Sara Nishikawa

January 9 to February 24, 2023

Sara Nishikawa is an artist whose work focuses on domestic objects, the intersection between designed tools and food, and on the relationship objects have with narrative. What does it mean to live in a world that not only has melon ballers, but also ice cube trays designed to make ice the perfect size for a specific water bottle? In addition to her art practice, Nishikawa was recently Co-Director of the BULK Space Artist Residency and currently runs the Mostly Butter artist residency.

Nishikawa is based in Detroit. She earned her MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art, her MA in ceramics from California State University Northridge, and her BA in psychology at Loyola Marymount University. Recent exhibitions include Spaysky Fine Art Gallery LLC (Chicago, IL; 2022), Greenwich House Pottery (New York, NY; 2021), and Korean International Ceramic Biennale (Gyeonggi, South Korea; 2019).

During her GHP residency, Nishikawa will create hyper-specific dishes for her favorite foods—the foods her grandma made for her. Together, these foods will create a self-portrait of the artist. Nishikawa will carry out research in New York City’s grocery stores and restaurants and then create dishes or holders for each food. The series may include a set for a piece of har gow with a dipping container, a holder for homemade rice crispy treats, or a dish for the uneaten pit of a mango.

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