Coffee Date with Shohei Katayama


All Ages
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Free admission, for Members Only
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Visit with artist Shohei Katayama to discuss his exhibition, As Below, So Above.

Meet with us over complimentary coffee and pastries on Saturday morning to take a tour of Shohei Katayama’s installation As Below, So Above and learn more about how his work aims to challenge perception, blurring the boundaries between observer and observed. 

As Below, So Above invites viewers to challenge their perceived reality and consider their place in a complex and ever-changing world. The exhibition draws inspiration from the ancient Hermetic phrase, “As Above, So Below” and explores the interplay and interconnectedness of ‘all things’ through a dynamic work spanning two levels of the Mattress Factory’s original warehouse building. 

Parking: Main Building parking lot (505 Jacksonia St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212). Free street parking is also available around the campus.


About Shohei Katayama: 

Shohei Katayama received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He explores the connection between nature, technology, and the scientific forces that shape human experiences and interactions. His work embraces principles of order and chaos to generate meditative spaces through movement and sound.  

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy. He received the Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center, among other awards. Currently residing in Louisville, KY, he serves as an assistant professor of studio art at the Kentucky College of Art + Design and as the director of Carbon Copy Gallery in Louisville. 


Thank you to our generous sponsors!  

Complimentary coffee for all 2023 Coffee Dates is generously provided by Commonplace Coffee Mexican War Streets.