Ai Kowada Gallery - Past Events

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

  • poster for Meisa Fujishiro “Roses”

    Meisa Fujishiro “Roses”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2019-02-16 - 2019-02-24

    Dazzling light and color-filled images of roses by Meisa Fujishiro, a well-known 1990s pop star and award-winning photographer.More »

  • poster for Kanako Nishi Exhibition

    Kanako Nishi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-06-10 - 2018-07-16

    Last year’s solo show titled ‘i’ presented an installation occupying the entire gallery space, immersing the audience in a rich, overwhelming narrative. Nishi, who has been drawing since an early age,...More »

  • poster for Nao Yoshigai “Breathing Room”

    Nao Yoshigai “Breathing Room”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art - Talks
    • 2017-12-16 - 2017-12-24

    An omnibus comprised of four videos by Nao Yohshigai, totaling around 60 minutes in length and including “Hottamaru Days,” which received the New Face Award at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, and his...More »

  • poster for Masanobu Ishii “Literature”

    Masanobu Ishii “Literature”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2017-03-18 - 2017-03-26

    Ishii received public acclaim for his illustrations in “For the End of Matinee,” a serial novel by Keiichiro Hirano that appeared in the national broadsheet Mainichi Shimbun. He also created the advertising...More »

  • poster for Kanako Nishi “i (Ai)”

    Kanako Nishi “i (Ai)”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2017-01-21 - 2017-02-05

    Kanako Nishi is known as a writer and recipient of the Naoki Award. This is the first exhibition to present Nishi’s artistic output in the field of visual art. Nishi has often drawn pictures for the front...More »

  • poster for Hiroshige Fukuhara “Modulation”

    Hiroshige Fukuhara “Modulation”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-12-17 - 2016-12-25

    “Modulation” is the fourth one man show of Hiroshige Fukuhara’s to be held as this gallery since 2010. He launched his career as an artist when still a university student, after being selected as a finalist...More »

  • poster for Riko Ogata “Outside The Box”

    Riko Ogata “Outside The Box”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-11-19 - 2016-12-04

    Rico Ogata has gained public acclaim for her paintings imbued with rich color and the freedom of lines through participation in many exhibitions such as those held at the Citizen’s Galleries in the Setagaya...More »

  • poster for Anno Moyoco + Kitagawa Utamaro “The Ukiyoe Courtesan”

    Anno Moyoco + Kitagawa Utamaro “The Ukiyoe Courtesan”

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    • Media: Illustration - Manga - Prints
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-09-25

    Back in the eighteenth century, Utamaro Kitagawa, the legendary ukiyoe artist vividly depicted the idealized images of the beautiful courtesans who in reality were suffering a tough life in Yoshiwara:...More »

  • poster for Taku Hisamura “Homemade Sculptures”

    Taku Hisamura “Homemade Sculptures”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-07-23 - 2016-07-31

    Hisamura defines the ordinary things in our surroundings that we do not pay special attention to such as “walls, floors, bases of sculptures, furniture and etc.” as “virtually nonexistent objects”; and...More »

  • poster for Taro Shinoda “The Idea Factory of a Big Loser”

    Taro Shinoda “The Idea Factory of a Big Loser”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-05-21 - 2016-05-29

    Shinoda has achieved international success with his large-scale environmental sculptures which invariably raised concerns about interactions between man and nature. “Abstraction of Confusion”, his newest...More »

  • poster for Ai Makita “Cosmic Specimens”

    Ai Makita “Cosmic Specimens”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-05-10 - 2016-05-15

    Ai Makita is known for her method of working which involves taking digital photos of metal machinery from various different angles and then combining those images together using the Photoshop application...More »

  • poster for Kei Ogawa + Kosuke Kato + Ryosuke Shiomi “Kougei Project vol.2”

    Kei Ogawa + Kosuke Kato + Ryosuke Shiomi “Kougei Project vol.2”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2016-03-19 - 2016-04-10

    Ai Kowada Gallery presents the recent work by three budding crafts artists, Kei Ogawa, Kousuke Kato, and Ryosuke Shiomi, respectively working in the media of lacquer, metal and hammering. The show will...More »

  • poster for Seia Suzuki “The Surface of the Water, From ‘The World a Painting Sees’”

    Seia Suzuki “The Surface of the Water, From ‘The World a Painting Sees’”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-22 - 2016-01-31

    Throughout his artistic career, Seia Suzuki has avoided conforming blindly to any pictorial convention and instead pursued the possibility of obtaining pure perceptual experience through seeing objects...More »

  • poster for Takemi Yabuki  “Gengetsu”

    Takemi Yabuki “Gengetsu”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-07-02 - 2015-07-12

    “Gengetsu” is a series of portrait works featuring anonymous models by Takemi Yabuki (b.1982), a commercial photographer. Yabuki throws a question on “Visibility and Invisibility”, “hidden things” and...More »

  • poster for Junichiro Kazama Exhibition

    Junichiro Kazama Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-02-19 - 2015-03-01

    Junichiro is an artist who seeks out the whereabouts of “the life and soul of wood” through his artwork. He uses “Sashimono-giho (Japanese traditional technique)” which involves combining various types...More »

  • poster for Mami Kosemura “Still”

    Mami Kosemura “Still”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2015-02-05 - 2015-02-15

    Mami Kosemura visualizes classical expressions in painting through digital media such as photography and movies. Recently, she has focused on time frames in both Western and Japanese painting, creating...More »

  • poster for “Appearing - Their Private Poetry : Memories for the Future”

    “Appearing - Their Private Poetry : Memories for the Future”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-04-13

    “Appearing” is a series of 6 films following the narratives of a generation of Taiwan inhabitants who can still speak Japanese, in an unmasking of Japan’s colonial past. This exhibition is part of the...More »

  • poster for Ai Makita “13・17”

    Ai Makita “13・17”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-10-26

    Ai Makita’s images of machines are so sophisticated and precise that it is difficult to imagine they are painted by human hands. However, there is insight into human nature and the universe behind them....More »

  • poster for Takeshi Ikeda “All Day Long”

    Takeshi Ikeda “All Day Long”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-09-28

    Takeshi Ikeda presents a solo show after returning from N.Y. under the ACC scholarship, an honor previously granted to leading contemporary artists including Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, and Koki Tanaka....More »

  • poster for Seia Suzuki “The World a Painting Sees”

    Seia Suzuki “The World a Painting Sees”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-07-27

    Suzuki is a highly anticipated young artist who has already gained much acclaim, winning a range of awards including Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program, Tokyo Wonder Wall, and the VOCA prize 2012...More »

  • poster for Hiroshige Fukuhara “Instantiation”

    Hiroshige Fukuhara “Instantiation”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-18 - 2013-06-15

    While still an art student Hiroshige Fukuhara was nominated for the Philip Morris Art Award : Final Selection(Tokyo, 1997) and took part in a group exhibition at PS1 MoMA Contemporary Art Centre (NY, 2001),...More »

  • poster for Kaoru Izima "You Are Beautiful"

    Kaoru Izima "You Are Beautiful"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-03-23 - 2013-05-16

    Ai Kowada Gallery unveils a new photography series by Kaoru Izima. In this series, entitled "You Are Beautiful", Izima has pursued an "honest" visual image of the human body by taking pictures of people...More »

  • poster for Yu Akashi Exhibition

    Yu Akashi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-12 - 2013-02-09

    Recent works that focus on capturing the presence of noise in terms of concrete forms and textures. [Image: Yu Akashi, "Skull/2" (2012) mixed media painting 690×690mm]More »

  • poster for Keisuke Maeda “She saw nightsea and closed her eyes”

    Keisuke Maeda “She saw nightsea and closed her eyes”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2012-11-24 - 2012-12-22

    This exhibition showcases works depicting drifting souls and their attempts to find repose. His meticulous hatched drawings using color pencil, carefully layered to give the impression of a lacquer-like...More »

  • poster for Yoshinori Niwa "Antonym of the time is possibility"

    Yoshinori Niwa "Antonym of the time is possibility"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-10-13 - 2012-11-17

    New solo exhibition based on the question of whether it is possible to reconsider modern society with the feeling of blockade everywhere, not creating fragmentary enemies but taking leave to give self-criticism....More »

  • poster for Hiroshige Fukuhara "Recursion"

    Hiroshige Fukuhara "Recursion"

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    • Media: Drawing - Party
    • 2012-09-01 - 2012-10-06

    Features the artist's now typical style of black pencil pictures as well as other new methodologies, on the theme of "descent". [Image: Hiroshige Fukuhara, "the recursive world getting to be daylight...More »

  • poster for Futoshi Miyagi "American Boyfriend"

    Futoshi Miyagi "American Boyfriend"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-07-21 - 2012-08-25

    Okinawa and gay identity. Futoshi Miyagi put this theme into poetic works far distant from cliché. You'd listen to a narrative of his closest relationships, as Okinawa and gay identity are essential parts...More »

  • poster for "Barking at Shadows" Exhibition

    "Barking at Shadows" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2012-06-16 - 2012-07-14
  • poster for Yosuke Bandai Exhibition

    Yosuke Bandai Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-12 - 2012-06-09

    From 2006 to 2008, when Yosuke Bandai started his career as an artist, he presented unique photographs; he visited forests, woods and factories to create sculptures that were assembled from found materials...More »

  • poster for "About What Happened Yesterday" Exhibition

    "About What Happened Yesterday" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-03-24 - 2012-04-28
  • poster for "New Gallery x New Artists x New Works" Exhibition

    "New Gallery x New Artists x New Works" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Product
    • 2012-01-07 - 2012-03-10
  • poster for "Art and Product" Exhibition

    "Art and Product" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2011-11-12 - 2011-12-22

    Today, we are surrounded by overflowing amount of various products. These mass products seem like an extreme opposite of what we usually call “Art”. However, the production and distribution of these...More »

  • poster for Takeshi Ikeda "666 or more malignant songs which should be forgotten immediately after they're played"

    Takeshi Ikeda "666 or more malignant songs which should be forgotten immediately after they're played"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-10-01 - 2011-11-05
  • poster for Yoshinori Niwa "A Search for Community, or Escape Thereof"

    Yoshinori Niwa "A Search for Community, or Escape Thereof"

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2011-07-23 - 2011-09-24
  • poster for Minami Hirosawa Exhibition

    Minami Hirosawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2011-06-04 - 2011-07-16
  • poster for "Gallery Artist's Show 2011" Exhibition

    "Gallery Artist's Show 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2011-03-05 - 2011-05-28

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