Gallery 21 - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Gallery 21. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Wonderful World!

    Wonderful World!

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2019-12-20 - 2020-01-19

    This comics market features the works of 29 Japanese illustrators and creators. More »

  • poster for Rene Gruau and Vintage Brand Art

    Rene Gruau and Vintage Brand Art

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Prints - Fashion
    • 2019-08-15 - 2019-09-16

    Presenting some 200 works including posters and lithographs by fashion illustrator Rene Gruau, who produced ads for Dior and artwork for fashion magazines during the 1920s–1950s golden age of French fashion....More »

  • We Art Columbia

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    • 2019-06-20 - 2019-06-30

    The creative collective art project We Art Columbia bringing the work of Columbian artists abroad comes to Tokyo after stops in New York, London, and Miami. Led by artist Juan Mantilla, it features the...More »

  • poster for 2019 World Graffiti Art – Hoshina’s Selection

    2019 World Graffiti Art – Hoshina’s Selection

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2019-05-25 - 2019-06-16

    2019 World Graffiti Art at Gallery 21 features graffiti artists from around the globe, with a focus on Banksy. Art collector, rock music critic, and Blue Noise Ltd director Yoshihiro Hoshina curates the...More »

  • poster for Colombian POP Art Invasion

    Colombian POP Art Invasion

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2019-03-27 - 2019-04-10

    The first exhibition in Japan for Moyo-Gonzalo Ruiz Gomez, creator of vivid fluorescent works, and Javier Rodriguez, a tattoo artist and creator of folk-inspired art. More »

  • poster for Yuji Kaida “Utraman’s Gallery”

    Yuji Kaida “Utraman’s Gallery”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2018-12-19 - 2019-01-14

    Presenting new original drawings and merchandise by Yuji Kaida, the “monster master” who has been illustrating Ultraman for 40 years. More »

  • poster for Tom Everhart Exhibition

    Tom Everhart Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2018-08-16 - 2018-08-19

    Tom Everhart is the only artist to be approved by Peanuts creator Charles Shultz to draw Snoopy and other characters from the comic strip. His new print series Some Toy Pianos Just Like to Dance is featured...More »

  • poster for Godzilla Generation: Noriyoshi Ohrai, Yuji Kaida, Shinji Nishikawa

    Godzilla Generation: Noriyoshi Ohrai, Yuji Kaida, Shinji Nishikawa

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2018-07-28 - 2018-08-12

    Thirty-three illustrations by three artists who have depicted Godzilla in his three modern incarnations: Noriyoshi Ohrai’s Heisei-era Godzilla portrayed in his film posters, kaiju artist Yuji Kaida’s “Millenium...More »

  • poster for “Oru Fun” Yuto Yamaguchi First Exhibition

    “Oru Fun” Yuto Yamaguchi First Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product
    • 2018-05-08 - 2018-05-27

    Tokyo-born Yuto Yamaguchi discovered “book folding” through the internet in 2013. Yamaguchi took his childhood interest in origami and applied it to this new genre, calling it “OruFun”. He started posting...More »

  • poster for Tot: Giovanny Sanchez Exhibition

    Tot: Giovanny Sanchez Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting
    • 2018-05-08 - 2018-05-27

    Colombia is renown for its street art. Street art thrives not only in the capital Bogota but also on the streets of Cartagena and Medellin and even on the walls of World Heritage buildings. Bogota-born...More »

  • poster for Tensui Yagi “Japan: Land of Cherry Blossoms and Mt. Fuji”

    Tensui Yagi “Japan: Land of Cherry Blossoms and Mt. Fuji”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2018-04-14 - 2018-05-06

    Tensui Yagi creates works of modern art with traditional Japanese motifs like cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji by collaging colorful pieces of washi paper. More »

  • poster for François Bret Exhibition

    François Bret Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2018-01-24 - 2018-02-28

    Though François Bret is hailed as the last great painter to emerge from France, his work is still fairly unknown to many in Japan. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of his birth.More »

  • poster for Landscapes with Kumamon

    Landscapes with Kumamon

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Manga
    • 2017-12-27 - 2018-01-14

    Introducing artwork from the illustrated collection “Landscapes with Kumamon.” For those who don’t yet know, Kumamon is a fictional character that was created to promote Kumamoto Prefecture and became...More »

  • poster for Mii Art Tokyo “Japan Debut Exhibition”

    Mii Art Tokyo “Japan Debut Exhibition”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-12-02 - 2017-12-25

    This exhibition marks the official Japanese debut of Mii Art Tokyo, a Tokyo-born artist that has presented, sold and publicized works solely via SNS in Hong Kong to date. The artist, whose personal details...More »

  • poster for Louis-Nicolas Darbon “pop Roppongi Remix”

    Louis-Nicolas Darbon “pop Roppongi Remix”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2017-09-16 - 2017-10-15

    Paris-born London-based Louis-Nicolas Darbon is an artist who produces works featuring motifs such as luxury brands and pop art style portraits. Darbon is also known as a fashionista, his Instagram account...More »

  • poster for Osamu Tezuka Hanga Exhibition

    Osamu Tezuka Hanga Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-08-18 - 2017-09-03

    Displaying and selling 30 prints by manga master Osamu Tezuka, plus another ten by Naohisa Inoue, who illustrated the Studio Ghibli animation “Whisper of the Heart.” More »

  • poster for Interior Art Selection

    Interior Art Selection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-30

    Presenting around 50 works by artists such as Alfons Mucha, J Trent Riyadh, Hiro Yamagata, Kageki Shimoda, Koharu Koharu, Brian Eno and many more.More »

  • poster for Euro Graffiti Art

    Euro Graffiti Art

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2017-06-03 - 2017-06-25

    This exhibition will present more that 40 works by graffiti artists from Europe that are available for purchase. Those participating include high profile names such as Invader, D*Face, Dolk, and Stik,...More »

  • poster for Who’s Next? Banksy’s Next Generations

    Who’s Next? Banksy’s Next Generations

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-05-14

    Two of America’s freshest L.A.-based graffiti art talents, Producer BDB (Bryan Avila) and Flore (Christopher Florentino), will make appearances in Japan for this exhibition. Compare and contrast their...More »

  • poster for LA Graffiti Art Legend Shepard Fairey

    LA Graffiti Art Legend Shepard Fairey

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2017-03-18 - 2017-04-09

    Held previously in 2015 and 2016, the intention of World Graffiti Art Exhibition is to establish the event as an annual celebration. For the 2017 edition, which will mark the third consecutive year, the...More »

  • poster for 2016 World Graffiti Arts Exhibition in Daiba featuring Banksy

    2016 World Graffiti Arts Exhibition in Daiba featuring Banksy

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Prints - Fashion
    • 2016-06-18 - 2016-07-18

    The anonymous genius of Banksy has drawn eyes across the world with his message-laden graffiti art. Here he appears amongst other acclaimed street artists, with silk screen work gathered from across London,...More »

  • poster for Four Seasons with Kageki Shimoda and Twelve Female Artists

    Four Seasons with Kageki Shimoda and Twelve Female Artists

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2016-01-09 - 2016-01-31

    An exhibition centering around the painting work of associated artists of the Nihon Bungei Club, including a self-portrait from Kageki Shimoda and a range of landscapes, abstract works, calligraphy paintings...More »

  • Mr.Brainwash “Art Show 2015”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2015-10-24 - 2015-11-23
  • poster for "Tokyo-ga" Exhibition

    "Tokyo-ga" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2012-02-04 - 2012-03-31

    The situation of Japan changed drastically on 11th March 2011. Several problems existing in this country since a long time ago have again been put into question by a natural disaster multiplied by human...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo-ga" Exhibition

    "Tokyo-ga" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-12-03 - 2012-01-29

    The city of Tokyo captured by 100 photographers using a variety of approaches to the medium: landscapes, portraits, documentary-stye images, still lifes, narrative photos.More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Landscape" Exhibition

    "Tokyo Landscape" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-10-08 - 2011-11-27

    This first installment in the "Tokyo-ga" series features landscape photographs by 11 photographers.More »

  • poster for Takehito Sato "Extra"

    Takehito Sato "Extra"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-09-05 - 2011-10-02
  • poster for "KUU - Beyond the border" Exhibition

    "KUU - Beyond the border" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-06-29 - 2011-07-18

    Paris, Asia and Havana all feature in the work of the four exhibiting photographers. [Image: Marlene MARINO]More »

  • poster for Yasu Suzuka + Edward Levinson "The Original Landscapes of Japan"

    Yasu Suzuka + Edward Levinson "The Original Landscapes of Japan"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-05-18 - 2011-06-26

    On display are works taken with a pinhole camera that capture the four Japanese seasons and a quality of light that carries warmth and emotion. [Image: Yasu Suzuka]More »

  • poster for Taishi Hirokawa + Mikio Hasui Exhibition

    Taishi Hirokawa + Mikio Hasui Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-03-15 - 2011-05-15

    Taishi Hirokawa's work visualizes the passage of time with an overwhelming sense of presence, while Mikio Hasui expresses the thought process and judgments that shape the photographic process. Together,...More »

  • poster for Haruhi Fujii “Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire”

    Haruhi Fujii “Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2011-01-12 - 2011-03-13

    Haruhi Fujii reminds us of the lucid memories of "those days", fragile as glasswork, hidden in ordinary daily scenes. "Those days" are memorialized in her photos with calm grace and acceptance. More »

  • poster for "Style New York/Tokyo - Fashion & Landscapes" Exhibition

    "Style New York/Tokyo - Fashion & Landscapes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-11-30 - 2011-01-10

    An exhibition on fashion and landscapes projecting esthetic value and sense of two cities, by two French photographers establishing their own status in New York and a Japanese photographer raising his...More »

  • poster for "Ailleurs 2010" Exhibition

    "Ailleurs 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-10-19 - 2010-11-28

    Exhibition of works by photographer Koichi Inakoshi and 5 of his followers.More »

  • poster for "The Power of Photography - 21 Photographers" Exhibition

    "The Power of Photography - 21 Photographers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-09-07 - 2010-10-17

    “The power of photography” can be rephrased to “the importance of truth”, which simply means “that” “exists” “there” ”at that time”. Photographers fructify their artistic works of “the truth” captured...More »

  • Masahiko Takeda "La France"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-07-22 - 2010-08-29

    Masahiko Takeda is a photographer who has been based in France for over 25 years, portraying "creative beauty" in works that depict idyllic pastoral landscapes and other rural scenes.More »

  • poster for "Hikari" Exhibition

    "Hikari" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Party - Talks
    • 2010-06-01 - 2010-07-19

    This exhibition features work by 5 photographers on the theme of light. These beautiful images even capture the delicate gradations in humidity and temperature reflected in the light that appears in them....More »

  • poster for Yukinori Tokoro "Paradox"

    Yukinori Tokoro "Paradox"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-03-30 - 2010-05-30

    Tokoro has a knack for controlling the traces left behind by endless movements and the metamorphosis of city space that multiplies irregularly. The sense of "contemporary time" captured by Tokoro in his...More »

  • poster for Shomei Tomatsu "As-Salamu Alaykum"

    Shomei Tomatsu "As-Salamu Alaykum"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-03-02 - 2010-03-28

    At his exhibition "Muddy Monarchy" in 1978, Shomei Tomatsu depicted the peaceful days of Afghanistan, a country he visited in the 60's. This exhibition is a reminder of the beautiful, conflict-free past...More »

  • Gallery Talks & Portfolio Viewing

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-02-11 - 2010-02-11

    Started last year, the gallery talks and portofolio viewing take place regularly this year as well as during exhibitions. With her point of view, Naoko Ohta, the curator of GALLERY 21, communicates with...More »

  • poster for Cahier de Photographie : Chapter 1 "Time of Absence"

    Cahier de Photographie : Chapter 1 "Time of Absence"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-01-13 - 2010-02-28

    At a time when concepts like "mobile", "personal" and "portable" have drastically transformed our existing value system, this exhibition tackles the theme of "absence" through work by four photographers....More »

  • Gallery Talks & Portfolio Viewing

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-10-10 - 2009-10-24

    Gallery 21 specializes in photo exhibitions conceived jointly by the artist and curator. "Making map", an exhibition by Haruna Kawanishi that is being held until November 8th 2009, is the culmination of...More »

  • Haruna Kawanishi "Making Map"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-09-01 - 2009-11-08

    Haruna Kawanishi might be one of the artists who expresses her life in her works. The melody played by the plural personalities in the work, their glances which never come across each other, the carefully...More »

  • poster for Michel Frapier "Un Autre Monde"

    Michel Frapier "Un Autre Monde"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-06-16 - 2009-07-19

    Through his images of "another world," Michel Frapier awakens different forms of sight in the viewer - watching something and finding someone, at different distances, and at different densities of crowdedness....More »

  • poster for "Sony World Photography Awards 2009" Exhibition

    "Sony World Photography Awards 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-06-02 - 2009-06-14

    Taking over where the Sony World Photography Awards 2008 left off, this exhibition features 44 award-winning works, including David Zimmerman's "L'iris d'Or," selected from among photographs presented...More »

  • poster for Chie Hirao "Letters From Nature"

    Chie Hirao "Letters From Nature"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-31 - 2009-05-31

    The search for untouched primeval forest on this earth has become an almost impossible task. Trees and forests, however, have lived together with humans since the dawn of recorded history. Contemporary...More »

  • poster for Yuria Suzuki "Traffical Zone"

    Yuria Suzuki "Traffical Zone"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-02-17 - 2009-03-29
  • Tatsuya Hyogo "L'ile Séguin - Fleuron de la Modernité"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-01-13 - 2009-02-15

    The Seine River flows through the city of Paris, snuggling up close to the adjoining town of Boulogne-Billancourt and meandering all over the flat plains of the Ile de France. In the middle of the Seine...More »

  • poster for Kozo Yano "Correspondances II"

    Kozo Yano "Correspondances II"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-11-19 - 2009-01-11

    Gallery 21 is pleased to present "Tour Eiffel and reflections", featuring one of our representative photographers, Kozo Yano, on view November 18th 2008 through January 11th 2009. La Tour Eiffel, the...More »

  • poster for "Esprit de Paris" Exhibition

    "Esprit de Paris" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-07-08 - 2008-09-14

    Paris has long attracted and bewitched artists, stimulating them to hone their artistic ambitions and aesthetics. Crystallized in these works are the affections and homages paid to the city by photographers...More »

  • "The Power of 21st Century Photography" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-07-08 - 2008-07-08

    This July, 2008, four photographers currently enjoying a wave of fervent attention will speak about the topic of holding an exhibition, one of the basic means for disseminating photographic work. Daido...More »

  • poster for 10th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition: Franco-Japanese Photographic Encounters "Faces of the City"

    10th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition: Franco-Japanese Photographic Encounters "Faces of the City"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-05-27 - 2008-07-06

    This new century has seen the rapid infiltration of the Internet in all corners of the globe and the resultant virtual criss-crossing field of information racing through its circuits. This has allowed...More »

  • poster for 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition "French-Japanese Photographic Encounters"

    10th Anniversary Special Exhibition "French-Japanese Photographic Encounters"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-04-15 - 2008-05-25

    Michiko Matsumoto captures the lithe, athletic bodies of dancers, recording encounters between two human souls. Kimiko Ishiyama trains her lens on rows and rows of mannequins laid out in warehouses. Noriko...More »

  • poster for Les KiKi "Les KiKi de Paris 2008"

    Les KiKi "Les KiKi de Paris 2008"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-04 - 2008-04-13

    Les KiKi de Paris is a serial project by two artists looking to transcend their own identities in search of a kind of purity attainable through another personality. Les KiKi conjure a mysterious world...More »

  • poster for Amiy Mori "Letter from Italy"

    Amiy Mori "Letter from Italy"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-01-31 - 2008-03-02

    This exhibition unravels artist Amiy Mori's sincere feeling of respect for Italy, the land of chiaroscuro, light and dark. Her bold creations suggest Italian architecture, the atmosphere at carnivals in...More »

  • poster for Seizo Terasaki "City though Water"

    Seizo Terasaki "City though Water"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-12-08 - 2008-01-27

    A floating moment from a road trip is captured in the monochrome photographs by Seizo Terasaki. His work communicates a sense of timelessness, using "water" as the main motif. Rain, fog, and even ice cubes...More »

  • poster for Hisashi Mochizuki "Time in the Forest"

    Hisashi Mochizuki "Time in the Forest"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-10-30 - 2007-12-06

    Appi Plateau is located in the east side of Hachimandai, where Hisashi Mochizuki took photographs of a beech tree forest in four separate seasons. Mochizuki captured moments when the earth takes a deep...More »

  • poster for Yasuko Nii "Luminous"

    Yasuko Nii "Luminous"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-09-27 - 2007-10-28

    Traces of lights run through the jet black darkness. This photography exhibition shows works by Yasuko Nii who uses fireworks to achieve the abstraction of colors.More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition 2007

    Collection Exhibition 2007

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-07-26 - 2007-09-18

    This is a photography exhibition composed from the gallery collection, inviting you into a world of individual forms of expression. A photograph by Stéphanie Fraisse depicts an intense moment of chefs...More »

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