American, born 1975 Los Angeles, CA
Mika Tajima received her MFA in 2003 from Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY. After completing her BA (Fine Arts/East Asian Studies) in 1997 from Bryn Mawr College, PA she was accepted into The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) Apprentice Training Program as a Post-Graduate Apprentice. In 2011, Tajima was invited to begin an Artist-in-Residence with FWM, 14 years after her original apprenticeship.
Tajima’s extensive exhibition history of solo and group shows includes many prominent national and international venues. In 2012, she exhibited her work at the Seattle Art Museum, WA, in a solo exhibition After the Martini Shot and was represented in the group exhibition Abstract Possible at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden. Other recent solo exhibitions include Pineapples and Pyramids at the Aspen Art Museum, CO (2011); The Double at the Bass Museum, Miami, FL (2010); and The Extras X Initiative, New York, NY (2009). Her collaborative work has been featured in The Pedestrians with Charles Atlas at the South London Gallery, UK (2011); Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal with Charles Atlas and New Humans at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (2009); and the Whitney Biennial (2008). Additionally, Tajima has been profiled since 2011 in New York Close Up, an Art21 documentary film series dedicated to emerging artists in the first decade of their careers who live and work in New York City.