AMEYA MARIE OKAMOTO
(503) 804-1262
ameya.marie@gmail.com
www.ameyamarie.com

ART-RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Mural Painter for Hollywood MAX Station Memorial, TRIMET PORTLAND, Portland, OR, work in progress

Principal Artist, AMEYA PRODUCTIONS, Portland, OR, 8/2014-present

Contract Camera Operator, STORY FIRM, Portland, OR, 2015 - 2017

Media Intern, SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS PORTLAND, Portland, OR, 6/2015-7/2015

Media Coordinator, WANT NEWS FOR TEENS, Portland, OR, 9/2014-9/2015

ART-RELATED SERVICE

Founding Teen Council, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, Portland, OR, 6/2017-present

Visual Artist, DON’T SHOOT PORTLAND, Portland, OR, 2016-present

Editor and Creative Director, CATLIN GABEL YEARBOOK, Portland, OR, 2016-present

Founder and President, CATLIN GABEL ART CLUBS (ARTivism, HeART and Art Swap), Portland, OR, 2016-present

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

“Ameya Marie,” Pearl Frame Central, Portland, OR

“Ameya Marie,” Asceta, Portland, OR

                                                                                                              

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

"Education as the Practice of Freedom," National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL

“Insight/Incite,” The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC

"Total Tolerance," U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

“Visual Arts Finalist Exhibition,” National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL

2017

"Stolen Angels," Williamson Knight Gallery, Portland, OR

"The Art is Ours," Portland Art Museum and the Museum of Impact, Portland, OR

“Working Towards a Just World” Commissioned Group Show, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). Portland, OR

"Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibit," U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

"Scholastic Art Awards Show”, Gold Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2016

"Scholastic Art Awards Show,” Gold Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2015

International Youth Silent Film Festival, Portland, OR

PERFORMANCE

2018

“Living in America,” The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

National Zine "Know Your Rights" Series (Work in Progress) in collaboration the National Lawyers Guild, Lewis and Clark Law School, Willamette University Law School, the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 2018

Memorial Portraits, Black Lives Matter, 2016-present, USA

Protest Posters, Various Marches, Don't Shoot Portland, 2016-present, Portland, OR

Protest Installation, "#NotBlackFriday,” 42nd Avenue Transit Center, 11/2017, Portland, OR

 

PRESS AND FEATURES

Featured Artist, "Creating Social-Justice Themed Artwork," The Portland Observer, 2019

Featured Artist, "6 rising art stars to catch in Miami — before everyone else does," NY Post, 2018

Featured Artist, "Ameya," Adobe Project 1324, 2018

Featured Artist, "Ameya Okamoto Wants to Make the Revolution Irresistible," Paper Magazine, 2018

Feature, “Oregon's 3 new Presidential Scholars hail from Portland, Medford,” The Oregonian, 2018

Featured Artist, " Art-activists Renee Lopez and Ameya Okamoto are breathing new life into social justice activism," The Tempest, 2018

Speaker, "Live Your Truth,” TEDxYouth Portland, 2017

Lecturer, "Civil Disobedience: Theory and Praxis," Lewis & Clark College, 2017

Featured Artist, We Choose Love, 2017

Featured Artist, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Catalogue, 2017

Featured Artist, Blick Art Materials: Celebrating Art Magazine, 2017

Featured Artist, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Catalogue, 2016

Featured Artist, “I am My Own Muse Now” Zine, 2016

Features Writer,​ “My Period Story,” ​Seventeen​ ​Magazine​,​ ​2016
Speaker, ​"Sparkle Face: My Eating Disorder Story," Cocoon​ ​Youth​ ​Storytelling​, ​2015

GRANTS AND AWARDS

National Gold Medal in Digital Art for "Intersectional Supper," Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 3/2018

National Silver Medal in Art Portfolio for "Black Lives," Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 3/2018

National Silver Medal in Digital Art for "Black Life: Quanice Hayes," Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 3/2018

2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, 2018

2018 YoungArts Finalist in Visual Arts, National YoungArts Foundation, 2017

Juried Summer Art Grant by The Heidi Olsher Fund, Catlin Gabel School, 6/2017

National Gold Medal in Digital Art for "Eric Garner," Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 3/2017

National Silver Medal in Digital Art for "Tradition: Geisha," Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 3/2017

Juried Summer Art Grant by the Pacific Northwest College of Art, 3/2016

National Gold Medal in Digital Art for "Black Lives," Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 3/2016

International Youth Silent Film Festival Finalist for "No Such Thing as an Accident," 5/2015

GLSEN​ ​National​ ​Student​ ​Advocate​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year​ ​Runner-Up​,​ ​7/2014

EDUCATION

Tufts University (BA), Medford, MA, Class of 2024

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (BFA), Boston, MA, Class of 2024

Catlin Gabel High School, Portland, OR, Class of 2018

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

  • Pre-College Summer Program (2016), Atelier I (2016), Figure Drawing (2016), Portrait Painting (2012), Youth Art (2007-2012)

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR

  • Summer Program (2012)

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