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Creative Minds: Kelly Akashi

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for a conversation with artist Kelly Akashi, whose first major solo exhibition Formations is currently on view at SJMA. The evening will also include a book signing of the artist’s first monograph Kelly Akashi: Formations (2023), a full-color exhibition catalog published.
Creative Minds allows audiences a chance to experience creatives in action by hearing directly from artists about their process and practice. Free with Museum admission ($10–8)

KELLY AKASHI Born in 1983 in Los Angeles, Kelly Akashi currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. The artist graduated with a MFA from University of Southern California in 2014. Akashi studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2006.
The artist has presented solo projects at Aspen Art Museum (2020) and the SculptureCenter, New York (2017). Other notable group exhibitions include the Clark Art Institute (2021); Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017); The Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015). Winner of the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize the artist had a residency at the foundation in Ojai, California. Other residencies include ARCH Athens, Greece (2019) and at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2019) – both of which concluded with a solo exhibition.
Kelly Akashi’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Brooklyn Museum, New York; CC Foundation, Shanghai; M WOODS, Beijing; and Sifang Museum, Nanjing, China, among others.


May 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The San José Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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