Ellen Akimoto

1988 born in Westlake Village, California
2008 E. John Hagen Memorial Scholarship 
Mary Ahlquist Memorial Scholarship
2009 Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Endowment for the Arts Scholarship
2011 Price of the president. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2012 Merit Award. The Crocker- Kingsley Competition. Blue Line Gallery
2014-16 Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany. Master student at the class of Annette Schröter
2015 DAAD Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates
2010-11 College of art Mainz, with Professor Anne Berning
2006-11 BFA, California State University, Chico. Chico, California

 

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2017 Protagonists, Rothamel Gallery, Frankfurt 
2013 Place Space, Overdose Gallery, Chico, California
2011 On, On, Pliant Signifier, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
2010

Double Monologue, BMU 3rd Floor Gallery, California State University, Chico

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2017 Exhibition and competition for the Hans-Purrmann's prize 2017, Finalist for the Grand Hans-Purrmann's prize, Städtische Galerie Speyer
2016 Schön / Hide - Beautiful / Verstecken - Masterclass Annette Schröter, Galerie Elten & Elten, Zurich, Switzerland
Gestern Morgen, Die Station, Offenbach am Main, Germany
Student-class-exhibition 2016, HGB Leipzig Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
Schön / Hide - Beautiful / Verstecken - Masterclass Annette Schröter, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Class reunion, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2015 PR!NT, La Cambre Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Wunschlos Glücklich, Kunstverein Duisburg 
Freistil, Kunstverein Speyer
Screen, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
2014 Stories 3 - Ellen Akimoto, Haley Hughes, Trevor Lalaguna, Sienna Orlando, Brad Thiele, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
2013 2012 Crocker-Kingsley Prizewinners, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
An Alibi of Validity, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Chico
2012 Stories 1 - Ellen Akimoto, Haley Hughes, Trevor Lalaguna, Sienna Orlando, Brad Thiele, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
The Crocker- Kingsley Competition, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California. Juror: Michael Duncan
31st Invitational 1078 Gallery Members Show, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
Fluid Narratives - Ellen Akimoto and Ulises Meza, The Orland Art Center Orland, California
2011 From the Rooster to the Donkey - Ellen Akimoto und Elise de Castelbajac, Atelier Zukunft, Mainz, Germany
2010 28th Annual Invitational 1078 Gallery Members Show, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
2009 Fifty-fifth Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico. Juror: Joseph del Pesco. Catalog
6th Ink/ Clay- CSU Chico ceramic work, Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico
20th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, California
10 10 20, B- So Space Gallery, California State University, Chico
2008 5th Ink/ Clay- CSU Chico ceramic work, Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico
19th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, California
13th Annual Erotic Art Show, The Crux Artist Collective, Chico, California
Me, Myself & Eye, National Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, California