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  


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

        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


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

        Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME

        LES Printshop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY

2014 Queens Museum Studio Program, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

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 


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

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 




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


Selected Bibliography


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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