MFA Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, 2010
After graduating for the MFA Public Practice program, Hataya returned to the San Joaquin Valley with fellow student and collaborator, Michelle Glass. They received a commission to do a short community project in southern Kern County in 2012. Afterward, she wrote a proposal that funded their current project there entitled: 1000 Wildflowers and the Women of Arvin. Hataya has received grants from the Arts Council of Kern County, Pasadena Art’s Council, the Samsung Endowment, and a commission from the Pasadena Playhouse. Hataya and Glass produced an installation at the Armory Center for the Arts in 2013, and exhibitions of 1000 Wildflowers are scheduled in Bakersfield and in Los Angeles in 2016.
Updated Spring 2017