Solo Exhibitions


1977 Etchings by John Takami Morita, Honolulu Academy of Arts


1978 John Takami Morita: Radierungen, Medusa Gallery (Gallery Marina Dinkler),

           Berlin, Germany


1979 John Takami Morita: The Charles and Linda Ware Family Series, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San

          Francisco, California


1981 (Two person show) John Takami Morita/Tetsuya Noda: Home Sweet Home, Galerie Marina Dinkler, West  

           Berlin, Germany


1982 John Takami Morita: Recent Prints, Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu, Hawaii


1982 John Takami Morita: Recent Prints, Soker/Kaseman Gallery, San Francisco, California


1987 John Morita: Recent Prints/Matrix Gallery, Alternative Museum, New York, New York


1990 John Takami Morita: Intifada Series, Gallery EAS, Honolulu, Hawaii


1990 John Takami Morita: Radierungen USA, Intergrafik '90, (Retrospective Exhibit), Berlin, Germany


1990 John Takami Morita, Intifada Series, The Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Awards


1986 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, Washington D.C.


1987 First Prize, Intergrafik, International Print Triennial, Berlin, Germany


1988 Print Club Selection Award, The Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


1995 Individual Artist Fellowship Merit Award, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii


Education


1965 B.A., History, Chaminade College, Honolulu, Hawaii


1974 B.F.A., Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California


1976 M.A., Printmaking, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California




Selected Group Exhibitions:


1973    M.I.X. Graphics I: Prints San Francisco Museum of Art

1974    Introduction 1974, Upstairs Gallery (now Soker-Kaseman Gallery), San Francisco, CA

1977    Forth Hawaii National Print Exhibition, Honolulu Academy of Art

            Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition, Amfac Plaza Exhibition Room, Honolulu; award

1978    Oahu-Big Island Art Exchange, Honolulu Hale; award

            Prints and Drawings by Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts

            Fifth University of Dallas National Print Invitational, Irving, Texas; purchase award

            Honolulu Printmakers 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Honolulu Academy of Arts

1979    National Print Competition 1979, Edinboro State College, Pennsylvania

            Seventh National Print Competition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

            ’79 National Print Exhibition i Texas, St. Theresa Catholic Church, Austin, Texas

            Print Club’s Biennial International Open Juried Competition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

            Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts

1980    Hawaii National Print Competition, Honolulu Academy of Arts

            Pacific Crossing, Galerie Petit Formes Osaka, Japan

            Photographs by William DeLappa, John Takami Morita, Mina Resnick, The Friends

                 of Photography, Carmel, California

            Artists of Honolulu, Honolulu Hale (traveled to Artreach Gallery, Columbus, Ohio;

                 Nationwide Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; and the Mai Gallery/Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila)

            Hokusai’s Enkel (Hokusai’s Grandchildren): 20 Japanese Printmakers, Galerie Marina

                Dinkler, West Berlin, Germany (traveled through 1982 to Stadtische Galerie Wurzburg,

                Kunstverein Erlangen, Erlangen; Graphic Center Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium;

                Mannhimer Kunstverin, Mannheim; Hohenloher Kunsterein, Langenburg; Interna-

                tionale Grafikbiennale, Fredrikstad, Norway; Galerie F 15, Oslo; Uberseemuseum,

                Bremen)

1981    Artists of Hawaii (one of eight invited artists), Honolulu Academy of Arts

1982    Introductions, Gallery EAS Honolulu, Hawaii

            Northwest Prints “82, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

1983    Northwest Print Council Art Exchange, Galleri Grafiker, Oslo, Norway

            Japan Ima Arts Festival, Mary Porter Art Gallery, Porter College, U.C.  Santa Cruz, California

            Intergrafik ’84, Internationale Print Trienniale, Berlin, G.D.R.

            Miami International Print Biennial, North Miami Museum, Miami, Florida

1985    Hawaii Print Biennial,  Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

            Artist Who Work in Hawaii, Cn Gorman Museum, U.C. Davis, California

            Rockford International Print Biennial, Rockford College, Illinois

            II Carbo Frio International Print Biennial, Cabo Frio, Brazil

1986    Crossing’ 86, Japan-Hawaii, ABC Gallery, Osaka, Japan

            9th Los Angeles Printmaking Society national Exhibition, Grunwald Center, U.C.L.A. Los Angeles, CA

1887    Intergrafik ’87, International Print Trienniale, Berlin, G.D.R.    First Prize

            Reading Ourselves: Concerning Islamic Culture, Minor Injury, Brooklyn, New York (travel to: The

                International House, Columbia University, New York, New York

            63th Annual International Competition of Prints and Photographs. The Print Club, Philadelphia, 

                Pennsylvania

1989    Side By Side U.S./Korea Prints ’89, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Korean Cultural Service, LA, CA

                Traveled to: Walker Hill Gallery, Seul, Korea and Cultural Service, Paris, France

            Crossing ’89 France-Hawaii, Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris, France

            Wakayama International Print Biennial, Wakayama, Japan, Travel to; Walker hill Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1990    Occupation and Resistance, The Alternative Museum, New York City, New York: Travel to Spirit Square  

                Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

            Intergraphic ’90, International Print Trienniale, Berlin, G.D.R. ( Retrospective Solo Show,  and an invited

                juror)       

1991    Varna International Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria

            Artist of Conscience, The Alternative museum, New York City, New York   

1992    Discovery, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

1993    Wakayama International Print Biennial, Wakayama, Japan

             Pacific Rim Invitational, University of hawaii, Hilo Hawaii

             15th Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition, AMFAC Exhibition Center, honolulu, Hawaii

             Varna International Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria

1994    Invitational Print Exhibition: Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Hawaii

            Reviewing Paradise: The Ethnic Response in Contemporary Photography From Hawaii, Memphas State Art      

                Gallery, Memphas, Tennesee. (Travel to: Art In General, New York, New York, and the Contemporary

                Art Museum Advertiser Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

            1 x 1 : 45 Fotogrotias, Dibujos Grabados, Pinturas, Esculturas Malticulturales, Seleccionadas De Una

                Coleccion Privade Estudio Moyo Coyatzin, San jose, Costa Rica








Contact: John lives in Honolulu, Hawaii


Email: johnmorita@mac.com