CHIZURU MORII KAPLAN b. 1954 Japan

Japanese-born Chizuru Morii Kaplan is a painter who now resides in New York City. For two and a half decades, after studying architectural and interior design in Tokyo, she worked as a freelance architectural renderer in Tokyo, Chicago, and New York for such renowned clients as I.M. Pei, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Junzo Sakakura Assoc., and Anotonio Raymond Assoc.

In 2007, Morii Kaplan studied watercolor with Paul Ching-Bor at the Art Student League of New York, and she subsequently won a fellowship from the League for study at the Paris American Academy. Morii Kaplan has won numerous awards and her paintings have been exhibited in New York City at The National Arts Club Gallery, the Salmagundi Club, the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, as well as at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO. 

Her work has been repeatedly featured in SPLASH, The Best of Watercolor, and in The Artist’s Magazine. In the October 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine, the critic Sarah A. Strickley wrote that, “painting from dark to light with a nary a hard edge in sight, Chizuru Morii Kaplan breaks with tradition to bring out the best qualities of watercolor in her surprisingly detailed architectural paintings.”


SELECT EXHIBITIONS 

2019 Market Art + Design, Sturgis Art Gallery, Bridgehampton Museum, Bridgehampton, NY
2018 Relational Sets, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, Kent, CT
2018 Rites of Spring, Art 345 Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2017 Solo Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY  
2017 American works on paper, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, Kent, CT
2017 Phases, Art345 Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Art Market San Francisco, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Paris & Venice, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY  
2016 MUSE, Anderson Contemporary, New York, NY
2016 Art on Paper Art Fair, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
2016 The Emergent Image: Land, Sea and City, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Real World, Eckert Gallery, Pine Plains, NY
2016 State of Mind, State of Water, Art345 Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Art Market San Francisco, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Art Market Hamptons, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2015 The Veiled Image, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Works on Paper, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
2015 American Gestural, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Azart Gallery, New York, NY
2015 From Color to Light, Art345 Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Art Market San Francisco, Eckert Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Winter Collective, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Hubert Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
2014 Allied Artists of America Exhibition, Salmagundi club Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ 
2013 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Exhibition, National Arts Club Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Kent Gallery, Kent, CT
2013 Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ
2012 American Watercolor Society, The Salmagundi Club Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Watercolor USA Honor Society Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
2012 Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ
2012 Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Kent Gallery, Kent, CT
2011 Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
2011 Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Kent Gallery, Kent, CT
2011 Grant Winners Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY