Narumi Nekpenekpen

Born 1998 in Kashiwa, Japan

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Narumi Nekpenekpen lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from California State University Long Beach in 2020. Her solo exhibitions include Angels with Dirty Faces, Harkawik (New York, NY) and Toothache, ODD ARK•LA (Los Angeles, CA). Recent group exhibitions include Intra-action, Soft Opening (London, UK), Possibility Made Real: Drawing and Clay, 12.26 (Dallas, TX), Speech Sounds, Harkawik (New York, NY), Center of the Core, Deli Gallery (New York, NY), and Terra Firma, Murmurs (Los Angeles, CA).

Exhibitions

Mediated Meditation

May 5 - May 8, 2022

Angels with Dirty Faces

Oct 16 - Nov 18, 2021

Speech Sounds

Feb 6 - Mar 13, 2021

HU

Sept 12 - Oct 24, 2020

Selected Works

Education

2021
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Solo

2021
SUGAR2
Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France
Angels with Dirty Faces
Harkawik, New York, NY
Intra-action: Part 1
Soft Opening, London, UK
2019
Toothache
ODD ARK•LA, Los Angeles, CA

Group

2021
Possibility Made Real: Drawing and Clay
12.26, Dallas, TX
Speech Sounds
Harkawik, New York, NY
2020
Center of the Core
Deli Gallery, New York, NY
HU
Harkawik, Los Angeles, CA
Terra Firma: Foreign Lands
Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
Vivid (Made in L.A. 2020)
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Struggle for Change
Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
Ooga Booga store front at Frieze
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Transmissions
Insect Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Insights
Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

Press

Residencies

2021
Lefebvre & Fils Residency
Versailles, France

Awards

2019
Olsen Ceramic Scholarship
CSULB, Long Beach, CA