b, Kagoshima, Japan

Lives and works in New York




2015 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2012 MFA Hunter College, Combined Media, New York, NY

2005-2007 BFA School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Department, New York, NY

2000 BEd, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan 


Selected Exhibitions  


2018 In Practice: Another Echo, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (forthcoming)

2017 Working at Essex Market, Cuchifritos, New York, NY (solo)

        Indigeneity, Stack, Sovereignty, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York, NY (solo)

2016 Where Do We Migrate To? , DePauw University Peeler Art Center, Indiana

        Projects A-E: the Art + Social Justice Working Group, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

        CHECK IN / CHECK OUT, NADiff Window Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

        Chocolate Composition, UTRECHT/NOW IDeA, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

        at the moment, statements, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

        May We Meet Again, Ulterior, New York, NY

        See You On the Other Side, 601Artspace, New York, NY

        Imprisoned, Jailbreak, statements, Tokyo, Japan

        Stage#3:Transportation, ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY         (solo)

2015 There Is No Alternative, SPIKE, Berlin

        What is the Real Value of Wealth, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

        Where Do We Migrate To?, the Varmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

        Studio program artists exhibition, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

2014 Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

        Emerge 11 Fellowship Exhibition, Aljira Center For Contemporary Art, NJ

2013 Queens International 2013, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

        Japanese Artists in New York, Marunouchi House, Tokyo, Japan

        Bronx Calling AIM 2nd Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY

        C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Marianne Boesky E 64th St, New York, NY (solo)

        Significant Matters, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY

        Welcome To The Real, curated by NUTUREart, TEMP Art Space, New York, NY

        Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2013, Tribeca Cinemas, New York, NY

2012 New Wight Biennale, Broad Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

        INVITED, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland

        MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

        NEW FILMMAKERS, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

        Evidence of Ritual, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Art In Odd Places 2011 Ritual, West 14th Street, New York, NY

        Dumbo Arts Festival 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

        Play It Again, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

        You Are Here: Projects in (de)Tourism, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2010 PHYSICAL CENTER - BROOKLYN, Saint Cecila's Convent, Brooklyn, NY

        Post-Human//Future Tense, Columbia College Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL

        Jamaica Flux Video Slam, Jamaica Performing Art Center, Jamaica, NY


Awards, Grants, Residencies


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, New York, 2017 - 2018

Artist-in-Residence, Artist Alliance Inc, 2017

Workspace Artist-in-Residence. Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, 2016

Artists' Fellowship (Interdisciplinary), New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, 2015

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME, 2015

LES Printshop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY, 2015

Queens Museum Studio Program, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, 2014 - 2016

Artist Files Grant for individual artist, A Blade Of Grass, New York, NY, 2013

LMCC Swing Space residency program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2013

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, 2013

Aljira Emerge 11 Fellow, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 2013

Artist In Residence, The Willowell Foundation, Bristol, VT, 2013

The C-12 Emerging Artist Award, Hunter College, 2012 


Lectures/ Talks/ Educational Programs 


2017 Visiting Artist, MICA Rinehart School of Sculpture, Baltimore, MD

        Guest Presentation, Post Democracy: Indigeneity, Stack, Sovereignty, Vera List Center at         New School, New York, NY

        Guest Lecturer, Hunter College Asian American Study, New York, NY

2016 Projects A-E: the Art + Social Justice Working Group, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

        ACC Artist Talk with Ishu Han, BankART, Yokohama, Japan

        Visiting Artist Lecture, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan

        Guest Lecturer, Vera List Center at New School, New York, NY

        Visiting Artist, Project Curate at Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Arty Facts Visiting Artist, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

        Visiting Artist Lecture, Teachers College, Columbia University

2014 Performance Art and Activism Panel, Hyperallergic

        Artist Talk, Japan Society, New York, NY

2013 Gertrude Salon, The Standard, New York, NY

        Visiting Artist Program at PS.147, NUTUREart Educational Outreach, Brooklyn, NY

        Artist Talk, Willowell Foundation, Bristol, VT 

2012 Smiley Bag Portrait for teen program, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY 




2018 Contribution "Vector Artist Journal issue 8 (New York)"

2018 Contribution "The Collection for the Poor Collector", Invited by Thomas Geiger, Edition

2017 Contribution "ID Shop: Round Robin", Invited by Sue Jeong Ka

2016 Artist Book "Memorial, 53 Mosquitoes", Press For Arts

2016 Artist Book "Chocolate Composition", hikotaro kanehira, 2016

2012 Artist Project “Value Added #240950.”, Cabinet no.47 (November 2012)  


Selected Bibliography


2016 Katharine Harmon, You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, Princeton Press

        Diane Daniel, Thinking Outside The Line, Boston Globe

        DJ Pangburn, Why NYC Is the Perfect Place for Creative Map-Making, The Creators Project

        Shinya Sugawara, On Thinking About Warhol While Eating Potatoship, Bijutsu Techo

        Hikotaro Kanehira, 100 New Upcoming Artists You Don’t Know, Bijutsu Techo

        Nobutaka Aozaki: at the moment at statements, ART it

        Jillian Steinhauer, ArtRx NYC: Citi Bike as Readymade, Hyperallergic

2015 Benjamin Bratton, Spike Art Quarterly (Autumn 2015)

        Jooyun Lee, Social practices with the expended communities in New York, Contemporary         Art, Beyond the Authority of Global Trends: Six Perspectives on the Art of Today, South

        Manami Fujimori, Young talents discovered by museums and publications, Numero Tokyo
        (July-August 2015)

2014 Diana Seo Hyung Lee, Crossing Brooklyn, ArtAsiaPacific

        Jeanne Brasile, Art Review: Aljira’s Emerge fellows have arrived, Brick City Live

        Ken Johnson, The Artist Next Door: 'Crossing Brooklyn, ' Local Talent at Brooklyn Museum,
        New York Times

        Jillian Steinhauer, A Survey of Art from Across Brooklyn, Hyperallergic

        Power Grid: 29 Artists You Need To Know, Refinery29

        Brian Boucher, “Crossing Brooklyn” Highlights Borough’s Artists, from Bushwick to         BayRidge, Art in America

2013 Holland Cotter, A Local Place for a Global Neighborhood, New York Times (Nov 7, 2013)

        Rozalia Jovanovic, See Artists' "12 Trees of Christmas", BLOUIN ARTINFO

        Rebecca Smeyne, Artists Rethink the Christmas Tree, Paper Magazine

        Von Anne Lemhöfer, Bloß nicht verzetteln, DIE ZEIT, Germany (Aug 27, 2013)

        Artist Files, publication of A Blade of Grass

        Kosuke Fujitaka, 3 Upcoming Artists in NY, Art Collectors (Issue no55, September 2013)

        Katherine Brooks, Artist Uses Directions Drawn By Strangers To Create Crowd Sourced Map         of Manhattan, The Huffington Post

        Stephanie Garlock, Meet The Man Trying to Save the Lost Art of Hand-Drawn Maps,
        The Atlantic Cities

        Max Weintraub, BETWEEN COLLABORATION AND COMMODITY, C12 Emerging Artist         Fellowship catalog

        Katy Hammer, Welcome to The Real @ TEMP Art Space, Eyes Toward The Dove

        NYC artists to lend their talents, Addison Country INDEPENDENT (April 1 2013)

2012 Kalia Brooks, Nobutaka Aozaki, A Blade Of Grass Artist Files

        Michael Farley, Station North Turns 10 and Cakewalk Gallery Grows Up, Baltimore OUTloud   










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