Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Osamu Kobayashi has been honored with a purchase by the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, and featured in the Museum’s 100th issue of Collections magazine (excerpt below).
“Osamu Kobayashi earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Kobayashi has already accomplished much for a young artist, including solo exhibitions in both New York and Italy. Each year the Academy nominates and selects talented candidates for the purchase program, and Frozen Ghosts, Black Hole was one of only 17 works selected for purchase in 2013. It is an honor to be selected by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for participation in their program, and signals that they respect the quality of our institution.
The renowned artists who formed the 2013 award selection committee are Alex Katz, Catherine Murphy, Thomas Nozkowski, Judy Pfaff, Dorothea Rockburne, Peter Saul, and Joel Shapiro. In short, a highly qualified committee of artists have vetted Kobayashi and awarded Frozen Ghosts with a purchase.
Following their expertise, the CMA curators believe this painting is an excellent addition to our contemporary collection, and it has the added benefit of having been painted by a Columbia native, which may serve to inspire and encourage local artists.”
-Collections, Columbia Museum of Art
Summer 2014, Issue 100