UKO MORITA

From childhood to present, Uko Morita approaches life (and thus, his works) with a free-minded and poetic approach.

His career in the world of art began after an inspirational meeting with Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. Since then, he's worked on various large-scale public sculpture projects, often assisting MoMA-featured artist Tal Streeter. Streeter later invited him to teach at SUNY Purchase, where he taught a wide range of ceramics while cultivating his own techniques in sculpture, product designs, and pottery—"all of which," he says, "are unified in my mind as art.”