Misaki Kawai
Born 1978, Kagawa, Japan
Lives and works between New York and Japan

 

EDUCATION

1997-99
Kyoto College of Art, Kyoto, Japan

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Fluffy Days, Avenuel Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

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

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Birds, CHART Art Fair with V1 Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Tables, Pots & Plants – A song for Matisse, V1 Gallery at VOLTA14, Basel, Switzerland

2017
SerpantiForm – curated by BVLGARI, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
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