Faculty News: Masako Kamiya Receives 2016 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant from PAAM

Painting and Drawing Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Masako Kamiya (of Dorchester, MA) has received the 2016 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and will be exhibiting her work at the PAAM in fall 2017.

Kamiya won the grant alongside Frank Gregory (Greenfield, MA) Marjorie Kaye (Cambridge, MA), Gail Spaien (South Portland, ME) and Clay Wagstaff (Tropic, UT). This year’s recipients were selected through a blind process out of nearly 300 applicants by three jurors. The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually and the mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Learn more at www.paam.org

“My goal as an instructor is not to simply tell students what may make their art work better, but to demonstrate how to think and work as an artist.” – Masako Kamiya

Masako joined the full time faculty at Montserrat teaching in the Painting and Foundation Departments in the fall of 2002. Her solo show at Kingston Gallery in 2002 was featured in Art in America and featured in two editions of New American Paintings. In 2004 she received a grant from the St. Botolph Foundation. In April 2010, her fifth solo show at Gallery NAGA has run along with the first museum solo exhibit at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.

She is a 2006 and 2010 recipient of Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Her work will be exhibited at the first biennial exhibition of MCC Visual Art Award Recipients organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery at The Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA in the summer of 2011.

Education: BFA and Diploma, Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art; MFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art

www.masakokamiya.com