Midori Hirose

Born in Hood River, OR.

Lives and works in Portland, OR, USA.


Solo Exhibition

2018 Of the Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids), curated by Portland Museum of Modern Art & King School Museum of Contemporary Art, Converge45, Portland, OR.

2018 Of the Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids), curated by Libby Werbel, Portland Museum of Modern Art & Brooke Kellaway, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, MCASB Bloom Project, Santa Barbara, CA.

2016 Hummm, The Portland2016 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner & presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Disjecta, Portland, OR. & The Vogt Opera House (Morin Printing,) The Dalles, OR.

2015 The Joker is Wild, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR.

2010 New Works, Little Field curated by Appendix Space, Portland, OR.

2010 L Sub to the Polynomial, Nationale, Portland, OR.


Selected Group Exhibition

2019 Trash Hackers, Trash Hackers Collective, Paragon Art Gallery, Portland, OR.

2019 Redesigning the Narrative, curated by Portland in Color, WK Gallery, Portland, OR.

2018 Carian Project, curated by Marga Karayol and Taryn Tomasello, Carian Trail, Turkey.

2018 Vanitas Vanitas Ha Ha Ha, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR.

2018 CogoWosoSogoCoco, Earth to Her, One Gallery, Portland, OR.

2016 Portland Museum of Modern Art: Houseguest, curated by Libby Werbel creator of PMOMA, hosted by PICA TBA Festival & co-presented by House Guest, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR.

2013 Mother, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden.

2011 Interior Margins, curated by Stephanie Snyder, Lumber Room, Portland, OR.

2011 The New American Landscape, Kahnaway Art & Ecology, Washougal, WA.

2011 Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA.

2010 Smell the Glove, CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN.

2010 Shadow + Sunlight, East/West Project, Gallery Homeland, Berlin, Germany.

2007 Weirding and the Uncanny, Newbery Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

2007 Supernatural, curated by Arnold Kemp, PICA TBA Festival, Portland, OR.



2018 Utopian Visions Art Fair Performances, UVAF, Portland, OR.

2017 Cassette Butlers with McDonell Production House, Mother Foucault's, Portland, OR.

2017 Never Not Here | PPROT-SE, OV Gallery, Portland, OR.

2017, 2014 and 2011 Meatspace: A Space Where Minds Meet and Gather, Portland, OR.

2015 GG at the Helm: Portland Women's Forum, Bronco Gallery, Corbett, OR.

2015 The Joker is Wild Performances II, The Littman Gallery, Portland, OR.

2015 The Joker is Wild Performances I, Mother Foucault's, Portland, OR.

2011 to 2013 WoWoWoWo, Community-Action Project, Portland, OR.


2015 Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art, The Ford Family Foundation with the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Eugene, OR.

2015 Contributing Artist, Free Spirit News, Portland, OR.

2014 Studio Journal Knock, Book Series Issue 3, Fukuoka, Japan.

2013 Three Artist Books, Publication Studio, Portland, OR.

2013 Two Artist Books, Monograph Bookwerks, Portland, OR.

2012 Mush, Mush, the Sloping Midnight Line, Carson Ellis & Midori Hirose, Catalog, Nationale, Portland, OR.

2012 Summer Sigs '12 Release #3, Container Corps, Limited Edition, Portland, OR.

2011 Zehn Sense Forever, Nova Contemporary Culture & Outscapes, Rojo Magazine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2010 Nudity in Groups #02, curated by Alex Felton and Kevin Abell, Limited Edition Poster, Portland, OR.

2008 You Don’t Care But it was the Best Moment in My Life, Hippy Shit, Vol. No. 1, Portland, OR.

2007 Character, created by Stephen Slappe, Portland, OR.


2018 S-AIR, Sapporo, Japan

2012 Caldera, Sisters, OR.

Related Experience

2018-present International Sculpture Conference Advisory Committee Member

2019 to present Trash Hackers Collective, Founding Member, Art Educator and Maker

2018 to present Plastic Vision Art Collective, Founding Member, Art Educator and Maker

2016 to present NXT LVL, Co-founding Member and Volunteer

2016 to present End of Summer Residency Liaison at Yale Union

2012 to present Fabrication and Studio Flex Technician

2009 to present Costume Designer

2015 to 2019 Form Process Lab Public Outreach and FORM+ADX Artist-in-Residence Coordinator

2005 to 2013 Research and Production Design Coordinator

2004 to present Public Art Artist and Speaker

2004 to present K-12 and Adults Teaching Artist


* Of the Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids) (2018) and works for Boners & Blobs (2011) were created with the help of the Professional Development Grant provided by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

*Email midorihirose(at) to request complete exhibition history.