Noriko Shinohara: Cutie and Bullie

May 2 - August 7, 2016

Presents a monumental, manga-inspired painting by Noriko Shinohara, the unsung heroine of Academy-Award-nominated film "Cutie and the Boxer"

The exhibition’s centerpiece is a 64-foot painting entitled Love is a Roarrr—!!!, which immerses viewers in the narrative world of Cutie and Bullie—fictional characters representing the artist and her husband Ushio Shinohara.

As an alter ego, Cutie gives Noriko Shinohara the freedom to mix fact with fiction in telling the story of her 1972 immigration from Japan to New York City, complex marriage, and struggle to balance motherhood and career.

The mural unfolds as a series of vignettes that begin with the couple’s  love-struck meeting and end with Cutie’s eventual revelation that she can control her destiny and reclaim her life by harnessing her creative powers.

Curated by

Cayllan Cassavia

Artists in the exhibition

Noriko Shinohara