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Masamitsu Shigeta

Masamitsu Shigeta (b. 1992, Tokyo, Japan) lives and works in Hoboken, NJ. Shigeta primarily paints landscapes depicting urban nature and architecture. Shigeta plays with painting conventions by shifting the medium toward sculpture, either by shaping his canvas or utilizing custom artist frames.

He holds an MFA from New York University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Solo exhibitions include SITUATIONS, NYC and Tyler Park Presents, LA, who jointly represent the artist. Group exhibitions include The Landing, LA, Chinatown Soup Gallery, NY and Tutu Gallery, NY. His work has been reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail and a publication titled Dancing Plants was released for his most recent exhibition at SITUATIONS. His most recent exhibition at SITUATIONS can be found here. A copy of his book can be obtained by writing to

Masamitsu Shigeta Red Light, 2021 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches
Masamitsu Shigeta Colorful city, 2022 Oil on canvas with wood frame 42.5 x 32.5 inches
Masamitsu Shigeta A thinking Tree, 2022 Oil on canvas with shaped frame 24 x 21 inches
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  1. […] Masamitsu Shigeta joined us to discuss his recent show, Dancing Plants, at Situations in New York. The exhibition of small works was his first solo show at the gallery, having previously participated in a group show there. The theme of the show is drawn from Shigeta’s first trip to L.A. in July 2022 where he encountered the cactus for the first time and found they looked as though they were dancing. The works themselves are created on shaped canvas, and often Shigeta begins with a small work that he transfers to a larger shape. To hear more about this show and other aspects of his art and career, listen to the complete interview. […]


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