Art & Art History
Voices: Kota Ezawa
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
Kota Ezawa (born 1969) rearticulates iconic moments from mass media and the history of photography in animated videos, slide projections, and prints. Hand-drawn, frame by frame, these works are highly stylized, vividly colored interrogations of the camera and its operations. By reducing images to their most crucial two-dimensional elements, Ezawa emphasizes the malleability of photography and film while exposing their importance to the construction of a collective cultural identity.
Ezawa was born in Cologne, Germany and received an MFA from Stanford University in 2003. He is now based in San Francisco, CA. He was featured in a solo exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT in 2005 and has been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006; Mus e d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2005; and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, 2005.