Artist Features

Akihiko Miyoshi

Miyoshi, Akihiko. Process Structure, 2014. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

Akihiko Miyoshi’s large-scale, abstract photographs and installation examine the intersection of art and technology, exploring issues surrounding perception, representation and digital production. “We live in a moment when the digital and the analog collide, creating a unique contemporary aesthetic.” Says Miyoshi. “My works ultimately strive to lay the groundwork for representing through aesthetics and form the abstract totality of living in a networked society.”

The artist received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tokyo-based Keio University, and earned two master’s degrees, a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master in Fine Arts in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Miyoshi’s work has exhibited in Portland, including the Portland2012 Biennial of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles, CA; New York City, Rochester, NY; Pittsburgh, PA and Toronto, Canada. Accolades include the Fellowship 12 International Award from The Silver Eye Center for Photography (2012), a 2012 Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts, and recognition as a finalist for the Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum (2012) and the Aperture Portfolio Prize (2013). He is an Associate Professor of photography and digital media at Reed College in Portland. He has been researching and developing prototypes for a new body of work in preparation for a 2018 sabbatical.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Akihiko Miyoshi