Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Foundations
Garrick Imatani is a research-based artist whose work explores public monument, the documented vs. undocumented, social roles and performative history. His work takes many forms ranging from graphite documents, cyanotypes, and video to sculpture, installations, and collaborative public events. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Maine Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation. His projects have appeared in schools, on streets, over water, and through hosts, including Art in General, University of Oregon, Institute for Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and Queens Museum. In 2013, Imatani and collaborator Kaia Sand were named as the inaugural artists for a public work project jointly established by the City of Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC) and Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) with funding by the Percent for Art program.
Past student projects and activities include: books with the help of local independent press Publication Studio; collaboration with students from Nanomaterials Chemistry and Intro to Poetry; dérives and a Panther Party history tour; stop motion animations and YouTube videos; guest lectures by professional artists online, in-person, and off-site; field trips to Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center and the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival; and, a range of material, conceptual and thematic explorations.
Prior to Lewis & Clark College, Professor Imatani held teaching positions at Ursinus College, Maine College of Art, and Columbia University.
Please see Professor Imatani’s website.