Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Born in Osaka, Japan, 1990


2012 Bachelor of Arts, OCAD University

solo exhibitions

2018 Light Passage, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2016 Strange Guild, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2014 Tronie, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles
2014 Oasis, Galerie Youn, Montreal
2014 The Nightwatchers, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2013 Into the wild, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Selected exhibitions and auctions

2018 These Things I have seen, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
2016 About Face, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2015 It's All About ARt Gala Auction, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
2014 Art with Heart Auction for Casey House, Carlu, Toronto
2014 Superhuman, Plus Gallery, Denver
2014 LAX/TXL, Urban Nation, Berlin
2013 Art Toronto, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto
2013 Toronto: Out-of-Doors, Al Green Gallery, Toronto
2013 The Black Robe, Spoke Art, San Francisco
2013 The Moleskine Project II, Spoke Art, San Francisco
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto
2012 Next Generation, Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto
2012 The Toronto Artist Project (Untapped Emerging Artist), Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto
2012 The Next Big Thing, OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto
2012 Artists Help Japan: Toronto, Revival, Silent Auction, Toronto
2011 Ashita - Artists for Japan -, Great Hall, Silent Auction, Toronto


  Bell Trinity Square Permanent Public Installation, Toronto
Stikeman Elliot LLP
Ninepoint Partners LP


2017 The Kingston Prize, Finalist
2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Finalist
2012 Creative Quarterly 28 Winner, Fine Art Student section, New York
2012 Donna MacLean Award, Toronto
2012 Patricia Joy Alpert Memorial Award, Toronto
2012 The Canadian Art Untapped Award, Toronto Artist Project, Toronto
2011 The Other Competition Winner, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2011 The 18th Annual Spectrum, 2011, Overland Park


2018 ‘Don’t you wish  you could live in these paintings of Toronto?’,, February 21, 2018
Kevin Ritchie, ‘Five gorgeous paintings that bring out Toronto’s romantic side’ NOW Magazine, February 7, 2018.
‘A royal play for fans of The Crown, a chat with a  Michelin-starred chef and six other things to see, do, hear and read this week.’, Toronto Life, February 5, 2018.
Katy Cowan, ‘Keita Morimoto’s modern paintings of Toronto inspired by Edward Hopper and Japan,’ Creative Boom, January 29, 2018.
‘Keita Morimoto: Light Passage at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto’, Blouin Artinfo, January 31, 2018.
2017 Wendy Jacob, 'Face Time: Painter Keita Morimoto's portraits are clever, next-gen riffs on Old Master works', House & Home, October 2017
2016 ’15 Artists are Finalist in RBC Canadian Painting Competition’, Canadian Art (Online), July 5, 2016.
Murray Whyte, ‘In Studio with ‘new Romantic’ painter Keita Morimoto’, The Toronto Star, January 17, 2016.
Luc Rinaldi, ‘Face Value: Nicholas Metivier’s weird and wistful portrait collection’, Toronto Life, January 2016, p.88-89.
2015 Meredith Mendelsohn, ’10 Canadian Artists on the Rise at Art Toronto’, Artsy Editiorial, October 14, 2015.
2014 Jeffrey Carlson, ‘Today’, Fine Art Connoisseur, November 13, 2014.
Eric Clement, ‘Patrick De Coste et Keita Morimoto: Deux Natures, Une Meme Quete’, La Presse, October 15, 2014.
2013 Nastia Voynovskaya, ‘Keita Morimoto’, Hi-Fructose, March 12, 2013.