BRAMA, Mar 27, 2005, 9:00 am ET|
Morris Sato Studio Creates Innovative Installation for Alexander Archipenko Exhibition
New York City The design of The Ukrainian Museum's exhibition 'Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity' is the work of the innovative, acclaimed architects and designers Yoshiko Sato and Michael Morris of the Morris Sato Studio in New York City.
Model of the Museum's first floor galleries as designed by Morris Sato Studio for the inaugurual exhibition, Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity.
Morris Sato Portfolio [PDF file]
Yoshiko Sato and Michael Morris have been partners in the Morris Sato Studio since 1996. They are the recipients of numerous professional awards, including the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York (1993) and a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1994). In 2002 the Morris Sato Studio received the Home of the Year Award from 'Architecture Magazine 'for the "Winter House" in Falls Village, Connecticut. In 1998 the studio won first prize in the Best Exhibition Design Category from The International Association of Art Critics and Design Distinction from 'ID Magazine' for their installation for "Shiro Kuramata, 1934--1991" in New York and Montreal.
Morris and Sato designed the exhibitions "Folk Art Revealed" in 2004--2005 and "The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball" in 2003--2004 at the American Folk Art Museum; "Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets" at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2001; and "Michael Kalil: Designs for the 21st Century" in 2001 and "Sarajevo: Dream and Reality" in 1995, both at the Parsons School of Design.
In addition, the studio has built and exhibited architectural projects in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Their residential work has been featured in numerous publications, including 'Interior Design' and 'Architectural Digest', and some of their custom furniture designs were included in the publication 'American Contemporary Furniture'. Their work will be featured in Phaidon Press's '10 x 10 _ 2', which highlights 100 up-and-coming young international architects.
Morris and Sato were selected semi-finalists for the Hoboken (New Jersey) September 11 Memorial competition, and they are well known for their extensive collaborative work with artists and architects on installations and large-scale public projects. Their work with the artist Jody Pinto includes the four-acre Pasadena City College Boone Sculpture Garden and Amphitheater in Pasadena, California, and the Tokomachi "Light Islands" in Nigata, Japan. The four-mile-long Santa Monica Palisades Park and Beach project in Santa Monica, California, opened in July 2000 and received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The team is also responsible for the Ft. Lauderdale (Florida) International Airport's "Light Cylinders" project.'