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Chiho Aoshima

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Chiho Aoshima is a CG artist who creates her unique and extraordinary world through manipulation of Bezier curves, a feature of the computer software Illustrator.  She constructs her works with such elements as bodily fluids, reptiles, insects, and old, concrete buildings.  Her works are audaciously enlarged and printed by heavy-duty printers, not only onto papers but also onto leather and plastic surfaces, giving her works the sense of transcendence of both art and illustration.

Exhibition History

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1995 Graduated from Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo
1974 Born in Tokyo, Japan
Solo Exhibitions
2008 "Kawaii! -Horror and seduction", Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Chiho Aoshima: City Glow," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2006

“Art Wall,” Mural Installation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
“Chiho Aoshima,” Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
“Chiho Aoshima,” Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
“City Glow, Mountain Whisper,” Gloucester Road Underground Station Installation, Platform for Art, London, UK

2005 "Asleep, Dreaming of Reptilian Glory," Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"City Glow and Paradise," Union Square Subway Station Installation, Public Art Fund and Japan Society, New York, NY
DoCoMo Kyūshū Ad Campaign, NTT DoCoMo, Kyūshū and Okinawa, Japan
2004

Collaboration with Patrick Demarchelier for the May issue of Harper’s BAZAAR magazine

2003 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Macromatrix For Your Pleasure," UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Collaboration with Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
2001

Collaboration with Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions
2009 "VRAOUM!", La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Group Exhibition, Kade, Netherlands,
"Pretty is as Pretty Does," Film screening, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
The Armory Show, Pier 94, New York, NY
2008 "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960's," San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
"AYACHIHO DRIVE," Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Krazy! Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
"Re-Imagining Asia," Haus der Kulturen der Welt:The House of World Cultures (HKW), Berlin, Germany
"Kaikai Kiki Artists," Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image," Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

2007 "6th Mercosur Biennial," Porto Alegre, Brazil
"Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
"Disorder in the House," Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
"MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
"Like Color in Pictures," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2006 "Banquet: A Feast for the Senses," Pacific Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Chinatsu Ban Exhibition, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
"Human Land," Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France
"Berlin-Tokyo," Tokyo-Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, NZ; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
"Painting Codes," Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
"Il Diavolo del Focolare," Plazzo della Triennale, Milano, Italy
"See Into Liquid," Contemporary Art Museum of Denver, Denver, CO
"Spank the Monkey," Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
"International Artist-in-Residence: New Works 06.3," Artpace, San Antonio, TX
"Twogether," 34 Long Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 "Variations on the Picturesque," Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
"Kaikai Kiki Exhibition," Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
"Ecstasy: In & About Altered States," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Paul Schimmel)
"POPulance," Blaffer Gallery, Museum of Art of the University of Houston, Houston, TX; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Salem, NC
"Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture," Japan Society, New York, NY (curated by Takashi Murakami)
MTA Subway Poster Design, Public Art Fund and Japan Society, New York, NY
"What’s Good Conference," Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong (Lecture)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2004 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
"Mysterious," Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, CA
"54th Carnegie International 2004-05," Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
"T-Junction," Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art," Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
"Eijanaika! Yes Future!," Lambert Collection, Avignon, France
"Art Unlimited," Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
"Lonely Planet," Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi, Japan
"Tokyo Girls Bravo," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY
2003 "Hope—The Future is in Our Hands," LAFORET Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
"For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
"The Mythical Being of Desire: Chiho Aoshima, Shirin Neshat, Shazia Shikander," Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
"SAM Collects: Contemporary Art Project," Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2002 "Tokyo Girls Bravo 2," NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Coloriage," Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
"Liverpool Biennial 2002," Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2001 "Superflat," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Yokai Festival/Hiropon Show," Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2000 "Superflat," Parco Gallery, Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1999 "Hiropon 32-80," at NADiff, Tokyo, Japan and George’s, Los Angeles, CA
"Tokyo Girls Bravo," NADiff, Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan