Born 1974 in Nishinomiya City, Japan
Lives and works in New York City
2004 MFA; Yale University
2002 BFA; Art Center College of Design
1997 BA in Economics; UC San Diego
2013 (forthcoming) Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 (forthcoming) Hennigsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Idea / Equivalent, Horton Gallery, New York
2010 masks, curated by Courtney J. Martin, CRL at Winkleman Gallery, NY
2007 cuts, Spielhaus Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2006rub, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, Switzerland
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Group Show, curated by Dawn Kasper, David Zwirner, NY
UR, Room East, New York, NY
Look, Look, Look, and Look Again, Lullin+Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
Kasper Sonne and Mamiko Otsubo, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Armory Show NY
Organs in the Snow, curated by Rachel Mason, Louis V.E.S.P., Brooklyn
Bold Tendencies 5, Peckham Car Park, London
Forms of Reason, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich
Reader’s Delight, McKenzie Fine Art Inc., New York
Visual Voices 2010, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
N-1 Transitional Relationships, Museo Patino, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Offset, Hudson Franklin, NY
Prose pour des Esseintes, Karma International, Zurich
Blank Complexity, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt
Works from the Rolf Ricke Collection, Villa Merkel Bahnwärter Haus, Esslingen, Germany
The Dark Fair, Swiss Institute, NY
Art & Entrepreneurship by Credit Suisse, Dubai, UAE; NY, Berlin, Moscow, Geneva, Milan, London.
Art Supernova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Punto Gris
Aquarium Show, Frieze Art Fair, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY
Camilla Low, Mamiko Otsubo, and Stefan Thater, Daniel Reich Gallery at Hotel Chelsea, NY
The Happiness of Objects, SculptureCenter, NY
You Come Home (the house is empty but the lights are on), Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich
Milwaukee International, Karma International, Milwaukee
EAF 06: 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
Salad Days, Artist Space, NY
I Woke Up in a Strange Place, Moti Hasson Gallery, NY
Material World, Project commissioned by the Public Art Fund, Metro Tech Center, NY
Protuberance(s), Buia Gallery, NY
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale University
Cross-Town Traffic, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
Fall MFA Candidate Exhibition, Yale University
Fall MFA Candidate Exhibition, Yale University
Juried Selections, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Senior Thesis II, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Senior Thesis I, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
They Came from Within, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles
Ping Pong, Studio Space, Eagle Rock, CA
Hall, Emily. “Mamiko Otsubo. Horton Gallery” Artforum, (Summer Issue 2012)
Mason, Rachel. “Organs In the Snow” Art21: Blog, (September 27, 2011)
It’s Not A Garden Table: Art and Design In the Expanded Field. Texts by Jörg Huber, Sven Lütticken, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Tido von Oppeln, Mateo Kries, Burkhard Meltzer, and Heike Munder JRP|Ringier 2011
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: The Reader’s Delight”, The New York Times, (July 23, 2010).
Schütte, Christoph. “Mond, Universum, Lippenstift: ‘Blank Complexity’ in der Galerie Parisa Kind”, Frankfurter Allegmeine Zeitung, (February 2, 2009).
Kim, Sae-mi. "Emergent Artist Japan: Mamiko Otsubo" Art In ASIA, (May June 2008) Issue No.5, pp.84-85.
Karolina Dankow. “Watchlist: Mamiko Otsubo” Monopol, (March 2008) Issue 3, p. 27.
Art & Entrepreneurship. Credit Suisse. Text by Michelle Nicol, Ou Ning, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Stephen Feeke. “Why Sculpture, Why Here?”, The Henry Moore Foundation Review, (Winter 2007) Issue 16: pp. 14-15.
Toledo, Manuel. “¿Por qué la escultura?”, BBC Mundo.com, (October 8, 2007).
“Art 38 Basel: Startrampe Oder Ewige”, Bolero, (June 2007) p.66-67
Schwendener, Martha. “Proof That Things Are People Too (Well, Almost)”, The New York Times, (May 18,2007).
Foolproof Guide to Cooking a Steak: Mamiko Otsubo Works 2002-2007. Galerie Mark Müller and Spielhaus Morrison Galerie. Texts by Jennifer R. Gross, Lyrics by Rachel Mason.
Green, Denise. “New York, New York”, Art Monthly Australia, (December 2006) Issue 196, p.43.
Saltz, Jerry. “Yurts and Stalagmites: Outdoor sculpture as more than decorative object or propaganda tool”, The Village Voice, (October 11, 2006).
Fry, Naomi. “Critic’s Picks: EAF06 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition”, Artforum.com (October 6,2006).
“Goings on About Town: Art”, The New Yorker, (September 4, 2006).
“Glanzlighter der Woche”, Tager Anzeiger, (May 25-31, 2006): 53.
“Goings on About Town: Art”, The New Yorker, (April 10,2006).
Material World. New Works by: Rachel Foullon, Corin Hewitt, Matthew Day Jackson, Peter Kreider, Mamiko Otsubo. Public Art Fund. Texts by Anne Wehr.
Finch, Charlie. “Christmas Shopping”, Artnet.com, (Dec. 21, 2004).
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2011 NYC Cultural Council / Public Art for Public Schools Commission for a permanent sculpture for PS 313 Queens, NY
2011 Brown Foundation Fellow at Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, France; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2010 MacDowell Colony Artist Residency
2007 Credit Suisse Commission for Art & Entrepreneurship
2006 Elaine and Werner Dannheisser Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
2005 Public Art Fund Commission for Metro-Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Fannie B. Pardee Prize for Excellence in Sculpture; Yale University
2011 Visiting Fellow lecture, Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France.
2008 “Commisioning Art Today: spreading content and supporting talent (with Credit Suisse).”
The Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
2007 “Why Sculpture, Why Here?” Tate Modern, London in collaboration with Henry Moore Institute Leeds and inIVA, London.
2006 Visiting Artist Lecture, New York University, NY, NY.
2005 Visiting Artist Lecture, Kunst Academie Düsseldorf, Germany.