Gennifer Mariko Hirano
Visual | Performance Artist | Vocalist | Writer | Speaker
lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

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Education Abroad: College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
B.A Practice of Art, University of California at Berkeley.

selected exhibitions and performances:
 May 2004  "How to be a safe, sane and prosperous outcall sex worker" part of the "How to" performance series, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
 March 2004 Sex | Work | Performance with Carol Leigh, aka Scarlot Harlot, University of Minnesota
 October 2003  "P Power Performance Project" Midwest Tour, Minneapolis, MN.
 June 2003  "Poets Against Rape" live spoken word performance, San Francisco Women Against Rape
 May 2003  API Cultural Center "United States of Asian America" annual arts festival, SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco
 May 2003  "Propaganda" presented by Start Soma Gallery, Studio Z, San Francisco, CA.
 July 2002 Hybrid Performance Series
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
 May 2002  RxD = (race) x (desire)
Visual/performance exhibition
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco. CA.
 August '01, '02, 03, '04  Burning Man Festival
Week long celebration in the Nevada desert
 June '01, '02  "Post-Postcard 5"
Visual Artist
Southern Exposure at Project Artaud, San Francisco, CA.
 May 2001  "Sukiyaki: letter to my mother"
Live spoken word/vocal performance with 10 piece orchestra Soko Arts Festival, Japanese Community & Cultural Center , San Francisco, CA
 November 2000 Contemporary Asian American Art
Visual Artist
Collector's Gallery Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA,
 September '00, '01, '02, '03  "APAture: a window on the art young Asian American Artists"
Visual/Performance Artist
SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 May 2000  "Ask me Why"
One woman show: spoken word, vocal performance, multimedia
LunaSea theater, San Francisco, CA
 April 1998  "Seeking Strong Asian Women" Curator/visualartist
Re-Orientating Representations of Asian Women,
festival and conference, University of California at Berkeley.
 October 1997  "Re-Orientating Representations of Asian-Australians" visual/performance; Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia

selected publications:

 Pictures of Desire" cover photography and artist spotlight, San Francisco Frontiers Magazine April 5, 2001 volume 19 , no.25.
 "APAs flex muscles" by Kevin Gardner, (coverstory) ASIANWEEK magazine, December 7, 2001
 "Adventure to the Floating World" editorial and photography by Gennifer M. Hirano, ASIANWEEK magazine, July 25, 2002.
 The Princess and the Prankster" by Karen Eng, BITCH magazine, no.18 Fall 2002 .
 "Prop Art: New exhibit ponders the art of propaganda" by Bill Picture, San Francisco Examiner, May 7, 2003
 "Now With More Intelligent Quote" by Samanth Chanse, Hyphen Magazine, Issue 1, Summer 2003.

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