Born 1978 Kagawa, Japan

Lives and works between New York and Japan

 

EDUCATION

 

1997-99
Kyoto College of Art, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017
Romantic Melody, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2016

Cave Life, The Hole, New York, USA

 

2013

Where to go, Muji to go kitte, Tokyo, Japan

Area, The Hole, New York, USA

Homeland 2020, Marunouchi house, Tokyo, Japan

Hair Show, The Hole, New York, USA

Anxiety, The New York Times, New York, USA

 

2012

Love from Mt. Pom Pom, CMA – The Childrens Museum of Art, NY, USA

Armory Show New York, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Hong Kong Hong Kong, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Fun, Riihimaki Art Museum, Finland

 

2011

Wet Shiny Surprise, Gallery Loyal, Malmö, Sweden

Nice Bang, Fumetto, Lucerne, Switzerland

Big Bubble, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

Enpitsu Taisou, Take Ninagawa, Japan

 

2010

Project N 43, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2009

Homeland 2020, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Oishii Ninkimono, Lammfromm, Tokyo

Kung Fu Forest, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, USA

 

2008    

Outdoor Club, Paul Bright, Toronto, Canada

Fancy Pants, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Misaki Kawai, Tao Soju, Gallery J Chen, Taipei, Taiwan

Kimagure Float, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

 

2007    

Tiger Punch, Clementine Gallery, New York, USA

Fuzzy Love, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

Big Break, Perugi Arte Contemporary Art, Padova, Italy

 

2006    

Boro-Boro Doro-Doro, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Momentum 7, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

 

2005    

Mars Investigation Laboratory, Kantor / Feuer Window, New York, USA

 

2004   

Kuru Kuru Jet, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 

2003    

Sun Park, Inman Gallery, Houston, USA

Octopus Pier, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

Misaki Kawai Summer Show, Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, New York, USA

 

2002    

Air Show, Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, New York, USA

Garbage Room, New Image Art, West Hollywood, USA

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Horses, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Hole at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, The Hole, New York
Melted City 4 – curated by Louie Cordero and Jordin Isip, ISB Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Melted City 3 – curated by Louie Cordero and Jordin Isip, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2016

Character, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Greek Gotham, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece
The Aging Coconut, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Booby Trap, The Hole, New York, USA

The Parlor, V1 Gallery at VOLTA12, Basel, Switzerland

The Hole at Art Cologne 2016, Köln, Germany
Nieves & Innen Zine Library, Swiss Institute, New York
Nieves 200+ Zines, Open MUJI, Shanghai, China
Keep It Together, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA

2015

13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Eric Firestone Gallery at UNTITLED 2015, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Eric Firestone Gallery at NADA New York 2015, New York, USA
Powerful Babies: Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today, Spritmuseum, Stockholm
Tiger Tiger, Salon 94, New York, USA

Outta Town Sh*t, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

She Sells Seashells by the Seashore, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA

Post-Analog Painting, The Hole, New York, USA
Woman House, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York, USA

2014
Playmaking, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
This Is Not A Toy – curated by Pharrell Williams, The Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada
More Material – curated by Duro Olowu, Salon 94, New York, USA
Early Man, The Hole, New York, USA
Tee Pee Project – curated by Eric Firestone, The Mondrian, Miami, USA
The Hole at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014, Santa Monica, California, USA

2013
Where To Go, MUJI to go kitte, Tokyo, Japan
Area – curated by Jeffrey Deitch, The Hole, New York, USA
Japanese Artists in New York, Marunouchi House, Tokyo, Japan
Anxiety, The NY Times, New York, USA
Chicken or Beef – curated by Jesper Elg, The Hole, New York, USA
The Hole at NADA Miami Beach 2013, Collins Ave. and 67th St. in North Miami Beach, USA

2012
The Big Bang, The Watermill Center, New York, USA
Fun, Riihimäki Art Museum, Finland

2011
75 Artists in 75 Years, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

STATUS – Somewhere between position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
In The Garden, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Australia
Party Animals – curated by Lindsay Scoggins, Royal/T Art Space, Los Angeles, USA
Face Maker – curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T Art Space, Los Angeles, USA

 

2010

ALBUM, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Insider/Outsider, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal

Take Ninagawa, FIAC, Paris, France

Mutant Pop, Loyal, Malmö, Sweden

Not Quite Open for Business, The Hole, New York, USA

Happily Unhappy, Blanc Compound, Mandaluyong, Philippines

2009

I Believe, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan

Wild Future 2, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

Visions of the Frontier, The Valencian Institute of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain

Oishii Ninkimono, Lammfromm, Tokyo, Japan

Live: Misaki Kawai, Harcozd, Tokyo, Japan

I Can´t FeelMy Face – Curated by KAWS, Royal/T Art Space, L.A., USA

Circle of Friends, Vacant, Tokyo, Japan

Heart Break Hotel, Freight and Volume, New York, USA

Frédric Magazine 3, Espace GHP, Paris, France

Wild Feature, Gallery Zürcher, New York, USA
Overlooked, The Plug in ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

Frédéric Magazine 3, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France

Flight of Fancy, Kenny Schachter/Rove, London, UK

Dime Bag 3, Giant Robot, New York, USA

Live: The Butternuts, Supercore, New York, USA

15 year Anniversary, Paul Bright, Toronto, Canada

Nada Art Fair, Nada (Take Ninagawa), Miami, USA

 

2008    

Nada Art Fair, Nada (Take Ninagawa), Miami, USA

Last Second First, ISB Gallery, Providence, USA

The Lords, David Lawrence Gallery, L.A., USA

Mail Order Monsters – Curated by Kathy Grayson, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK

Fun House, Park Life, San Francisco, USA

Just It (Just Be), Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Sweden

Panorama Project 3, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, USA

Return To Sender, Krets, Malmo, Sweden

Chasing For The Combat Blue, Zenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

I Won’t Grow Up – Curated by Donald Baechler, Cheim & Read, New York, USA

Everything Else, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, USA

Crocodile Tears, Giant Robot, New York, USA

Yard Sale Auction, Honey Space, New York, USA

Move 16, Cinders Gallery, New York, USA

Wet ‘n Wild, Kim Light, L.A., USA

Object Salon, Honey Space, New York, USA

Kunst Gruppe, Werkstatte, New York, USA

 

2007

Hey You Guysssssss!, Community Outreach, Toronto, Canada

Making Home, Japan Society, New York, USA

Gallery Artist, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Sorty Club, GR2 / Giant Robot, L.A., USA

Red Hot, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Art Under Glass, Macy’s Herald Square, New York, USA

Animal Wrestling, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston, USA

Homegrown, David Krut Projects, New York, USA

Not Only A, but B, Transformer Gallery, D.C., USA

Paper Trails, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

I Love Tourism, Galleria Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

Look Behind You, Giant Robot, New York, USA

Five Painters, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

These Bagels are Gnarly, Cinders Gallery, New York, USA

 

2006    

Guy Ben-ner, Misaki Kawai, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Unwrapping the Wing, The Invisible Museum, Denver, USA

Art Parade, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

The Thousand Things, MU Mueseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Collage Party, Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, USA

Waves, Mollusk Surf Shop, San Francisco, USA

Don’t Abandon the Ship – curated by Eddie Martinez, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, USA

The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, USA

It’s a Beautiful day – curated by Paul Laster, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, USA

 

2005    

Live Through This, Deitch Projects, Miami Design District, Miami, USA

Tiger Drip, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Desired Constellations – curated by Meredith Darrow, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

Clementine Project Room Summer Show, Clementine Gallery, New York, USA

Hanging by a Thread – curated by Nina Arias and Jose Diaz, The Moore Space, Miami, USA

No Bones about It – curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, West Hollywood, USA

Greater New York 2005, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

Move#13 – curated by Rich Jacobs, Clementine Gallery, New York, USA

 

2004    

Move Eleven – curated by Rich Jacobs, 96 Gillespie, London, UK

Five Artist Shows, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK

Trunk of Humours – curated by Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

Majority Whip – curated by Kathy Grayson and Laura Tepper, White Box, New York, USA

The Hunt For Your Family, curated by Martin Lilja and Amy Giunta, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Hunt For Your Family, curated by Martin Lilja and Amy Giunta, Odd Number, Stockholm

Becoming Giants, curated by Camila Marambio, Le Roy Neiman Gallery / Columbia University, USA

 

2003    

Baby You Can’t Drive My Car – curated by Kenny Schachter, Cooper Classics, New York, USA

Art Band – curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, USA

Lead Poisoning – curated by Rich Jacobs and Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, West Hollywood, USA

Funny Cry Happy – 2 person show, New Image Art, West Hollywood, USA

Crazy Bastard – curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, West Hollywood, USA

Collective Conscious – curated by Scenic, Mavi, New York, USA

 

2002    

Miami – curated by Kenny Schachter, Miami, USA

Tensionism, curated by Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York, USA

Dime Bag – curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

Super Hero – curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, West Hollywood, USA

Panorama – curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens, The Front Room, Brooklyn, USA

Mica & Misaki – curated by Victoria Reis and Jayme McLellan, Transformer, Washinghton D.C., USA

 

2001    

The Exquisite Day Project – curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens, Plus Ultra, Brooklyn, USA

 

2000    

Move East – curated by Rich Jacobs, One Pixel, Philadelphia, USA

 

 


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