Join us for the opening of 2019 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Tomo Morisawa’s solo exhibition, Elephant in the Room, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City.

In Elephant in the Room, Morisawa combines photography, video, and installations to explore the powers of metaphor and humor in dealing with personal matters of loss, desire, and longing. Rather than using art as a simple means for self-expression, Morisawa examines the personal as a basis for making connection with others.


Tomo Morisawa is a Japanese-born photographer, artist, and educator based in Harlem, NY. He received a PhD in sociocultural anthropology and a MSc in visual anthropology from the University of Oxford, UK. Morisawa has shown internationally with Notas al Futuro project in Mexico (2018 and 2017), and published his first photography zine with Dashwood Books (NY) in 2017. Morisawa has taken part of several group shows in New York, such as at 776 Gallery, Brooklyn (2016) and the International Center of Photography, New York (2016).

Opening Reception

Thursday, May 9 | 6–8 PM

On View

May 10–12, by appointment. Contact:


The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.


Image: Tomo Morisawa, Overpass, 2019. © Tomo Morisawa