b, Kagoshima, Japan

Lives and works in New York




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 




2013 Queens International 2013, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

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

        Bronx Calling AIM 2nd Biennial, Bronx Museum, New York, NY

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

        Significant Matters, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY

        Marty's Cool Biennial, Heliopolis, 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, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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

        The Hogarth Worldwide Biannual, Hogarth Worldwide, New York, NY

        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

        Six Video Artists Present, Con Artists Space, New York, NY

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

        Verge Art Brooklyn Open Call Exhibition, Verge Art Brooklyn, DUMBO, NY

2010 Interactive Art Show, Hunter College Black Box Gallery, New York, NY

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

        Post-Human//Future Tense, The Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL

        BABEL, Space 37, Jackson Heights, NY

        Game Play, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

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

        Embracing our differences, Island Park, Sarasota, FL

2009 Screening, Millennium Film Workshop Inc. New York, NY

2008 Transplants, the Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

        Juried Screening, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY

        The 3rd Blue Sky Project, Takada Library Civic Gallery, Nigata, Japan

2007 Body and Mind, Core Clinic Gallery, San Jose, CA

2006 Freshman selected painting show, SVA gallery, New York, NY

2005 Group Exhibition, Studio Zone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002 Local Art competition and exhibition, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Kumamoto,         Japan


Awards, Grants, Residencies


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

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

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

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

        Artist In Residence, The Willowell Foundation, Bristol, VT

2012 The C-12 Emerging Artist Award, Hunter College, New York, NY 


Lectures/ Talks/ Educational Programs 


2013 Gertrude Salon, The Standard, New York, NY

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

        Artist Talk, Walden Project, Bristol, VT 

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




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




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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