Naomi Shigeta


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Naomi Shigeta about her new show “Correlate”

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Naomi Shigeta about her new show “Correlate” at Augen Gallery through Sept 30.

Shigeta talks about her oil painting technique when it comes to backgrounds and stripes, her relationship to Heian period poetry (794 to 1185), and what Japanese subject matter she mines despite having learned to paint and lived in Oregon for most of her life.


This interview was recorded on Sept. 9 , 2023, in person on a Zoom H2N recorder and engineered by Ray Bodwell.  


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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently a Feature Writer. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on 


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