Roger Shimomura | Resume

Born 1939 in Seattle, resides in Lawrence, KS

Shimomura received his BA degree from the University of Washington in 1961 and his MFA degree from Syracuse University. He teaches in Lawrence, Kansas where he has taught art since 1969 at the University of Kansas. Shimomura has shown with the Greg Kucera Gallery since 1985.

Selected One Person Exhibitions
An American KnockoffMuseum of Art/WSU Gallery, Pullman, WA, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Works on Paper, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City, New York
Belger Arts Center, Red Star Studios, K.C., MO

Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California New York University (A/P/A), Washington Mews Gallery, NYC, N.Y.

University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, Oregon Rhode Island College, Bannister Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island Byron C. Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania

Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas, 2011

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City, New York
Western Michigan Univ., Richmond Ctr. For Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Oklahoma State University, Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater, OK
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

Yellow Terror, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA
Crow Collection of Asian Art, (40 yr. retro.), Dallas, Texas
Morikami Museum (40 yr. retro.), Delray Beach, Florida
Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State Univ. (40 yr. retro), Manhattan, KS
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State Univ. (42 yr. print retro.), Wichita, KS, 2008 Grinnell College, (40 yr.retro.), Grinnell, Iowa
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts,(40 yr. retro.) Joplin, Missouri
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City, New York
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
University of Central Arkansas (40 yr. retro.) Conway, Arkansas

Minidoka on my Mind, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Spencer Art Museum, (42 yr. print retro.) KU, Lawrence, Kansas
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, Oregon
Kaha Gallery, Hagatna, Guam

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia
Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
University of Colorado, Univ. Memorial Center Gallery, Boulder, CO
"Nikkei Story" The Flomenhaft Gallery, New York
"3 Suites on the Internment" Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

"Mistaken Identities" Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Cowley County Community College, Artkansas City, KS

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
University of Tulsa, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, OK
An American Diary, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami

An American Diary, Chicago Cultural Center, IL

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (also 1996, 1992, 1991, 1988, 1985)
An American Diary, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
An American Diary, San Jose Museum of Art, CA
An American Diary, Orme Lewis Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY (also 1995, 1992, 1989)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA

University of South Carolina, Beaufort
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham (also 1976)
Delayed Reactions, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Commissions, Honors and Awards

Shimomura was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Program Award, 2003 for work from his most recent series of paintings “Stereotypes and Admonition.” He received a commission in 1988 for a large mural for Seattle's Metro Bus Tunnel project. The completed mural can be seen in the Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. In addition he has received a number of prominent awards and commissions from such institutions as: Art Matters, Inc., NY: Performance Art (1989); General Research Grant (Serigraphy, Artist Book, Painting, Ceramics and Performance Art) University of Kansas (numerous years); Kansas Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, Topeka: Painting (1988); Kansas Arts Commission Governor’s Arts Award, Topeka (1994); Japan Foundation Grant, Tokyo and Washington DC: Painting & Serigraphy (1975); National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC: Painting (1991,1977) and Rockefeller Foundation (1993). The artist has had one-person exhibitions at the Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (1996); Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence (1996); Wichita Art Museum, KS and Nevada Museum of Art (1993); Carnegie Arts Center, Leavenworth, KS (1991); Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe (1986); Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA (1986) and the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (1977). In addition, the artist’s work has been part of numerous group exhibitions around the country. Shimomura exhibits his work at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in New York.

Works by the artist are included in the collections of such public and private institutions as: Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; California State University, San Diego; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Helen F. Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence; Ithaca College, NY; Japan Foundation, Tokyo; Lawrence Art Center Children’s Museum, KS; Metropolitan Museum of Art & Art Center, Miami; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb; SAFECO Insurance, Seattle; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Seattle Art Museum; Seattle Opera House; Swedish Hospital, Seattle; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; University of Washington, Seattle and the Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle.