Momoyo Torimitsu

Undergraduate Discipline

Visual and Studio Arts

Born in Japan, Torimitsu has lived and worked in New York City since 1996, when she arrived for the PS1 International Studio Program. Torimitsu uses a variety of forms to create her work, including kinetic sculpture, time-based installation, inflatable balloons, video, photographs, performance, media art, and site-specific projects. Her work is inspired by the hypocritical imagery of corporate culture and media stereotypes of cuteness and happiness reexamined through the lenses of irony and humor. Torimitsu has been showing her works internationally, including at Hawai’i Triennial 2022; Honolulu, frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumsQuartier Wien (2019); ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2019); Manifesta11, Zurich, (2016); Shenzhen Biannual of Urbanism/Architecture 2009, Shenzhen China; ZKM, Karlsruhe(2007); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, (2004); De Apple, Amsterdam (2000); Tate Gallery, London. SLC, 2022–

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Visual and Studio Arts

Introduction to Maya and Digital Fabrication

Open, Seminar—Fall and Spring

This course is a comprehensive introduction to Autodesk Maya for Mac OS X and additive digital fabrication. 3D software and digital fabrication have a variety of uses in contemporary art and the real world. The course covers basic model manipulation, rendering operations, and 3D printing. We will also explore ways of adapting more advanced 3D modeling techniques. In the first half of the semester, students will gain the technical knowledge needed for a rigorous exploration of 3D modeling in Maya through a series of small projects. The second half of the course will focus on working toward the student’s approved project of their choosing. By course end, students will have the opportunity to output their work via 3D printing, 2D rendered visualization, video, and more. This multidisciplinary digital sculpture studio is open to interdisciplinary projects. Although not required, students are welcome to pursue the digital fabrication of the whole or part/s of their final projects.