Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Noritaka Minami

Title/s: Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Office #: Mundelein 915A

Phone: 773.508.3875

E-mail: nminami@luc.edu


Noritaka Minami is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. He teaches courses in both analog and digital photography. Before coming to Loyola University Chicago, Minami taught at Harvard University, Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Irvine.

Minami maintains an active practice as an artist and uses photography to create visual investigations of architecture and built environments. From 2010 to 2015, the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, Japan was the primary focus of his research, and this body of work will be published as a book titled 1972 by Kehrer Verlag in the fall of 2015. Solo exhibitions of his works have been held at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Griffin Museum of Photography, and UC Merced Art Gallery. His works have also been exhibited in group shows at Las Cienegas Projects (Los Angeles), the New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles), and Kearney Street Workshop (San Francisco). He was the recipient of an artist residency from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York in 2014 and a Production and Presentation Grant from the Graham Foundation in 2015.


M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

B.A., University of California, Berkeley