In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Katsura Okada was born in Tokyo, Japan. Okada has a Master of Japanese Calligraphy Art from the Tokyo Academy of Calligraphy Art, Japan, and attended Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design, Japan to study Fine Art. Since 1990, Okada’s work has shown worldwide, including in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia, Japan, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Recently, Okada’s work has been exhibited at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Hammond Museum in North Salam, New York, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, the 57th Venice Biennial in 2017, A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, Black and White Gallery in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College Hewitt Gallery of Art in New York, Karuizawa New Art Museum in Nagano, Japan and the Museum of Arts & Crafts-Itami in Hyogo, Japan. Okada has received first prize/grants from Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the Shoto Museum of Art in Tokyo and the SoHo Art Competition in New York among others. Publications include ARTspeak, Manhattan Arts, NY Arts Magazine, the Yomiuri America newspaper, LUXOS (Milano), Collezioni Sport & Street (Modena), IL NOTIZIARIO DELL' A.I.A.M. (Rome), Les Editions Arts et Images du Monde (Paris), DART International Magazine (Toronto) and others.