Joe Suzuki
"Happy Accident series - Koons puppy"

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1shot paint can, casting resin, and enamel, metal sculpture

I consider my work to be artifacts of my own particular culture, which is not the generalized Japanese American culture, but that which formed as a direct result of being a first generation immigrant. Through a long assimilation process, I found myself not fully belonging to either culture, but rather somewhere in between, which I began to call Japamerica.

In my peculiar culture, customs and traditions are born out of misunderstandings or idiosyncrasies, and myths and legends are often formed through the struggles of everyday life. I am fascinated by and curious about my culture's development. I see my art making as an investigation that captures and documents my ever changing, mutating, polyglot reality. My work is informed by my life, contingent on my ordinary, real world experiences as a middle class Japamerican dad, who is simply trying to make sense of it all.


2005 MFA, Claremont Graduate University
2003 MA, California State University, Northridge
2000 BA, California State University, Northridge

Solo and Two-man Exhibitions:
2013 ;Birth of the Beast, Gallery P3, Pomona, CA
2012 Thunderstruck,; with Macha Suzuki, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Melt'em Like Lemon Drops,Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa,CA
2005 Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont,CA
2003 Cultural Critique,; California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016 Emerging To Established, Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Space Available,; The Afterimage, Riverside, CA
2016 Artificial Realities, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2015 Be Happy,; Newtown Gallery, Kobe, Japan
2015 Losing Streak,; with Macha Suzuki and Moto Okawa, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA
2014 Blank Canvas,Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City, CA
2014 ;5x5 Invitational,; Westmont Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 (off the base), Los Angeles Valley College, CA
2013 Occupy the Museum, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, CA
2013 Art Apart,represented by Gallery Lara, Singapore
2013 Hong Kong Contemporary,; represented by Gallery Lara, Hong Kong
2013 ;New World," Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College,
2013 Doing Pennants,; Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Mise en scene; Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan
2011 5x5 Invitational,Westmont Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 Shikishi Exhibition, Doizaki Gallery JACCC, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Plenty, Happy, Los Angeles, CA
2009 AJA XXII, Doizaki Gallery JACCC, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Infrastructure,Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, CA
2008 Here and Now, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA (Curated by David Pagel)
2006 ;Cup Cake Show, The Academy, Long Beach, CA
2006 Two Over Hung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Supersonic: LA Design Center,; Los Angeles, CA
2005 No Picture Please, Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2005 Group Sexy,; Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2005 Art LA, represented by Cartelle Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Big and Holy, Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2004 Pretending We Still Like Each Other,& Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA
2004 Hung Jury, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Deuce,; Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2004 Claremont Graduate University: A Selection of Work,& Riverside Art Museum, CA
2003 Green, the New Pink,; Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Liz Goldner, Art Scene, The New World; Review, March 2013
Jim Daichendt,t;Lost and Found,; Artillery Magazine, July 2012
Shana Nys Dambrot, LACanvas review, June 2012
Jim Daichendt, Art Scene, ;Thunder Struck" Review, June, 2012
Carmine Iannaccone, ;No Alpha Dogs In This Man's World,; Melt'em Like Lemon Drops Catalogue, 2011
Hugh Hart, Swift to make their mark,Los Angeles Times, Saturday, June 25, 2005,
Cartelle Gallery, ;Big and Holy Catalogue, December 2004
Louis Roug, The arty circuit,Los Angeles Times, Thursday, June 24, 2004


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