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University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series  
Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research 

“Over the years, I have created artwork in various media, including paintings, sculptures, graphic design, video installations, VJ performances, and projection mapping. In this lecture, I will discuss my desire to establish emotional connections with people, particularly through the feelings of fear and curiosity. I will delve into the significance of passion and personal feelings in the creation of impactful artwork and my ongoing exploration of new media as a means to expand artistic boundaries.” Motomichi, 2023 

Motomichi Nakamura is a Japanese-born, award-winning Projection Artist and Animator based in Croton On Hudson, NY. His work is known for the use of black, white, and red and he creates monsters with minimalistic graphic elements inspired by Cryptozoology and Mythology. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique, among others. His animated films have been screened at Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival and his recent film “Okami” won in The Leeds International Film Festival. His clients include EA, MTV, USA Networks, and Sony, and he has produced music videos for artists including Nicola Cruz and the Swedish band, The Knife. 

Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube

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