We’re open today from 10 AM—4 PM
Join us for an artist talk with Kelly Akashi, whose first major solo exhibition Formations is on view at MCASD.
Formations features a selection of glass and cast bronze objects, multipart sculptural installations, and photographic work made over the past decade
5PM: Tour led by Museum Education staff
6PM: Doors Open
6:20PM: Introduction by MCASD Senior Curator Jill Dawsey
6:30PM: Kelly Akashi artist talk
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 Sculpture Center, 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
Top: Kelly Akashi, "Spirit Complex." Photography: Marten Elder