrial Sites.” The AsianReporter, January 8, 2008, Page 16

2007
Johnson, Barry, “Art Review: Rough, Messy and Visionary.” The Oregonian, December 29, 2007. http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2007/12/art_review_rough_messy_and_vis.html
Libby, Brian. “A Quality Potluck.” The Oregonian, December 28, 2007, Arts & Entertainment sec. Page 39

2006
Norris, T.J., “The Hall Gallery Portrait Show.” unBlogged, July 8, 2006. http://tjnorris.net/blog/2006/10/

2003
Cohn, Terri, “Something Tells Me it’s All Happening at The Zoo…” Stretcher, October 1, 2003. http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r8_a/2003_10_01_r8_archive.php
Jahn, Jeff, “Critical I.” The NW Drizzle, August 1, 2003. http://www.nwdrizzle.com/drizzle/0308/ci.html
Raymond, Camela, “Art Orgy.” The Organ, July 1, 2003. http://camelaraymond.com/clips/Modern_zoo.pdf