Conversation with artist Kelly Akashi

Join artist Kelly Akashi at the Henry for a small group conversation on intergenerational ties through objects. Akashi invites all the participants to bring an object to explore the theme of heirlooms and what is passed down generationally. Guests can anticipate sharing about the object they brought, its significance to their family history, and engaging in conversation with Kelly and the other participants. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Kelly Akashi: Encounters, now on view at the Henry.

When: April 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Henry Art Gallery Education Studio

Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Click here to reserve your spot.

Artist Bio:

Kelly Akashi (born in 1983 in Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) completed her education at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Städelschule, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; and Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Akashi has exhibited widely in North America and internationally. She has presented solo exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, California; Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; and SculptureCenter, New York, among others. Additionally, she has participated in group exhibitions at Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; Musee Angers, France; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; and Jewish Museum, New York, among other institutions. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Walker Art Center, Minneaoplis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Brooklyn Museum, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; X Museum, Beijing; and Sifang Museum, Nanjing, among others.

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach