Maki Fine Arts - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Maki Fine Arts. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Shu Ikeda “Object and Image”

    Shu Ikeda “Object and Image”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2019-05-25 - 2019-06-23

    Using still-life painting in art history as the subject matter, Shu Ikeda examines the relationship between object (physical matter) and image (image data) with a critical eye. Ikeda has been showcasing...More »

  • poster for Alex Dodge “The Trauma of Information”

    Alex Dodge “The Trauma of Information”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2019-03-23 - 2019-05-05

    In his first solo show in Japan, Alex Dodge will showcase new paintings, bringing The New York Times into play as the central theme. Alex Dodge has been creating works that blend progressive digital tools...More »

  • poster for Shigeru Moroizumi + Magnhild Øen Nordahl + Fuminao Suenaga “Framework”

    Shigeru Moroizumi + Magnhild Øen Nordahl + Fuminao Suenaga “Framework”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2018-12-15 - 2019-02-17

    Using varying materials and approaches, each artist applies Post-Minimalism to their subject matters, creating words expressed with scale-less thermometers, wood sculptures adopting a half-timbered framing...More »

  • poster for Shunsuke Kano “Pink Shadow”

    Shunsuke Kano “Pink Shadow”

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    • Media: Party
    • 2018-10-26 - 2018-11-25

    Kano says his recent creations were greatly influenced by works of artist Shoichi Ida, in particular his ‘Lotus Sutra’ series. Ida’s creative process has always been guided by his concept “the surface...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Watanabe “Name”

    Yutaka Watanabe “Name”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-09-08 - 2018-10-07

    For his newest works in “Name,” Watanabe takes internet search engine results of a person’s first and last name and assembles some elements of the image from those results to paint a multifaceted portrait....More »

  • poster for “Beyond the Future of Meld Sculpture” curated by Yoshio Shirakawa

    “Beyond the Future of Meld Sculpture” curated by Yoshio Shirakawa

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2018-06-29 - 2018-08-19

    “Beyond the future of Meld Sculpture” is a group show curated by Yoshio Shirakawa. The exhibition commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Shirakawa curated 1983 Kunstmuseum Duesseldorf exhibition “Dada...More »

  • poster for Ryosuke Ogino “-ness”

    Ryosuke Ogino “-ness”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-05-11 - 2018-06-10

    Born 1970 in Saitama, Japan, Ryosuke Ogino has been creating paintings on the subject matter of color and form using homogenous color layers. Recent exhibitions include solo shows “Hello” (See Saw Gallery...More »

  • poster for Kazuhito Tanaka “Gold Sees Blue”

    Kazuhito Tanaka “Gold Sees Blue”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-03-30 - 2018-04-28

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present “Gold Sees Blue”, a solo show by Kazuhito Tanaka. Born in 1973 in Saitama, Japan, Kazuhito Tanaka graduated from Meiji University with a degree in commerce. After a...More »

  • poster for Fuminao Suenaga “Search Result”

    Fuminao Suenaga “Search Result”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-01-19 - 2018-02-18

    On this occasion, Fuminao Suenaga will showcase new works from his “Search Results” series - paintings depicting images that appear as a result of using artist names in internet image searches. Suenaga...More »

  • poster for Yuta Hayakawa + Akira Takaishi + Shunsuke Kano “Three Bodies, About 180 Trillion Cells”

    Yuta Hayakawa + Akira Takaishi + Shunsuke Kano “Three Bodies, About 180 Trillion Cells”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2017-11-24 - 2017-12-22

    This experimentation, three years in the making combining Hayakawa’s sculpture, Takaishi’s painting, and Kano’s photography, has been exhibited at Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery (2014)...More »

  • poster for Yasuko Toyoshima “Quadrilateral”

    Yasuko Toyoshima “Quadrilateral”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Party
    • 2017-10-08 - 2017-11-12

    By looking at institutions and systems found in everyday life and in our society with a critical eye, Toyoshima focuses on discovering the shapes of human thought. In her first exhibition with Maki Fine...More »

  • poster for Yoshio Shirakawa “Coyote”

    Yoshio Shirakawa “Coyote”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-08-27

    In his first solo show at Maki Fine Arts, Shirakawa will showcase new works from his 2016 - 2017 “Coyote” series featuring assemblages made from re-purposed waste materials and canvas. The sculptural collages...More »

  • poster for Tomohito Ishii “House of the Future”

    Tomohito Ishii “House of the Future”

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film - Party
    • 2017-05-13 - 2017-06-11

    Born in Tokyo in 1981, Tomohito Ishii received his MFA from Musashino Art University with a specialism in oil painting. His notable exhibitions include group events such as “The Greater Taipei Biennial...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Watanabe “Soft Construction”

    Yutaka Watanabe “Soft Construction”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2017-04-01 - 2017-04-30

    Watanabe’s paintings are known for melding fantastical images with organic forms, wandering the space between abstract and concrete. His new works are stratified—elements of the many color structures gently...More »

  • poster for Shu Ikeda “Reverse / Rebirth”

    Shu Ikeda “Reverse / Rebirth”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2017-01-07 - 2017-02-05

    Born in 1979 in Hiroshima, Japan, Shu Ikeda produces artworks that traverse the gap between painting and photography by cutting out photographs to create unique shapes and voids. In his fourth solo show...More »

  • poster for Shunsuke Kano “Construction Cross Section”

    Shunsuke Kano “Construction Cross Section”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2016-10-22 - 2016-12-11

    “Instead of capturing the photo by looking at the image, it must be captured by looking at the physical matter covered by an image.” -Shunsuke Kano True to his intensions, through utilization of photographs,...More »

  • poster for Ryosuke Ogino + Kazuhito Tanaka “Duo”

    Ryosuke Ogino + Kazuhito Tanaka “Duo”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2016-09-10 - 2016-10-09

    Born 1970 in Saitama, Japan, Ryosuke Ogino graduated from the School of Political Science and Economy at Meiji University. He worked in the corporate world before completing the B-semi Learning System...More »

  • poster for Akira Takaishi “Underground Water Vein”

    Akira Takaishi “Underground Water Vein”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-07-02 - 2016-07-24

    This is Takaishi’s first solo show with Maki Fine Arts. Born 1985 in Kanagawa, Japan, Takaishi has been creating implicit paintings showing distorted space with his unique composition utilizing lines with...More »

  • poster for Sakan Kanno “Condensed”

    Sakan Kanno “Condensed”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2016-05-28 - 2016-06-12

    Sakan Kanno is well known for his dancing curved lines and delicate abstractions of painting and here presents a body of new sculptural work. The new series “Five Square” combines iron painted with lacquer...More »

  • poster for Fuminao Suenaga “The Breath of Painting”

    Fuminao Suenaga “The Breath of Painting”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-04-02 - 2016-05-01

    Born in 1974 in Yamaguchi prefecture, Fuminao Suenaga graduated from the painting course of Tokyo Zokei University and in recent years has joined in the “Railroad Siding 2015” projects, The “1974” exhibition...More »

  • poster for Maki Katayama “Madame Curie Chronology”

    Maki Katayama “Madame Curie Chronology”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-01-09 - 2016-02-07

    Katayama has focused her practice upon paintings of abstracted images, referencing specific historical figures as a motif. In her creative process, the artist uses a unique color chart controlled by number...More »

  • poster for Ryosuke Ogino + Shunsuke Kano + Matthew Musgrave + Simon Collet “How to Draw the Line”

    Ryosuke Ogino + Shunsuke Kano + Matthew Musgrave + Simon Collet “How to Draw the Line”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-05 - 2015-12-20

    Ryosuke Ogino has received high acclaim for his abstract paintings using flatly colored layers and here presents his most recent works for his inaugural show with Maki Fine Arts. From his “layer of my...More »

  • poster for Nobuyuki Takahashi + Kazuhito Tanaka + Fuminao Suenaga + Kota Sasaki + Soshi Matsunobe “Discreet Abstraction”

    Nobuyuki Takahashi + Kazuhito Tanaka + Fuminao Suenaga + Kota Sasaki + Soshi Matsunobe “Discreet Abstraction”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-15

    Whilst all the works featured in this exhibition take up concrete motifs, they are rendered in such a way as to appear as abstract expressions. Kota Sasaki creates paintings of the architectural models...More »

  • poster for Shu Ikeda “In Between Places”

    Shu Ikeda “In Between Places”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2015-09-05 - 2015-10-04

    In his third exhibition at Maki Fine Arts, Shu Ikeda presents 12 new works based on the theme of the city, seeming to weave between the field of painting and photography. Here he presents “Invisible Background”,...More »

  • poster for Kazuhito Tanaka “Plastic_flowers”

    Kazuhito Tanaka “Plastic_flowers”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-08-09

    Born 1973 in Saitama, Japan and now based in Kyoto, Tanaka’s credentials include numerous series of abstract work in photography that questions anew the idea of color, configuration, and vision. For “Plastics_flowers,”...More »

  • poster for Michiko Nakata “From a Dark Place to the Light”

    Michiko Nakata “From a Dark Place to the Light”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-06-21

    Utilizing the techniques of carving Michiko Nakata (b. 1981, Tokyo) combines plaster with transparent resin to form intricate reliefs. Featuring motifs of young girls and birds her works are imbued with...More »

  • poster for Shunsuke Kano “Cool Breeze on the Rocks”

    Shunsuke Kano “Cool Breeze on the Rocks”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-05-02

    Photographs taken during his time last year in the Netherlands make up this exhibition of work from Shunsuke Kano, focused on the series “Specious Notion”.More »

  • poster for Fuminao Suenaga “After School Remix”

    Fuminao Suenaga “After School Remix”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-01-10 - 2015-02-08

    Drawing on the place and time of his childhood Fuminao Suenaga creates site-specifc paintings imbued with a critical humor. Here he takes up the site of the school which forms the building of 3331 Arts...More »

  • poster for Michiko Nakatani + Ayaka Miyata + Sayaka Suzuki “Transparency”

    Michiko Nakatani + Ayaka Miyata + Sayaka Suzuki “Transparency”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-29 - 2014-12-21

    Maki Fine Arts presents Transparency, an all-female group show with artists Michiko Nakatani, Sayaka Miyata, and Sayaka Suzuki. Fresh back from Dresden after attending a study abroad program for emerging...More »

  • poster for Riyoo Kim + Wataru Yamakami “Magic Real”

    Riyoo Kim + Wataru Yamakami “Magic Real”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Ceramics
    • 2014-10-25 - 2014-11-16

    Magic Real is based on the concept, shared by both artists, that the real world is magical. The title of the show derives from Magic Realism, a literary and art trend in expression said to have originated...More »

  • poster for Sakan Kanno “Component”

    Sakan Kanno “Component”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-10-12

    Kanno’s distinctive style begins with applying urethane paint to the base to bring luster to the surface and then using super fine brushes and acrylic paint to create contours full of movement. The contrast...More »

  • poster for Summer Show

    Summer Show

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2014-07-05 - 2014-07-27

    Maki Fine Arts presents a group show of new and recent work from the 4 artists Shu Ikeda, Atsushi Tawa, Wataru Yamakami and Kazuhito Tanaka. Well-known for his photographic cut outs Ikeda features a collection...More »

  • poster for Shunsuke Kano “Fountain Mountain”

    Shunsuke Kano “Fountain Mountain”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-05-10 - 2014-06-08

    Shunsuke Kano unveils his latest approaches to sculpture in a technique which returns him more to the sensibility of drawing with a collection of 15 3D works. More »

  • poster for Satoshi Otsuka “Afterglow”

    Satoshi Otsuka “Afterglow”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-03-22 - 2014-04-20

    With “Still Life-Clock”, a new series of photographs of old time pieces, “Untitled” in which glowing mirrors surrounded by LEDs emerge from briefcases and “Puzzle” formed of photos and transparent acrylic...More »

  • poster for “Winter Show”

    “Winter Show”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-02-16

    “Winter Show” is a group show featuring new and major works by six artists. Sakan Kanno, whose precise abstract paintings composed of contours have received high acclaim, presents a collection of new paintings....More »

  • poster for Yohei Sugita “Rabbit Eyes”

    Yohei Sugita “Rabbit Eyes”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-30 - 2013-12-22

    Yohei Sugita has been receiving much attention as a rare talent who, with his extremely innovative and painstakingly controlled brush strokes, creates a world where the concrete and abstract coexist. In...More »

  • poster for Sayaka Suzuki “Space is permeated and restored back to color”

    Sayaka Suzuki “Space is permeated and restored back to color”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-26 - 2013-11-24

    Sayaka Suzuki is an artist who grapples with the opposition between self and other through a painting practice which focuses upon the use of pastel colors in the depiction of interiors and here presents...More »

  • poster for Kazuhito Tanaka “(Zoo)”

    Kazuhito Tanaka “(Zoo)”

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    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-10-06

    Kazuhito Tanaka (b.1973) works with photography which pushes the borders between representation and abstraction. In his latest solo exhibition he presents the new (ZOO) series, reconstructing images of...More »

  • poster for Light & Blindness

    Light & Blindness

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-08-11

    To mark its move to a new space in 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Suite 205) Maki Fine Arts presents a group exhibition of 7 leading young artists. The exhibition includes the impressionist stylings of Youhei Sugita...More »

  • poster for Kazuhito Tanaka + Maiami + Shinsuke Aso "Red/Blue/Green"

    Kazuhito Tanaka + Maiami + Shinsuke Aso "Red/Blue/Green"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party - Performance Art
    • 2013-03-16 - 2013-04-06

    Kazuhito Tanaka, who exhibited "Untitled Composition" and organized the artist-led group show "Her Name is Abstra" at Maki Fine Arts in 2012, joins forces with Kyoto-based artist Maiami and NY-based artist...More »

  • poster for Shunsuke Kano "Baumkuchen and Flat Surfaces"

    Shunsuke Kano "Baumkuchen and Flat Surfaces"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-01-19 - 2013-02-09

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present Shunsuke Kano's solo show "Baumkuchen and Flat Surfaces" starting Saturday, January 19, through Saturday, February 9, 2013. An up-and-coming artist based in Kyoto,...More »

  • poster for Yuken Teruya “Folded Reflections”

    Yuken Teruya “Folded Reflections”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-12-01 - 2012-12-22

    On display are works by Teruya from private collections and other pieces that have not been previously shown in Japan. [Image: ©Yuken Teruya Studio “Green Economy, Yuan”] More »

  • poster for Shu Ikeda "From the Bloom to the Blank"

    Shu Ikeda "From the Bloom to the Blank"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2012-09-22 - 2012-10-20

    On display are 11 new works that straddle photography and painting, created by cutting out photographs and creating new forms and blank spaces between them. [Image: Shu Ikeda "Step Outside" (2012) Cut-out...More »

  • poster for Eiki Okuda "Cheap Tricks"

    Eiki Okuda "Cheap Tricks"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-07-21 - 2012-08-11

    Eiki Okuda, an emerging artist who received the encouragement award at the Gunma Youth Biennale in 2008, creates videos and paintings that challenge our perception with his playful sensibilities. On display...More »

  • poster for Michiko Nakatani "impression"

    Michiko Nakatani "impression"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-05-26 - 2012-06-16

    New works by artist known for her translucent, poured concave resin pieces. [Image: Michiko Nakatani, "Impression, Bird" (2011-12) Plaster, Resin, Pigments]More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Tachibana + Eiki Okuda + Taiyo Kimura Exhibition

    Hiroshi Tachibana + Eiki Okuda + Taiyo Kimura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-03-24 - 2012-04-14

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present "Hiroshi Tachibana, Eiki Okuda, Taiyo Kimura" from Saturday, March 24 through Saturday, April 14, 2012. This three-artist group show will feature new two-and three-dimensional...More »

  • poster for Kazuhito Tanaka "Untitled Composition"

    Kazuhito Tanaka "Untitled Composition"

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2012-01-28 - 2012-02-18

    The photographer won the Tokyo Frontline 2011 Photo Award and this is his first Tokyo solo exhibition, which will transform the whole gallery space into a new installation using photographs taken in an...More »

  • poster for "Winter Show" Exhibition

    "Winter Show" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2011-11-19 - 2011-12-10

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present "Winter Show" opening Saturday, November 19, 2011. This group show will feature a collage of new and previous works from five internationally established artists, including...More »

  • poster for Shu Ikeda "Another Yesterday"

    Shu Ikeda "Another Yesterday"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2011-09-24 - 2011-10-22

    11 new works by young emerging artist who cuts up photographs and rearranges them to produce different forms, spaces and shadows.More »

  • poster for "Promised Land: Summer Show" Exhibition

    "Promised Land: Summer Show" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Party - Talks
    • 2011-07-22 - 2011-08-13

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present new works by four emerging artists in "Promised Land/Summer Show", opening July 22, 2011. This exhibition features new paintings, drawings, and photography by up-and-coming...More »

  • poster for Yuken Teruya + Kuo I-Chen "OKINAWA/TAIWAN"

    Yuken Teruya + Kuo I-Chen "OKINAWA/TAIWAN"

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2011-05-20 - 2011-06-18

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present "OKINAWA/TAIWAN", a collaboration between Yuken Teruya and Kuo I-Chen, opening Friday, May 20, 2011. "OKINAWA/TAIWAN" features two artist, Okinawa-born and New York-based...More »

  • poster for Taiyo Kimura + Katsuhiro Saiki Exhibition

    Taiyo Kimura + Katsuhiro Saiki Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Installation
    • 2011-04-01 - 2011-04-23

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of Taiyo Kimura and Katsuhiro Saiki's two-person show "Teleporters" on April 1st. Having both attended Sokei Academy of Fine Arts, the two artists have...More »

  • poster for Wataru Yamakami "Eden"

    Wataru Yamakami "Eden"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2011-01-27 - 2011-02-19

    Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present new works by Wataru Yamakami. This is the first solo show by the winner of last year's Taro Okamoto special award, featuring 10 new oil paintings on the theme of humans...More »

  • poster for Oscar Oiwa + Katsuhiro Saiki + Yuken Teruya Exhibition

    Oscar Oiwa + Katsuhiro Saiki + Yuken Teruya Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2010-09-17 - 2010-10-16

    For its inaugural exhibition, Maki Fine Arts will be presenting a group show of three artists based in New York: Oscar Oiwa, Katsuhiro Saiki, and Yuken Teruya. It is our sincerest wish that you will be...More »

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