Past / Present / Future

2020

  • New York, NY. “InVocation” (Sculptural installation & Social Practice) for Sex Worker Pop-up by Open Society Foundations, held in conjunction with the UN Conference on the Status of Women. Curated by Alexi Heller
HuffPost Interviews Midori about InVocation. Full article at: https://bit.ly/2UpABmH

ArtNet.com “A more personal work is Midori’s InVocation, a 20-foot-tall interactive textile sculpture that appeared in the Leslie-Lohman show. Visitors are invited to step inside the hemp rope curtain, which is interwoven with garments and other objects once used by queer sex workers. They’ve ritualistically retired these once-precious belongings, imbuing the piece with a sense of collective memory…. The work on view is thought-provoking, offering an illuminating portrait of a marginalized segment of society forced to operate in the shadows. “

Sex Workers of the World, Unite: A Pop-Up Museum in New York Is Dedicated to Practitioners of the Oldest Profession
The pop-up is advocating for sex worker human rights.
Sarah Cascone, March 10, 2020 ArtNet.com
InVocation – New York
  • San Francisco “In The Pines” Immersive experiential installation. Curated by Justin Charles Hoover

2019

  • Newark, NJ “If You Listen Carefully” (Interactive Sculpture) in group show The Divine Feminist for Art Front Galleries.
  • Rochester, NY. “Evoco” Performance at Rochester Erotic Art Festival

2018

  • New York, NY. “Object 0.0” for group show “Cast of Characters” An immersive exhibtion by Liz Collins at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division.
  • New York, NY. “Passage” commissioned by Museum of Sex for the Incomplete Araki exhibition. A 35′ hall way of densely woven rope, serving as a liminal passage into the mind of Nobuyoshi Araki, the controversial and prolific Japanese photographer.

2016

  • Crockett, CA.        “Evoco Project” (Installation, performance & painting) for group show “What Is, Was” at Epperson Gallery http://www.eppersongallery.com. Curated by Anna Noel Rockwell http://www.annarockwell.com/  Opening reception February 6, 2016
  • San Francisco, CA.     “Dining Room” Installation and interactive experience at Root Division for MFA Never group show.  Opening reception February 13, 2016
  • Seattle, WA.     “Hello, Beautiful!” Invited special artist. Installation and interactive work at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Opening reception April 22, 2016.
  • San Francisco, CA.    “Surrealist Fortuneteller”  A new experimental interactive piece designed to tap into the participant’s subconscious about fear, love and fortune. Performed at the Battery SF Club for their 1960 flashback Bedlam party
  • San Francisco, CA.    Artist in Resident. Battery SF club. https://www.thebatterysf.com
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2015

2014

  • San Francisco, CA.     Evoco Project (performance) at the Asian Art Museum. Live performance for Gorgeous exhibition. http://www.asianart.org/events/444?starttime=1407308400
  • San Francisco, CA.     Interactive performance, “Aka Ito – 紅糸”, in 100 Performances for the Hole, at SoMArts Cultural Center. Conceived and curated by SOMArts Curator & Gallery Director, Justin Hoover    http://www.fluidr.com/photos/musicpurr/11938580674 http://www.somarts.org/
  • San Francisco, CA.     “Hodoku – ほどく” performance and video for Askew Film & Performance Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts http://www.ybca.org , curated by Madison Young of Femina Potens Gallery

2013

  • Audience with red ribbon
    San Francisco, CA.     “Prohibition” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts http://www.ybca.org  in San Francisco, in the Room for Big Ideas’ ConVerge project, as a special evening for the We Carry Each Other exhibition, by invitation of curator Katya Min & Eliza Barrios. https://www.facebook.com/events/353353988114414/
  • San Francisco, CA.     Performance & technical contribution to Eliza Barrios’s video installation, Threshold, on the external wall of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts entrance. http://www.elizabarrios.com/work/-media–projections–threshold/
  • San Francisco, CA.     “MumyoGami – 無名神 - God of No Name”  performance for The News, queer arts event, at SoMArts Cultural Center. Video: https://vimeo.com/140348159
  • San Francisco, CA.     “Dining Room” Installation and interactive experience at SoMArts Cultural Center for All Good Things… group show. https://www.flickr.com/photos/somarts/11828700475/
  • Oaxaca, Mexico.    “Bridge of Mud & Feathers” an Evoco performance collaboration with Samar Soriano and Eliza Barrios at Gorilla Gallery Oaxaca. Site specific live performance for Dia de los Muertos. http://on.fb.me/1iOPEkx
  • Oaxaca, Mexico.    Evoco Project (paintings) Several paintings for group show  at Gorilla Gallery Oaxaca. Site specific theme for Dia de los Muertos.
  • San Pablo, CA    Evoco Project (paintings) Several paintings for group show “Forms of Us” curated by photographer Dana Davis. Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Contra Costa College.
  • Oakland CA.         Art Blender – Evoco as Social Art Practice. Dana Davis Studio.
  • San Francisco, CA     Evoco Project (paintings) Several paintings for solo show curated by Dorian Katz at Gallery CSC, Center for Sex & Culture
  • San Francisco, CA    “Comfort Station” sculpture for group show “Dear Mammaries… Interactive Visual Art Exploration & Innovative Conversation On Our Taboo Topography” as part of San Francisco’s National Queer Arts Festival. Curated by Femina Potens Gallery.

2012

  • Bound model with leaves and flowers
    New York, NY.        Custom Interior Rope Installation commissioned by Warren Red Design & designer Dieter Cartwright. This was installed at the now defunct Demi Monde Lounge in Wall Street. Sadly Demi Monde owners and general contractor, Lior Darel of lhcmnyc.com have never paid the artist for the work created and has continued to avoid the matter, deeming the issue too trivial.
  • San Francisco, CA    “Prohibition” debut performance for Art of Restraint at Femina Potens Gallery
  • San Francisco, CA    “Spinning Song of the Yamamba – 山姥の紡ぎ歌 – Yamamba No TsumugiUta” performance and video for Askew Film & Performance Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts http://www.ybca.org , curated by Madison Young of Femina Potens Gallery Trailer video: https://vimeo.com/102679868
  • Sausalito, CA.        Flux Tableau art social practice in collaboration with Anna Noel Rockwell & Oona Nelson at ICB Art Center, Gallery III.
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2011

  • San Francisco, CA.    “Dining Room” for the group show Building Our Own Picket Fences – Queer Community Arts Project. Michelle O’Connor Gallery in San Francisco, California presented by Femina Potens Art Gallery
  • Santa Cruz, CA.    “Masculine” Solo photography exhibition at Pure Pleasure. Featured artist for Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour
  • Seattle, WA.        “Objects 1.0.1” sculpture at juried show. Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

2010

  • London, UK.        “Fall” Window installation of foliage, dancer and rope at Coco De Mer boutique in Covent Garden.

2009

  • The LoveSeat in gallery
    San Francisco, CA.     Interactive performance, “Aka Ito – 紅糸”, debut performance for Art of Restraint at Femina Potens Gallery.  Photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/black_pearl_10/sets/72157614236147065/
  • San Francisco, CA.    “Plastics” solo show of interactive sculptures at Femina Potens Gallery
  • Seattle, WA        “LoveSeat” Interactive sculpture from Plastics series. Juried show, Seattle Erotic Art Festival
  • San Francisco, CA.    “Taken” an art prank performance protest in response to Iranian voting riots, which became the precursor to the Arab Spring. Femina Potens Gallery.   Read the review by Violet Blue “Considering Torture, and the Rise of Harsh Bondage / Violet Blue: Erotic art prankster Midori’s show “Taken” puts Amnesty International in the dungeon” http://bit.ly/1Fx6IW8  Violet Blue, digital freedom activist and journalist https://about.me/violetblue
  • Toronto, Canada    “The Ache” an indie ghost story film directed by Keith Lock. Midori was rope stylist and choreographer. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1068941/

2008

  • Seattle, WA.        “Masculine” photos. Invited artist, Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

2007

  • Fashion model with rope bondage
    San Francisco, CA.    “Masculine” photos at Daddies & Dykes groups show. Femina Potens Gallery
  • Los Angeles, CA.     “Tako Hime no Gyotaku” performance with Kumi at West Coast Fetish Ball
  • London, UK.        “Elements of Suffering” performance with Kumi at Torture Garden
  • Tampa, FL.        “Elements of Suffering” performance with Kumi at Torture Garden
  • London, UK.        “Elements of Suffering” performance with Kumi at Torture Garden

2006

2005

  • San Francisco, CA.    Commissioned performance installation at Gallery Flux, incorporating ropes, bodies, ikebana and jewelry
  • Amsterdam.        Das Arts, Two week resident artist and instructor at this post-graduate performing art school in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2002

  • New York, NY.        Rope styling for Tiziano Magni, fashion photographer. Work published in Marie Claire France & WestEast Magazine