Kelly Akashi received her MFA from the University of Southern California after attending Otis College of Art and Design (BFA) and Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum (Made in L.A. Biennial, a, the, though, only); David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; The Jewish Museum, New York; Shanaynay, Paris; White Flag Projects, Saint Louis; Tomorrow Gallery, New York (solo); Michael Jon & Alan, Miami (solo); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Château Shatto, Los Angeles. Akashi most recently opened a solo exhibition with Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles and has been written about in Artforum, Los Angeles Times, Kaleidoscope, art ltd, and Mousse Magazine. She will be exhibiting new work in a group exhibition curated by Franklin Melendez at Antenna Space, Shanghai this spring. Kelly Akashi was born in Los Angeles where she lives and works.
The Graduate Art Seminar lecture series is a forum for graduate students, members of the ArtCenter community and the general public to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar—coordinated during the Spring term by faculty member Jack Bankowsky—is a core component of ArtCenter’s Graduate Art program.