Public Collections

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers State University of 

New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Barnard College Library, New York, NY

Oz Art, Bentonville, AK

Fellowships, and Commissions

Brandywine Workshop, Visiting Artist Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA 1995

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Commission, Commission for Prints, New Brunswick, NJ. 1985

Ariana Foundation for the Arts, Inc., Mixed Media Grant, 1984

Creative Artists Public Service Program, Graphics Fellowship, 1982-83

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Helen Oji, Group Chat, public installation - Grand Flag, curated by James Esber, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY


Helen Oji: Envisioning Cosmic Connections, Estrada Fine Art, Artsy, Viewing Room, virtual exhibition, & Artsy/Estrada Fine Art, Mar15-Apr 30, Los Angeles, CA


Eileen Fisher, Madison Avenue II, Where Fashion Meets Art, New York, NY


Intar Gallery, New York, NY


Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY


Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY


Fine Arts Center/Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


Soho Center for the Visual Artists, New York, NY (two person)

Selected Group Exhibitions


(forthcoming) Women on the Verge - Exhibition of Artists Affiliated with, Mar 6-23, curator, Kathy Brew, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

GODZILLA: Echoes from the 1990s Asian American Arts Network, Jn 17-Mar 16, curator, Jennifer Samet, Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 & 40 Great Jones St. galleries, New York, NY


Threads & Territories, Sept 16-Oct 1, curators, Ragna Froda, Elisa Lutteral, NYTM, La Sudestada, Brooklyn, NY

(Mostly) Women (Mostly) Abstract PT2, Sep 8-Oct 14 Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY

The Armory Show, Javits Center, Sep 8-10, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY

Beauty of Summer, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Hillman Garden Artist Banners and Sculptures, curator, Charles Luce, New York, NY

Arlan Huang - Just About Us, curators, Howie Chen, Danielle Wu, Pearl River Mart (Soho), May 4- Sep 9, New York, NY

Expo Chicago 2023, Eric Firestone Gallery, Navy Pier, Apr 13-16, Chicago, IL


Voice a Wild Dream: Moments in Asian American Art and Activism, 1968-2022, curator, Kris Kuramitsu, Godzilla, OXYArts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

MAM Research 009: Imagining Justice - Asian American Art Movement. June 29 - November 6. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

My Body/My Choice, the 2022 annual Postcard Show, A.I.R. Gallery, benefit show, Brooklyn, NY

Make Art Not War, Pierogi Gallery, Group Benefit exhibit to support Ukraine, Brooklyn, NY

Only One Earth, The Flag Project 2022, Rockefeller Center in collaboration with the United Nation's Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate Museum, NYC, April 1-May 1


Group Show 5, Shrine Gallery, virtual exhibition, New York, NY

Drawing Challenge XVIII, inspired by words of artist Grace Hartigan, Jason McCoy Gallery, virtual exhibition, New York, NY.


Start Small - Beginning an Art Collection on Small Business Saturday, An exclusive Artsy Online Exhibition, Estrada Fine Art, Nov 27-Dec 20, Los Angeles

Drawing Challenge XVI, inspired by words of Patti Smith, Jason McCoy Gallery, Virtual Exhibition, New York, NY.

Drawing Challenge X, inspired by words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jason McCoy Gallery, Virtual Exhibition, New York, NY.

From Dark to Light: A Holiday Celebration, Jason McCoy Gallery on Artsy.

Self-Portrait in the Pandemic, Fat Canary Gallery. Virtual Exhibition.

FRESH ORANGE, curator, Dane Goodman, Estrada Fine Art, Artsy, online exhibition.


Surface 9, ARENA at BD, curator, Renée Riccardo, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming Nov 22)

Plus 2 pix from 122, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY


Donald Alberti & Helen Oji, Estrada Fine Art: exhibit on Artsy



The Bedroom, The Women Artist Team, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY

Estrada Fine Art Fall Exhibition, Estrada Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA


Silhouettes, The EFA Foundation, Blackburn, 20/20, curator, Bill Carroll, New York, NY 


Social Photography II Exhibition, Carriage Trade, New York, NY


8 Artists Estrada Fine Arts, PYO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Inaugural Exhibition, Estrada Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA


Life and Vitality, Estrada Fine Arts, Los Angles, CA


Wet, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY


Urban Encounters, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC


A Woman's Place, Monmouth Museum, Randolph, NJ.

Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ, Group Exhibition


Made to Order, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY Ancestors, Asian American Arts Centre & Kenkeleba House, New York, NY


Robert Beauchamp, William Kent, Helen Oji, Shari Urquhart, Monique Knowlton Gallery/Kent, Kent CT

The Return Of Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, NYC, American Center, Paris, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC       


We are the Universe, Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York, NY

The Curio Shop, Godzilla, Artists Space, New York, NY


The Rope Show, a three-part exhibit in cooperation with Four Walls, Artist Space, New York, NY 


Close Scrutiny, Art in General, New York, NY

Interactions: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts, ICA, curator, Judith Tannenbaum, Philadelphia, PA,


Reconstruction Project, Organized by Sabra Moore, Artists Space, NYC


New Sensations, Jay Gallery, New York, NY

Let’s Play House, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY

The All Natural Disaster Show, PS 39/Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY


Lifelines, Here & Now, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

Dreams and Fantasies, Asian Art Institute, New York, NY

Works on Paper, Henry Street Settlement Gallery, New York, NY

Pelavin Editions, Jay Gallery, New York, NY


American Women Artists/Part II: Younger Generation, Sidney Janis Gallery, curated by Carroll Janis, NYC

Expression: Recent Work by Women Artists, AIR Gallery, curator, Elise Meyer NYC


End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, curator, Lynn Gumpert, New York, NY

New York Now: Works on Paper, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalorg, Denmark

Hong Kong-Tokyo-New York, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY, curator, John Woo


California Connection, Laguna Beach Museum of Art,  Laguna Beach, CA


New Art II: “Surfaces and Textures, Museum of Modern Art, curator, Ten Bonin, NYC

A New Bestiary: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA

New Talent, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Set Designs & Installation


Womb Wars, Set Design for the Urban Bush Women, Penn State, State College, PA, The Kitchen, NYC,  UCLA, Majectic Theater, Boston, MA


Song of Lawino, Set Design for Reduta Deux LTD, Jawole Willa  Jo Zollar & Valeria Vasilevski, Dance Theater Workshop, City College, NYC, LACE & MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, Boulder, CO, Tampa, FL, & London. 


Re-Heat, Set Installation for the Urban Bush Women, Whitney Museum

at Philip Morris, New York, NY


Peachfish, Installation/Performance Collaboration, Jessica Hagedorn, Laurie Carlos, Ching Valdes, Basement Workshop, NYC


Art Across the Park, Installation on pond, curator, Gilbert Coker, Horace Brockington,

Central Park, New York, NY

Panelist & Public Lectures


GODZILLA: Echoes from the 1990s Asian American Arts Network, (panelist) Feb 2, Moderated by Ryan Lee Wong, with Helen Oji, Charles Yuen, Bing Lee, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY


Guest Artist, A Downtown State of Mind, organized by NYPL celebrating the launch of LIVE MAG #17, Zoom event, Tompkins Square Library, NY


Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize, Panelist, New York, NY,

Godzilla Returns! Asian American Collectives in the Arts, Panelis


Guest Artist, Lecturer, Careers in the Arts; Art in Fashion, Pace University,

Art Department, New York, NY


New Langton Arts, West Coast Interdisciplinary Grant Panelist, 1990

Art In General, Advisory Panel, 1998

New York State Council on the Arts, Visual Arts Panelist, 1989-91

Studio Visit, Don Hazlitt/Drawing Class, Columbia University, 1994

Helen Oji, Visual Artist, Interviewer: Jessica Hagedorn, Writer, Artist and Influence,

Hatch-Billop Collection, Inc., NYC, 1994

Guest Artist, SUNY at New Paltz, NY 1993

Guest Artists Womb Wars, Urban Bush Women Creative

Process, Penn State, State College, PA, 1992

Guest Lecturer, Godzilla, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

Guest Panelist, Women Who Collaborate, Chinatown History

Project, NYC 1988 

Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program, Painting Panelist, 1987

New York Foundation for the Arts, Graphics Panelist, 1986-87

Guest Lecturer, Asian American Art Center, New York, NY 1985

Guest Lecturer, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, New York, NY 1981

Selected Bibliography

*Books, Catalogues, Articles, and Zines

The Maverick Legacy of Godzilla Asian American Artist Network, HYPERALLERGIC,

Jan 23, 2024, essay, Elaine Velie, (Reproduction & article), online publication.

Just Between Us, From the archives of Arlan Huang, Just About Us, essay, Danielle Wu, interview Howie Chen and Arlan Huang, ©2023, Pearl River Mart (Soho), May 4- Sep 9, New York, NY, pg 133 (Reproduction)

Primary Information, Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network 1990-2001 ©2021 edited by Howie Chen, pg. 8-9, 83, 87, 90, 100, 161, 165, 195, 227, 230, 239, 246-251, 265, 285, 394, 509, 518, 534, 550.

Backbone Project, Frog and Squirrel and Possum by Yoko Oji & Helen Oji ©2021

Whetzine, the resistance issue #3, ©2021 pgs 51-60, (Interview/Reproductions)

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Live Mag! Issue #17 home - art and poetry Journal ©2020, Helen Oji, Survival, 2020 (Reproduction)

Sabra Moore, Openings, A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992, ©Oct 26, 2016, pgs.106, 112 (Reproductions), New Village Press

Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume II, Publisher: Gengage Learning Edition 15, Oji, Helen, Mount St. Helens, xviii preface, pg 894 (Reproduction)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Art World ©1999, Mark Strand, TG-S ©1999 Robert Pincus-White, “Art’s Hard Face” ©1999, Wayne Koestenbaum, Fotofolio/Artpost, Library of Congress #99-67794

From Basement to Godzilla, limited edition portfolio, 1999, #35.

Alice Yang, Why Asia, Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art, New York, University Press, New York & London ©1998 The Estate of Alice Yang, pgs 60-61

Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc., Helen Oji, Visual Artist, Interviewer: Jessica Hagedorn, Writer, Artist and Influence, 1993, Vol. XIII, pgs. 177-183,

The Return of The Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, 1994,(Catalog)

Judith Tannenbaum, Interactions: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts, ICA, Philadelphia, PA, pg. 7, 10.

Lucy R. Lippard, Mixed Blessings, Pantheon Books, pg. 24 (Reproduction)

Judy K. Collischan Van Wagner, Lines of Vision, Hudson Hill Press, NYC, 1989

Lifelines, Here & Now, Greenville County Museum of Art, 1985, Greenville, SC, (Catalog/Reproduction)

Lynn Gumpert, The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1983, Catalog/Text

New Imagists, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY (Catalog/Reproduction)

*Articles, Essays, and Reviews

David Cohen, Brenda Zlamany's Mask Flags in Williamsburg, Artcritical, (name mention), Mar. 15, 2021

Brian Boucher, Politics, An Exhibition Dedicated to a Legendary Asian American Art Collective Have Been Cancelled After a Majority of the Artists Withdrew, news, art, art world, (photo), Mar. 11, 2021

Susan L. Power, PhD, Helen Oji: Envisioning Cosmic Connections, for Estrada Fine Art (Essay/Reproductions)

Alice Yang, Group Show at Haenah-Kent Gallery, Asian Art News, Mar/Apr 1994, pg. 94, Vol. 4 No. 2 (Review)

Edward J. Sozanski, ICA’s New Space, Philadelphia Inquirer, 7-F

Helen A. Harrison, Drawing: A Term Rich in Meanings, NYTimes, Sunday, June 11, 1989, pg 30 L.I.

Jennifer Dunning, Song of Lawino, The New York Times, Dec. 23, 1988, pg. C29,

William Zimmer, Natural Disaster Show Offers Samples of Creative Upheaval,WC, The New York Times, Jan. 26, 1986, pg. 24,(Review/Reproduction)

Marsha Tajima, Helen Oji, Asian American Perspective, Bridge, Spring 1985, Vol. 10, No., 1, pg. 26-27, 41 (Article/Reproduction)

Theodore F. Wolff, World Disaster Viewed Through the Artist’s Brush, The Christian Science Monitor, Monday, Jan. 16, 1984, pg. 21, (Review)

Grace Glueck, When Artists Portray Utopia and Armageddon, The New York Times, Sunday, Jan. 15, 1984, pg. 33/35, (Review) pg.124/126

Ronny H. Cohen, Helen Oji, Review, Artforum, Vol. XXI, No. 5, Jan 1983, pg. 74

Ann Sargent-Wooster, Helen Oji at Monique Knowlton, Review/Reproduction, Art in America, Vol. 71, No. 1, Jan. 1983

William Zimmer, Art Breakers NY’s Emerging Artists, Soho News, Special Supplement, Vol. 7, No. 51, Sept 17-24, 1980, pg. 36 (Profile)

Kay Larson, Talkin’ Bout My Generation, The Village Voice, Vol. XXV, No. 25,, Jun 18-24, 1980, pg. 36 (Review/Reproduction)

William Zimmer, 62 Drawings by 12 Artists, Soho News, Vol.7, No. 33, May 14-20 1980, pg. 54 (Review)

Related Work Experience

Eileen Fisher, Design Director, Designer, Creative, Inspiration, & Research Director, NYC, 


Fashion Institute of Technology, Adjunct Art Professor Fine Arts Department, NYC, 1996

Yuba College, Marysville, CA, Adjunct Art Professor, 1975-1976

Born - Sacramento, California.

Education - California State University, Sacramento, B.A. & M.A. in Art