Shohei Katayama

Third-Year MFA Candidate




Shohei Katayama is a Japanese American artist from Louisville, Kentucky. His work includes line drawings, sculpture and conceptual installation art. Utilizing his art as a catalyst for environmental conversations, his work examines the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology. Katayama uses materials like magnets, iron flakes, and oil-based sharpies to create work that embodies the philosophy associated with ecological examination. Through his work, Katayama demonstrates the entanglements that are present between such systems and illustrates the disruptions that can occur when individual components are manipulated.

Katayama received a B.A. in Studio Art from Bellarmine University (2010), undertook additional training in glass blowing with Ché Rhodes at the University of Louisville, and is currently working towards his Master of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA.

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