MIDORI HARIMA

Harima relocated to the United States in 2001, and currently maintains a studio in New York. She is known for her technique of creating hollow paper sculptures from archival paper, onto which she has pasted photocopied images from magazines, newspapers, and other conventional media. By gathering and linking together fragments of the visual information that inundates today’s society, and thereby raising issues that cannot be represented by other means, her work leads to the discovery of intuitive beauty for which her practice is highly acclaimed. Recently, she has presented a number of ambitious projects featuring with new developments, such as “Democracy Demonstrates,” a series of collage sculptures made from garbage that take everyday consumption as a starting point for considering the framework and spirit of democracy.
 
Recent exhibitions include ”Lyrics, Gestures and Games” Kala Art Institute, Berkeley (2017), ”The Big Scene: Seven sights” MMCA residency Goyang, South Korea (2015), ”Roadside Picnic” collaboration with Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert, FLYNNDOG, VT (2014), ”Ridden” Des Lee Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis (2013), “Everyday Life Hidden Reasons”, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama (2011).

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

2015

installation view of “Democracy Demonstrates - What I have consumed in 90 days in Korea” at MMCA Goyang, Korea
2015

2015

installation view of “Democracy Demonstrates - What I have consumed in 90 days in Korea” at MMCA Goyang, Korea
2015

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

Democracy Demonstrates

2015 − (ongoing)

365 sculptures and digital photography
2015 − (ongoing)

Never mind mind 1

2013

paper, Xeroxed archival paper, archival tape, methyl cellulose paste, paper clay
2013

Never Mind Mind 2

2013

paper, Xeroxed archival paper, archival tape, methyl cellulose paste, paper clay
2013

Never Mind Mind 2

2013

paper, Xeroxed archival paper, archival tape, methyl cellulose paste, paper clay
2013

2011

installation view of “NEGATIVESCAPE” at the Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery
2011

Deformed

2009

Digital C print, glue
2009

Untitled(Portrait 1)

2008

Lambda Print 59x40cm
2008

Untitled(Portrait 3)

2008

Lambda Print 59x40cm
2008

America

2008

Xerox copy on archival paper, methyl cellulose paste, archival tape, paper clay overall dimensions 13x 13 ft
2008

2008

from "America"
2008

Lost acquisition

2007

paper, Xerox copy on archival Japanese paper, methyl cellulose paste, archival tape, paper clay,frame installation, variable dimensions
2007

Lost acquisition

2007

paper, Xerox copy on archival Japanese paper, methyl cellulose paste, archival tape, paper clay,frame installation, variable dimensions
2007

Lost acquisition

2007

paper, Xerox copy on archival Japanese paper, methyl cellulose paste, archival tape, paper clay,frame installation, variable dimensions
2007