Masamitsu Shigeta Japanese, b. 1992

b. 1992, Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Hoboken, NJ, USA
 
Masamitsu Shigeta presents anti-pastoral landscapes depicting nature and architecture within New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and other cities he spends a significant amount of time visiting. Shigeta plays with painting conventions by shifting the medium toward sculpture, either by shaping his canvas or utilizing custom framing devices, often consisting of materials found around the city or recycling materials found in his studio. Further, Shigeta relates his work to sound and music, “physicality is like volume. I want to make it loud or quiet, as performative as live music or as clear as the sound from a radio.” Color is like a cord in how it contributes to the overall impression of a painting. Gestures are the speed, tempo, and rhythm. Mark-making expresses how the energy moves throughout the composition. Akin to a refrain, Shigeta often repeats the shape or imagery across multiple works, exemplifying how a shift in scale and color palette affects the mood.
 
Masamitsu Shigeta (b. 1992, Tokyo, Japan) lives and works in Hoboken, NJ. He holds an MFA from New York University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Shigeta has held solo exhibitions with SITUATIONS, NY, which was reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail, and Tyler Park Presents, LA. He has been in group exhibitions at The Landing, LA, Chinatown Soup Gallery, NY, and 80WSE, NY.

 

EDUCATION

2022 MFA New York University, New York, NY

2018 BFA School of Visual Art, New York, NY

 

SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS

2022 Dancing Plants, SITUATIONS, New York, New York, USA

2022 Walking Around, Tyler Park Presents, Los Angeles, USA

2021 Masamitsu Shigeta & J Stoner Blackwell, SITUATIONS, New York, NY

2020 Street Trees, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Night, Light, Cob Gallery, London, UK

2023 The Midnight Hour, The Hole, NY

2022 PLATFORM, David Zwirner, Online Viewing Room

2022 Diasprell, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY

2021 Broad Daylight, 80WSE, New York, NY

2021 Summer Paper, Dieu Donné, Amagansett, NY

2021 Mrs. Robinson, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

2021 Thaw: Winter Group Show, The Landing, LA, CA

2020 Wild Tangents, Tutu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Regardless, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY

 

ART FAIRS

2023CAN Ibiza with Cob gallery, London, UK

2022 NADA Miami with SITUATIONS, NY and Tyler Park Presents, LA

2022 NADA New York with The Landing, LA

2021 NADA Miami with SITUATIONS, NY