Roger Shimomura | Resume

Born 1939 in Seattle, resides in Lawrence, KS


M.F.A., Painting, Syracuse University, NY

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Cornish School of Allied Arts, Seattle, WA

B.A., University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected One Person Exhibitions

Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY
More Little White Lies," Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

100 More White Lies, Sherry Leedy Gallery,Kansas, KS

100 "Little White Lies," Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Great American Muse, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

An American Knockoff, Museum of Art/WSU Gallery, Pullman, WA
Works on Paper, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
Belger Arts Center, Red Star Studios, K.C., MO
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City, NY

Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
New York University (A/P/A), Washington Mews Gallery, NYC, N.Y.

University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR
Rhode Island College, Bannister Gallery, Providence, RI
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Oklahoma State University, Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater, OK
Western Michigan Univ., Richmond Ctr. For Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA
Crow Collection of Asian Art, (40 yr. retro.), Dallas, TX
Morikami Museum (40 yr. retro.), Delray Beach, FL
Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY

Minidoka on my Mind, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
University of Colorado, Univ. Memorial Center Gallery, Boulder, CO
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City, NY
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

Minidoka Revisited, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SD
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY

Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO (also 1999)
Cowley County Community College, Artkansas City, KS

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY (also 1999, 1995, 1992, 1989)
University of Tulsa, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (also 1996, 1992, 1991, 1988, 1985)

An American Diary, circulated to: Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA: Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC; San Jose Art Museum, San Jose, CA; Orme Lewis Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

An American Diary, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

University of South Carolina, Beaufort
Delayed Reactions, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence; circulated to Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans. LA; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Amarillo Museum of Art, TX
Heston College, Heston, KS

Wichita Art Museum, KS
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

Lewis and Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

Carnegie Arts Center, Leavenworth, KS

Gallery 181, Iowa State University, Ames

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

Cleveland State University Art Gallery, OH

Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Whatcom Museum of Art and History, Bellingham, WA
Marylhurst College, Marylhurst, OR
University of Oregon, Eugene

Diary Series: Journey to Minidoka, Collett Art Gallery, Weber State College, Ogden, UT; Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS; Clara M Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, KY, Elvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (catalog)

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

Birmingham Art Museum, AL (catalog)
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA

Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Sebastian/Moore Gallery, Denver, CO

Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS (also 1977)
Dobrick Gallery, Chicago, IL (also 1977)

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Dayton Art Institute, OH
Krannert Art Center, University of Illinois, Champaign
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Muchnic Gallery, Atchinson Art Association, Atchinson, KS

University of California, Davis
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA (also 1975)

C.W. Post Center, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Franell Gallery, Akasaka, Tokyo
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
Gallery Heian, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Arizona State University Tempe
Obelisk Gallery, Boston, MA
Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Pyramid Galleries, Ltd., Washington, DC
Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, IL (also 1975)

Selected Group Exhibitions

Seminal: Masculinity in Contemporary Art, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York City, NY

Musee d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Weisman Art Museum, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneaplis, MN
Park University, Parkville, MO
Delavan Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

El Paso Art Museum, El Paso, TX
Northern Illinois University, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Schneider Art Museum, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

The Banff Centre, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA
McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity, Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; curated by Trevor Fairbrother (catalog)
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, TX (catalog)
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, NY

Selected Paintings from the Microsoft Collection, Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA
Northwest Views, Selections from the SAFECO Collection, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

University of Texas at El Paso, Man Gallery, EL Paso Art Santa Fe, NM
National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH

Marketplace of Ideas: Culture Jamming in the Visual Arts, Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Elvis + Marilyn: 2 x Immortal, San Jose Museum of Art, CA
Celebrity: Fame, Fortune, Heroism, and Infamy, curated by Greg Kucera Gallery, Olympic Room, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
American Kaleidoscope: Art at the Close of This Century, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; circulated through Japan to Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo; Chiba City Museum of Art; Takamatsu City Museum of Art; Daimaru Museum, Umeda-Osaka; Hokkaido Obihuro Museum of Art.

The Traditional Impulse, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Curatorial Eye of James Archer, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Washington: 100 Years, 100 Paintings, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
SEX, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Richness in Diversity, SAFECO Corporation Plaza, Seattle, WA

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City, NY
Tacoma Art Museum: Selections from the Northwest Collection, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA

Stealth, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
Tweed Gallery, New York City, NY
The Art of Microsoft, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

Long Beach Museum, CA
Tacoma Art Museum, WA

Views and Visions, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Northwest x Southwest; Painted Fictions, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA; traveled to Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana; Western Washington University, Bellingham; and Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX (catalog)

Where Two Worlds Meet: Masami Teraoka, Roger Shimomura, Washington State University, Pullman

Contemporary Survey: A Visible Presence in the Northwest, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA

University of Kansas, Lawrence (also 1970-1986)
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle (also 1979, 1980)

Kansas City Art Institute, MO (also 1975, 1982)
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Hoger Architecture Institute Sit-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium
Kansas Gallery of Fine Arts, Topeka

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Lawrence Art Center, KS (also 1979)
Seattle University, WA
Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, MO (also 1971-1978)

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Denver Art Museum (also 1976)
Indianapolis Art Museum, IN

Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA

Kansas State Capital Building, Topeka
Exchanges, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
Arte Fiera ‘76, Bologna, Italy
Gallery Heian, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Franell Gallery, Akasaka, Tokyo

Arizona State University, Tempe
California State University, Sacramento

Wichita Art Museum, KS
Springfield Art Association, IL

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, OH (also 1970)

California State University, San Diego
Spooner Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Spooner Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Museum of Art, Ithaca College, NY

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Art Matters, Inc., New York: Performance Art 1992 and 1989; Installation Art, 1995
Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC: Painting, 1997
Dayton Hudson Distinguished Teacher and Artist, Carleton College, Fall 1990
General Research Grants, University of Kansas: Performance Art 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1999; Painting 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1997; Serigraphy 1971, 1975 and 1977; Artist Book, 1972; Ceramics 1979
Kansas Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, Topeka: Painting, 1988
Kansas Arts Commission Grant, Topeka: Performance Art, 1985, 1986
Kansas Arts Commission Governor’s Arts Award, Topeka, 1994
Japan Foundation Grant, Tokyo and Washington D.C.: Painting & Serigraphy, 1975 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Program Award, 2003 (for work from “Stereotypes and Admonition” series)
McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis: Installation and Performance Art, 1995 National Endowment for the Arts/Rockefeller/Warhol Foundation, Diverse Visions, Regional Fellowship, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis: Performance Art, 1995
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC: Painting, 1991 and 1977; New Genres, 1989 Rockefeller Foundation Travel Grant, 1993
University Distinguished Professorship Award, University of Kansas, 1994

Selected Collections

Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Amarillo Museum of Art, TX
Amoco Corporation, Denver, CO
Anacortes Municipal Museum, Anacortes, WA Apollo Plastics Corporation, Chicago, IL Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL Boise Art Museum, ID
California State University, San Diego Capital City Bank, Topeka, KS Captiva Corporation, Denver, Co Dain Bosworth Inc., Minneapolis, MN Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Des Moines Art Center, IA
Exeter Corporation, Denver, CO
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, KS
Franklin Furnace Archives, New York, NY
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Hallmark, Kansas City, MO
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Helen F. Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence Illinois Bell Telephone & Telegraph, Chicago
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Ithaca College, NY
Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Keiro Nursing Home, Seattle, WA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Lawrence Art Center Children’s Museum, Kansas
Lowe Art Center, Syracuse University, NY
METRO, Westlake Underground Station Mural, Seattle, WA Metropolitan Museum of Art & Art Center, Miami, FL Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY
Miami Art Museum, FL
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Mid-Atlantic Toyota Corporation, Washington, DC
Muchnic Foundation, Atchinson Art Association, KS
Murray State University, Murray, KT
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
New Vector Corporation, Seattle, WA
Nikkei Manor, Seattle, WA
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Law Firm, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone, Seattle, WA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Polyclinic, Seattle, WA
Professional Sports Publications, New York
Renton Public Library, WA
Sallie Mae, Lawrence, KS
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Seattle Art Museum, WA
Seattle Opera House, WA
Safeco, Seattle, WA
Security Pacific Bank, Seattle, WA
Sonesta Int’l Hotel Corporation, Key Biscayne, FL
Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Stinson, Mag & Frizzell, Kansas City, MO
Swedish Hospital, Seattle
Syracuse University, New York
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
20th Century Investors, Kansas City, MO
University of Arizona, Tucson
University of Cincinnati, OH
University of Nebraska, College of Business Administration, Lincoln Washington State University, Pullman
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Wichita Art Museum, KS
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ University of Cincinnati, OH
University of Washington, Seattle
Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle
Washington State University, Gallery of Art, Seattle
Over 800 private collections in US, Canada, Japan and Europe


Since 1965, has had over 300 entries in books, magazines, newspapers, exhibition catalogs, television and radio interviews.

Visiting Artist

Since 1969, has given lectures at approximately 100 universities and art museums across the country.