Emily Hanako Momohara will discuss the trajectory of her creative work and go through the process of content development. She is especially interested in history, myth, and legacy.
Momohara has exhibited nationally, most notably in group shows at the Light Factory; Griffin Museum of Photography; Houston Center for Photography, and others.
Her work has been published in Art Papers, Photographer's Forum, and others.
Her work from the past 10 years has been an investigation of her own heritage in a variety of ways -- examining intimate and specific subjects such as the death of a loved one -- as well as larger issues like the dilution of ethnic cultures.
She grew up outside of Seattle. Born into a mixed-race family, she learned about social justice and equality at a young age. She was associate professor of art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and headed the photography program into 2013.
Momohara has been a visiting artist at several residency programs including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Kimble Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Fine Arts Work Center.
Momohara earned her BFA in photography and her BA in art history from the University of Washington. She went on to earn her MFA in expanded media from the University of Kansas.
She is a current Headlands Center for the Arts artist in residence although she lives in Cincinnati.