Artist Features

Naomi Shigeta

Shigeta, Naomi. Sky meets Sea, 2016. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

“My work develops in small increments, layer by layer, often taking months to complete. This slower, methodical process provides the opportunity to unify my thoughts in creating a piece.” -Naomi Shigeta.

Naomi Shigeta received her BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon in 1997 and has been an active working artist in Portland for 20 years. Her recent exhibitions include Augen Gallery, Portland; Seattle Municipal Gallery, Seattle, WA; and Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA. Her work is in the collections of Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA; Multnomah County Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. She is represented by Augen Gallery, Portland.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Naomi Shigeta