The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first solo museum exhibition of Chicago-based artist Mika Horibuchi.
Mika Horibuchi employs techniques such as optical illusion, trompe l'oeil, and hyperrealism to imitate common three-dimensional objects in two dimensions, blurring the line between truth and deception. Upon closer inspection, Horibuchi's mundane subjects, such as curtains and screen doors, reveal a myriad of references to art history, psychology, and personal narratives, reflecting a larger meditation on painting, its fundamental elements such as form and composition, and its ability to function as a visual record. In the artist's words, "A slight betrayal of expectations is at play." Chicago Works: Mika Horibuchi is organized by Associate Curator José Esparza Chong Cuy and runs from July 17 to December 2, 2018.
Mika Horibuchi lives and works in Chicago, where she received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2013. She has exhibited at Selena Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Loudhailer Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Nanjing International Arts Festival in Nanjing, China. She has also had solo exhibitions in Chicago at Patron Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, and SITE Sharp. In 2014, Horibuchi co-founded 4th Ward Project Space, an artist-run exhibition space in Chicago, alongside artists James Kao and Valentina Zamfirescu and continues to serve as a co-director.