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ORPHIC PROJECTS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008

Orphic Memory Sausages, Umami Food Festival, New York

2007

Orphic Feast (Fêtes Orphiques): a ten-year retrospective of sustenance, Galerie Reitz, Cologne

2006

Orphic Feast (Fêtes Orphiques): a ten-year retrospective of sustenance, Galerie Fraîch’Attitude, Paris Memory Sausage, Escrita Na Paisagem Festival, Vila Nova del Milfontes, Portugal

2003

Orphists O’er Cockaigne, Taste of Art Gallery, New York
Happiness in Cockaigne, ART Foundation Gallery, Tokyo
The Bread Head, Prague Quadrennial, Prague
The Land of Cockaigne, Green Gallery, New York
Digested Images, Green Gallery, New York

2001

Luau Basquaise de Bum Bum , Guéthary, France

2000

Ile Flottante (Dejeuner sur L’Eau), Bergouey Viellenave, France
Good Taste in Art (Art to be Eaten), Ethan Cohen Fine Arts and Asia Society, New York

1999

Good Taste in Art, IDEE Gallery, Tokyo
Edible Still Life in Clay, Asia Society, New York
Orphic Hootenany, CPR Gallery, Brooklyn

1998

Edible Still Life in Clay, IDEE Gallery, Tokyo
La Baguette Enorme en Gala, Sorde L’Abbaye, France

1996

A Night of Sitting and Eating Color, IDEE Gallery, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007

L’Art de la Siesta, Parc de Champagne, Reims, France

2006

The Food Show: The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
De La Terre, à la Bouche, Palais du Tau, Salle du Festin, Reims, France
Taken for Looks: Imaging Food in Contemporary Photography, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida

2005

Picnic, Galerie Fraîch’Attitude, Paris

2004

Greed, Taste of Art Gallery, New York
Erst Kommt Das Fressen und Dann Kommt Die Moral, Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2003

Food Show, Taste of Art Gallery, New York

2001

Dining Haul: Truck Set for Twelve, New York

CATALOGUES

Orphic Feast (Fêtes Orphiques): a ten-year retrospective of sustenance
Galerie Fraîch’Attitude; Paris, France, 2006. Essays by Tanja Maka and Ray Magill; Dorita Hannah

Taken for Looks: Imaging Food in Contemporary Photography
Southeast Museum of Photography; Daytona Beach, Florida, 2006 Essay by Sara Tanguy

SELECTED PRESS ABOUT ORPHIC PROJECTS

"Wurst Episode Ever," Time Out New York, April 3-9, 2008

"Le Gai Savoir Gastronomique," Beaux Arts Magazine, 2007

"La Table au Féminin / Women’s Table," Gusto Magazine, Autumn 2006

"Mysterious Meat," The First Post: The Online Daily Magazine, September 20, 2006

Tanguy, Sara. "Food and Art," Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2006

Wright, Susan L. "Food for Thought," Daytona Beach News-Journal, Volusia Magazine, Summer 2006

Houck, Jeff. "Feasting on Art," The Tampa Tribune, May 31, 2006

Von Meiss, Susanne. "Art Made to Taste / Kunstfutter aus New York," Swiss Magazine (October 2004)

Boyle, Wickham. "Downtown Multipurpose Art Galleries Abound," Downtown Express, December 2-8, 2003

Dwyer, Jim. "Art’s Message to the World: Simply, Eat the Riches," The New York Times, February 2, 2002

Endo, Tazlu. "Life Savers," EAT Magazine #12, 2002

Hesser, Amanda. "Feed Your Head," The New York Times Magazine, Spring 2001

Pollock, Lindsay. "Loving New York," Artnet, 2001

Boyle, Wickham. "We’ll take the art in a doggie bag, please," Downtown Express, 2000

Oka, Mimi. "Love, love me dough," The Independent, September 6, 1998

Oka, Mimi. "Gingerbread sculpture too good to last long," Asahi Evening News, January 21, 1996 Oka, Mimi. "A night of sitting and eating color," Asahi Evening News, 1996

Oka, Mimi. "Create a tropical island in your kitchen," Asahi Evening News, 1996

FILMS ABOUT ORPHIC PROJECTS

Five Feelings about Food (2005) dir. Cornelia Ravenal and Mikael Sodersten,
shown at:

Taste of Art Gallery - NY
Tribeca Underground Film Festival - NY
Wine Country Film Festival (Napa) - CA
Wine Country Film Festival (Sonoma) - CA
Zion Independent Film Festival - UT
Woodstock Film Festival - NY
Santa Fe Film Festival - NM
Bluegrass Film Festival - KY
Reel Venus Film Festival - NY
Tucson Slow Food Film Festival - AZ
Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts - Denmark
Palm Beach International Film Festival - FL
Moondance Film Festival - CA
Norre Skolan Gallery - Skåne, Sweden

Food For Thought (2002) dir. Jonathan Judge,
shown at:
Monkeytown Gallery - NY
No Borders Independent Feature Film Market - NY
Taos Talking Pictures Festival - NM
Museum of Art and Design - NY
Galerie Fraich'Attitude - France
"Extreme Cusine," Food Network - US
A Taste of Art Gallery - NY

Doug Fitch


1995 The New School, filmmaking
1982 A.B. Harvard University, magna cum laude
1981 L’École d’Architecture, Strasbourg, France
1980 La Varenne—École de Cuisine, Paris, France

In addition to his work with Orphic Projects, Doug Fitch has directed and/or designed operas at Tanglewood’s Contemporary Music Festival 2006; the Los Angeles Opera; the Santa Fe Opera; the New York Philharmonic; the National Symphony at Wolf Trap; the New World Symphony in Miami; the Royal Philharmonic, Stockholm; and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He has designed theatre productions at the Ostrovsky National Theatre, Russia; the Walker Arts Center; and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. His own artwork has been shown at the Frauenhofter Institute, Germany; MultiArt, Germany; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, France. He has also taught 3-D design at Parsons School of Design.

Mimi Oka


1993 Professional Diploma École Culinaire Kunitachi, Japan
1986 Graduate Diploma La Varenne-École de Cuisine, Paris, France
1981 A.B. Harvard University

In addition to her work with Orphic Projects, Mimi Oka has published articles in the Asahi Evening News, the World Monitor, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and the London Independent.