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Artist: Shohei Katayama

Title: Synergy

Shohei Katayama created a kinetic sculpture in the third level that uses light and dichroic glass to create slowly shifting forms. 

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Meet the Artist

Learn more about artist Shohei Katayama.Shohei Katayama is a Japanese American artist who explores the connection between nature, technology, and the scientific forces that shape human experiences and interactions. His work embraces principles of order and chaos to generate meditative spaces through movement and sound. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Katayama investigates our perception of natural patterns and forces.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy.

He received the Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center, among other awards. Living and creating his art in Louisville, Ky., Katayama is also an assistant professor of studio art at the Kentucky College of Art + Design, and the director of Carbon Copy Gallery in Louisville.

His background includes: 

  • The Heinz Endowments Creative Development Grant recipient, Artist in Residence, Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa. (2022)
  • Great Meadows Foundation Artist Development Grant, Fukushima, Japan (2022)
  • Public art installation, 5 Manhattan West, New York, N.Y. (2021)
  • Public art installation, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa. (2019)
  • Public art installation, Meta Reality Labs, Pittsburgh, Pa. (2019)

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