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Yasumitsu Morito

New York, NY

"Yasumitsu Morito is a NYC based artist who works primarily in sculpture that extends from intimate gallery space to interactive public space. He has exhibited in various venues in New York, including a Public Sculpture in Carl Schurz Park in NY, solo show at the Bill Hodges Gallery, Resobox Gallery and the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Morito's work has been featured in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, NY1, the Smithsonian and the Consulate General of Japan. He is a elected member of National Sculpture Society and currently teaches Ceramic Sculpture at the Art Students League of NY.

Morito hails from Mashiko in Japan, a district that practiced traditional Japanese ceramic. He studied at the Tochigi Ceramic Technology Support Center and became an instructor there in 2009. He was an instructor at the José Matías Delgado University in El Salvador through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from 2007-09. In 2011 he was bestowed the title of Cultural Ambassador of the Tochigi Prefecture by the district governor."