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Ai Ohkawara  (b.1979, Tokyo, Japan) 


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2023, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2008     Takashimaya Shinjuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018, 2009      Matsuzakaya Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2018, 2007      NODA CONTEMPORARY, Nagoya, Japan

2012      Takashimaya Osaka Gallery NEXT, Osaka, Japan

2012      The Hive Gallery and studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A

2011      Hellion Gallery, Portland, U.S.A

2003 - 2007      Gallery Juichigatsu, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Group Exhibitions


2024       The End The Beginning  Part. 2, Hotel ELIENA, Soul, Korea

             Reality: Ai Ohkawara & Piers Alsop, Alpha Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan 
2023       ART SESSION SUMMER 2023, Ginza Tsutaya Book Store Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
             One Face Part.2 , roid works gallery, Tokyo
2022       ART@DAIMARU, Kyoto Daimaru Department Store, Kyoto, Japan     

           Kameyama Triennale, Mie, Japan

2021       The Sun Also Rises, Peep Show Space, New York

2019       Material Witness, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York

2018       Making their Mark, 100 Bogart Gallery, New York

             Making Bridge, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York

2016       Hive Gallery's 11th Year Anniversary, Hive Gallery, LA 

2015       Summer Group Show, Monkdogz Urban Art & Artemisia, New York

2014       Creative Artists in Milano, ARTE GIAPPONE, Milano, Italy

2012       2nd International Mail Art Exhibition, Than More Mail Art Museum, Hungary

2011       Pulp & Pigment, Hellion Gallery, San Diego

2011       SEIZE- An International Exhibition, Monkdogz Urban Art & Artemisia, New York

2010       Fuyuhiko Yamamoto’s Collection, Sato Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2007       Jump, Henry Gregg Gallery, New York.

2007       Flashing Flesh, Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery, New York.

2005       No War, Maruki Museum, Saitama, Japan

2003       12th Sato International Cultural Foundation Scholarship Artists Exhibition, Sato Museum, Tokyo

2002       13th Asia-America-Latin American Art Show, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Art Fairs


2024,  2020,  2009-2018     Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum, Japan

2023    Art Taichung, Taiwan

2022,  2023     ART OSAKA, Osaka Center Hall, Osaka, Japan

2022,  2023     Art Fair Tobu, Department Store Tobu Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan

2013- 2015     Emerging Director’s Art Fair ULTRA 003-005, Tokyo, Japan

2010     Cut log  Art Fair 2010, Paris, France

2010     Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2010, Korea

2009     SH Contemporary: The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

2009     Art Expo Malaysia 2009, Malaysia

2008 - 2009     China International Gallery Exposition 2009, Beijing, China

2007- 2009     Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan

2008     Art Singapore 2008, Indonesia

2008     Art Taipei 2008, Taiwan

2007     Asian Contemporary Art Fair 2007, New York, U.S.A


Awards and Honors


2006      Tokyo Wonder Wall Award

2003      Tama・de・Art  2003

2002      First Sato Taisei Art Award

2002      16th Aogaki 2001 Japanese Painting Award


Grants and Scholarships


2002 - 2004      12th Sato International Cultural Foundation Scholarship

2001      Moritani Incorporated Foundation Art Scholarship

2001      Musashino College of Art, Graduate Reunion Scholarship

1998 - 2002      Musashino College of Art Scholarship



Selected Articles, Reviews and Books


2024       Art Magazine “Art Collectors”  Featured Sold Out Artists 2024 February, Japan

2023       Art Magazine “Art Collectors”  July, Japan

2021       Magazine “Books” May, Japan

2020       Art Magazine “Art Collectors” February, Japan     

2019       Art Magazine “ONBEAT” vol.11, Japan

             Art Magazine “ExtrArt” File.21, Japan

             Art Magazine “Art Collectors” February, Japan

2013       Art Magazine “Window of the Art” June, Japan

2013       Art Magazine “Art Collectors” June, November , Japan

2012       Book ” Tall Trees of Tokyo “ Published in U.S.A

2010       Art Magazine “Monthly Gallery ” – Pick up Artists and Exhibitions, November, Japan

2005       Economic Magazine " Volition "Japan


YTF Gallery, Taiwan

Famous Japanese Collector, Fuyuhiko Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Seki, 

Restaurant Arbace, Ginza, Tokyo,

Private Collections, Worldwide 



Featured on TV


2020      Documentary, BS Fuji TV “Bureiku-Zenya"   



Appointed for Advertisements 


2021      UAE (Uterine Artery Embolization), Youtube Advertisement,

                  Supported by Japanese Society of International Radiology (JSIR)

2019      Headphone "Beats" TV Commercial


Featured on Book Covers


2023       "Sunset"  Paper Back Edition, Author, Natsuo Kirino, Iwanami Book Store 

2020       "Sunset"  Author, Natsuo Kirino, Iwanami Book Store

             "Manji-domoe", Author, Noboru Tsujihara, Chuokoron Shinsha, inc.

2016       "Syounen, Seijyo"  Author, Maki Kashimada, Kawade Shobo Shinsha inc.

2012       "Shi-to Metsubou no Panse", Author, You Henmi, Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.



Collaborations with TV Series, Movie, Netflix Series, Fashion Brand, and Corporates Collaborations

2024        Sake Brand, Shoutoku Shuzo, Limited Sake Box

2023        NETFLIX Series,  "The Mitarai Family On Fire"

              MBS Series, "Dogs and Rubbish"

              Fuji TV Series, "Barakamon"

2021        Japanese Academy Award Winning Japanese Movie, "Midnight Swan"

              NETFLIX Series "Emperor of Porn Season 1"

              Movie  "Daughter of Lupin" 

2020        Fuji TV Series "Daughter of Lupin Season 2" 

2018 - 2023        Fashion Brand "rehacer"

2012        Department Store, Takashimaya Co.,Ltd, Handbag

2011        Jewelry Brands “Misty”

2019        Department Store,Takashimaya Co.,Ltd, Mural Installation 




2002 - 2004      Masters of Fine Arts, Japanese Painting, Musashino College of Art, Tokyo

1998 - 2002      Bachelors of Fine Arts, Japanese Painting, Musashino College of Art, Tokyo





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